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Discover curiosities, treasures and the latest inspiring stories from our community and inside the Library

08 February 2022

A macabre memento from the Burke and Wills expedition

This 160 year-old item may be one of the strangest pieces in the Library's collection.

03 February 2022

Brickman’s most admirable builders

Learn from Brickman about the artists and craftspeople who inspire him to build.

02 February 2022

Curator's tour of The changing face of Victoria

Walk through this impactful exhibition with one of its curators, Linda Short.

13 January 2022

Brickman’s favourite builds

Discover Brickman's top four LEGO® brick builds.

12 January 2022

Building the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Watch a snapshot of how this iconic Melbourne venue was constructed in the late 1950s.

Four children laughing and smiling while wearing paper crowns in the Library
07 January 2022

What to expect at Kids’ Takeover

Unearth new passions this summer by attending fan-favourite, Kids’ Takeover.

23 December 2021

Opening day at Chadstone Shopping Centre

Be transported back to the 1960s when the mega-mall first opened its doors.

21 December 2021

The best of our blog in 2021

Look back with us at some of the most popular posts of 2021.

20 December 2021

How to train your Santa

Have you spotted Santa in a department store lately? There's more to being Santa than you might think!

Drawing of a tree house
17 December 2021

A review of the 2021 Foxcroft Lecture

Watch as we delve into the origins of tree houses, as seen through the eyes of a garden historian.

15 December 2021

The Festive Season at State Library Victoria

Read about our hours, services and programs for the upcoming silly season.

14 December 2021

Roller-mania in 19th century Victoria

In this episode of Mystery Box, Senior Librarian Bridie Flynn delves into the enduring appeal of rollerskating in Victoria.