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

Two hands with blue gloves on holding a metal helmet
23 April 2021

Building a bushranger: relocating Ned Kelly's armour

Follow the journey of State Library Victoria's most popular - and most controversial - collection item.

Woman smiling and signing books
23 April 2021

Zoya Patel on writing opinion that matters

Learn the basic principles of opinion writing from Teen writing boot camp host Zoya Patel.

Crowd of people watching a presentation
20 April 2021

What's on for Melbourne Knowledge Week

Explore what's happening at the Library for Melbourne’s annual festival of ideas.

Large poster on a table and two people around it
19 April 2021

The Library Files: conserving a historic theatrical poster

Step inside the Conservation lab as the team assesses a large theatrical poster from the Coppin collection.

Woman standing in front of a graffiti wall
16 April 2021

Zoya Patel on how to write a compelling feature article

After her second Teen writing boot camp, writer and editor Zoya Patel reflects on one of her favourite types of non-fiction.

Sunset and solar panels
16 April 2021

The Policy Pitch reading list: the future of the National Energy Market

Continue your learning after our seminar with this curated reading list from our librarians.

Woman standing in front of a blue wall
13 April 2021

Zoya Patel on non-fiction writing: Teen writing boot camp

In the first of a series of four blogs, writer and editor Zoya Patel shares her thoughts on the importance and influence of non-fiction writing.

Colourful blocks on a white background
06 April 2021

Welcome to Future Founders Program 2021

Build your future startup career with our expanded, year-long Future Founders Program.

Woman in pink top smiling and holding a craft spaceship
01 April 2021

Crafternoon activities

Get creative these school holidays with our online arts and crafts tutorials!

Poster of a man blowing bubbles
01 April 2021

Magia Blanca puzzle

We've turned a magical image from our collection into a customisable puzzle!

Drawing of elephants and other creatures
01 April 2021

Weird and wonderful creatures puzzle

Explore this illustration of fantastical creatures from 1583 in puzzle form.

Drawing of a kangaroo
01 April 2021

The Kangooroo puzzle

We've turned this 18th century interpretation of a kangaroo into a puzzle!