What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Friday 9 Dec, 2016

Calendar of SLQ events, exhibitions and more, at our South Bank building and around Queensland today.

Story Lab summer 2016-17

Story Lab Summer 2016–17

Story Lab ramps up for another action packed program of hands on, minds on fun and creativity!

When 12 - 16 Dec 2016; 9 - 20 Jan 2017

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

Prices vary, see booking links for more information.

Bookings required

The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas

Holiday fun for everyone who loves books

Visit SLQ these summer holidays and step into a world of workshops, storytelling and creative play for book- and story-loving children and their families!

When 19 Dec 2016 – 20 Jan 2017

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library


Some bookings required

Imagination Playscape

Imagination Playscape

A play space for children under 12 and their parents, carers and friends to design, create and build together.

When 16 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

Where The Parlour, level 1, State Library


keepsakes of war

Keepsakes of war

Explore unique items from SLQ’s First World War collections, such as souvenirs, medallions and postcards, preserved as tangible reminders of Queensland’s wartime experience.

When 9 Apr 2016 - 26 Mar 2017

Where Talbot Family Treasures Wall, level 4, State Library


Little Designers

Little Designers holiday workshops (11am)

Stimulate creative thinking and introduce young minds to the act of design through play.

When 17 Jan 2017 - 18 Jan 2017

Where Asia Pacific Design Library, level 2, State Library


Summer Reading Club 2016-17

Summer Reading Club 2016–17

This summer discover heroes, villains, sidekicks and more by participating in the Summer Reading Club at your local public library.

When 1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017

Where Online and at your local public library


Barambah Pottery


Explore a showcase of historical and creative pieces from Barambah Pottery.

When 10 Dec 2016 - 16 Apr 2017

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library


School of Hard Knocks

Christmas Celebration Concert

Join School of Hard Knocks Queensland at SLQ for their annual Christmas Celebration Concert.

When Fri 16 Dec, 02:00 pm

Where The Edge Auditorium, level 1, The Edge, State Library

Adults $15 | Concession $10 | Children (under 16) $5

School of Hard Knocks website

Murri Christmas

Murri Christmas

Join Murri Claus at the end of his tour of Queensland before he heads home for Christmas.

When Sat 10 Dec, 01:30 pm

Where Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library


Awards and competitions

Awards and competitions

SLQ proudly hosts a number of awards and competitions, including Young Writers Award, Queensland Literary Awards and Siganto Foundation Artists' Books Fellowships.

Major events and exhibitions

Major events and exhibitions

Find out more about our exhibitions and other major events – festivals, workshop and talk series, open days and children's holiday programs.

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