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Hot Modernism

Explore the architecture of modern mid-century Queensland.

When 9 July 2014 - 12 October 2014


Top Secret Storytellers Clubhouse - Touring

Top Secret Storytellers Clubhouse – on tour

Join us for an intimate and imaginative concoction of visual, physical and theatrical storytelling for children, families and teachers.

When 21 Jul - 31 Sep, Various times

Where Various locations across Queensland


Brisbane Writers Festival 2014

Brisbane Writers Festival 2014

Celebrate Brisbane Writers Festival 2014 at SLQ, with plenty of writer’s talks and feature events to challenge and entertain.

When 3 Sep 2014 - 7 Sep 2014

Where Various SLQ venues


Serving Country Forum

Serving Country Forum

The Serving Country Forum livestream event gives voice to the untold stories of the First World War.

When Fri 26 Sep, 09:00 am

Where SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2

Free , bookings required

Westâs Furniture Shop, Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, 1954. Fryer Library collection.

A night in the JOL: Modern designs in Brisbane

Learn about two of Brisbane’s most influential modern design businesses.

When Tue 23 Sep, 06:00 pm

Where John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library

Free , bookings required

Retro rides

Retro rides

Come on a pedal powered journey from past to present day Newstead, New Farm and Teneriffe.

When Sat 13 Sep, 09:00 am

Where Start point: Gasworks CityCycle Station No.64

$40 , bookings required

Australian Poetry Slam 2014 â QLD state final

Australian Poetry Slam 2014 – QLD State Final

Be there as Queensland’s hottest slam poets battle it out, word-for-word in the spectacular State Final of the Australian Poetry Slam '14.

When Fri 26 Sep, 07:00 pm

Where Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library

$17, bookings required. , bookings required

Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Bayley

Police Accountability: Queensland and the World

Join Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Bayley for the 2014 Griffith University Tony Fitzgerald Lecture as he reviews police accountability internationally since 1989.

When Wed 10 Sep, 06:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

$25, bookings required. , bookings required

SLiQ Flicks

SLiQ Flicks

Enjoy a free film at SLQ, every Sunday afternoon. Plus vote for YOUrFlick each month.


The State Library offers a number of varied programs, such as Dads Read.

Major events and exhibitions at the State Library

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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