What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Wednesday 22 Aug, 2018

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

Lifestyle

Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind

Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland’s rare collection items, Lifestyle explores how Queenslanders live and play in the sunshine state.

When 3 March - 21 October 2018

Where SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library

Free

Family History Month

Family history workshops: Spring 2018

State Library staff can show you how to begin or progress your family history research using our collection and a range of online resources.

When 11 Sep - 16 Nov 2018

Where Training Room, level 1, State Library

Free

Bookings required

Palm Island

Palm Island and Our People

The inspiring history of Palm Island is celebrated in a fascinating showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories.

When 22 September 2018 - 22 April 2019

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library

Free

Islands

Islands: hidden histories from Queensland islands

A free exhibition exploring the hidden histories of Queensland islands which aims to reshape our knowledge of these close but faraway places.

When 30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

Where Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4, State Library

Free

Family History Month

National Family History Month 2018

Be part of National Family History Month with these free events at State Library of Queensland.

When 3-22 Aug 2018

Where Various

Free

Bookings required

Bright Bold Boundless

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen's Baton

Explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

When 1 Mar - 28 Oct, 10am-5pm daily

Where Asia Pacific Design Library, level 2, State Library

Free

Our Sporting Greats

Our Sporting Greats: Murri and Ailan athletes in the spotlight

Discover Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes from the sporting world in an inspiring showcase.

When 24 Mar 2018 - 2 Sep 2018

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library

Free

Sister Constance Keys

Love to all, Connie

Discover the courage, compassion and dedication of Sister Constance Keys, one of Queensland's most decorated and beloved First World War nurses.

When 26 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

Where Talbot Family Treasures Wall, level 4, State Library

Free

Archives and creative practice

Bridging archives and creative practice: four responses

Join 2017 Mittelheuser scholar in residence Tess Maunder for a panel discussion about the role of the archival in creative and curatorial practice.

When Thu 20 Sep, 06:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2

Free

Bookings required

Kirstin Ferguson

Game Changers: in conversation with Kirstin Ferguson

Join Dr Kirstin Ferguson, professional company director who sits on a range of ASX listed, private and government boards for an evening of insightful and inspiring conversation.

When Tue 27 Nov, 06:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

Free

Bookings required

Fun Palace

Fun Palace 2018

Celebrate the arts and sciences, learning, play and adventure in a day of fun family activities and learning.

When Sat 6 Oct, 10:00 am

Where The Edge, State Library

Free

Drop-in and bookable sessions

Game Changers Harvey Lister

Game Changers: in conversation with Harvey Lister

Join Harvey Lister, Chairman and Chief Executive of AEG Ogden for an evening of insightful and inspiring conversation.

When Wed 26 Sep, 06:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

Free

Bookings required

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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