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Our Dreaming

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 – touring performances

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


Image still from Somewhere (2013), a short animation film by Nicolas Ménard.

Australian International Animation Festival

SLiQ Flicks and Animation Alliance Australia Inc. present a weekend of fresh new animation for the Brisbane leg of the 2014 AIAF season.

When 1 Aug - 3 Aug 2014, Fri - Sun

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

$40, bookings required. Bookings required

Off the grid

Off the grid

Think big and bold with Off the grid, a social soiree meets design studio meets think tank.

When 18 Jul 2014 - 25 Jul 2014

Where Red Box, level 2, State Library


Illustrated page from The Queenslander, December 6, 1919, p. 55

Family connections to WWI

SLQ staff outline the resources available to help you trace your WWI family connections.

When Fri 1 Aug, 10:00 am

Where SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2

Free , bookings required

Jane Caro

Literacy Forum - the economic impact

Keynote speaker Jane Caro and a panel will explore the economic and social impact of adult literacy and literacy programming and the role of public libraries.

When Tue 29 Jul, 11:30 am

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

$50 / $25 concession , bookings required

Man About the House

Man About the House

Experience comedian Tim Ross’ show Man About the House in the unique Eisenmenger House.

When Sat 16 Aug, 06:30 pm

Where Eisenmenger House

$58, bookings required , bookings required

Luxury fashion

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival lecture: Luxury and fashion

Join Dr Nadia Buick and an esteemed panel for a discussion on luxury fashion culture. 

When Tue 26 Aug, 06:30 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

Free , bookings required

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, October 24, 1935

A night in the JOL: Fashion innovators – then and now

Join Dr Michael Marendy, curator and textiles conservator, and Clare Collyer, designer, in conversation with Ian Townsend about Queensland’s unique fashion history and future.

When Tue 19 Aug, 06:00 pm

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

Free , 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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