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Hot Modernism

Explore the architecture of modern mid-century Queensland.

When 9 July 2014 - 12 October 2014


Scratch winter

Story Lab Spring 2014

Story Lab workshops include Minecraft programming and digital storytelling. Learn skills and techniques from the experts.

When 22-26 September

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

$70, bookings required Bookings required

Think Outside

Think Outside 2014

Local, national and international design thinkers are invited to contemplate a problem outside their area of expertise, offering new and unexpected solutions for discussion.

When Oct - Nov 2014

Where State Library of Queensland

Free Bookings required

Sonja Carmichael, ‘Sea Bowl’, 2013, found finishing nets and ropes


offset explores the collaborative nature of Indigenous artists working within the context of an art centre.

When 22 Sep 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library


State Library. Photo by Jon Linkins

Brisbane Open House

State Library invites you to discover the hidden secrets within its walls, as part of Brisbane Open House 2014. 

When 11 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library


A night by the fire: remains and repatriation

A night by the fire: remains and repatriation

Join diverse conversations about ancestral remains and repatriation as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Mungo Man. 

When 30 Sep 2014 - 5 Nov 2014

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library


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

West’s 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

Tent House, photo by Sarah Creedy.

Brisbane Open House Lecture – Reducing footprints

Join architect Peter Stutchbury as he reviews the gradual process of making architecture.  

When Thu 2 Oct, 06:30 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

Free , bookings required


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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