75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific

Look back on commemorations, cavalcades and camaraderie

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Explore two decades of Queensland photography. Twenty reveals a story of a changing Queensland—one that still has echoes of its past but is also embracing a more diverse and tolerant future.

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Give your child's literacy development a boost with the new First 5 Forever voice assistant. Full of fun activity ideas, book suggestions and nursery rhymes for families with children 0-5.

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Home is where the history is. Learn how to uncover untold stories, identify the meaning behind the detail and understand the significance of your Queensland house within the community.


Uncover a wealth of World War 1 facts, photos and letters. View World War 1 soldier portraits, find the names of Australian soldiers who fought in World War 1, and read fascinating World War 1 stories.

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Self Portrait by Kapal Pilot

Through art, children give voice to their knowledge and experience of their world. To have your voice heard is a human right.

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Jarjum Stories Live! shares the diversity of storytelling in Aboriginal and Torres Islander cultures. Our creative storytellers may share the stories through a workshop (such as dance or painting), performance or an interactive yarn.

Rubber Band Powered devices

Power up with rubber bands with State Library this National Science Week! Rubber bands are safe and cheap. They store energy like a battery and are reusable for so many things.

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Congratulations to all the finalists of the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards! Celebrate the winners with…

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Guest blog by John Dingle. After the war, Prince Edward VIII was assigned the role…

During World War II (WWII), Australia faced a dilemma: Many women were eager to do…

Kanopy is no secret, it's one of our most widely used eResources, and with good…

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