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Extra ordinary day at State Library

Free activities and events | Sat 18 Jun

Hip hip, hooray, it’s our 120th birthday! Be part of our first 120 years with a party fit for the public! Expect a day that’s little out of the ordinary, some might say it’s going to be ‘extra’ ordinary…

Feel special with the specialists

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at State Library or how clever curators create exciting exhibitions? Peer behind the curtains and uncover the unknown, with these extra special, expert-led events and tours.

Calling the curious and the creative

Those that are inquisitive by nature, want to try something new, be part of something out-of-the-ordinary or love hearing a new take on a well-loved story, can pick from a plethora thought-provoking programs.  

Construction of extensions to the State Library of Queensland on William St, Brisbane, 1959

Celebrating the first 120 years

Your story is our story

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For the young and young at heart

Be part of the singing, playing, making and rhyming with the littlest people in your life. Those 0-5 years young in your life will light up with excitement thanks to this fun-filled schedule of events. 

A picture of a woman in bright clothing on stage smiling at audience and holding a book "hotel for bees'
Story Picnic with Nadia Sunde
Nadia Sunde has stories to be told! Bring your crunchy, munchy, snicks and snacks for a story picnic on the Queensland Terrace. Featuring multi-award winning Nadia Sunde presenting her original music as well as her songs for Little Queenslanders commissioned by State Library as part of the Stories for Little Queenslanders series.
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Prepare to be…entertained!

On the day, entertainment is never far away! Be surprised by random bouts of music, dance, unexpected characters and stories as well as scheduled performances that are not to be missed. 

State Library of Queensland building lit up at night

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Information to make the most of your visit. View opening hours, get directions, parking and access information.

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