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Summer Festival

Free and ticketed activities and adventures
14 Dec 2019 – 25 Jan 2020
Throughout State Library

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Under 8s

Parents and children sharing stories

Join musician and author Lucas Proudfoot for a musical storytelling experience.

Free | Bookings essential

Children playing in the Imagination Playscape at State Library of Queensland

Build your own imaginary world using an assortment of shapes and materials.

Free | Bookings not required

Nana Magic tells the story of the rainbow serpent

Experience Nana Magic’s storytelling of the traditional Aboriginal Dreamtime story.

Free | Bookings not required

Girl making a book

Settle in to our cosy reading nook and create your very own book to take home.

Free | Bookings not required

Ages 8–12

Boy using a pencil

Spend some time with Dave Lowe, award-winning author of the My Hamster is a Genius.

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Young people with a custom built Lego robot

Engineer a robot racer using a custom-made robotics kit and on a large-scale track.

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Girl writing a story

Author Sam Wheeler shares her tips and tricks to help you write an engaging short story.

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Family on a scavenger hunt

Collect the clues and get to know your library in this self-guided scavenger hunt.

Free | Bookings not required

Ages 12–15

Games lounge

From boardgames with some complexity to a good, clean game of UNO.

Free | Bookings not required

Girl playing with tablet

In this half-day workshop, create a short film featuring robotic stars you have learned to code!

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Manga

Discover the styles and techniques of this unique art form originating from Japanese comic books.

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Young person using a VR headset

3-day workshop to development skills to build and explore a virtual reality environment.

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Ages 15–17

Teen boy writing

Do you have a book inside of you that’s dying to get out?

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Writing Fridays

Follow the lead of the best writers by employing tried and tested techniques.

Free | Bookings essential

Dungeons and Dragons

A social game of strategy and role-playing that is designed to have fun!

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Young person using a VR headset

3-day workshop to development skills to build and explore a virtual reality environment.

Ticketed | Bookings essential

Summer Festival

Free and ticketed activities and adventures
14 Dec 2019 – 25 Jan 2020
Throughout State Library