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Explore the latest online events, exhibitions, workshops and talks

Culture Quest Online

Looking for a fun activity to keep the children occupied? Join us for a culture quest online and help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages alive.

Learning Languages with State Library Resources

Join us for monthly webinar sessions which will provide an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language resources from State Library collections, including our online interactive languages map.

A busy evening in the Clean Lab during the Hack the Evening meetup

Hack the Evening is a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizazz.

Inductees assembling the hand tools kit during the general induction

Never used the tools in the Fabrication Lab before?  That's okay. State Library runs a weekly Fabrication Lab general induction. These inductions provide you with all the skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently use the tools.

Always Was Always Will Be  The next generation of First Nations changemakers

Join the conversation with a panel of next generation First Nations changemakers to discuss the 2020 NAIDOC Week theme.

Aerial view of Anzac Square  Brisbane

Teachers and educators are invited to join State Library of Queensland's Anzac Square staff for an online professional development session.

Unidentified photographer 1st Reinforcements Queensland to Egypt 1918 John Oxley Library State Library of Queensland Negative no 12532

This webinar provides an opportunity to reflect on the service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women in Australia’s Defence Forces. 

Illustration of families reading together

Join us for Australian Reading Hour on 12 November 2020. All you need to do is pick up a book at any time of the day or night and read for an hour!

Murrandoo Yanner sitting on the ground looking up to the sky

Join NITV News presenter, Natalia Ahmat, as she yarns with activist and Aboriginal rights champion, Murrandoo Yanner.

Inside the Cut Copy exhibition

What was your first Brisbane gig? Remember the music, the locations, the attitude and the style through State Library's extensive music poster and handbill collections.

Cat lying down

In this series of three workshops you’ll design, cut and assemble a modular cat tree ready in time for the holidays.

Gemma Lloyd Game Changers

The grand finale of the 2020 Game Changers series showcases Gemma Lloyd, CEO and co-founder of WORK180 - a company with a purpose to empower every woman to choose a workplace where they can thrive.

Come and make an Everyday Carry EDC bag out of durable recycled vinyl banners

Over three sessions, come and make an everyday carry bag with our amazing trainer Jimmy Eng. There'll even be the opportunity to customise the design to meet your very specific needs. 

Collage of images from Twenty exhibition

Join experts from The Conversation, as they discuss how we all have the power to be agents of change through photography.

Snow globe

Make your own animated winter world in a jar. In this workshop series we’ll be using the laser cutter and electronics to make unique holiday snow globes.

General Sir Peter Cosgrove

Share an evening with General Sir Peter Cosgrove, in conversation with Kristina Olsson, as he discusses his new memoir You Shouldn’t Have Joined… and reflects on his full and eventful life.

Dangerous Women visual identity text and pink feathers

In the first of its kind, Dangerous Women delves into the lives of Queensland risk takers and rule breakers unperturbed by stereotypes and unfunctional footwear.

Close up portrait of a camel musterer in the outback

Remember, see and feel the last 20 years through Twenty – an online exhibition of State Library of Queensland’s contemporary photography collection​s.

Big Voices

Showcasing beautiful and thought-provoking artwork by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China, Big Voices takes you on a  journey into these young artist's worlds, to see how they view themselves, their lives, their rights and their future.

Zach Weir mustering cattle Davenport Downs Station 22 March 2020

Witness the fascinating 80Hz Sound Lab as images taken from the State Library's collection are transformed and digitally translated into musical compositions using metadata.

Women workers on the production line at Peters Arctic Delicacy Company factory West End Brisbane

Join Tricia King, the 2019 Place Making Fellow, as she shares her research and developments from her project.


Created by big kids for little kids, Kindergo is a free reading app that empowers children aged 2-7 to read by themselves.