What's on

Explore the latest online events, exhibitions, workshops and talks

Summer Holiday Fun Program

Bring the kids and join the fun at State Library this summer. We’ve got free activities the whole family can enjoy, from family movie screenings to stories, songs and hands-on crafts. 

Women in the Cut Copy exhibition

On 19 January, hear from John as he interviews Gary Warner on his memories and his work featured in the exhibition.

Family reading to child

Powerful stories from countries all over the globe that can be shared with children of any language.

Illustrated image of Cinderella with a castle and a dragon in the background

Join the free Summer Reading Club and let fairy tales, myths and legends light up your child’s imagination this summer.

Two men with glasses in the Qld State Library looking through book with pictures

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.

Laser Cutter

Keen to make your own jewellery, keychain or housing unit for all your knick-knacks? Join us to learn about the endless options you can achieve with the laser cutter.

Inductees assembling the hand tools kit during the general induction

Never used the tools in the Fabrication Lab before? That's okay. These inductions provide you with all the skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently use our tools.

Bespoke speaker stands with speakers

Work with our resident audio expert to make your own custom speaker stands.

CNC router

Learn to operate the CNC machine and create your own handy stool to take home.

Woman looking at posters in the Cut Copy exhibition

Join the curators of Cut Copy: Brisbane Music Posters 1977-1987 for an onsite tour of the exhibition. See the curators reveal the DIY design ethos of the era and discover the stories behind the posters and handbills, and the bands and venues that inspired them.

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.

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.

Posters inside the Cut Copy exhibition

On 16 February, hear from John as he interviews Kitty van Vuuren on her memories and her work featured in the exhibition.

3D Printing and TinkerCad Induction

Learn the basics of 3D printing and create your own design to take home.

Close up of Birds of tin poster

Join us for a chat over the airwaves celebrating the exhibition Cut Copy: Brisbane music posters 1977-1987. Hosted by 4ZZZ, hear from local musicians, broadcast live from State Library.

Enjoying the sounds of A Deep Listening Experience

Join us for a Deep Listening experience to the earthy and soothing sounds of the yidaki (didgeridoo). Deep Listening is an important practice within First Nations cultures and quiet reflection is the perfect way for community to come together.

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.

Woman using sewing machine

Learn how to set up a machine, cut and pin, sew straight and make a handy tote bag you can take home.

Posters inside the Cut Copy exhibition

On 16 March, hear from John as he interviews Andy Nehl on his memories and his work featured in the exhibition.

Precious Library of Peace  Barry Smith

Artists' books are artworks that use the form or characteristics of a book. With both traditional and contemporary approaches, artists’ books happily unbridle themselves from the constraints of traditional publishing.

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.

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.

Dangerous Women podcast branding

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.