What's on

Explore the latest online events, exhibitions, workshops and talks

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). 

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.

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.

Yarning nets

State Library invites you to join us for a morning of fun and yarning through a series of weaving workshops facilitated by Nadine Foley from Culture Weave. 

Woman in grey sweater is sitting on the floor and looking at a laptop

Delve into State Library's e-resources and build effective research skills in this free, online professional development session for educators.

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.

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.

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.

3D Printing and TinkerCad Induction

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

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.

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.

Toddler crawling

The Corner is packed with activities, age-appropriate books and play items to enjoy on your visit. Children and families are invited to interact with dedicated staff and each other to creatively engage wherever their interests take them!

Its Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time in The Parlour is back! Get into the rhythm of Rhyme Time every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings. This is a special time for you and your little one where you can share rhymes, songs, stories and reading in a creative and relaxed environment.


Children and families participating in story session in The Corner

Enjoy the fun of Story Time with your little ones. Story Time sessions encourage parents and caregivers and their children to share stories together in easy and fun ways. Sessions can include books, puppets, activities, songs and games.

Babies and mums playing

Engage with your baby through simple rhymes, songs, actions and books. It’s never too early to start sharing stories, songs, and games with your baby.