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Jarjum Stories

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Now till Sun 10 May 2020
9am-5pm

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Jarjum Stories is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books and storytelling. Jarjum [pronounced jah-jum] means children.

Revisit childhood favourites – The Rainbow Serpent, Stradbroke Dreamtime and The Legends of Moonie Jarl – and some of the earliest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books published in Queensland.

This colourful showcase highlights the role of storytelling in sharing language, cultural knowledge and moral lessons across generations.

See the world through the eyes of jarjum in the exploration of stories created with children across Queensland including a bilingual Yugambeh story book.

Experience The Very Hungry Caterpillar through its many translations into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Throughout the showcase period, join in special Reading Nook activities capturing the imagination of children and adults alike.

State Library of Queensland celebrates the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

 

Reading Nook

Spend some quality time reading the beautiful books featured in Jarjum Stories or enjoy some of the hands-on children's activities in the space.

 

Program 

November
Sat 23 November | Curator's tour

December
14 Dec – 25 Jan | Summer Festival
Thu 18 December | Rainbow serpent storytime with Nana Magic

January
Wed 8 January | Rainbow serpent storytime with Nana Magic
Wed 22 January | Rainbow serpent storytime with Nana Magic
Sat 18 January | Curator's tour

February
Fri 21 February | Curator's tour

March
Sat 28 March | Curator's tour

April
Wed 15 April | Curator's tour

May
Wed 6 May | A night by the fire
Thu 7 May | Curator's tour

 

Shop the books in the showcase

Don't forget to stop by the Library Shop to browse a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's books featured in Jarjum Stories, or shop online anytime.

 

Learning

Educators: organise a self-guided visit to either Jarjum Stories or Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages with your class to be in the running to win* a book pack for your school or kindy. Enter to win.

 

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