CANCELLED | Winter Weekend of Fun

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page.

Bring the kids and join the fun at State Library this winter. We’ve got free activities the whole family can enjoy, from painting workshops and live concerts to family movie screenings and drop-in activities. 

Littlies can sing and dance along as Nadia Sunde performs her Songs for Little Queenslanders, check out the Story Stations to listen to stories written for little Queenslanders, and enjoy activities in The Corner and The Parlour. 

Families with older children can paint a self-portrait, check out a film screening or challenge other families in some good natured, interactive fun in the Queensland Quiz and Family Fun Days. 

Join in the free Winter Weekend of Fun on 3 and 4 July. Book your sessions now.

 

Big voices tour
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CANCELLED | Big Voices: children’s art matters family curator tour

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page. All ages Children's art is powerful! The exhibition, Big Voices: children’s art matters celebrates the courage and creativity of children sharing their stories through art. Join curator, Stella Read on an art adventure to explore the exhibition.  Bookings are essential. Please book tickets for all adults and children attending. Please be sure to arrive 15mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in in accordance with our conditions of entry. Why not make a day of it and book into the Big Voices: children’s picture diaries portrait workshop?    
Nadia Sunde
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CANCELLED | Songs for Little Queenslanders LIVE with Nadia Sunde

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page. 0-8 years Join one of Australia’s most celebrated children’s performers, Nadia Sunde for a special performance. Nadia will be singing homespun songs inspired by the Stories for Little Queenslanders picture book series. Published by State Library as part of First 5 Forever, these stories and Nadia’s songs celebrate the uniqueness of Queensland. Get ready to discover some new favourites, clap your hands and sing along in this special concert for the whole family. Nadia Sunde is a Queensland performer and songwriter known for delighting audiences of all ages. Nadia has recently been commissioned to compose a series of children’s songs as part of the Stories for Little Queenslanders picture book series. Session on 4 July will be AUSLAN interpreted. Bookings are essential to attend children and families activities. Each group ticket is for 2-8 people, including a minimum of 1 adult. To maintain social distancing you will be seated with the members of your group. Before booking your ticket you might like to plan to bring a friend (or 3!) to make the most of your experience. Please be sure to arrive 15 mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in in accordance with our conditions of entry.  
Queensland Quiz
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CANCELLED | Queensland Quiz

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page. All ages The giant mango is…where? A group of pelicans is called a…what? Calling trivia buff families with children of all ages for some interactive quiz fun! Queensland Quiz is no ordinary question and answer show. Be prepared to engage all your senses as we tackle State Library’s bonanza bank of Queensland factoids with big belly laughs along the way. Are you up for the challenge? Session on 4 July will be AUSLAN interpreted.  Bookings are essential to attend children and families activities. Each group ticket is for 2-8 people, including a minimum of 1 adult. To maintain social distancing you will be seated with the members of your group. Before booking your ticket you might like to plan to bring a friend (or 3!) to make the most of your experience. Please be sure to arrive 15 mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in in accordance with our conditions of entry.  
Kids watching a film
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CANCELLED | Family Film Festival: Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page. All ages Come, relax and discover a fun selection of family-friendly films. These sessions will bring films to life with everyone in the audience invited to play, laugh and dance along.  Sat 3 Jul Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite (2020) For ages 5+, Rated G Everyone knows that cats and dogs are natural enemies, but the last decade has been the most peaceful period in pet history. Known as the Great Truce, this period is no coincidence. It’s all because of the efforts of the secret underground organisation, Furry Animal Rivalry Termination (FART), run jointly by cats and dogs with the aim of stopping world-wide rivalry and animosity between the two species Bookings are essential to attend children and families activities. Each group ticket is for 2-8 people, including a minimum of 1 adult. To maintain social distancing you will be seated with the members of your group. Before booking your ticket you might like to plan to bring a friend (or 3!) to make the most of your experience. Please be sure to arrive 15 mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in in accordance with our conditions of entry.  
Sunday Funday
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CANCELLED | Saturday Funday

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page. Ages 6-11 years and their families Join us for a race to the finish as we work through as many challenges as we can! This extravaganza of family fun lets everyone have a go, whether you are reading, making or even cooking! Picture an event where Pictionary meets Master Chef. Sounds fun? We think so! Costumes encouraged. Bookings are essential to attend children and families activities. Each group ticket is for 2-8 people, including a minimum of 1 adult. To maintain social distancing you will be seated with the members of your group. Before booking your ticket you might like to plan to bring a friend (or 3!) to make the most of your experience. Please be sure to arrive 15 mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in in accordance with our conditions of entry.  
Sunday Funday
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CANCELLED | Sunday Funday

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page. Ages 6-11 years and their families Join us for a race to the finish as we work through as many challenges as we can! This extravaganza of family fun lets everyone have a go whether you are reading, making or even cooking! Picture an event where Pictionary meets Master Chef. Sounds fun? We think so! Costumes encouraged. Bookings are essential to attend children and families activities. Each group ticket is for 2-8 people, including a minimum of 1 adult. To maintain social distancing you will be seated with the members of your group. Before booking your ticket you might like to plan to bring a friend (or 3!) to make the most of your experience. Please be sure to arrive 15 mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in in accordance with our conditions of entry. COVID-19 update: As per Queensland Government advice, you must wear a mask during your visit unless you have a lawful reason not to. Stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 information on our alerts page.  
Kids watching a film
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CANCELLED | Family Film Festival: Oddball

Due to the lockdown extension in Brisbane, unfortunately Winter Weekend of Fun has been cancelled. We will be in touch with everyone who has a booking. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on our alerts page. All ages Come, relax and discover a fun selection of family-friendly films. These sessions will bring films to life with everyone in the audience invited to play, laugh and dance along.  Sun 4 Jul     Oddball (2015)  For ages 6+, Rated G Oddball is based on the true story of Alan ‘Swampy’ Marsh (Shane Jacobson), an eccentric chicken farmer from Warrnambool in Victoria who struggled to protect a penguin colony on Middle Island. Bookings are essential to attend children and families activities. Each group ticket is for 2-8 people, including a minimum of 1 adult. To maintain social distancing you will be seated with the members of your group. Before booking your ticket you might like to plan to bring a friend (or 3!) to make the most of your experience. Please be sure to arrive 15 mins before the scheduled start time to allow time to check-in in accordance with our conditions of entry.  

CANCELLED | Stories for Little Queenslanders: character story walk

With the Queensland Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions, this event can no longer proceed. 

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