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You might notice one shelf in the Dome that has no books... Rumor has it, every time the librarians filled this particular shelf, they would come in the next day to find books on the floor of the reading room 👻👻 We'll let the superstitious decide!
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The annual by is a must-attend event, as publishers give a tantalising peek at what’s to come for teen readers in the following year. On our blog, we round up some of the biggest and buzziest books from the 2020 showcase.
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The Queen's Hall looking rather schmick post-resto
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Did you miss the YA Showcase? has you covered! 👀 You can watch the event here:
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Urbis Pty Ltd Dec 10
Now Open! 🎉 Last Thursday marked the much-anticipated opening of . Our team worked collaboratively with & to deliver a space which facilitates & . Read more:
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State Library Vic Dec 11
"I LOVE the transformed State of Victoria and the emphasis they’ve placed in nurturing the next generation of readers and learners in the Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter." 🧒📚
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State Library Vic Dec 10
⚱️ 🏏 Today the Urn is among the world’s most celebrated sporting trophies, but it didn’t start out that way. Long before its incorporation into cricket legend, The was a memento of personal affection.
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Time Out Melbourne Dec 10
The State Library of Victoria () has reopened after an $88 million renovation. The front doors are now open and you can see areas of the 163-year-old library that have been closed for decades 😱
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Shanae Burnett-Raby Dec 10
Stop what you're doing and visit
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University of Melbourne Dec 8
The State proves libraries aren’t just about books: they’re about community. Research Fellow Sarah Backhouse and A/Prof Clare Newton for
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State Library Vic Dec 10
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State Library Vic Dec 10
We love librarians, too! Although we tend to disagree with the stereotype of glasses and neat clothes – some of our librarians have piercings, pink hair and wear denim jackets!
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State Library Vic Dec 9
Join us tonight to view the iconic Urn outside of public viewing hours, followed by a panel discussion with commentators and experts from the world of . 🏏 📅 10 Dec 🕐 7-8pm 🎟️ Free! ℹ️
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State Library Vic Dec 9
Did you miss great debate yesterday? 📻 You can catch up here!
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Inside a Dog Dec 8
The 2020 is all booked out...but fear not! You can watch the live stream at There will be a link on the front page tomorrow.
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MelbourneComedyFest Dec 8
We’re chuffed to announce that we’ll be taking the LOLs to the in 2020! Australia’s oldest public library has just undergone a huge transformation, adding 40% more space, 70% more seating and 100% more live comedy! Watch this space for the full 2020 line-up.
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State Library Vic Dec 8
If you missed the Conversation Hour with , our CEO + Senior Librarian, Dr. Anna Welch and Head of Collections Care, Shelley Jamieson, you can catch up online here:
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State Library Vic Dec 8
"Curiosity thrives in libraries, and the curious will uncover more."
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State Library Vic Dec 7
Be sure to tune into Conversation Hour with on tomorrow at 11.00am. Our CEO will be co-hosting, and two special guests from the Library's Rare Books and Conservation teams will join them to chat all about our redevelopment and collections.
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State Library Vic Dec 7
After five years, we opened the doors to your reimagined State Library on Thursday.
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