Enjoy a leisurely look at the ‘From War to Remembrance’ exhibition, while the kids get stuck into fun hands-on activities. This Sunday 16 June is a special Family Day from 10am to 3.30pm at the State Library’s Gallery Space. Entry is free and no bookings are required..
Join us for two public lectures on Thursday 30 May
The RSL, the public and the State War Memorial
Professor John Stephens traces the tumultuous history of the State War Memorial, and what it meant to the RSL and War Memorial Committee in the face of public and government rejection.
Through the Eyes of a Lady – Joan Dowson and the RSL
Joan Dowson was one of the first women on the WA RSL State Executive, and her involvement spanned more than 60 years. Her son John gives a personal perspective of the war years and the post-World War 2 RSL in Western Australia, from his mother’s point of view.
When: Thursday 30 May 2013, 11.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Great Southern Room, Fourth Floor.
Bookings are required. Call 9427 3111 to book your place.
Movies based on a book – 2013 A4-web
As part of the Winter Arts Season, the State Library is screening a series of Movies Based on a Book.
Enjoy Playing Beatie Bow (June), The Silver Brumby (July, during the school holidays) and Rabbit Proof Fence (August).
These free films start at 5.45pm, and no bookings are required.
During Library and Information Week from 20 – 26 May, the State Library is exploring the theme of ‘Share your Story’ with behind-the scenes tours, a ‘Write your Memoir’ workshop, a story trail through the library, gritty urban storytelling with ‘Barefaced Stories’ and more…collect a flyer, or have a look at the events page.
It’s all free but most require bookings due to limited places.
Share your Story
Screening as part of the exhibition “From War to Remembrance: A Living History of the RSL”, Rats of Tobruk is a hard-hitting film being shown as one of a series of activities to help celebrate the formation, purpose and activities of the Returned and Services League in Western Australia. Entry is free.
When? Tuesday 30 April at 5.45pm sharp
Where? The State Library Theatre
Read some truly awesome stories in Walmajarri, English and Kriol online RIGHT NOW! 65 Books written and illustrated by kids and adults from Kadjina Aboriginal Community and now fully online at the State Library of WA.
Head to the launch in the Cultural Centre tomorrow at 3pm – one of many events during “Revealed: Emerging Aboriginal Artists from Western Australia” http://www.perthculturalcentre.com.au/What’s-On/?eventid=19892
Join us for a morning with author and illustrator Patricia Mullins on Saturday 2 March 2013, 10am – 12pm at The Place on the mezzanine.
For more information re activities on the day, check out the attached flyer
or look on the website here: http://www.better-beginnings.com.au/events/crash-rhinos-free-family-day
There are fun activities online related to the exhibition here:
Need something to amuse the kids this holidays? Come along and see the lovely illustrations from Patricia Mullins book ‘A Crash of Rhinos!’ at The Place. If you visit between 10am and 2pm during the week there will be a craft activity to enjoy. There’s also an activity book to take away. The exhibition runs until 7 April and the illustrations will change each month.
Do you have a State Library membership card? Would you like to find out more about the library and how to search the catalogue? Help us fine-tune our soon to be launched ‘Discover the Library’ session – email email@example.com if you’d like to come along to the one and a half hour session and we’ll let you know when it is being held.
Come along and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to Deborah Burrows speak about her new book A stranger in my street on Thursday 29 November, 6.00 – 7.30pm at the Love2Read Cafe (weather permitting). Please book your place for this FREE event on 9427 3111.