Picture a Story is an exhibition of original illustrations from Australian picture books from the 1970s to today.
When: 2 November 2013 – 27 February 2014
Where: The Gallery, Ground Floor and The Place, Mezzanine Floor, State Library of Western Australia
Entry: Entry is free. Open during library hours.
- Join fun family activities on weekdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
- Picture books will be on sale in the State Library Shop.
Explore the magic of picture books with your child at the Picture a Story Family Day at the State Library of Western Australia.
Join a magical storytime before taking part in the host of art activities on offer
Kids will love creating artworks to hang in our tiny gallery. They’ll also learn new drawing techniques from local illustrators and create a small book to take home. Don’t forget to visit the fabulous fairy tale photo booth to have your picture taken!
Before you leave, purchase picture books from the State Library Shop and have them signed by the illustrators themselves.
When: Saturday 2 November, 10.30am – 1.30pm.
Join a special storytime from 10.30am.
Join fun family activities activities from 11.00am to 1.30pm.
Where: The Place, Mezzanine Floor, State Library of Western Australia
Recommended for: Children aged 6+ and their families
Bookings: Not required
The Picture a Story Family Day is being held as part of the Picture a Story exhibition which is taking place from 2 November 2013 to 27 February 2014. On display throughout The Gallery (Ground Floor) and The Place are original illustrations from Australian picture books from the 1970s to today.
The Picture a Story Family Day is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world of picture books illustrations with your little ones.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced family history researcher, now is your chance to gain new insights and skills to help you learn more about your ancestors.
To celebrate National Family History Month (August), the State Library of Western Australia has put together a special program of free workshops, tours and talks from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 August 2013.
Are you just starting out on your family tree and need some help with your research? Do you have a shoebox full of photos and letters that you need to sort? Want to learn how you can use apps to enhance your research and save time? Experienced guides and experts will be on hand to help you make the most of the wealth of resources available.
You can also gain deeper insights by attending some of the many fascinating talks and topical sessions on offer. With subjects ranging from British migration, bride ships, Samson House and ANZAC records to collecting in a regional centre, these sessions will appeal to advanced researchers and professionals as well as those with a general interest.
We encourage you to check out our full events program and pass it on to colleagues, clients, family and friends.
All sessions are free, but bookings are essential. Call 08 9 427 3111 to secure your place for the sessions of your choice.
The State Library wishes to thank staff of the State Records Office and the National Archives of Australia, and the volunteers from the Western Australian Genealogical Society (Inc.) for their generous support.
About National Family History Month
This year, celebrations for National Family History week have been extended to the whole month of August. With chilly temperatures keeping most of us inside this month, it’s the perfect time of year to bunker down in your library and discover new connections to the past.
As a tribute to the Tour de France, a Collection Liaison Librarian here at the State Library has put together a list of some of the best cycle racing photographs in our collection.
Though the bicycles and outfits might’ve changed (high-vis leotard anyone?), the thrill of the race and the cheers of the crowd have continued on.
Click here to see these photographs and more on our catalogue.
How do you vote?
Discover how political parties and candidates persuade you to support them in the polls by exploring fascinating items from our collections: how-to-vote cards from 1904 to the present, newspapers covering Australian elections and much more.
Reflect on milestones in Australian election history, and discover some of the issues that have affected voting from the past to the present. Witness how campaigning has changed over time and decide what influences YOU at election time.
When: 8 July – 21 October 2013
Where: The Gallery, Ground Floor
Entry is FREE. Open during State Library hours.
Digital content includes:
- Victorian prisoners’ photograph albums 1872-1873
- Wills – e.g. Pre-1858 wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
- Army records – e.g. British Army nurses’ service records 1914-1918 and British Army war diaries 1914-1922
- Navy records – e.g. Royal Navy ratings’ service records 1853-1923
- Merchant Navy records – e.g. Royal Naval Reserve service records 1860-1955
- Air Force records – e.g. Royal Air Force officers’ service records 1918-1919
These are just some examples of what is available through Discovery. For a more comprehensive list visit Our online records on the National Archives’ website.
If you don’t have a State Library card, please go to eresources at home for SLWA Members. From this page you can follow the link to Join the Library.
If you already have a mylibrarycard, simply log in by entering your full name or surname followed by your barcode on the reverse of your card. Please note that the barcode is case sensitive so you will need to enter the letters as capitals e.g. CSLIBM etc.
If you are having difficulties accessing any of our eresources, come into the Library and see the friendly staff at the Welcome Desk or phone us on 9427 3111.
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
Ancestry Library Edition has recently been updated and one of the big changes is that family trees and photographs submitted by the public are now available to view. This is a vast resource but please bear in mind that all sources need to be checked.
- Nearly 40 million trees have been contributed by more than two million Ancestry.com members. These members have indicated that their tree(s) can be viewed by all Ancestry members
- The trees can change over time as users edit, remove, or otherwise modify the data in their trees
- The trees in the Library Edition are read-only. Library patrons cannot edit the existing trees or add new trees
- Information about living people is not shown. There are more than two billion nodes in the Public Member Trees database. A large percentage of the nodes are not for living people
- Each Public Member Tree is owned by the individual who put it on Ancestry.com
- Ancestry.com does not verify that any tree or fact is correct, nor will they correct or edit a tree
- Library patrons will not have the ability to contact the owner of the tree
- Library patrons can submit anonymous comments about any tree
- There is no login for individual users of the Library Edition
Paul Milner is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author, specialising in British Isles research for over 30 years. He is an internationally recognised speaker on British Isles research and migration.
Paul will be presenting:
- Buried treasures: what’s in the English parish chest
- Finding your ancestors in Scotland: the big five
- Finding your ancestors in Ireland
- Overcoming the ‘dead end doldrums’
- Flip-pal mobile scanner demonstration by Rosemary Kopittke
- Findmypast.com.au: gateway to the world collection by Rosemary Kopittke
- Soliciting your ancestors: the records of Stone James and Co. An illustrated talk based on the records of an early firm of solicitors which include many records relating to early WA pioneers by Tricia Fairweather and Leonie Hayes
When: Saturday 23 February, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Where: State Library Theatre (Ground floor)
Cost: Pre-booked by Thursday 21 February – $39.50 full day, $29.50 half day
On the day – $60 full day, $40 half day
Full details and bookings: Unlock the Past or (08) 8263 2055
Please note that entry before the Library opens is via the Francis Street entrance.
We’re looking for feedback on our WAPLDMC (Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection) ebooks service. We’d love you to help by completing our 5 minute survey – please click the survey button on the WAPLDMC home page.
If you haven’t already checked out this collection please take a look at the service, check out an ebook or audio book, then come back and complete the survey!
If you are accessing WAPLDMC via an app on a tablet or smart phone, use this link to go directly to the survey.
Thanks for your help!