Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Library

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NAIDOC Week (3–10 July 2022) is a time for all Australians to celebrate and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories. This year’s theme asks us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for First Nations communities.

This week at the Library, be sure to check out our Handmade Universe exhibition to see Dharangalk Biik I Star Country by Mandy Nicholson, a striking textile work of immense scale that ‘transforms the space into a Wurundjeri Universe’ (NITV). 

Handmade Universe
Daily, 10am–6pm
Victoria Gallery



Explore books by First Nations authors


Head to our online Ebookshelf to discover great books by First Nations authors. Highlights include an exploration of healing the Stolen Generations by Brian Butler, Larissa Behrendt’s After story and fearless poetry by Alison Whittaker.


Coming up

Uncover hidden histories 

Geraldine Brooks and Flora Chol

Delve into untold stories and perspectives in an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, poet Flora Chol and musician Mindy Meng Wang 王萌. Broaden your interest in different histories, genres, cultures and time periods. 

The Salon Series: Hidden Histories
Thu 21 July, 7pm–8.30pm
Conversation Quarter
Tickets $25 – $20 concession and Cultural Members

What’s on


Learn how to navigate the Library’s extensive newspaper collection. 

Tue 12 July, 10am–11.00am

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Preservation Studio

Cultural Members: Conservation and Preservation Tours

Get an inside look at how we care for the Library’s precious collections. 

From Tue 2 August, 11am–12pm
Meet in Hansen Hall
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Free – Become a Cultural member to access tickets 

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Storytime presenter holding up a children's book

Window on Collections:
Women in Science at the Library

Celebrate National Science Week by hearing more about women’s careers.
Tue 16 August, 7pm–9pm
Isabella Fraser Room

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Leonie Oakes, What the body remembers, [Hobart], 2002.

Spotlight on Contemporary Artist Books

Explore the Library’s colourful and fascinating collection of artist books. 

Thu 25 August, 10am–11am

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Plan ahead before you visit

The Library is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Be sure to check in, and be kind to our staff. Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit. 

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