Find your new favourite dish

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Cookbooks across the ages

What did vegetarians eat in the 19th century? Has the art of bread making really changed that much in 160 years? And what is a salad of French beans?

Travel through time with our large collection of cookbooks found in the Dewey category 641.5 – a category also known as International Cookbooks.

From egg fruit to celeri a l’espagnol, you can learn about trendy foods from the 1840s to today in this blog post.

Win a luxury city escape for 2

Become a Cultural member to enter the prize draw

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Have you heard? If you become a Cultural member before 30 June, you’ll go in the draw to win a Melbourne Out Loud-themed prize pack and a night for 2 at the Pullman Melbourne City Centre hotel, valued at over $800.

What’s on

Coming soon at the Library

Watercolour illustration of Australian animals like owls, bats and possumsAussie Bush Illustration Workshop

15 Jun

Kids can join author Jess Racklyeft in a hands-on workshop where they’ll learn how to draw Aussie animals.

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Group of 4 people sitting behind a desk with the words 'Ask a Librarian here'A Beginner’s Tour of the Library

From 4 Jul

Get the low down on how to use the Library’s resources, services and grand historic spaces.

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Searching for Sanctuary Tours

From 11 Jul

Go behind the scenes with the team behind our newest exhibition Searching for Sanctuary.

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Plan ahead before you visit

The Library is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit.

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