Poetic wordsmiths, historic careers & children’s books

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Slam poetry spectacular

The search is on for Australia’s 2022 poetry slam champion! 

Cheer on the Victorian finalists in an electric live event where the audience is the judge. The evening will be hosted by slam-sensation Ren Alessandra, ​with an appearance from comedian and 2021 Victorian finalist Matt Bell

2022 Australian Poetry Slam: ​​​Victorian State Final
Wed 12 October, 7pm–9.30pm
Conference Room

Celebrating the ways libraries change students’ lives

Today is the inaugural Australian School Library Day. We would like to thank all school librarians for their dedication to students whose lives are enriched by libraries. If you work at a school, don’t forget to sign up for Education News to get updates on new programs for schools, education services and special events.


National Family History Month

Researching occupational records

Occupational records are a valuable family history resource. They can help trace your ancestor’s working life, discover their social status and allow you to plot their movements within Victoria, interstate or overseas. Explore our new research guide for tips and tricks.


What’s on

Spring at the Library

Close up of cover art for A Girl Named Corpse by Reece Carter

Gandel Storytelling Workshop: Reece Carter

Sign up for a spook-tacular storytelling workshop with Reece Carter.  

Sun 23 October, 1.00pm–2.15pm
Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter

Book now

Close up of cover art for Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renée Treml

Gandel Storytelling Workshop: Renée Treml

Children can explore illustrations and character building with Renée Treml.

Sat 12 November, 10.30am–11.30am & 1pm–2.15pm
Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter

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Storytime presenter holding up a children's book


Listen in as favourite Library storytellers read great children’s books aloud.

Every Mon, 10.30am–11am
Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter

Book now

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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