Host an author at your library

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Hachette Australia is offering exciting events and exclusive content for libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and regional audiences. This could be a book club event via Skype where an author joins you to do a short reading from their new book after which you can hold a Q&A. For more information please contact: Lydia Tasker – Senior Publicist, … Read more

‘Find yourself in a library’ this Library and Information Week

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Library and Information Week will be held 21-27 May 2018 with the theme ‘Find yourself in a library’. This theme is designed to give all libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres the opportunity to promote themselves to their community. Each year Library and Information Week raises the profile of libraries in Australia. It gives you the opportunity to … Read more

Cairns commemorates the 10th anniversary of The Apology

On Tuesday 13th February State Library of Queensland Cairns staff facilitated an event at Cairns Libraries to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Apology. The event was a collaboration with Cairns Regional Council, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Aunty Henrietta Marrie, Mr Wayne Costelloe, … Read more

Queenslanders in Conversation – host a live stream event for your community

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What comes to mind when you hear the term Queensland Lifestyle? This year’s popular Queenslanders in Conversation series will challenge stereotypes, explore the unspoken and acknowledge that while sunshine, beaches and pineapples are a significant part of our appeal, the reality is our lives revolve around a diversity of perspectives, traditions and cultures. A panel … Read more

Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s Day

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Queensland Women’s Week is 3-11 March and includes International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March.  There’s a range of resources including an editable poster, event invitation, certificate of appreciation and more to help you promote Queensland Women’s Week events in your community. There’s a wide range of events for Queensland Women’s Week including State Library’s … Read more

Morris Gleitzman is the new Children’s Laureate

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Morris Gleitzman has written nearly 40 books for young people, including Two Weeks with the Queen, Boy Overboard, Bumface, the Felix series and the Wicked series; and the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance has announced that he is the Australian Children’s Laureate for this year. The theme for Morris Gleitzman’s two-year term will be Stories Make Us – Stories Create … Read more