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National Family History Month

Group of women posing in their swimming costumes

National Family History Month is held in Australia every August. It’s celebrated with events that focus on genealogy, family history heraldry and related subjects and conducted across Australia and online. National Family History Month is an initiative of Australian Federation of Family History Organisations. Family history is one of the most popular hobbies around the … Read more

Queensland Multicultural Month

Graphics depicting music note heart megaphone and human head

Queensland Multicultural Month (QMM) is held annually in August to celebrate Queensland’s cultural diversity.  Join in the state’s largest multicultural celebration that aims to promote Queensland as a unified, harmonious and inclusive community. Queensland is a multicultural success story and QMM is the time to showcase and celebrate our unique diversity that deepens and enriches … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August 2018

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day poster

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and to learn about the crucial impact … Read more

Ned Kelly Awards 2018 longlists for Australian Crime writing

2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) is dedicated to promoting greater recognition for crime, thriller and mystery writing in Australia. The list of past winners of the Ned Kelly Awards reads like a who’s who of Australian crime writing, including Jon Cleary, Peter Corris, Gabrielle Lord, Peter Temple and Garry Disher. Up-and-coming talent is also … Read more

Queensland Local Studies Group in June 2018

Queensland Local Studies Group in June 2018

Queensland Local Studies Group members from the South East corner of the state met in June 2018 following an invitation by Brisbane City Council Archivist Annabel Lloyd to host the meeting. The minutes of the meeting are available online, including the presentation by Jill Rogers, Repository Resource Librarian and Service Manager, Digital Collections at Queensland … Read more

Learn how to use the SLQ wiki and Free and Open Software to boost your library’s creativity!

Workshop

Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) in partnership with State Library of Queensland (State Library) is offering a one day workshop for public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff on 31 August 2018. Wikis and Free and Open Source Software will explore the history and purpose of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) software and … Read more