Professional development and thermocolour t-shirt printing at The Edge

Printing a logo on a Tshirt

Isaac Pay participated in the Fun Palace 2018 Professional Development event at State Library of Queensland (State Library) from 3 – 7 October 2018.  Professional Development and thermocolour t-shirt printing at The Edge by Isaac Pay – Logan City Council  Being able to run a program at Fun Palace 2018 was a great experience that I have learnt valuable … Read more

FUN PALACE 2018

Fun Palace Minecraft session at The Edge

On Saturday 6 October, Fun Palace 2018 rolled into The Edge at State Library of Queensland (State Library), giving hundreds of kids the opportunity to be an artist and scientist for the day. From crafting cardboard claws to painting with water bombs, from a battle bot championship to shooting marshmallows from catapults, there was something … Read more

Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 – free tickets up for grabs

Image of the entrance to the New York Public Library

State Library of Queensland (State Library) is pleased to offer five free tickets to public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff to the special screening of Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library, screening as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival, Sunday 21 October 2018 at State Library. Documentary virtuoso Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris … Read more

Slam poetry in public libraries amplifies young voices

SlammEd participant performing at the Queensland Poetry Festival

State Library of Queensland and Queensland Poetry Festival have partnered to amplify the voices of young people via SlammED!, a Slam poetry workshop program engaging 9 – 16 year olds, in schools and public libraries across Queensland. What is Slam Poetry? Slam poetry combines performance, writing, competition, and audience participation. It is performed at events … Read more

The Vision in practice

BCC future ready 2

The objectives and enablers of Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) are evident in practice across Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Events such as Western Downs Libraries’ Language to Literacy Conference and Rockhampton Regional Library’s CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention are establishing leadership and … Read more