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Interested in local history?

Patriotic procession held in Maryborough, ca. 1918

The Queensland Local Studies Group (QLSG) meets to share information on all aspects of local history, both old and new. The group acts as a medium in which to discuss matters relating to providing local studies services to members of the public. Meetings are held several times a year and hosted by different public libraries … Read more

What makes a book a top seller?

The birdman's wife

The Birdman’s Wife wins ABA Booksellers Choice Award. It’s often the endorsement of booksellers who suggest books that they have personally enjoyed reading. Booksellers as a group vote on their choice for the year at an annual conference. The Booksellers Choice Award this year has been awarded to Melissa Ashley’s The Birdman’s Wife published by … Read more

RLQ Tourist Card enquiries at your library

In collaboration with Councils, State Library of Queensland provides free public library services to people travelling through rural areas. The RLQ Tourist Card is an initiative of SLQ’s Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) service, a network of libraries in regions with populations less than 15,000. The RLQ Tourist Card is available to anyone travelling through outback … Read more

New audio books in a range of formats

1. Finding Hannah by Fiona McCallum. Bolinda Audio*

State Library recently received new audiobooks for loan to all Queensland public libraries. The varied range includes popular titles, award winners, non-fiction and junior titles as well as several formats. Some popular adult fiction titles with multiple CDs in standard format include About a Boy by Nick Hornby, Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen, Die Last … Read more

Reconciliation ideas

Colouring Book

Celebrations and acknowledgements for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) abound in public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres this week as we mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision. Read on to find out what’s happening across the state, and for more ideas and activities to continue reconciliation in … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more