The best kind of beetles are taking over State Library

Two artistic Christmas beetle sculptures created by artist Elishia Whitchurch.

Normally a pest problem would be a huge cause for concern at a library — ahh, the collections! — but with these curious creatures, we don’t mind at all. Each year State Library displays giant three-dimensional Christmas beetles in the Knowledge Walk to welcome summer and celebrate the festive season in true Queensland style. Designed … Read more

International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD)

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The United Nations theme for International Day of People with Disability for 2018 is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Held on or around the 3rd December 2018, this day provides an opportunity to bring awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. This year marks the centenary of the end of … Read more

From Chairs to Bears! Find out about your antique or treasured heirloom at State Library of Queensland

Database - Carter's Price Guide

Carters Price Guide to Antiques – A database helping you to research your antiques and treasures at State Library of Queensland. Have you ever wondered about that piece of furniture you inherited from Grandma’s darkened front room – maybe a bookcase, a table, a piano stool, a chair or a bear. What about Grandma’s silver … Read more

Lynda.com a great place for digital learning, free with State Library of Queensland membership

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If you want to improve your digital skills try Lynda.com, the online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. There are courses from beginner to advanced, so become a member of State Library of Queensland or your local library or IKC for free membership … Read more

Get Online Week 2018: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities becoming Deadly Digital Communities (DDC)

Deadly Digital Communities (DDC) is a new digital literacy program which is being delivered to Queensland’s remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) and selected public libraries are facilitating the program whereby participants can learn about everything from searching the internet to using social media. The Deadly Digital Communities … Read more