Events & Talks

Throughout the year the State Library organises a range of exciting events, most of them free. For events at a glance, check out the events calendar.

From stimulating lectures and talks inspired by our exhibitions and collections to films and concerts - there is something to interest everyone. All venues at the library are wheelchair accessible.

Live Performances

Enjoy free concerts showcasing the State’s best new music composers. In conjunction with the Western Australian New Music Archive, WAAPA presents a series of free lunchtime performances in various spaces across the State Library of Western Australia by emerging student composers, occurring from August to December. 

Write along the Highway 

Emerging and established writers are encouraged to come along to a 'write-in' on Mondays in November from 5pm - 8pm as part of the Write along the Highway festival (for NaNoWriMo). Participants can use the space set aside on the second floor to write the first draft of a novel of 50 000 words. For more information have a look at or go to

Weird and Wonderful WA

On WA Day, visitors were invited to explore the weird and wonderful past through photographs from the State Library of Western Australia's pictorial collection and to create a caption of their own. 

To find out more about each of the photographs have a look at our Weird and Wonderful slideshow. Click on the caption and it will take you through to the State Library catalogue for more detailed information.

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Page last updated: Tuesday 6 October 2015

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