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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.

Be Inspired @ the State Library

As part of the State Library of Western Australia’s 125th anniversary celebrations we are presenting a new series of public talks and YOU are invited!

Be Inspired @ the State Library - Perth

Discussion theme for September is Perth Stories

Hear Perth's history discussed by three people who are passionate about our city. David Whish-Wilson, author of Perth and Warren Duffy, creator of Lost Perth.  Hosted by Heritage Perth's Richard Offen.

What: Be Inspired @ the State Library – September: Perth Stories
When: Friday 5 September, 2pm - 4pm
Discussion starts at 2pm sharp. Afternoon Tea served 3-4pm.
Where: State Library Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street Perth
Bookings:  This is a FREE event but bookings are required.
Secure your seat by visiting

Download the Be Inspired @ the State Library – August - Perth Stories flyer (PDF)

We hope you can join us! 

Recorded Lectures

Listen to Kate Burridge's witty and entertaining U3A / SLWA lecture from Sunday 2 October 2011 on swearing, Taboo Words. Be prepared for frequent coarse language!

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