2009 Media Releases

15 Dec 2009
Kim Beazley Talks about “Father of the House” and other anecdotes on life and the universe

Join us at the State Library of Western Australia to hear Kim Beazley talk of his challenging role recording the audio version of the book titled “Father of the House: the memoirs of Kim E Beazley”.

02 Dec 2009
Creativity, newspapers, recycling and recognition – all in one package!

On Sunday December 13th at 2:00pm the State Library will formally recognize the winners of the Make it with Newspaper Contest 2009.

01 Dec 2009
Finding Dead People in WA is a whole lot easier now!

Wondered who those skeletons in your closet are? Want to know how to find a convict ancestor? Is there a reason the family never talks about one relative? Where do you begin?

23 Nov 2009
New Conference Room opens at State Library

A new 30 seat conference room (named the Geographe Room) has opened at the State Library following a major refurbishment of the ground floor area.

13 Nov 2009
Celebrate Our Stories, Our Treasures

What kind of words will you find in the world’s smallest dictionary - that measures 27mm X 18mm and boasts 384 pages? What does a bible from 1549 look like?

08 Nov 2009
Enter a World of Whimsy and Fantasy - at the State Library!!!

Monsters by the sea, sandcastles with personality, mining excavators with attitude and farm equipment with eyes to watch your every move! Imaginations soar and stories are inspired by David Miller’s whimsical sculptures.

01 Oct 2009
WA Week: 18th – 25th October, 2009

Join the State Library of Western Australia in commemorating WA’s unique history, heritage and development while we applaud individual and collective achievements.

01 Oct 2009
SENIORS WEEK: 26th – 31st October, 2009

There’s always something to do at the State Library during Seniors Week. Visit our latest exhibition, enjoy a concert, take a look behind the scenes or watch a film – All activities are FREE ...

29 Jun 2009
National Family History Week @ your State Library 1 – 6 August 2009

A gathering of family history researchers, social historians, genealogists, and other discoverers of closeted skeletons in Western Australia’s history will be hosted by the State Library of Western Australia between the 1 and 6 August 2009.

18 Jun 2009
Free School Holiday Activities: 4 July 2009 – 19 July 2009

Come along with the whole family for some fun activities this winter holidays. Lots to see and do! All activities are FREE. Follow a trail through The Place- the new children’s space, on the mezzanine level and discover all it has to offer. Collect a trail map from Reception or at The Place.

18 May 2009
State Library of Western Australia hosts National Simultaneous Storytime

On Wednesday 27 May 2009 at 11:00am, the State Library of Western Australia will join organisations from Broome to Hobart, reading the picture book Pete the Sheep to more than 100,000 children across Australia. Michelle Scott, the Commissioner for Children and Young People, will read the story to children from local child care centres at the State Library.

23 Apr 2009
Winter Arts Season @ your State Library

Join us as we take you on a journey this Winter Arts Season. Explore your family’s past during National Family History Week, enjoy rainy day boredom busters during the school holidays, head on a book safari during Children’s Book Week, visit displays throughout the upper levels and discover The Place the new children’s space.

17 Apr 2009
Kids Day Out at the State Library Sunday 24 May

To celebrate the launch of the new dedicated area at the State Library of Western Australia, children and families are invited to the first ever Kids Day Out at the State Library. The Place is the new refurbished area on the mezzanine level for children and families, and for the first time, the State Library will have a centre with resources and programs for children to explore books and stories.

20 Mar 2009
2009 WA Press Photographer of the Year

Freelance photographer Tony McDonough was tonight named the WA Press Photographer of the Year for an impressive portfolio featuring images of a jubilant sports star, the enduring spirit of a small child, a triumphant mining magnate and stoicism in the face of tragedy.

07 Jan 2009
MyLanguage Portal takes out National Award

An internet solution, devised by Australia's major libraries, to meet the exploding demand for multilingual information has won a national technology award.
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