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State Library Victoria

Established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and one of the world's first free public libraries.

State Library Victoria has a treasure trove of experiences you can enjoy from home. From creative craft activities to historical archives and author talks, State Library Victoria has something for all ages and interests.

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Deceptology - The Science of Magic

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  • Science & Technology
  • Children
  • Video
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State Library Victoria presents - The Future Of...

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A video and podcast on our future.

  • Film & Literature
  • Video
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The Future of Fashion

State Library Victoria

Talking fashion in a post-covid world.

  • Film & Literature
  • Video
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Virtual Playdate at the Library

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Featuring Down in the Jungle.

  • Film & Literature
  • Children
  • Video
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Make your own rainbow bath crystals

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Magical bathtime awaits!

  • Children
  • Video
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Make your own launcher

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3, 2, 1...TAKE OFF!

  • Children
  • Video
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Make your own pop-up cards

State Library Victoria

Learn to make cards that literally POP.

  • Children
  • Video
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Make your own stamps and giftwrap

State Library Victoria

Get creative at home with this tutorial.

  • Children
  • Video
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Make your own stickers

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Create stickers at home.

  • Children
  • Video

AFL History Highlights

We take a trip down memory lane of sport with the help of State Library Victoria's image archives. Photographer Rennie Ellis captured the heart of historical matches, star players, and moments in AFL.

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