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Shandong events and programs

Date: 7 September 2018 to 20 January 2019

Location: Various

The State Library has a program of events and activities which support the One mountain, one river, one sage: Treasures from the Shandong Library exhibition. Please be sure to visit this page regularly as we will continue to update with more events and programs.

Shandong events and programs 

Crazy Caps: school holiday program

Date: 3 October 2018 to 4 October 2018

Time: 10am to 12noon

Location: Ground floor, State Library Gallery entrance

Note: Free, bookings essential.

Suitable for: ages 6 to 12 years

Sessions: 3 and 4 October at 10am

Discover how important hats were to signify status and roles and who wore hats at various points in history. Then design and decorate a hat that you might wear for a special occasion.

Live and learn Be intrigued and inspired by stories and images of South Australias past from the collections of the State Library

Live & Learn series 2018

Date: 5 October 2018 to 14 December 2018

Time: 1 to 2:30pm

Location: Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio (in the Hub)

Note: Free entry, bookings essential.

Discover our collections through monthly themed presentations that include stories, slides, access to special items from our collections and a tour of the State Library.

2018 Genealogy Gems Series at the State Library of SA

Genealogy Gems 2018

Date: 18 October 2018 to 15 November 2018

Time: 1 to 2pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free entry, bookings essential. Third Thursday of the month.

Come and join us at the State Library of SA as we present a series of free family history talks on the third Thursday each month at 1pm.

This year the program runs from March through to November, all session are free but booking is essential. We look forward to seeing you!


Open House Tours 2018

Date: 20 October 2018

Time: 10:15am & 11:15

Location: Meet in the glass foyer, in the Spence Wing

Note: Free, bookings essential

Explore the State Library's buildings from the oldest to newest - the 1860 Institute Building, the Mortlock Wing (recently voted one of the world's most beautiful libraries) and the modern Spence Wing basement. A chance to see behind the scenes with Library specialist staff.

Tangent In the club

Tangent 2018

Date: 22 October 2018

Time: 6pm

Location: Various

Note: $7 per person, includes wine and nibbles before the discussion.

The State Library of SA and the State Theatre Company present Tangent, a discussion series for lovers of words and theatre.

Ignition Series Inspiring young people to connect with STEM at the State Library of South Australia


Date: 15 November 2018

Time: 6 to 7:30pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

Are you 14-18 years old* or interested in all things science? Then our IGNITION Series is for you.

Our Friends events!

The Friends of the State Library of South Australia offer a variety of interesting events throughout the year, including their regular event Wednesdays @ One.

Friends of the SLSA events



Adelaide's Cultural Precinct websites

Find out what else is happening in our city's cultural precinct...

Cultural precinct websites

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Live & Learn programs

We continue to learn throughout our lifetime, so the State Library of SA can help you discover an exciting range of courses, talks and workshops designed for all ages.

Community group bookings > Did you know that you can book a custom tour or program? Contact us to discuss your requirements.
Phone: 8207 7239

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At the State Library we use Eventbrite for our event and program registrations. When you register for an event or program, you will be asked to provide your name and email address. Eventbrite will then prompt you to create a password so that you can manage your bookings. For information about what happens to your contact details please view our privacy statement.

Can't attend an event?  Learn how to cancel your free registration or request a refund.

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