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On now until Sunday 17 September 2023
Open during State Library opening hours:
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5pm

Please note we are closed on public holidays.
Treasures Wall, Spence Wing (Level 1)
Free, no bookings required
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State Library of South Australia

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the State Library of South Australia:

It's time to get creative!

Does your child have a party planned over the school holidays? Or perhaps they have a birthday party coming up and want to get involved in the planning. Well visit our family table in the Treasure Wall and get them designing their own ultimate menu!

What will be on the menu? Something sweet or savoury or both! Hot and cold foods, or maybe food from other countries and what about the drinks!

Be inspired by our Sweet and Savoury exhibition and plan a menu for your special party on the printouts provided.

Can't make it to the Library, not to worry just download the template and design it from home.


Search for more books to borrow on the public libraries catalogue:

Recommended reading list


Handa’s Surprise
Eileen Browne

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Australian Feast
Eric Carle

Market Day
Carrie Gallasch


Polly’s Grand Party Plan
Jane Godwin

Big Book of Colourful Foods
Olga Konstantynovsk

How Does My Fruit Grow?
Gerda Muller


Where Does My Food Come From?
Annabel Karmel

The ABC Book of Food
Helen Martin

Time for Tea: A first book of cookery
Shirley Hughes


Bush Tukka Guide
Samantha Martin

The Farm That Feeds Us
Nancy Castaldo

The No-Cook Cookbook
Rebecca Woollard


How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

Press Union Dinner, 1955
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Sweet and savoury

menus from the collections of the State Library

On now until Sunday 17 September 2023

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