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Events and exhibitions

Sally Heinrich lantern making workshop
  • Event series
  • Nature Festival

Paper Lantern Making workshop

Friday 6 October 2023

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Booking required

Storytelling in the Circulating Library
  • Event series
  • Nature Festival

Storytelling in the Circulating Library

Wednesday 4 October 2023

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Booking required

Her Majesty's Theatre in LEGO
  • exhibition

Her Majesty's Theatre in LEGO

On display now

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Free entry

Insitute Building Lego model
  • exhibition

Institute Building recreated brick by brick

Lego model on display

On display now

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Free entry

AGSA Start Art Book Club
  • Event

Start Art Book Club

An art and literature adventure

Sunday 3 December 2023

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Booking required

Fantastic Foliage
  • Event series
  • Nature Festival

Fantastic Foliage

Paper sculpture

On now

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Free, no bookings required

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Activities for home

All activities are approved by the Children's University, so whether you are visiting us or doing the activities at home, remember to update your passport at the Information Desk!

Build a bug, family fun activity at the State Library of SA

Build A Bug

Be inspired to build your own bug from watercolour paintings of insects found in George French Angas’ South Australia Illustrated, a snapshot of some of the earliest views of South Australia in 1844.

Family Trail

Family trail

Take an adventure through the Library to discover the many treasures and stories to be found.

Start by picking up your printed Family Trail from our different entry points in the State Library. 

Footy fun at the State Library of SA

Footy fun

Check out AFL-related books in your local library and Design Your Own Footy Team Uniform at home by downloading the sheet.

Aeroplane race board game - Ross Smith

Board games from the past

Did you know that the State Library holds a collection of historical board games that tell stories about people, places and events in South Australia’s history? 

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Create your ultimate party menu

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