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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 Welcome Desk in the glass foyer of the Spence Wing. Continue to the famous Mortlock Wing, and then on to the Treasures Wall exploring the library to finish at the Institute Building.

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? 


Floating yellow astronaut
  • exhibition

Behind the Lines

The year in political cartoons 2022: Off the Planet

Saturday 4 February to Sunday 2 April 2023

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Free entry

Press Union Dinner, 1955
  • exhibition

Sweet and savoury

menus from the collections of the State Library

On now until June 2023

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Free entry

AGSA Start Art Book Club
  • Event

Start Art Book club

An art and literature adventure

Sunday 5 February 2023

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Booking required