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Snow palaces, side hustles & school treasures

snow palaces, side hustles & school treasures

Be inspired by a startup and side hustle whiz 

Got a business idea you would love to get off the ground? This introductory workshop with Kaylene Langford, founder of Startup Creative and author of How to Start a Side Hustle, will provide you with insightful tips for a successful journey. 

Business Essentials Workshop with Kaylene Langford
Tue 28 June, 5.30pm–7pm


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A Victorian snow palace

Mount Buffalo Chalet

With record-breaking snowfall coming to Victoria this winter, we are reflecting on one of our state’s great alpine beauties: Mount Buffalo Chalet. For more than 100 years, the chalet provided a leisurely holiday escape for all manner of guests and tourists as Australia’s first ski resort. Now closed, it faces an uncertain future.


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The books that have ruled our schools

Victorian school readers

To celebrate 150 years of public education in Victoria, we’re taking a look at educational texts from the 19th and 20th centuries, including school readers. These anthologised collections of texts have helped countless school children learn their curriculum and grow their imaginations through the power of literature. 


Share your story

Calling all family history enthusiasts

GIF shows a variety of family photos of Victorians from different eras

Celebrate Family History Month and share your story with the Library. Have you attended a Finding Families webinar, or discovered more about your ancestors in the Family History Reading Room? Let us know about your amazing discoveries, email media@slv.vic.gov.au


What’s on

Storytime presenter holding up a children's book


Join your favourite Library storytellers to uncover great children’s books. 

Every Mon, 10.30am–12pm
Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter

Book now

State Library Victoria visitors sitting at desks and writing

Introduction to the Library Webinar

Discover how to make the most of a world of resources at the Library.

Tue 21 June, 10am–11am

Book now

People at a VIP event at State Library Victoria

Get the VIP Treatment

Become a Cultural member to enjoy early bird and VIP access. 

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Plan ahead before you visit

The Library is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Be sure to check in, and be kind to our staff. Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit.