State Library of Western Australia

Disrupted Festival of Ideas: A Discussion with Dance Activist Amrita Hepi

Published on July 26, 2017
Categories - Blog, Events, Featured, Q&A

This weekend, 29-30 July 2017, the fourth annual Disrupted Festival of Ideas provides a feast for the mind as some of the country’s most powerful thinkers converge on the State Library of WA. This free event is made up of keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, conversations and engaging encounters that promise to ignite and inspire.

Treats for Your Thursday

Published on July 28, 2016
Categories - Blog, Read About, Treats for your Thursday

1. Disrupted Festival of Ideas

Disrupted is a weekend long festival presented by the State Library of Western Australia. Now in its third year, the 2016 festival will focus on the presentation and discussion of ideas under the theme ‘Subject to Change’, reflecting a national conversation on innovation and the rapid growth of technology in our society. It is happening this weekend, 30-31 July.

Discovering Public Libraries

Published on August 13, 2014
Categories - Blog, Read About, Spotlight On

Wednesday morning: the coffee machine whirrs, slow jazz plays softly in the background, three ladies at a corner table laugh as they discuss their latest book club assignment, a little boy reads to his mother from a picture book. You’d never guess that I’m in a library. The Grove Library in Peppermint Grove hosts Monogram Caffe, where you can linger over a magazine and coffee in a bright space with large windows that look onto swaying peppermint trees and blue sky. Outside, there is water feature that displays these words: “Discover in this place that which is important”.