It's time for more podcast goodness from The Garret: Writers on writing. This time they're talking to Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah, who writes contemporary YA.

But Randa's not just an author: she's also a lawyer, human rights advocate and community volunteer with human rights, migrant and refugee resource organisations.

Make sure you don't miss this interesting interview.
Its time for more podcast goodness from The Garret Writers on writing

Randa Abdel-Fattah on writing what matters

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Up for a challenge? ????

This cryptic crossword is from the 22 November, 1949 edition of The Argus newspaper. Think you can solve it? Share it with your friends, work together and see if you can figure it out.

We'll post the solution on Monday. Good luck.
Up for a challenge This cryptic crossword is from the 22 November
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Sarah Paulin
Michael Bolger
Melbourne by night from across the Yarra.

Have a nice weekend, everyone.
Melbourne by night from across the Yarra
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Happy MuseumWeek! Do you remember when the Museum used to call Swanston Street home? This 1910 photo of McCoy Hall (now the Redmond Barry Reading Room) shows what was once Museums Victoria (Museum of Victoria) when the contents of this building were a little wilder. On 13 July 1997 the Museum closed its Swanston Street site to prepare for relocation and reopened in October 2000 next to the...
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Happy MuseumWeek Do you remember when the Museum used to call Swanston
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Tracy Seiler
Australian history is rich with refugee stories. Our Library collections capture and reflect this history in interesting ways.
Australian history is rich with refugee stories Our Library collections capture and

Let us all combine: refugee stories in Australia

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Windome into your soul.
Windome into your soul
Our Arts Collection is a treasure trove of music, books, magic tricks, and a whole lot more. Spend some time getting to know it in this seminar as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week.
Our Arts Collection is a treasure trove of music books magic tricks

The magic of the arts

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Visionaire is a US art and fashion publication. This pop-up, by Cai Guo-Qiang, was featured in Visionaire's 55th issue Surprise.

It's a terrific example of a book as a physical object to be cherished (and of the imagination of artists and publishers working with books).

You can see Cai Guo-Qiang's work, along with a few other pop ups from Visionaire, in our Mirror of the World exhibition.
Visionaire is a US art and fashion publication This popup by Cai
You may know Charles Joseph La Trobeโ€™s name but do you know anything about him?

Join John Barnes, author of La Trobe: Traveller, Writer, Governor, for a talk about the โ€˜man of a thousand occupations' and all he accomplished.
You may know Charles Joseph La Trobeโ€™s name but do you know anything about him

Author in-conversation: John Barnes on Charles Joseph La Trobe

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It's here!

The Garret Podcast has just released a special episode featuring all five authors shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award. Check it out.
Its here The Garret Podcast has just released a special episode featuring

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Want to hear from the authors shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award? Keep an eye on The Garret Podcast โ€“ they'll have interviews with all five authors, including Ryan O'Neill here, online soon.
Want to hear from the authors shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary
What a lovely view of St Paul's Cathedral (and the Flinders Street Station dome, too).
What a lovely view of St Paul's Cathedral and the Flinders Street Station dome too
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Time to head to Yan Yean for the Back to Yan Yean community gathering.

This photo by John T Collins is dated 7 October, 1978.
Time to head to Yan Yean for the Back to Yan Yean community gathering
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Challenge time.

This cryptic crossword is from the 18 April, 1950 edition of The Argus newspaper. Think you can solve it? Work together and see how you go.

We'll post the solution on Monday. Good luck.
Challenge time This cryptic crossword is from the 18 April 1950 edition
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Trevor Sell
Jonathan Choong
Princes Bridge by night. โค
Princes Bridge by night
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John McMahon
Loitering in the Rare Books stacks this afternoon #Bloomsday
Loitering in the Rare Books stacks this afternoon Bloomsday
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Margaret Johnson
Sharon Hynes
Take a stroll through our online Bohemian Melbourne gallery to meet the artists, visionaries, rebels and rock stars who have pushed against convention in life and art.
Take a stroll through our online Bohemian Melbourne gallery to meet the

Bohemian Melbourne | State Library Victoria

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Claire Dumans
Melwitz Folino
Jacqui Dubs
Need something new to listen to? The Garret Podcast has just published their interview with award-winning crime novelist Adrian McKinty. Check it out.
Need something new to listen to The Garret Podcast has just published

Adrian McKinty: Award winning crime fiction

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Looking for a place of delight in the heart of Melbourne?

Locus amoenus is an indoor oasis of calm, inspired by scenery from around Victoria. See it before it closes on Saturday 17 June.
Feeling blue
Feeling blue
Patricia Clarke