The Family was one of most bizarre cults of modern times. This is your chance to find out more about it.

Chris Johnston and Rosie Jones will be answering your questions about The Family, and the book they published about the cult, over in our online Tablo community on Thursday 2 March between 8 and 9pm.

Sign up and get involved.

The family by Chris Johnston and Rosie Jones Q&A: 2 March, 2017
Tisna Sanjay is creating art live on our forecourt and you can get involved. Come by and be part of art and activism in motion (or just watch—no pressure) as part of #AsiaTOPA.
Does your five year old (or younger) just love to party? Come along to our free Play Pod party on Wednesday. Help us create a garden and then make your own sheep to take home.

Play Pod party!
Today's the day that ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR goes off air. Thanks to everyone that visited the exhibition during its run and we hope you enjoyed seeing it as much as we enjoyed hosting it.

ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR
Want to celebrate the Academy Awards in style? Take a Sunday drive to Plaza Theatre in Bendigo, 1939.
St Kilda swimming carnival, 1914
Melbourne Town Hall, 1950s
Do you have a creative project that could use our collection in innovative ways?

Come along to our fellowships information night on Tues 28 Feb—you'll learn everything you need to know about how the program can help you create.

Fellowships program: information night
The 2017 Inky Awards longlist has been announced! Head over to Inside A Dog to see if your favourite YA title made the list.

It's here! The 2017 Inky Awards longlist annoucement | Inside A Dog
Fancy reading some classics? Browse our popular digitised collections. They're the highlights of more than 500,000 digitised Library items.

We have two new additions: The Traveller (which was published between 1890 and 1905 to cover travelling news) and the Journal of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria (published from 1902 to 1955 and covered, you guess it, farming news and history).

Popular digitised collections
Office goals.
Want to become a better writer? Learn from an expert.

Cath Crowley has won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Ethel Turner Award for Young People's Literature. Now's your chance to ask her a question or get her advice.

Cath's answering your question in our Tablo community from 8 to 9pm tomorrow. See you there.

Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley: 23 Feb, 2017 — State Library Victoria community on Tablo
We're hosting a public memorial in honour of Maggie Diaz this Friday. Join us to celebrate Maggie's life and work.

Maggie Diaz Memorial

A contender for most beautiful library in the world? We think so.

France's beautiful National Library reopens after a decade of renovations
Aristophanes has been turning heads with music that combines wordplay, electronica and a forward thinking approach to hip hop and poetry. She even became the first Taiwanese artist to play at Coachella.

Now, thanks to Asia TOPA and its #XOSTATE program, you have a chance to see her live. She's performing at Arts Centre Melbourne on Friday 24 Feb.

XO STATE DARK: Aristophanes | Asia TOPA
ON AIR: 40 years of Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM closes this week! Come down and see it while you can—or book yourself in for a guided tour with its curator. They're running on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 Feb.

Curator's talk: 'ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR'
Melbourne, you were blooming marvellous
We're going underwater, Melbourne...
Live from the dome: Seadragon's lair, White Night Melbourne