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Children’s Book Week 2016

Every year at the end of August, schools and libraries and lovers of children’s books come together to celebrate the fantastic stories made in Australia. The theme for this year was “Australia! Story Country”. Did you miss out on all the fun of Children’s Book Week this year? Don’t…

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

July 3 to 10 is NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee and celebrates Aboriginal and Islander history, culture and achievements. It is a time to recognise the contributions Aboriginals and Islanders have made to Australia and our society. There are lots of ways…

World Refugee Day

Today we celebrates acceptance, tolerance and opening up our hearts and communities to refugees everywhere as it is World Refugee Day. Communities around the world have been celebrating refugees on special days for many years. However, it was in 2000 that the United Nations officially noted that 2001…

Happy Valentine’s Day

In the library world the 14th of February is more than just a day for romance and chocolates. Library Lover’s Day is a chance to spread your #librarylove and celebrate the relationship libraries have within the community. Remember the librarians at QUT are always here to help and…

Happy Birthday Wikipedia!

Happy birthday Wikipedia! It’s hard to believe it has been 15 years since the website first launched on January 15, 2001. See below for 15 interesting “Did you knows?” about Wikipedia: “Wiki” comes from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick” Over 5 million articles have been published…