Facade conservation and repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

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What's on this week

Les Mis cinema screening
  • Thursday 18 September 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • The Courtyard
Woman reading ABC book with baby © Andrew Lloyd
  • Wednesday 17 September 2014, 10:30am - 11:00am
  • The Courtyard
Victor Hugo – Les Misérables – From Page to Stage
  • Sunday 21 September 2014, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Keith Murdoch Gallery