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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Remembering those who fell for peace & freedom today
Libraries have come a long way from when I was a child - when going to your local library was mostly for the purpose of borrowing a book or researching for a school project. Basically, still a large building or room containing a collection of books and periodicals, libraries have moved with the technical age combining research with new innovative ways to educate and learn through workshops and other interesting means. The best feature about libraries is that they are free.

Military, Libraries, Family, South Bank, Near Brisbane, Free
Photo courtesy State Library of Queensland Picnic for Peace Event

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, you are invited to come along to the free activities on Maiwar Green near the State Library of Queensland in Stanley Place, South Bank on Sunday 11th November 2018. Maiwar Green is the is the grassy area between the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Recently, two new banners have appeared there.

Make your way down to the green on Sunday to be part of the reflective group and pay respects to all those brave men and women who sacrificed and suffered all those years ago, so we can have the freedom we have today. One-minute silence at 11.00 am will pay tribute to these people.

Family, Free, Libraries, South Brisbane, Near Brisbane, Things to Do
Photo courtesy of State Library of Queensland Picnic for Peace Event

Activities throughout the day include live music performances from the Birralee Singers, the South Brisbane Federal Band (The Feds), Tim Jackman and a live reading of Elaine Acworth's "My Father's Wars".

Being a Sunday, the whole family can be together, watch films, enjoy the food and drink available for purchase. There will also be guided conservation tours and interactive fun children activities from 10.00am through to 4.00pm. You may even like to bring your own picnic.
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Why? Remembrance Day, Pay Tributes To The Fallen
When: Sunday 11th November 2018
Phone: State Library of Queensland
Where: Maiwar Green
Cost: Free
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