Exhibitions and Displays | Goldfields Library Corporation

Exhibitions and Displays 

Surprise! Pop-up books

A fabulous display of pop-up books and cards from the collection of Ken and Janes Rookes.

September 2022
Bendigo Library


Pop-up books and cards - Ken and Jane Rookes

Restored 1880s map of Romsey and Lancefield Shires

This large, recently restored map includes 1880s property boundaries, occupier’s names, allotment rates areas, roads, railway infrastructure and shire & riding boundaries. Also of interest are the lithographic images around the map’s perimeter depicting 1880s businesses and buildings in Romsey, Lancefield and Melbourne.

This important historic document is on loan from Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society, after the restoration was made possible by a grant from the local Bendigo Bank.

For further information please contact John Spring at the Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society.

Romsey Library

Detail - Restored 1880s map of Romsey and Lancefield Shires

Nature Discovery Space

Drop in and explore our nature table. Feel a snakeskin, check out a mummified fox, do a real snake jigsaw puzzle, and identify whose feather and whose home. Add something if you wish, or bring a photo if it's too big!

Saturday 17 September - Saturday 1 October
Woodend Library


The Borough in Pictures

Uncover Eaglehawk's past through this intimate collection of historical photographs.

Eaglehawk Library


Township of Eaglehawk

Tiny Art Exhibition

Mini canvas creations made by you.

Collect a mini canvas from Gisborne Library and unleash your inner artist!

Collect canvas from Monday 10 October. Return canvas by Monday 31 October.

Gisborne Library


canvas painting of deer against wall

Meet the Family videos

Our Meet the Family videos were created to highlight and enhance a broader understanding of LGBTIQAA+ community members. The results are illuminating and touching.

Funded by the Victorian Government in partnership with Golfdields Libraries, Bendigo PRIDE, Castlemaine Youth Theatre and Arena Theatre.

Watch on YouTube

Meet the Family

Indigenous artwork at Kangaroo Flat Library

This learning piece for all ages, created by local Dja Dja Wurrung artist Daikota Nelson, recognises the ancient and ongoing power of language and culture in a modern space and reflects upon the importance of celebrating knowledge, storytelling and learning today. On display at Kangaroo Flat Library.

Kangaroo Flat Library

child looking at Kangaroo Flat First Nations artwork on counter

Bendigo Possum Skin Cloaks

See the magnificent Possum Skin Cloaks made by Bendigo's Aboriginal community for the knowledge and enjoyment of all.

Bendigo Library

Possum Skin Cloaks

Blurry Borders Photographic Exhibition

Click here for the slideshow and stories.See the world through the lens of vision impaired photographer and traveller Kristan Emerson. The colour, clarity and beauty he finds is astounding. 


Celebrating Dorothy Steele

Dorothy Steel was a dedicated educator and library supporter. Mementos and photos from her life are on exhibition in the Dorothy Steel Cabinet at Bendigo Library.

Bendigo Library, Upstairs in Meeting Room 4


Dorothy Steele