Make war a distant memory in an afternoon of activism at State Library of Queensland’s free community day, this Saturday 7 November.

Enjoy free live music, poetry, talks and hands-on activities during the event, as the Library celebrates the final days of the Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War exhibition.

Acting State Librarian, Sonia Cooper says the community day will give visitors a final chance to explore Distant Lines.

“We have been delighted with the community’s response to Distant Lines with more than 34,000 visitors enjoying the exhibition since April,” she says.

“The community day transitions us into the next phase of our Q ANZAC 100 activities where we explore the notion of peace.”

Minister for Science and Innovation, Leeanne Enoch says the event will also provide the public with an opportunity to contribute art to State Library Queensland’s next exhibition, Peace and Quiet – which is part of the Anzac centenary commemorations.

“It is a great opportunity for everyone to have a hand in an exhibition that documents and shares the story of Queenslanders,” she says.

The community day will feature an eclectic troop of artists including Hussy Hicks, award winning hip hop artist Busty Beatz, Peter Hunt as well as members of Kooii.

There will also be free pop-up talks and a panel discussion on political issues, a poetry program hosted by David Stavanger aka Ghostboy, art workshops and dances.

State Library of Queensland’s free community day will be held on Saturday 7 November from 2pm to 7pm. For more information visit