Archive for November, 2010

Cinematic unpleasantness in Arts

Cinematic unpleasantness in Arts

November 15, 2010

Arts, Film:

I always love browsing through the new books as they appear on our shelves, and just occasionally an accidental theme emerges from the variety of titles and subjects on display. For instance,… Read More ›

UK 1911 census soon to be available on Ancestry.com

November 12, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry.com will publish the 1911 England and Wales census online, having has acquired the rights from National Archives (UK). The census returns will be added one county at a time,… Read More ›

Remembering Ned Kelly, Armistice Day

November 12, 2010

Collection, News:

On the 130th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s death Shane Carmody, the library’s Director of Collections and Access speaks about the importance of the State Library in discovering our history.

Zines

Zines

November 10, 2010

Arts:

The State Library of Victoria has the largest public collection of zines – independent, not-for-profit, and often hand-made publications – in Australia. Despite fears that the form would fade away… Read More ›

The Nutcracker – free Christmas screening.

The Nutcracker – free Christmas screening.

November 9, 2010

Arts, Dance:

The Nutcracker : a ballet in two acts, is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, and the first of two special Christmas screenings.  It will be… Read More ›

Newspaper Reading Room works

Newspaper Reading Room works

November 8, 2010

Announcements, News:

The Library will be conducting maintenance work in the Newspaper Reading Room from Monday 8 – Friday 12 November. The room will remain open during this time.

A soldier in the family?

A soldier in the family?

November 8, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library can help you can find out about your ancestor who served in World War 1. Over 330,000 Australians served overseas in the Great War and their personnel… Read More ›

Serial lunacy in Arts

Serial lunacy in Arts

November 5, 2010

Arts:

Are you a serial lunatic? By which I mean, do you love browsing through magazines at your local newsagent, incurring the filthy looks of the staff behind the counter as… Read More ›

5 genealogy gems from our collection

November 1, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library’s collections are so vast and rich that there are always new items to discover that can help you with your family history research. Here are five gems… Read More ›