Archive for 2010

Dreaming of Britten

Dreaming of Britten

November 24, 2010

Arts:

Opera Australia is rolling back into town and bringing with it one of my favourite 20th century operas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten. This is Baz Luhrman’s wildly… Read More ›

Christmas Concert Screening in Arts.

Christmas Concert Screening in Arts.

November 23, 2010

Arts, Music:

A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert is the next program in the Music & Dance on Film series, and the second of two special Christmas screenings.  It will be held in Arts… Read More ›

Sound Beam for Spring

Sound Beam for Spring

November 22, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Sound Beam is a regular program highlighting recorded music from the Arts audio-visual collection. It is accessible via headphones at selected workstations in the Arts Reading Room. Sound Beam currently features… Read More ›

Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow

November 18, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Last Friday, I had a fascinating morning at Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow in Melbourne. I listened to an interesting talk from Elaine Collins of findmypast.co.uk about their… Read More ›

New bookstore opens today

New bookstore opens today

November 18, 2010

Announcements, News:

A new, larger bookstore opens in Palmer Hall at the State Library today.

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 ›