Archive for March, 2011

Doing nothing in Arts, and then some!

Doing nothing in Arts, and then some!

March 31, 2011

Arts, New books:

They say that you can’t, or shouldn’t, judge a book by its cover (a theory I don’t entirely agree with), and I suppose the same can be said for the title, but… Read More ›

Firebird & other legends – free screening.

Firebird & other legends – free screening.

March 30, 2011

Arts, Dance:

The Music and Dance on Film series commences for 2011 this Wednesday March 30.   A great lineup is scheduled for the year, beginning with this tribute to the Ballet Russe by… Read More ›

Great news for map lovers!

March 28, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

A significant number of digitised Victorian maps have recently been added to the State Library of Victoria catalogue .    In the past few weeks, over 500 digitised maps have been added… Read More ›

What’s new in the Genealogy collection

March 25, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

I think that Pitfalls and possibilities in family history research by Pauline Litton is essential reading for all genealogists: If your ancestors are proving elusive and the records are not… Read More ›

The cat has left the roof…..farewell Elizabeth Taylor

The cat has left the roof…..farewell Elizabeth Taylor

March 24, 2011

Arts, Film:

They come and they go. In our age of celebrity culture it can be difficult enough just keeping up with who’s who, let alone notice the passing of names that might once have… Read More ›

New Irish records now available on Ancestry.com

March 22, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

A collection of valuable Irish land records are now available on the Ancestry.com website. You can search nineteenth century tithe applotment books, Griffith’s valuation records and ordnance survey maps that… Read More ›

Elvis returns, music from a ruined city, and other loud things in Arts

Elvis returns, music from a ruined city, and other loud things in Arts

March 18, 2011

Arts, Music, New books:

Return of the King : Elvis Presley’s great comeback by Gillian G. Gaar Elvis Presley had more comebacks throughout his glorious career than Nellie Melba had farewells, some more successful… Read More ›

A few new things to listen to in Arts

A few new things to listen to in Arts

March 18, 2011

Arts:

New CDs arriving into the collection include a popular selection of Broadway Cast Recordings such as Oklahoma and Little Shop of Horrors, Susan Boyle’s debut album and classic music from the… Read More ›

Installation of ‘Blue Skies’ begins

Installation of ‘Blue Skies’ begins

March 17, 2011

Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

Work has begun at the State Library of Victoria to complete and hang Blue Skies, a dramatic art installation by Melbourne artist Trinh Vu.

New Sound Beam

New Sound Beam

March 16, 2011

Arts, Music:

Two new CDs are currently featured on Sound Beam in Arts.   Compass is the new album by the 2009 winner of Australia’s Got Talent, Mark Vincent.  It includes popular favourites… Read More ›