Archive for May, 2011

The bold, the beautiful and the cheeky in Arts!

The bold, the beautiful and the cheeky in Arts!

May 27, 2011

Arts, New books:

One of the great things about working in a Library like this is the almost constant voyage of discovery it takes us on as new material arrives on the shelves!… Read More ›

Finding your ancestors…talk at AIGS Blackburn Sunday 29 May 2011

Finding your ancestors…talk at AIGS Blackburn Sunday 29 May 2011

May 26, 2011

Collections, Family history events, Family matters, Research guides:

Newspapers, manuscripts, pictures, maps and so much more…   Find out  about the diversity of State Library of Victoria  collections that can be used for family history research at a talk I… Read More ›

Dame Nellie Melba and the problems of being a legend

Dame Nellie Melba and the problems of being a legend

May 22, 2011

Arts:

Now that the 150 candles have been blown out and the streamers have all been taken down, I thought it might be a good idea to highlight a few of… Read More ›

Global entertainments, gorgeous frocks and shaking up Mr Bond

Global entertainments, gorgeous frocks and shaking up Mr Bond

May 20, 2011

Arts:

A bit of dancing, a bit of acting, a bit of fashion, and even a bit of icon deconstruction (the name’s Bond, James Bond…..); all in a day’s work for… Read More ›

There is nothing like a Dame!

There is nothing like a Dame!

May 19, 2011

Arts:

Happy birthday Dame Nellie (150 today!)   Click hear for a selection of audio clips available through Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au/music/result?q=melba&l-availability=y&l-format=Sound

Family History Feast 2011 – bookings open next week!

Family History Feast 2011 – bookings open next week!

May 19, 2011

Family history events, Family matters, Uncategorized:

The Feast is a  day of free information sessions for family history researchers including the annual Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO) Don Grant Lecture.  In 2011 the Lecture will… Read More ›

Capturing characters

Capturing characters

May 17, 2011

Arts, Visual arts:

This Wednesday 18th April at 6:30pm, as a part of the Outside-in cinema series in Experimedia here at the Library, we will be showing the self-titled documentary on portrait artist… Read More ›

It’s always a pleasure…

It’s always a pleasure…

May 13, 2011

Arts:

I particularly love the work of northern European artists of  the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. Rogier van der Weyden 1400-1464: Master of Passion Zwolle : Waanders Uitgeverij ; Leuven :… Read More ›

A sense of place : local studies in Australia and New Zealand

A sense of place : local studies in Australia and New Zealand

May 12, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

The Sense of place conference organised by Auslib Press was held at the State Library of New South Wales on 5 and 6 May 2011 attracting more than 140 participants from… Read More ›

Beats, Punks and Portobello Road

Beats, Punks and Portobello Road

May 11, 2011

Arts:

Beat memories : the photographs of Allen Ginsberg  DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2010 I just happen to have been reading some of Allen Ginsberg’s poems recently (as one does!), so finding this… Read More ›