Archive for June, 2011

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

June 14, 2011

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

We are pleased to announce that findmypast.co.uk is now available at the State Library. With approximately 750 million historical records, this database is a fantastic addition to our growing collection… Read More ›

Photography, painting and a rummage through some Hitchcockiana

Photography, painting and a rummage through some Hitchcockiana

June 11, 2011

Arts, New books:

The beautiful & the damned : punk photographs by Ann Summa, edited by Kristine McKenna When Punk rock took off in the seventies it was wholeheartedly embraced by the Los Angeles… Read More ›

The love that dare not speak its name….but was always happy to paint it!

The love that dare not speak its name….but was always happy to paint it!

June 8, 2011

Arts:

This week sees the publication of the newest issue of the Library’s LaTrobe Journal, titled Queen City of the South: Gay and Lesbian Melbourne, which provides me with the perfect… Read More ›

British parliamentary papers & your family history

British parliamentary papers & your family history

June 8, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

British parliamentary papers might seem an unlikely source of information about your family’s history, but they are well worth digging in to. Bearing in mind how far the British Empire… Read More ›

Vaudeville, Music Hall & Tin Pan Alley : Free Screening

Vaudeville, Music Hall & Tin Pan Alley : Free Screening

June 8, 2011

Arts:

The next program in the Music and Dance on Film series will held be this Wednesday June 8, between 12.00 and 2.00 in Arts.  Two episodes from Tony Palmer’s award-winning documentary series… Read More ›

Queen’s birthday holiday closure

Queen’s birthday holiday closure

June 6, 2011

Announcements, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be closed on Monday 13 June due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. Readings Book Shop and Mr Tulk cafe will also be closed. An extensive range… Read More ›

National Family History Week 2011

June 2, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

Friday 29 July to Sunday 28 August 2011 – the dates of this year’s Australian National Family History Week  so important dates for your diary! This Week has been held… Read More ›

New Music Listening in Arts

New Music Listening in Arts

June 2, 2011

Arts, Film, Musicals:

A  great selection of movie soundtracks and Broadway Cast recordings on CD, have just arrived into the collection. These include recent Oscar winners – Black Swan and The King’s Speech. … Read More ›

Those flashing lights

Those flashing lights

June 1, 2011

Arts, Photography:

This Wednesday 1st June at 6:30pm, as a part of the Outside-in cinema series in Experimedia here at the Library, we will be showing the documentary Teenage Paparazzo, about the… Read More ›