Archive for November, 2011

Christmas and New Year closure

Christmas and New Year closure

November 30, 2011

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will close at 6.00pm on Saturday 24 December 2011 and reopen at 10.00am on Tuesday 3 January 2012.

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

November 28, 2011

News, Uncategorized:

Victorian writer and performer Luka Lesson has won the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam, beating sixteen finalists from around Australia at the National final in Sydney last night. Lesson’s winning poem… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

November 27, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

Another lot of new books has appeared in the Genealogy Centre. Charles Bartlett reviews the latest selection. The parishes, registers & registrars of Scotland compiled by Edinburgh, Scottish Association of… Read More ›

Bernard Smith 1916-2011

Bernard Smith 1916-2011

November 27, 2011

Arts:

With the death earlier this year of Bernard Smith, Australia lost one of its greatest intellectuals and most probing cultural historians. He was a great friend to this Library and… Read More ›

Playing for Australia in November

Playing for Australia in November

November 23, 2011

Arts:

Apparently November is Australian Music Month (don’t ask, just enjoy!), which is a good excuse to highlight some of the Australian music we have in our collection! Corroboree ; An… Read More ›

Nutcracker Christmas Special Screening.

Nutcracker Christmas Special Screening.

November 23, 2011

Arts, Dance:

The next and final program in the Music and Dance on Film series for 2011, is a new and dazzling production of Nutcracker – the ballet for the festive season.… Read More ›

A love of language wins out in poetry slam state final

A love of language wins out in poetry slam state final

November 21, 2011

Announcements, Family history events, News:

Entertainer and writer, Simon Taylor has won the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam Victorian final held at the State Library of Victoria last Friday night.

Playing for Australia in November

Playing for Australia in November

November 20, 2011

Arts, Music:

Apparently November is Australian Music Month (don’t ask, just enjoy!), which is a good excuse to highlight some of the Australian music we have in our collection! Corroboree ; An… Read More ›

Serendipity: Desirable but unsought discoveries

Serendipity: Desirable but unsought discoveries

November 18, 2011

Family matters, Uncategorized:

As librarians at the State Library, we perform research into subjects covering the full range of human endeavour as part of our professional duties. Through the research process we follow… Read More ›

New CD Listening in Arts

New CD Listening in Arts

November 17, 2011

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

New CDs arriving into the collection include music from icons of pop culture such as Peter, Paul & Mary, George Harrison and Santana ;  jazzy moods with The Syncopators ;  and classical favourites like The… Read More ›