Archive for June, 2012

Aboriginal Australians and family history

Aboriginal Australians and family history

June 29, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

The Library’s Genealogy Team is pleased to announce the publication of the Aboriginal people and family history online Research Guide to coincide with NAIDOC Week (1-8 July 2012).

Ravi Shankar and the music of the world

Ravi Shankar and the music of the world

June 25, 2012

Arts, Music:

Don’t you love it when something comes along, quite unexpectedly, and just knocks your socks off? Taking a punt (as one should every so often) I recently bought a recording… Read More ›

Library retires Classic catalogue

June 22, 2012

Announcements, News:

Since launching in September 2009, the Library’s new-generation Search service has been enabling our users to find collection items in one easy search. Although our previous search tool, the Classic catalogue, has remained available, its older technology is not able to offer the same, easy-to-use features as our newer, more powerful online catalogue. To provide our users with the best possible search experience we have decided to retire the Classic catalogue and focus our resources on the Search service.

Carmen, Galileo, the Phantom & some hippies.

Carmen, Galileo, the Phantom & some hippies.

June 21, 2012

Arts, Music:

There are many great new DVDs arriving in Arts that include the following. These & other audiovisual items can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue, for playing on audiovisual equipment… Read More ›

Talk with the hand: Outside-in Cinema

Talk with the hand: Outside-in Cinema

June 20, 2012

Arts, Television:

This week’s Outside-in cinema screening is the multi-award-winning documentary Being Elmo, which has yet to be released in Australian cinemas (in or out of a festival). The film focuses on… Read More ›

Opera Screening: The Magic Flute

Opera Screening: The Magic Flute

June 19, 2012

Arts:

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote): an opera in two acts, is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday June 20 in Arts. This… Read More ›

Painting and photography….and dogs!

Painting and photography….and dogs!

June 16, 2012

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

Dogs in Australian art : a new history of antipodean creativity by Steven Miller As the proud owner of two whippets who just happen to be the most beautiful dogs… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2012 booked out!

Family History Feast 2012 booked out!

June 12, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

 On Monday 30 July 2012, the State Library of Victoria will host the ninth annual Family History Feast…This event is now totally booked out.  Family History Feast is a day… Read More ›

Contemporary musicians, actors and entertainers online!

Contemporary musicians, actors and entertainers online!

June 12, 2012

Arts:

We live in a wonderful age when all of this…. can become just this! Not to mention all of this…… becoming just this!! Now don’t get me wrong, I love… Read More ›

Superheroes, Supernatural and Surf; all in a day’s work for the Arts Library

Superheroes, Supernatural and Surf; all in a day’s work for the Arts Library

June 7, 2012

Arts, Film, New books, Television:

A selection of books proving that there’s more to popular culture than meets the eye…… Shazam! : the golden age of the world’s mightiest mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff… Read More ›