Archive for September, 2012

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

September 28, 2012

Collections, Family matters:

The current library exhibition Gusto! a culinary history of Victoria, explores the role food has played in Victoria’s history.  One food topic that’s of great interest to many family historians is… Read More ›

New Books: boy wizards, designing women, creature features, and that movie…..

New Books: boy wizards, designing women, creature features, and that movie…..

September 27, 2012

Arts:

 Harry Potter : page to screen, the complete filmmaking journey by Bob McCabe Harper Design, 2011 Quidditch anyone? Enough said! In praise of the needlewoman : embroiderers, knitters, lacemakers, and… Read More ›

Outside-in cinema has a few bugs

Outside-in cinema has a few bugs

September 26, 2012

Arts, Film:

Well before films, music, photography, and all manner of other idle pursuits took over, I found nothing more fascinating than the insects that crawl beneath my feet. When people stepped… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Aaron Copland Double Bill.

Arts on Film: Aaron Copland Double Bill.

September 26, 2012

Arts, Music:

A double bill featuring the renowned American composer, Aaron Copland, is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screen this coming Wednesday September 26 in Arts.… Read More ›

Library websites unavailable 6–7pm Friday 28 September

September 25, 2012

Announcements, Collection, Education, Library services, News, Opening hours, Search, Updates:

Most State Library of Victoria websites will be unavailable between 6pm and 7pm AEST on Friday 28 September due to maintenance. Our catalogue will still be available. We apologise for… Read More ›

New DVDs: Slim, Kubrick, Henry VIII & more

New DVDs: Slim, Kubrick, Henry VIII & more

September 20, 2012

Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Television, Visual arts:

New DVD arrivals include the following: These and other DVDs & audiovisual material can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue, for playing on audiovisual equipment in Arts during opening… Read More ›

New books: titillating pictures, schlock horror and revolutions on and off stage……

New books: titillating pictures, schlock horror and revolutions on and off stage……

September 16, 2012

Arts:

Back to the book collection for a while; how very analogue of me! How to read erotic art by Flavio Febbraro   Art and erotic representation have been bedfellows (sorry…)… Read More ›

The Naxos Video Library rocks on!

The Naxos Video Library rocks on!

September 14, 2012

Arts:

An interesting development in the Naxos Video Library is the appearance of rock music and jazz documentaries and concerts; classics of course! AC/DC: Highway to Hell – A Classic Album… Read More ›

Unsettling figures within Outside-in cinema

Unsettling figures within Outside-in cinema

September 12, 2012

Arts, Visual arts:

It can be a horrible thing to acquaint yourself with artists you admire. As a rule, I would advise against it. The passionate vocalist will sigh and check their e-mail… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Arts on Film: Love’s Labour’s Lost.

September 11, 2012

Arts, Performing Arts:

Shakespeare’s comedy in five acts Love’s Labour’s Lost, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday September 12 in Arts. Love’s Labour’s Lost… Read More ›