Archive for October, 2012

Oy vey! It’s International Jewish Genealogy Month!

Oy vey! It’s International Jewish Genealogy Month!

October 31, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Yes, October 17 to November 14 is International Jewish Genealogy Month.  The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies is the coordinating agency.  Their website has links to a variety of… Read More ›

Library hours for Melbourne Cup Day

Library hours for Melbourne Cup Day

October 29, 2012

About us, Announcements, Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, News, Opening hours, Search, Updates:

The Library will be open between 10am and 6pm on Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 6 November. Please note that some services will run to a public holiday schedule. 

Artists books and other wonders

Artists books and other wonders

October 29, 2012

Arts, Visual arts:

Guest blogger Des Cowley, manager of  our Rare Printed Collection, sent me this piece about a remarkable volume recently added to our seriously fine collection of artists books from both… Read More ›

Musical listening in Arts

Musical listening in Arts

October 24, 2012

Arts, Musicals:

Musical theatre features on new Listening Post music in Arts highlighting some recent CD arrivals, plus a few popular titles making a return visit. There are eight jukebox listening posts… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Ballet Double Bill Screening

Arts on Film: Ballet Double Bill Screening

October 23, 2012

Arts, Dance:

A ballet double bill is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday October 24 in Arts.     Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra and more…is… Read More ›

Children’s Week and the arrival of a Bunyip

Children’s Week and the arrival of a Bunyip

October 23, 2012

About us, Collection, Education, Family history events, Library services, News, Uncategorized, Updates:

This week is Children’s week and to celebrate the Library has a special storytime on Wednesday and unveils some new permanent visitors for everyone to enjoy.

AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships open – student applications invited

October 22, 2012

News, Uncategorized:

The State Library of Victoria invites honours year and postgraduate students to apply for the 2012 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships. Three $1,200 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships are offered… Read More ›

New books: culture can be popular, popular can be culture……

New books: culture can be popular, popular can be culture……

October 19, 2012

Arts, Comic books, Music, New books, Popular music, Visual arts:

 Our hero: Superman on Earth by Tom De Haven Tom De Haven is the author of a very beautiful and surprising novel about Superman/Clark Kent’s early years in Depression-era America,… Read More ›

The Biography Index

The Biography Index

October 18, 2012

People & professions, Such was life:

Have you been researching an elusive Victorian ancestor, only to get stuck when you try to find out more about their life? Are you looking for long-forgotten interviews with prominent… Read More ›

Welcome

Welcome

October 17, 2012

Such was life:

Welcome to the State Library of Victoria’s Such was life blog. Here we’ll explore both new and historic Library collections that relate to Australia’s past. We’ll showcase our favourite items,… Read More ›