Archive for 2013

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

December 24, 2013

Arts, Music:

A few presents for Christmas…… Magnificat by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Son of the great Johann Sebastian, and a very fine composer in his own right, C.P.E.Bach wrote this wonderful… Read More ›

Take a break with a great Victorian book this summer

Take a break with a great Victorian book this summer

December 19, 2013

Announcements, Events, Family history events:

The Summer Read is on again and with the warm weather already here, it’s time to sit back, relax and lose yourself in a great Victorian book.

Are you making a list and checking it twice?

Are you making a list and checking it twice?

December 19, 2013

Such was life:

Ready for Christmas? Have you done everything that needs doing? Are you sure?

Christmas music listening in Arts.

Christmas music listening in Arts.

December 13, 2013

Arts, Music:

With Christmas fast approaching the Listening Posts in Arts are alive with festive sounds including new releases and old favourites.  The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There are eight… Read More ›

Rare Australian poetry acquired by the Library

Rare Australian poetry acquired by the Library

December 13, 2013

Arts & literature, Such was life:

The Library has recently acquired a small and very rare volume of Australian poetry. John Manifold’s Verses 1930–1933 was written while Manifold was a high school student and published when he… Read More ›

Commemorating your Anzacs

Commemorating your Anzacs

December 10, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Would your community like to commemorate Australian servicemen and women who served during the First World War? The Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program offers funding of up to… Read More ›

Leave a condolence message for Nelson Mandela

December 10, 2013

News, Updates:

Visitors to the State Library of Victoria are invited to leave a message of condolence for His Excellency Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. A special condolence book will be available near the… Read More ›

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

December 6, 2013

Arts, Comic books, Film, Music, New books:

  Jazz covers: Joaquim Paulo, edited by Julius Wiedemann   Taschen certainly know a thing or two about producing visually exuberant books, and when the subject matter is jazz album-cover… Read More ›

Joyeux anniversaire, Charles Valentin Alkan!

Joyeux anniversaire, Charles Valentin Alkan!

November 29, 2013

Arts, Music:

This has been a big year for musical birthdays, with Wagner and Verdi celebrating their 200th and Benjamin Britten clocking up his 100th, but as these noisy gentlemen hog the… Read More ›

Victorian will and probate index updated

November 27, 2013

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

Good news from the Public Record Office Victoria – they’ve updated their online will and probate index! You can now search for will and probate records from 1841 – 2007.… Read More ›