Archive for February, 2013

Mock Valentines

Mock Valentines

February 8, 2013

Arts & literature, Such was life:

The State Library held a Valentine’s exhibition in 1951 which, according to the Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of Victoria, consisted of a small display on a… Read More ›

New DVDs:  Clint, Carol, Chopin…and more luminous selections.

New DVDs: Clint, Carol, Chopin…and more luminous selections.

February 8, 2013

Arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following: Bill Cunningham New York : the New York Times and First Thought Films presents a film by Richard Press.   John… Read More ›

The streets of Melbourne – by numbers

The streets of Melbourne – by numbers

February 6, 2013

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

  In 1887, Melbourne City Council ordered the renumbering of properties across the city to make houses and businesses easier to find.

Library catalogue upgrade from Thursday 14 February – service disruption

February 4, 2013

News, Uncategorized:

The Library’s catalogue will be upgraded between 5.30pm Thursday 14 February and 10am Saturday 16 February.   During this time the Library’s catalogue will still be available to search. However,… Read More ›

New books: art and the spirit of the land

New books: art and the spirit of the land

February 2, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

Nice to see the new-book’s trolley starting to fill up again: Sydney Long : the spirit of the land by Anne Gray   The haunting images of Australian artist Sydney… Read More ›

Political and union badges

Political and union badges

February 1, 2013

Politics, Such was life:

The Library’s Riley and Ephemera Collection houses ephemera from a wide range of Victorian political and community organisations, including their badges (otherwise known as buttons or pins).