Archive for June, 2013

New Books: in and around Melbourne

New Books: in and around Melbourne

June 29, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

The presses keep rolling….. L. Bernard Hall : the man the art world forgot by Gwen Rankin This marvellous new biography of Bernard Hall, published in association with the State… Read More ›

Memories of the Great Depression

Memories of the Great Depression

June 28, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

An interesting and amusing memoir of a Melbourne boy growing up during the Depression is the book The Palace of Signs: memories of hard times and high times in the… Read More ›

Music in the Movies or Music for the Movies?

Music in the Movies or Music for the Movies?

June 26, 2013

Arts:

The ABC has recently run another of their always interesting Top 100 surveys, and this year’s effort devoted to Music in the Movies (and that title worried me from the… Read More ›

Arts on Film : Cosi Fan Tutte.

Arts on Film : Cosi Fan Tutte.

June 25, 2013

Arts:

Cosi Fan Tutte : an opera in two acts by Mozart is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday June 26. Please note… Read More ›

Albert Purchas: architect, soldier, inventor

Albert Purchas: architect, soldier, inventor

June 19, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

A common question we get asked at the Library is where can I find information about a particular person?

The public library in 2030

The public library in 2030

June 19, 2013

Announcements, News:

A new report produced by the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network explores what public libraries may look like in 2030 and the results may surprise you.

Vale Leigh Masel

June 18, 2013

About us, Announcements, News:

The State Library of Victoria would like to send condolences to the family of Leigh Masel who passed away over the weekend.

Building works in the Arts Reading Room

Building works in the Arts Reading Room

June 16, 2013

Arts:

17June to 5 July inclusive The Library will be reorganising some collection and activity spaces and creating a community language laboratory. As a result: The Audio Visual room will close… Read More ›

2013-14 Creative Fellowships announced

2013-14 Creative Fellowships announced

June 14, 2013

About us, Announcements, News:

Today we are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-14 Creative Fellowships, a program we started ten years ago to foster the creative use of the State Library’s collections… Read More ›

The Beatles in Australia: all five of them!

The Beatles in Australia: all five of them!

June 12, 2013

Arts:

Andrew McConville, the State Library’s very own mop-top, couldn’t resist commemorating the anniversary of this special madness! In Melbourne on 14 June 1964 all five Beatles, John, Paul, George, Ringo… Read More ›