August 30, 2013
The domed reading room has been a place of inspiration and creativity since its completion in 1913. It also proved to be a stunning location for a powerful performance by… Read More ›
August 29, 2013
People & professions, Such was life:
The winter of 1849 was an exciting time at the Melbourne Hospital as love blossomed between the resident apothecary and matron.
August 27, 2013
Family history events, Family matters:
No Family History Feast is complete without hearing how the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and National Archives of Australia (NAA) can help us with our research. With the military… Read More ›
August 21, 2013
Something that we are never supposed to do (as “serious readers”) is judge a book by its cover, but how can you resist when the cover art can be so… Read More ›
August 20, 2013
The Winter’s Tale : a play in five acts by William Shakespeare, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday August 21. This… Read More ›
August 16, 2013
The State Library congratulates Ross McMullin who last night won the Australian History award in the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for his book Farewell, Dear People.
Collections, Family matters:
Family Matters is pleased to welcome our August guest blogger, Dr Kevin Molloy, Manuscripts Librarian at the Library. Kevin completed his Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin on the subject of… Read More ›
August 14, 2013
Arts, Music, Popular music:
This week’s Outside-in cinema will be screening the 2011 documentary Beats, rhymes & life: travels of A Tribe Called Quest, shining a light on one of the most successful and… Read More ›
August 13, 2013
On Wednesday 14 August the State Library will host a special Storytime with best-selling children’s author Jeannette Rowe as part of Play Group Victoria’s state-wide library playgroup week.
August 8, 2013
On Monday 5th August, the Library hosted its 10th annual Family History Feast. This year’s feast was truly a memorable experience. To celebrate our 10th year, we dedicated the day… Read More ›