Archive for August, 2013

Victorian Opera announces 2014 season in the Dome

Victorian Opera announces 2014 season in the Dome

August 30, 2013

Announcements, News:

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 ›

Love and larceny at the Melbourne Hospital

Love and larceny at the Melbourne Hospital

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.

Military research in the archives

Military research in the archives

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 ›

Judging a book by its cover

Judging a book by its cover

August 21, 2013

Arts:

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 ›

Arts on Film: The Winter’s Tale.

Arts on Film: The Winter’s Tale.

August 20, 2013

Arts:

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 ›

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

August 16, 2013

Announcements, News:

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.

From Vinegar Hill to Mont St Quentin : J G Roberts and the memory of war

From Vinegar Hill to Mont St Quentin : J G Roberts and the memory of war

August 16, 2013

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 ›

Hip-hop breakdown at Outside-in cinema

Hip-hop breakdown at Outside-in cinema

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 ›

Play essential in early literacy

Play essential in early literacy

August 13, 2013

News, Uncategorized:

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. 

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

August 8, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

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 ›