Archive for April, 2014

New DVDs: Bolshoi, George Harrison, Superstar & Shakespeare in Italy

New DVDs: Bolshoi, George Harrison, Superstar & Shakespeare in Italy

April 27, 2014

Arts, Performing Arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following: Bolshoi : a renaissance. Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet by The Australian Ballet.   George Harrison: living in a material world.… Read More ›

World War I poetry

World War I poetry

April 23, 2014

Such was life, War:

From enlistment to conscription, to laments for the lost to our duty to England, war poetry spans all the hardship and reasoning of battle.

Researching your military ancestors

Researching your military ancestors

April 22, 2014

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

In the lead-up to the centenary of the start of the First World War, there has been a proliferation of commemoration plans and projects including online record releases, digitising projects,… Read More ›

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

April 19, 2014

Arts, Comic books, Film, New books, Visual arts:

Some of you may have noticed that there have been a growing number of ebooks appearing in the catalogue. Many of you, however, may not. For all of the amazing… Read More ›

If it’s Easter it must be…..

If it’s Easter it must be…..

April 18, 2014

Arts, Music:

Bach, of course!   The glorious opening sinfonia from J.S.Bach’s Easter Oratorio, with Philippe Herreweghe conducting his Concerto Vocale orchestra:     I love the way those trumpets peal like… Read More ›

Cycloramas in Melbourne

Cycloramas in Melbourne

April 14, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The cyclorama emerged in the 1700s and became a popular form of entertainment at the turn of the 20th century before cinema rendered the genre obsolete.

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

April 11, 2014

Arts, Music, New books, Photography, Popular music, Visual arts:

 Rock country : the sounds, bands, fans, fun & other stuff that happened: edited by Christian Ryan “Sex lessons from Bon Scott. Scary encounter with Chrissy Amphlett. On the trail… Read More ›

State Library builds Rome for a day

State Library builds Rome for a day

April 10, 2014

Events, Exhibitions, Family history events:

The State Library will be transformed into a piece of Italy this Sunday at the free Viva l’Italia! family day. The Italian festival is inspired by the Library’s latest exhibition:… Read More ›

From American Indian to Afro-Pop.

From American Indian to Afro-Pop.

April 7, 2014

Arts, Music:

Two music databases published by Alexander Street Press that you can explore are American Song and Contemporary World Music. American Song is described as a history database that allows people to hear… Read More ›