Archive for February, 2015

White Night Wonderland

White Night Wonderland

February 27, 2015

News:

More than 19,000 culture vultures descended on the Library for White Night Melbourne last weekend.

Reading Matters 2015 program announced

Reading Matters 2015 program announced

February 24, 2015

News:

Hear from bestselling young-adult authors during the 11th biennial Reading Matters conference in May.

Bohemian Melbourne melody lingers on in Arts

Bohemian Melbourne melody lingers on in Arts

February 24, 2015

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Even though the exhibition has finished, the melody lingers on in Arts.  Currently featured on the Listening Posts are releases in popular and rock music from performers and bands associated with Bohemian Melbourne.… Read More ›

Does my bustle look big in this?

Does my bustle look big in this?

February 20, 2015

People & professions, Such was life:

The Centennial Exhibition of 1888 at Melbourne’s Exhibition Buildings was a motza for women. Posh citizens complained about the lack of servants – young women had flocked to the better pay and free fun down at the exhibition.

Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)

Poets at war: ‘What passing bells for these who die as cattle?’

February 12, 2015

Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some of the great poets of the First World War, currently highlighted in The Mirror of the World exhibition

Bohemian Melbourne walking tour

Bohemian Melbourne walking tour

February 9, 2015

Our stories:

Venture down history’s backstreets with this self-guided walking tour of bohemian Melbourne.

New books: some well known faces amongst them

New books: some well known faces amongst them

February 5, 2015

Arts, New books:

It’s always good to meet old friends on the new books shelf, and make a few new friends as well.

Death on the Pyramids

Death on the Pyramids

February 5, 2015

Such was life, War:

Some soldiers in Egypt during World War I were so taken by the pyramids, they decided to climb them, with tragic results.

Children’s Book Festival 2015 line-up announced

Children’s Book Festival 2015 line-up announced

February 2, 2015

News:

For one day only the State Library and Wheeler Centre will be turned into your very own children’s playground.

Final weeks of the Summer Read

Final weeks of the Summer Read

February 2, 2015

News:

The Summer Read closes on 15 February, leaving you just enough time to read one of the recommended books and go into the prize draw.