March 31, 2015
Sport, Such was life:
The costume football match in 1881 featured players dressed as characters from opera, tragedy, comedy, farce and pantomime.
March 26, 2015
With the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in full bloom, it seems only right to have a bit of a floral festival here at the Library. As Cicero said: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
March 25, 2015
Honoring the best new international youth literature out there, the annual Inky Awards longlist has been announced. For those of you who are not familiar with this award, it is… Read More ›
March 23, 2015
More than 12,000 children and their families joined us for a giant book party with the Wheeler Centre on Sunday 22 March.
March 22, 2015
Our newly titled Louis Lothian Children’s Literature Fellowship is named in honour of Louis Lothian.
March 20, 2015
Our exhibition Inspiration by Design has artist books from Picasso, Matisse and Ernst, to name but a few! What exactly is an ‘artist book’? Learn from the experts.
Arts, New books, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:
The visual arts come in all shapes and sizes
March 18, 2015
People & professions, Such was life:
Want to meet some ordinary Melbournians from the 1880s? About 500 of them lurk in the pages of a ‘security album’ from the spectacular Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, held in 1888.
March 17, 2015
We are building a more comfortable space for visitors to hang out, check email and have a break
March 16, 2015
Hear from children’s author extraordinaire Andy Griffiths in the lead up to his visit to the Library for Children’s Book Festival 2015.