Archive for March, 2015

A bohemian football match

A bohemian football match

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.

Hanson photographs of Victoria and New South Wales

The art of the garden

March 26, 2015

Arts:

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.”

2015 Inky Awards longlist announcement

2015 Inky Awards longlist announcement

March 25, 2015

News:

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 ›

12,000 attend Children’s Book Festival

12,000 attend Children’s Book Festival

March 23, 2015

News:

More than 12,000 children and their families joined us for a giant book party with the Wheeler Centre on Sunday 22 March.

Louis Lothian Children’s Literature Fellowship

Louis Lothian Children’s Literature Fellowship

March 22, 2015

News:

Our newly titled Louis Lothian Children’s Literature Fellowship is named in honour of Louis Lothian.

What is an artist book?

What is an artist book?

March 20, 2015

Our stories:

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.

Fantagraphics Books, 2014

New in the visual arts: on the shelf and online

March 20, 2015

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:

The visual arts come in all shapes and sizes

Making an exhibition of yourself

Making an exhibition of yourself

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.

A new space to hang out in the Library

A new space to hang out in the Library

March 17, 2015

News:

We are building a more comfortable space for visitors to hang out, check email and have a break

Q&A with children’s author Andy Griffiths

Q&A with children’s author Andy Griffiths

March 16, 2015

Our stories:

Hear from children’s author extraordinaire Andy Griffiths in the lead up to his visit to the Library for Children’s Book Festival 2015.