Archive for July, 2016

The Story of Miss Moppet, by Beatrix Potter, London, New York, Frederick Warne & Co., 1906. Rare J 823.912 P85M

150 years of Beatrix Potter

July 28, 2016

Our stories:

This week we celebrate the 150th anniversary of beloved author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. From Jemima Puddle-duck to Tom Kitten, we reveal some rare Potter treasures held in the Library’s Children’s Literature Collection.

The 2016 Fellows pictured in the Cowen Gallery

State Library Victoria announces 2016 Fellowship recipients

July 28, 2016

News:

Recipients of 13 State Library Victoria Fellowships worth a total of $169,500 were announced today.

Jean Stewart’s ballet photography

Jean Stewart’s ballet photography

July 22, 2016

Dance, Such was life:

Jean Stewart’s atmospheric ballet photographs capture the drama and beauty of the Victorian Ballet.

The Mandeville Centre, Loreto, Toorak

Architectus takes home win in architecture awards

July 15, 2016

News:

Architectus, one of the design firms involved in our Vision 2020 redevelopment, are celebrating wins for two of their educational projects.

St. Martin's Press, 2011

The interwebs are singing with some musical ebooks

July 15, 2016

Arts, Music:

Some familiar musical names, and maybe some not so familiar, but all of them well worth getting to know; not to mention a clip of Judy Garland that will take your breath away!

Glorious news! Separation at last!

Glorious news! Separation at last!

July 5, 2016

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Victoria is celebrating the 165th anniversary of its own Brexit, the day colonists won independence from the British colony of NSW. To mark the occasion, an exhibition of rare historical artwork and records has gone on display at the Library.