Archive for October, 2016

Vivid Publishing, 2013

New books, and something très bon from the sixties!

October 28, 2016

Arts, New books:

Classics of all kinds hit the shelves in Arts this week

1000 Books Before School - launched at the State Library of Victoria. Photo Teagan Glenane

State Library Victoria launches early literacy campaign

October 26, 2016

News:

As part of Children’s Week, State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network launches 1000 Books Before School, the first statewide program in Australia designed to work with families to promote early literacy skills, and to combat the scourge of adult illiteracy in our communities.

List betting men on the flat

Murder at the Grand National

October 24, 2016

Sport, Such was life:

On Saturday 14 July, 1906 the Grand National race meeting was held at Flemington. During the afternoon young bookmaker Donald ‘Big Mick’ McLeod was beaten to death by an angry crowd after failing to pay out on winning bets. This shocking event gave great impetus to the strident anti-gambling campaign.

Noel Pearson delivering the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration at State Library Victoria

Noel Pearson delivers the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration

October 21, 2016

News:

Noel Pearson delivered the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration at the Library last night, on the topic ‘Still hunting the radical centre: revisiting Daniel Patrick Moynihan 50 years later’.

Rhonda Senbergs

The Rhonda Senbergs photographic collection

October 18, 2016

Our stories:

In this guest post, Jes and Selena Senbergs share the story behind the remarkable collection of photographs taken by their mother, Rhonda Senbergs. Rhonda Senbergs photographed Melbourne’s art world scene for… Read More ›

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

October 18, 2016

Family matters:

Family Historians will be delighted to hear that Ancestry Library Edition and Findmypast Australasia have recently added some important Victorian collections to their websites. Here are just a few of… Read More ›

New literary podcast celebrates writers and writing

New literary podcast celebrates writers and writing

October 13, 2016

News:

Recorded at the State Library, The Garret podcast celebrates writers and writing, interviewing leading authors to explore how they start, draft, complete and market their writing.

After-dark game for teens transforms State Library Victoria

After-dark game for teens transforms State Library Victoria

October 7, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria has partnered with La Trobe University to present the Poison Cabinet, an exciting new immersive game for teens.

2016 Inky Award winners announced at State Library

2016 Inky Award winners announced at State Library

October 5, 2016

News:

The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the winners the 2016 Inky Awards for young adult literature today, celebrating a decade of the national teen choice prize. The Gold Inky is awarded to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, while the international Silver Inky is travelling to USA with its winner Jandy Nelson.

State Library Victoria unlocks music archive for Melbourne Music Week

State Library Victoria unlocks music archive for Melbourne Music Week

October 4, 2016

News:

During the nine-day music extravaganza, the Library will delve deep into the vaults to reveal some extraordinary items in its collection including never-before-displayed, rare vinyl records from the 1940s to today, and specialist fanzines inspired by the Melbourne music scene – the largest public collection of its kind in Australia.