Archive for 2017
People love talking about the weather. How many times have you heard someone say “Crazy weather we’re having, hey?” in the past week (or said it yourself)?
Some of Australia’s most acclaimed writers, including Christos Tsiolkas and Alice Pung, will feature in a groundbreaking collaboration between independent publisher Black Inc., the University of Melbourne and State Library Victoria.
Maggie Diaz was an American-born Australian commercial photographer. She lived and worked in Melbourne from 1961 until her death in October 2016. She was 90 years old. On Friday 24 February, 2017—on the eve of what would have been her 91st birthday—the State Library of Victoria is holding a public memorial in her honour.
You’re going to be spoilt for choice if you’re wandering around White Night Melbourne. Thankfully, we’ll have enough for you to see and do here at the Library that you won’t have to worry about deciding how to spend your time.
Rejection rather than affection was the theme of early 19th-century paper valentines.
In the late 1800’s, Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights.