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The authors shortlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award. R to L: Ryan O'Neill, Emily Maguire, Philip Salom, Mark O'Flynn, Josephine Wilson.

The 2017 Miles Franklin shortlist: interviews with the authors

June 20, 2017

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State Library Victoria supports books, ideas and the written word. And what better way to do so than by celebrating the 2017 shortlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award?

Penguins get to partying at Play Pod

Penguins get to partying at Play Pod

June 8, 2017

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Penguins took over the Library’s courtyard recently and they brought a lot of families with them.

Start Space

$2 million donation to boost opportunities for budding entrepreneurs

June 1, 2017

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Leading Australian businesswoman Christine Christian has donated $2 million to State Library Victoria to establish Start Space – a new centre to support early-stage entrepreneurs, the first of its kind… Read More ›

Mr and Mrs Hanify on tandem, 10 March 1900, State Library Victoria

616 issues of the Australian Cyclist (1893–1905) go online

May 15, 2017

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Perfect for cycling enthusiasts or vintage bicycle buffs, the Australian Cyclist advocates all aspects of the bicycle, and included advertisements for local bike shops and depots, reviews of road races, programs of racing events, local league notes and, of course, cycling club gossip.

The redeveloped Ian Potter Queen's Hall.

Revealed today – Architectural designs for State Library Victoria

March 30, 2017

Announcements, News:

State Library Victoria is proud to reveal the new designs for its $88.1 million redevelopment, Vision 2020. The new designs, created by internationally acclaimed firms Architectus and Denmark’s Schmidt Hammer Lassen, will transform this iconic Melbourne institution and open up 40% more space to the public.

Writers on Writers: New publishing venture will celebrate the best of Australian writing

Writers on Writers: New publishing venture will celebrate the best of Australian writing

March 16, 2017

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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.

2017 Inky Award longlist announced, teens invited to apply for judging panel

2017 Inky Award longlist announced, teens invited to apply for judging panel

February 23, 2017

Announcements, News:

The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the longlist for the 2017 Inky Awards for young adult literature.

Maggie 'Herself', Maggie Diaz, 1950-1969

Maggie Diaz: remembering a life as modern as tomorrow

February 17, 2017

Events, Photography:

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.

5 things to do at the Library during White Night Melbourne

5 things to do at the Library during White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2017

Events:

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.

Google Doodle, 9 February 2017

Access four centuries of women’s history with your library card

February 9, 2017

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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.