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A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

November 14, 2013

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The iconic domed reading of the State Library of Victoria, first opened to the public in 1913, turns 100 today.

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

October 15, 2013

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Last Friday at the State Library, the Melbourne Press Club announced their 2013 Victorian Media Hall of Fame inductees and that the Melbourne Press Club and State Library are working… Read More ›

Where do our treasures come from?

Where do our treasures come from?

September 12, 2013

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Last night CEO and State Librarian Sue Roberts spoke with Lindy Burns on ABC Radio 774 about love poetry and one of the Library’s most treasured and mysterious books, a… Read More ›

Library welcomes Justine Hyde

July 10, 2013

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Sue Roberts, CEO and State Librarian, has announced the appointment of Ms Justine Hyde to the position of Director Library Services and Experience to complete the new State Library leadership… Read More ›

Carnival of Curiosity – it’s happening now!

Carnival of Curiosity – it’s happening now!

July 7, 2013

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The State Library’s Carnival of Curiosity has just kicked off and already there’s a lot happening. Come on down to the Library and be part of this special day of… Read More ›

Vale Leigh Masel

June 18, 2013

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The State Library of Victoria would like to send condolences to the family of Leigh Masel who passed away over the weekend.

2013-14 Creative Fellowships announced

2013-14 Creative Fellowships announced

June 14, 2013

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Today we are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-14 Creative Fellowships, a program we started ten years ago to foster the creative use of the State Library’s collections… Read More ›

Happy birthday Sir Redmond Barry

Happy birthday Sir Redmond Barry

June 7, 2013

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Today we celebrate the 200th birthday of Sir Redmond Barry, founding trustee of the Library. Sir Redmond Barry (1813 – 1880) was an Anglo-Irish lawyer who arrived in Melbourne in… Read More ›

Enjoy the Queen’s birthday with a visit to the Library

Enjoy the Queen’s birthday with a visit to the Library

June 6, 2013

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It’s cold outside. The Queen’s Birthday public holiday is the perfect time to explore one of our fascinating exhibitions, inside the warmth of the Library.

2013 Inky Awards – time to get reading

June 3, 2013

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Monday 3 June 2013 This year’s Inky Awards longlist was announced Saturday afternoon at the 2013 Reading Matters conference.