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2016 Inky Award winners announced at State Library

2016 Inky Award winners announced at State Library

October 5, 2016

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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

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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.

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

September 22, 2016

Events, Family History Feast 2016, Family matters:

Good morning boys and girls! This phrase is so familiar and reminiscent of our school years and it is an excellent beginning title for a talk about Victorian teacher records.… Read More ›

Virtual State Library Victoria showcased in Google Expeditions

Virtual State Library Victoria showcased in Google Expeditions

September 16, 2016

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Priceless collections and the prized architecture of State Library Victoria will be available in virtual reality to students and teachers around the world when the State Library Google Expedition launches in Mildura today.

Melbourne Music Week 2016

State Library announced as Melbourne Music Week Hub

September 13, 2016

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State Library Victoria will be the 2016 hub for Melbourne Music Week, illuminating the city’s world-renowned music scene.

Arielle Cottingham, winner of the Victorian state final of the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam

Arielle Cottingham wins 2016 Victorian Poetry Slam state final

September 5, 2016

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Following a hotly contested series of heats in Melbourne and regional venues across Victoria, 13 poets battled it out in the state final of the 2016 Australian Poetry Slam at State Library Victoria.

Paintings in The Big Issue portraits exhibition

The Big Issue marks 20-year milestone with an exhibition celebrating vendors

September 1, 2016

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Discover the stories behind the faces of Melbourne’s street magazine vendors in ‘The Big Issue portraits’, a free exhibition now on show at State Library Victoria.

Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

August 24, 2016

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We welcomed more than 200 little readers, their families and carers to the Library this morning for a special 2016 Children’s Book Week Storytime.

Supporting Hearing Awareness Week 2016

Supporting Hearing Awareness Week 2016

August 24, 2016

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This week is national Hearing Awareness Week (21-27 August), an annual initiative that raises awareness for the needs of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired.

The 2016 Inky Awards shortlist covers

Announcing the 2016 Inky Awards shortlist

August 16, 2016

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The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Inky Awards for young adult literature today, celebrating a decade of the national teen choice prize.