Archive for January, 2022

It’s a LEGO® world

It’s a LEGO® world

January 28, 2022

Events, Exhibitions, News:

It seems like LEGO bricks have been around forever, but in fact, they didn’t hit the market until 1949! Read on to discover more about LEGO’s amazing history …

Children and Play

Children and Play

January 20, 2022


Whether you are a child or an adult, the Library has often been a place of wonderment and fun. This summer, Library staff have put together a display of collection material encapsulating all forms of children’s play.

Play the Game: Summer beach camps

Play the Game: Summer beach camps

January 15, 2022

Ask a librarian, Victorian history:

A stronger, more inclusive society. This was the vision for the Lord Somers and Lord Mayor’s camps, bringing children from all corners of Victoria, and all walks of life together for summer seaside adventures.


Online Collection Spotlight: Oxford Reference Online

January 14, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

In Mozart’s opera ‘The marriage of Figaro’ who married Figaro?
The world at your fingertips! Explore the riches of the Oxford Reference Online collection.

Family history ebooks

Family history ebooks

January 11, 2022

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

There is nothing like a good book to keep you occupied for hours. For family historians, there are some fascinating ebook titles available. They include the psychology of family history research,… Read More ›

Melbourne’s first Exhibition Building

Melbourne’s first Exhibition Building

January 7, 2022

Ask a librarian, Our stories:

Melbourne’s grand glass Exhibition Hall, built for a 1854 Exhibition and inspired by London’s famous Crystal Palace, reflected the ambition and confidence of the fledgling new colony of Victoria.

Covers of magazines available through Pressreader

2021 in Eresources

January 4, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

How did we spend our time online in 2021? We reveal the top 3 most popular Library eresources in 2021 and highlight some hidden gems to explore in 2022. Registered Victorian State Library members can access a treasure trove of full text eresources – many from home.

Aerial view of Coburg and Pentridge Prison Victoria

Glimpses of life in and around Pentridge Stockade

January 3, 2022

Our stories, Victorian history:

Pentridge Stockade housed men, women and children for nearly 150 years, as the suburb of Coburg developed around the bluestone edifice.