Sound Beam – Sir Charles Mackerras Tribute.

Sound Beam – Sir Charles Mackerras Tribute.

July 29, 2010

Arts, Music:

Sound Beam currently features two recordings in tribute to the great Australian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, who recently passed away, aged 84. They include works by composers he was often… Read More ›

The dark side of country

The dark side of country

July 28, 2010

Arts, Music:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 28th July at 6:30pm you can catch the recent documentary on legendary singer-songwriter Townes Van… Read More ›

National Family History Week 30 July – 8 August 2010

July 28, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Join in the “fun and excitement of National Family History Week” held Australia -wide in the first week of August annually. There are more than 30 events listed for Victoria… Read More ›

New on Ancestry Library Edition

July 26, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry have added a number of interesting new databases to their website recently. Of most interest to Australian researchers are the following new birth, death and marriage indexes: Australia Birth… Read More ›

Library Digital Storytelling Workshop -Special offer!

July 23, 2010

Family matters, Training:

  From family trees to stories of how a family has grown and changed, it’s important not to lose that information. Come to our digital storytelling workshop where you can… Read More ›

Zombies, censorship and forbidden films

Zombies, censorship and forbidden films

July 22, 2010

Arts, Film:

The latest offering by renowned gay filmmaker (aka. art-pornographer) Bruce LaBruce, L.A. Zombie, has recently been banned from showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival this year. This is the first… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2 August 2010 Booked Out!

July 22, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

The annual Family History Feast to be held at the State Library on Monday 2 August 2010 from 10am to 4pm is now totally booked out! A podcast of the… Read More ›

Plastic bags in Arts

Plastic bags in Arts

July 21, 2010

Arts, Film:

Proof you can make art from anything. still from Plastic Bag, 2010, from Futurestates TV This wonderful little film, by Ramin Bahrani and narrated by Werner Herzog, deserves to be… Read More ›

Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl – free screening.

Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl – free screening.

July 20, 2010

Arts, Music, Musicals, Theatre:

On Wednesday July 21, the next screening in the fortnightly Music and Dance on Film series will be “Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl“.  Recorded in 1994, this… Read More ›

New microfilm readers

New microfilm readers

July 16, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Uncategorized:

The Library has installed ten new state-of-the-art microfilm readers and they are already a hit with newspaper researchers.

Such was life

Cremorne Gardens from South Side of Yarra nr Col- Andersons, ST Gill, 1855

On a visit to the Cremorne Gardens

June 13, 2018 2 comments

Opened in 1853 on the banks of the Yarra River, the Cremorne Gardens was Melbourne’s first amusement park. Featuring fireworks displays, tightrope dancers and Australia’s first hot air balloon ascent, the gardens brought theatre and spectacle to the newly established British colony.

Arts

Nicolaus Copernicus, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the revolutions of celestial spheres), Basil, Ex officina Henricpetrina, 1566

Books that changed the world

April 24, 2018 2 comments

Some books alter the course of history; others have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves. Books can change the wider world, and also change our personal worlds; no two… Read More ›