Library closed on Cup Day

October 26, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be closed Tuesday 2 November, however you will still be able to access resources and place orders for books and other materials via our website.

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

October 26, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of the treasures in the State Library’s collections that fascinates family historians is the Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Hundreds of thousands of eager diggers arrived in Victoria in the early… Read More ›

New books in Arts

New books in Arts

October 23, 2010

Arts:

 A selection of new books hitting the shelves in the Arts Library, from graphic novels about zombies in Tokyo  to essays exploring sexuality in the television shows of Joss Whedon… Read More ›

Dame Joan Sutherland

Dame Joan Sutherland

October 21, 2010

Arts, Music:

News of the death of Dame Joan Sutherland in Switzerland on 10th October at age 83 has been met with a tidal wave of tributes and remembrances right around the… Read More ›

Singing through struggle

Singing through struggle

October 19, 2010

Arts, Film, Music:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 20th October at 6:30pm you can watch the 2002 documentary Amandla! : a revolution… Read More ›

Voting opens for the Inkys

October 18, 2010

Announcements, News:

They’re on again – Australia’s only teen-choice awards for fiction. Now in their fourth year, the Inky Awards give teenagers the chance to vote online for their favourite read from… Read More ›

Index to passengers leaving Victoria extended to 1901

October 16, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The Public Record Office Victoria has just extended its online index to passengers leaving Victoria up to 1901. The Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, U.K. and Foreign Ports, 1852-1901… Read More ›

New DVDs in Arts

New DVDs in Arts

October 13, 2010

Arts:

Just as our book collection continues to grow, so too does our collection of DVDs. Here are a few recent arrivals to whet the appetite, covering everything from the sleeping… Read More ›

New research guide on tracing ancestors

October 12, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

A new research guide, Tracing a person in Australia can help you find your relatives.  The guide is the latest in a growing collection of family history guides published by the State… Read More ›

Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake’ – free screening in Arts.

Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake’ – free screening in Arts.

October 12, 2010

Arts, Dance, Music:

Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake‘ : a ballet in four acts, is the next screening in the Music and Dance on Film series to be held this Wednesday October 13.  Swan Lake is… Read More ›

Such was life

Walking the blue lake

Walking the blue lake

April 16, 2019 0 comments

Dr David Sornig ponders the history of West Melbourne’s lost wetlands, and takes us on a collective journey around the area.

Arts

New listening in Arts : Easter selections

New listening in Arts : Easter selections

April 16, 2019 0 comments

New arrivals include this Easter selection of popular, jazz, musical theatre, classical and film music on CD, currently showcased on our wonderful listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, during… Read More ›