Embrace the mystery in your family history

August 2, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Family history is fundamentally about the stories of your ancestors. In his talk as part of the annual Family History Feast, Philip Theil, Coordinator of the Discovery Centre at Museum… Read More ›

Vintage TV magic

Vintage TV magic

July 30, 2010

Arts, Television:

Elegant tuxedos, droll patter and effortless prestidigitation abound in a series of dvds from the Miracle Factory, celebrating magic in the early days of television.   Early TV Magic Among… Read More ›

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 ›

Such was life

Miss Talbot’s gift

Miss Talbot’s gift

February 6, 2019 0 comments

In 1937 the Library received 24 original works by William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the inventors of photography.

Arts

New Sights and Sounds in Arts

New Sights and Sounds in Arts

February 20, 2019 0 comments

Some great new arrivals in Arts include recent releases and acquisitions in opera, ballet, classical music, film soundtracks and musicals on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.  There’s something for everyone to enjoy!… Read More ›