Family History Feast bookings now open!

June 15, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Family History Feast : our annual day of free information sessions for family historians is to be held on Monday 2 August 2010 from 10am to 4pm at the State… Read More ›

What’s new on the Arts shelves

What’s new on the Arts shelves

June 13, 2010

Arts, Film, Photography, Popular music, Visual arts:

The Drawings of Bronzino This beautiful new book from Yale University Press highlights the wonderful draughtsmanship of Mannerist artist Agnolo Bronzino who was a pupil of the great Pontormo. It can be found… Read More ›

Vicnet wins internet best practice award

June 11, 2010

Announcements, News:

Vicnet has won the Best Diversity Initiative of 2009 in the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards.

Metallic sturm und drang in Arts

Metallic sturm und drang in Arts

June 10, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular music:

As well as holding a wide selection of popular culture artefacts in the Arts Collection, we also love and lap up many examples of highly unpopular culture. One of the… Read More ›

Listen while you work in Arts

Listen while you work in Arts

June 9, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Sound Beam is a regular program highlighting recorded music from the Arts audio-visual collection. It is accessible through headphones at selected workstations in the Arts Reading Room The current program… Read More ›

1901 Irish census now online

June 9, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The 1901 Irish census is now available to view on the National Archives of Ireland website. This census is the oldest surviving complete census for Ireland. All counties for 1901… Read More ›

All you need is love: free video screening

All you need is love: free video screening

June 8, 2010

Arts, Music:

We have a regular series of programs to highlight recordings in the audio-visual collection.      Isolde Films, 2008. On Wednesday June 9 @ 12.00 noon we’re having one of our fortnightlyscreenings in Arts held… Read More ›

Welcome to the website you asked for

June 4, 2010

About us, Announcements, News, Updates:

Here it is. The new State Library website with everything you told us you wanted.

Queen’s Birthday Monday 14 June

June 4, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

Please note the library will be closed on the Queen’s Birthday holiday, Monday 14 June.

New in the genealogy collection

June 4, 2010

Family matters, New to the collection:

Cemetery records, passenger lists and a guide to caring for family records are just some of the highlights in our first post about what’s new in the State Library’s Genealogy… Read More ›

Such was life

The ancient art of bellringing

The ancient art of bellringing

October 1, 2018 11 comments

The ancient art of bellringing is harder than it looks. Bellringers require confidence and stamina, not to mention an excellent memory.

Arts

New listening post sounds in Arts

New listening post sounds in Arts

October 11, 2018 0 comments

There are some great new arrivals in pop, rock, film soundtracks, opera and classical featuring the following additions to the Library’s music collection, currently showcased on our wonderful new listening posts in the Arts Reading Room.