Our newspaper collection is old—really old. And that's what makes it great. Its age means it tells the stories of Victoria's communities. Our collection might tell your story, too.
Our newspaper collection is oldreally old And thats what makes it great

Read all about it: our newspapers tell your story

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State Library of Victoria
John McMahon
Vida Gaigalas
Aren't Melbourne's Treasury Gardens lovely? They sure were in 1906, as seen on this postcard from back then. :)
Arent Melbournes Treasury Gardens lovely They sure were in 1906 as seen
State Library of Victoria
We're getting ready for something new in the Blue Rotunda…

Don't worry, we're not going to make you wait. We're preparing the gallery for On Gunaikurnai Country: Gippsland Aboriginal elders, leaders and artists. It's an exhibition that provides an important and empowering contemporary view of leaders in the community.

It's free and opens on 5 May. See you then.
We're getting ready for something new in the Blue Rotunda…
State Library of Victoria
Rowanne Grinsted
Therese Smyth
Want to reveal the hidden details of Victoria's past and improve an important historical resource? Join our Vicfix campaign to help fix errors in online newspapers.
Want to reveal the hidden details of Victorias past and improve an

Join our Vicfix campaign to improve newspapers online

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Jeanie Nolan-Sharky
Georgie Pantazis
Miriam Edwards Cormack
Forty per cent of Australia’s school students are regularly unproductive in a given year. And it's not because of the aggressive or violent behaviour that attracts media headlines—minor disruptions are causing the problems.

So what's happening in our classrooms and what can be done about it? Join Grattan Institute for Policy Pitch on 2 May if you'd like to find out.
Forty per cent of Australias school students are regularly unproductive in a

The Policy Pitch

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Dean Keep
Robert Woodley
Crystal Gold
Can't decide what to have for lunch? A little inspiration from Possum Magic never went astray.

This bronze statue of Grandma Poss and Hush was made by Silvio Apponyi. You'll find it at the beginning of our Mirror of the World exhibition.
Cant decide what to have for lunch A little inspiration from Possum
Trisha Fielding
Dezmond Donald
In August 1914, a young Samuel Figgis joined the Victorian Public Library as a library assistant, just after the outbreak of the Great War. Less than a year later he died on the beaches of the Dardanelles on his 20th birthday.
In August 1914 a young Samuel Figgis joined the Victorian Public Library

Samuel Figgis, librarian and soldier

blogs.slv.vic.gov.au
State Library of Victoria
Rene White
Deborah Brentwood
Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget
State Library of Victoria
Stevie Turner
Anita Rosati
In 1938 Achim Muhlen-Schulte returned to his native Berlin with his Australian wife, Muriel and their young son. Conscripted into the German Army in 1944, he wrote 52 letters to his wife while she continued to live in war-torn Germany. These letters, held in our manuscripts collection, were pieced together by his granddaughter, Minna Muhlen-Schulte, to tell his story, as part of her Berry...
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In 1938 Achim MuhlenSchulte returned to his native Berlin with his Australian

Crossing Enemy Lines

abc.net.au
Nancy Torcasio
Pete Shutts
Sarah Mullens
We're open 10am–6pm on Anzac day.

Please order Heritage Collection items by 3pm on Monday 24 April for use on Anzac Day.
Were open 10am6pm on Anzac day Please order Heritage Collection items by
Hello dome. <3

Take a 360° view of the La Trobe Reading Room, provided by 360Victoria.
Hello dome 3 Take a 360 view of the La Trobe Reading
Lisa Outjers
Marianne Ettery
Simon Palmer
When the Library first opened its doors to the public in 1856, there were 3,846 books on its shelves. Now we have over two million. Here are just a few of them.

Happy World Book Day!
Matthew Fitch
Katerina Kalfoglou Nounis
Nola Burgess
Need a break from the city? Welcome to Boort.
Need a break from the city Welcome to Boort
State Library of Victoria
Bradley Kendall
Dan Shaw
Do you value science? We provide free access to a range of scientific databases to our visitors and to Victorian-based library members.

If you happen to be visiting the Library today, pop in and start exploring. Otherwise, you'll find our databases here: [ Vic.gov.au Link ]
Do you value science We provide free access to a range of
State Library of Victoria
Kerry Hann
Want to discover the world this Earth Day? National Geographic is the best way to travel this side of Google Earth (especially if you're living in the early 1900s).

To access this database from home, you'll need to be a Victorian resident with a current State Library card.
Want to discover the world this Earth Day National Geographic is the

National Geographic (1888–1994)

guides.slv.vic.gov.au
Applications for our 2017 fellowships close on Sunday! If you've been meaning to apply, now's the time.
Applications for our 2017 fellowships close on Sunday If youve been meaning

Fellowships

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Erin Joan
In Melbourne and sick of all the rain? At least the Melbourne Punch from way back in 1856 feels your pain.
In Melbourne and sick of all the rain At least the Melbourne
State Library of Victoria
James Greenhill
Cat Bar
What a lovely day in the dome. ❤
Rene White
Marnie Rogers
Kevin Leon Lyon
Have you visited any of our family programs, like Play Pod, Storytime or Baby Bounce? Tell us your stories in the comments if you have!

A few hundred people attend our children's programming each week. That's part of why we're building a dedicated space for families as part of our Vision 2020 redevelopment: it'll let us run more programs for them.
Have you visited any of our family programs like Play Pod Storytime
Lois McEvey
Want to go beyond the buzzwords of "innovation" and "entrepreneurship"? This talk from Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin is for you.
Want to go beyond the buzzwords of innovation and entrepreneurship This talk

Big ideas under the dome: Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin

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