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Jul
24
Wed
Rare Book and Materials Collecting in Libraries
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 7:30 pm
Rare Book and Materials Collecting in Libraries

๐Ÿ“œ Rare Book and Materials Collecting in Libraries: past, present and future.

Join Ellen Coates (PMI Victorian History Library – Collections Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator), Jillian Hiscock (Royal Historical Society of Victoria – Collections Manager and Volunteer Coordinator) and Anne Holloway (Monash University – Manager of Special Collections) in a panel discussion of how libraries collect rare books, what we do with them, how we make them accessible and collecting rare materials into the future.

The discussion will be facilitated by Judith Ellis PMI Library President and retired archivist. Come along to the fascinating opportunity to see behind the scenes of rare book collecting in libraries and uncover the stories and treasures that go into shaping our rare book collection today and into the future. There will be time to ask questions of the panel too.

Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CQNOB

Aug
6
Tue
PMI Bookclub
Aug 6 @ 11:15 am โ€“ 12:15 pm
PMI Bookclub

๐Ÿ“– PMI’s Monthly Book Club – Led by Friend of the Library, Raymond.

Join a friendly, considerate and open group for a chat about books. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month and choose our next book’s in advance. Keep an eye on your email and the PMI’s social media for details about what we are reading next.

In 2023 we read books like The Women In Black by Madeleine St John, Eucalyptus by Murray Bail and The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll. But we are always open to suggestions!

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMWBA

Aug
13
Tue
Melbourne’s Art Deco Cinemas of the late 1930s
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 7:30 pm
Melbourne's Art Deco Cinemas of the late 1930s

๐ŸฟMelbourne’s Art Deco cinemas of the late 1930s

As Melbourne emerged from the Depression in 1935 its citizens could again afford a night out at the pictures. The suburbs saw many new cinemas built, until it was curtailed by wartime building restrictions in 1941. Join Royce Harris of the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society (CATHS) as we explore the cinema experience of the 30s as well as take a look at the buildings themselves, which were moderne variations of the Art Deco architecture of the time.

Several of these cinemas, including the Rivoli in Camberwell and the Yarraville Sun, are still screening but you will also discover many long forgotten gems.

This is our annual Bruce Turner Lecture as well.

Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CQIBC

Aug
20
Tue
Exodus from Vienna
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 7:30 pm
Exodus from Vienna

๐Ÿ›„ Exodus from Vienna

Following the 1938 annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany, many members of Viennaโ€™s vibrant Jewish community sought safe havens overseas to escape growing persecution. Amongst them were Michael and Regine Weiss and their family. Their story, as told through records held by the National Archives of Australia and other information provided by their descendants, reveals much about Australiaโ€™s attitudes towards Jewish refugees during these dark days.

Presented by Patrick Ferry, Assistant State Manager of the Victoria office of the National Archives of Australia. Patrick is an archivist with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is also the author of various local history books and the winner of a Victorian Community History Award in 2020.

Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CQIBK

Aug
28
Wed
Family History Workshops
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am โ€“ 2:30 pm
Family History Workshops

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ Family History Workshops hosted by Wendy Eldridge from our Friends of the Library.

Do you want some guided help with your family history journey? We can help. Join a friendly and supportive environment while making use of the many resources available at the PMI Victorian History Library.

Our workshops will cover:
28 Feb – What you need to know what you Get Started
24 Apr – What Beginners should do
26 Jun – Special Guest
28 Aug – Doing your family history using Ancestry
30 Oct – Understanding Military Records and Resources

Bookings are essential.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMVYL

Sep
3
Tue
PMI Bookclub
Sep 3 @ 11:15 am โ€“ 12:15 pm
PMI Bookclub

๐Ÿ“– PMI’s Monthly Book Club – Led by Friend of the Library, Raymond.

Join a friendly, considerate and open group for a chat about books. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month and choose our next book’s in advance. Keep an eye on your email and the PMI’s social media for details about what we are reading next.

In 2023 we read books like The Women In Black by Madeleine St John, Eucalyptus by Murray Bail and The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll. But we are always open to suggestions!

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMWBA

Sep
10
Tue
Unsettling Legacies from Six Peaks
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 7:30 pm
Unsettling Legacies from Six Peaks

โ›ฐ๏ธ Barry Golding’s presentation delves into the question of how to help future generations confront the legacies of events surrounding mountains in our landscape. Focused on the peaks in southern Dja Dja Wurrung Country, his talk explores ideas for reconciling with these mountains and the communities residing on their slopes.

This presentation serves as a preview to the upcoming book, “Six Peaks Speak: Unsettling Legacies,” co-authored by Barry Golding and Clive Willman, scheduled for release in October 2024. It uncovers the unique stories of each peak, delving into geological origins, Dja Dja Wurrung management, and the exploitation and transformation of these landscapes since unsettlement.

Barry Golding acknowledges support for this project as part of a State Library Victoria Creative Fellowship in 2023.

Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CQIBK

Oct
1
Tue
PMI Bookclub
Oct 1 @ 11:15 am โ€“ 12:15 pm
PMI Bookclub

๐Ÿ“– PMI’s Monthly Book Club – Led by Friend of the Library, Raymond.

Join a friendly, considerate and open group for a chat about books. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month and choose our next book’s in advance. Keep an eye on your email and the PMI’s social media for details about what we are reading next.

In 2023 we read books like The Women In Black by Madeleine St John, Eucalyptus by Murray Bail and The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll. But we are always open to suggestions!

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMWBA