We often associate picture books with children’s books, but as we wrap up celebrations for Australian Reading Hour this year I have had the pleasure of debating this ideal with readers (young and not so young). Just as the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words and picture books offer a unique opportunity for … Continue reading Picture books are Awesome
In an age of limitless information, available in under a second, being able to identify relevant, reliable and accurate information is an important skill for any 21st century learner. In preparation for their upcoming science project, all year 9 classes are in the process of having a lesson in evaluating online sources using the CRAAP method. … Continue reading THIS IS CRAAP! Evaluating Websites with Year 9
In the primary libraries the arrival of Term 3 means one thing above all: Book Week. Each year across Australia, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. Book Week kicks off on the third Friday in August when the CBCA Book of the Year awards … Continue reading Book Week is Awesome
This film is about: A telesales operative becomes disillusioned with his existence and begins to hunger for fresh excitement in his life. As he experiences a new awakening of the senses, his wife and daughter also undergo changes that seriously affect their family. My Review: American Beauty is a wonderful film that explores in great depth … Continue reading American Beauty |A Film Society Review
To celebrate History Week, the Arthur Holt library teamed up with the Trinity Archive to present a collection of books and artefacts from the last 100 years. The theme of this year’s History Week is ‘Memory and Landscape’, so we thought it would be a great idea to look at what was happening in the … Continue reading History Week in the Arthur Holt Library
International Baccalaureate Organisation: "The current trend in migration and increased diversity in schools provides an opportunity to support student agency, affirm cultural identity and develop international mindedness through LANGUAGE." At the TGS Prep Library, we have been working on bringing our "Mother Tongue" collection to the front in our library space. We have spent some … Continue reading Mother Tongue books and connection to language.
If you had watched the recent Adam Goodes documentary, “The Final Quarter”, you would have seen a figure emerge from amongst the chaos of a divided nation to provide reasonable guidance for all Australians. Stan Grant is that figure. As a true enlightenment thinker, it seems that regardless of the volatility or complexity of a … Continue reading Stan Grant: A voice for reason and unity
The November issue of Delicious arrived with a burst of pink. A huge, hundreds-and-thousands-in-shades-of-pink-and-red decorated cake. A sparkler. Roses. And an invitation to celebrate 18 years of Delicious. The librarycook, however, must have been in a contrary mood. She flicked through the no doubt exquisite cake recipes. Past the almost-too-beautiful-to-eat bowl and salad recipes. Kept … Continue reading November librarycook – pretty in pink?
Today we watched 'Spy' a comedy/action movie starring Melissa McCarthy in the main character role. This movie was quite enjoyable and really touched upon my sense of humour, with actors like Jason Statham playing a role I would not expect him in. It incorporated a good story line along with a comedic relief, however … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye….
In our first movie society meeting, we decided to watch something more modern than we had previously seen, so we screened the 2013 film "The Heat" featuring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The film is about two police officers from very different precincts being put on the same case and needing to overcome their dislike … Continue reading Opposites put The Heat on criminals
What do the following sentences have in common? “She just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich?” “I look incredible. I wear your Granddad’s clothes” “I’m lightning on my feet.” “Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace.” “I’ve been reading books of old, the legends and the myths.” Give up? These – and many more … Continue reading Could you be the AHL Music Champ?
The October issue of Delicious promised a spring clean - complete with exclamation mark, to highlight, presumably, the "delicious detox" recipes, the 7 ways with avocado, and the super-greens pasta. Putting aside her quite natural revulsion to the term "detox"*, the librarycook opened up the magazine and commenced her perusal. And found an array of … Continue reading Spring has sprung! : the October librarycook
This year’s Booker prize broke all the rules. Not only did a black woman win it for the first time in the prize’s history, but she had to share it. Despite a 1992 ruling that explicitly states that the prize should not be divided or withheld, this year’s judges (controversially) awarded it to both Bernadine … Continue reading Booker Prize winners
This movie is about: "While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, a … Continue reading No Country for Old Men |A Film Society Review