Bibliotherapy with Miss Gaspari

Stressed about exams? Tired from the weekend? Take one dose of literature and repeat until better. I learnt a new word last week: ‘bibliotherapy’ The term bibliotherapy and I first met at the Australian School Libraries Association conference, when keynote speaker, Paul Macdonald (owner of The Children’s Bookshop at Beecroft), shared a story about teenagers … Continue reading Bibliotherapy with Miss Gaspari

Librarycook certainly likes this cheeky beef dish…

So, with winter upon us, the librarycook took one look at the July issue of Delicious and knew.  No light salads of this, or delicate mousses of that.  Meat, and lots of it was what was needed, so Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks with Beetroot and Hummus it was. Two butcher shops later, 20 minutes of … Continue reading Librarycook certainly likes this cheeky beef dish…

Librarycook strikes again

  The librarycook didn’t mess around this month.  When the June issue of Delicious hit the magazine stand, its cover recipe was irresistible.  So, One Pot Butter Chicken it was.       But then the librarycook read on. Serve with dill yoghurt.  What?  Dill, when coriander exists?  So, that self-evident change made, the librarycook set … Continue reading Librarycook strikes again

Mandarin Storytime @ AHL

At lunchtime on Thursday we were joined by a group Mandarin-speaking students from the Junior school, and it was 太棒了! (tài bàng le) - awesome!     Senior students Ben Lui and Joseph Wang read "The Story Behind Chinese New Year's Eve", or "Nian chu xi de gu shi". Accompanied by our amazing Mandarin Teacher Miss … Continue reading Mandarin Storytime @ AHL

books@breakfast : crime & croissants

This morning we hosted our second books@breakfast event in the Arthur Holt Library, and it was crime, drug busts and guns...all before breakfast!   We were joined by the author of 'The Squad', investigative journalist Yoni Bashan, as well as two former police officers, Andrew Mitchell and Dave Roberts. 'The Squad' is a gritty account … Continue reading books@breakfast : crime & croissants