This is how we do Arts Fest!

Llamas on the Quad? Pop-up Libraries? Netflix for books? It must be the Trinity Arts Festival! Weeks 5 & 6 saw the Arthur Holt Library jump feet first into celebrating the Arts Fest with a combination of lively events to complement the amazing schedule of arts-themed showcases around the school. In the library, we enticed … Continue reading This is how we do Arts Fest!

The case for Genrefication

"Mrs Nolan, where is Diary of a Wimpy Kid?" "F KIN." "Mrs Nolan, where is Captain Underpants?" "F PIL." "Mrs Nolan, where is Deltora Quest?" "F ROD." "Mrs Nolan, where is Harry Potter?" "F ROW." "Mrs Nolan, where is Matilda?" "F DAH." via GIPHY We needed to genrefy the Prep Library Collection. Desperately. Those of … Continue reading The case for Genrefication

YEAR 7 WIDE READING

This term in the Arthur Holt Library we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all of year 7 on a Wide Reading programme in collaboration with the English Department. The Wide Reading lessons are being conducted on a fortnightly basis during timetabled English classes. The unit is comprised of 4 core … Continue reading YEAR 7 WIDE READING

What are you reading now?

What are you reading now? This is a question I am asked by (and ask of) students and staff regularly. And, yes, I have the New York Public Library tote bag to match! According to author, entrepreneur and journalist, William Schwalbe, this question can change lives, creating a shared universe for people who are otherwise … Continue reading What are you reading now?

The librarycook kneads some dough

In theory, the recipe chosen by the librarycook for the November blogpost was the best and most reader-friendly yet.  About 20 minutes of anything resembling work, and days of reading time while the dough proved. And yet.  The dough was made on a Wednesday afternoon, and used on a Friday evening, thereby providing a good … Continue reading The librarycook kneads some dough

Movie Review: Office Space (1999)

by Joshua “Corporate drone Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his soul-killing job at software company Initech. While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session. He refuses to work overtime, plays games at his desk and unintentionally charms two consultants into putting him on … Continue reading Movie Review: Office Space (1999)

Movie Review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

By: Aidan ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ manages to combine sci-fi speculative fiction and surrealism to create film that manages to make sense, which in both genres is a virtue that is often neglected. Furthermore, it explores many aspects of relationships including clashing personalities, rough breakups and sacrifice to name a few. These aspects … Continue reading Movie Review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

“SUCCESSFUL READING is, in some respects akin to successful detective work.” (Cramer, 1970) The essential element of making predictions while reading is exquisitely portrayed by Cramer (1970) in his article ‘Setting Purposes and Making Predictions: Essential to critical reading’. He describes the way Sherlock Holmes instructs his close friend Watson in the ‘art of deducing … Continue reading YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

The Reason for Book Week

This week hundreds of thousands of children across Australia are celebrating their love of books with Book Week. Book Week is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and has been running since 1945. The CBCA mission statement is; “to achieve positive social impact by engaging the community with literature for young … Continue reading The Reason for Book Week

ARTS ALOFT with the Soaring Sonnets Competition

  Last term, during the Trinity Arts Festival, the Arthur Holt Library held a poetry competition with a difference. Students were challenged to write a sonnet (in the Shakespearean style) fold it into a paper aeroplane and throw it across the quad. Prizes were awarded for creativity of composition, the longest distance travelled, and best … Continue reading ARTS ALOFT with the Soaring Sonnets Competition