Reflections on Proofreading with Ms Herlinger

Proooof Reading A couple of terms ago, no longer able to bear the constant deluge of misspellings, mutilated grammar and general crimes against the English language that we saw daily, streaming off the printer, the library started offering a proof-reading service to the boys. The idea was that we would proof-read, mark up, and then … Continue reading Reflections on Proofreading with Ms Herlinger

FACULTY IN FOCUS – WITH MS SMITH SERGY

  Throughout Term 4 we will feature some of Trinity's most fascinating staff members as they describe their cultural tastes and library memories: My favourite author is ….    Actually I don’t have just one, I like works by Isabelle Allende such as Paula and  Eva Luna, because she uses magic realism in a sophisticated way. … Continue reading FACULTY IN FOCUS – WITH MS SMITH SERGY

WHY OUR STAPLERS HAVE NAMES by Ms Herlinger

So, why DO the library staplers have names? As we welcome our latest stapler, Desdemona, it’s timely to ask the question – just why do we name our staplers? It’s a long story.  Back in the distant past (sometime back in 2016), the library staff had finally had enough.  We were sick of the never-ending … Continue reading WHY OUR STAPLERS HAVE NAMES by Ms Herlinger

Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition

Micro-Fiction Competition Last week, over two afternoons, the Year 8 cohort (who would ordinarily be jumping, swimming, running or throwing things at their various sports activities) instead came to the Arthur Holt Library to apply the same energy and competitive spirit to the process of writing creatively. The results were quite remarkable, demonstrating once again … Continue reading Year 8 Micro-Fiction Competition

Traveling Librarian… with Ms Penelope Chapple

Oxford, the city of gleaming spires Travelling to England during the July school holidays I was fortunate to meet up with a friend in the city of Oxford. Oxford’s main claim to fame is its university. It is the oldest university in the English speaking world & one of the most prestigious.  My friend, as … Continue reading Traveling Librarian… with Ms Penelope Chapple

Engaging the Reluctant Reader – by Ms Courtenay

We recently had the pleasure of running Wide Reading lessons in the library with middle school boys. At its core, this meant trying to encourage the boys to read by finding them a book they would love! To do this, we had LOTS of conversations about books...which books they would recommend and why...what kind of … Continue reading Engaging the Reluctant Reader – by Ms Courtenay

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