Percy Jackson Book Review

"Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create displays, develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading" - Children's Book Council of Australia  "This years theme was 'Find … Continue reading Percy Jackson Book Review

Movie Society review: Rushmore

  While it doesn't provide as much cinematic vibrancy as other Wes Anderson works (in terms of cinematography), 'Rushmore' works near-flawlessly with the use humour and character development, and rewards the audience for paying attention to the plot, allowing the execution for one of Wes Anderson's more unique projects. This is the second film directed by Wes Andersen … Continue reading Movie Society review: Rushmore

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

Which Book Changed Your Life?

When I started in the library in Term 4 last year, Ms Gaspari handed me an Avant Guard postcard with the details of a “Changed My Life” campaign, an initiative of the Copyright Agency. Her words were simply “ To get you into ‘Library land’ I would like to extend the challenge to you to … Continue reading Which Book Changed Your Life?

Book Review : RECKONING – Magda Szubanski

The Arthur Holt Library staff have been instructed to "read outside our habitual boxes" during the Whitsun term and then to share our adventures on this blog. For me this meant picking up a biography.   Though biographies and autobiographies are some of the most popular items bought from Australian book retailers and borrowed from … Continue reading Book Review : RECKONING – Magda Szubanski

The Research Process: don’t worry, it’s normal to feel this way!

In school today, students are often asked to conduct independent research to answer a question, find out more about a subject, or to inform a presentation to their class. We know that the research process crosses curriculums and subject areas because finding information is necessary in every discipline - in school and long after, and … Continue reading The Research Process: don’t worry, it’s normal to feel this way!