Character of the Week: Myfanwy Thomas

Myfanwy Thomas is the badass protagonist of Daniel O'Malley's crime novel 'The Rook'. Myfanwy awakens to find herself surrounded by a pile of corpses in a London park. She remembers nothing, not the names or faces of the people - not even her own name or how she came to be there. Myfanwy discovers a … Continue reading Character of the Week: Myfanwy Thomas

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK with Ms Courtenay

Week 5 is Science Week across the nation and this year’s theme is Future Earth.   The library has been collaborating with the Science Department to come up with some initiatives that will inspire the students to think about their role in a more sustainable future for our planet. The focus for us is on … Continue reading NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK with Ms Courtenay

Traveling Librarian: Hiroshima

This week marked 72 years since the US dropped an Atomic Bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.  Around 80,000 people were killed from the direct blast, with 60,000 more people dying by the end of the year due to radiation poisoning. Last year, Miss Mileto paid a visit to Japan. Part of … Continue reading Traveling Librarian: Hiroshima

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

Fictional Character on Display: Eren Yeager, Attack on Titan.

  Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (AOT) is one of the hottest anime series on the market right now, with season 2 having just launched. Like many anime shows AOT started off as a manga (comic book) which is available for student browsing and borrowing in the comic book section (down in the lounge, next … Continue reading Fictional Character on Display: Eren Yeager, Attack on Titan.

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

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…