Movie Society review: Joe Versus The Volcano

by Richard Joe Versus the Volcano is an example of how a romantic comedy should be made. The movie varies from presenting a serious story, with a dark portrayal of Joe’s life, to making a mockery of the story, with plot points nonsensically resolved throughout the movie. This makes it a very absurd film which … Continue reading Movie Society review: Joe Versus The Volcano

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

The librarycook hangs on to winter. Just.

August seemed determined to masquerade as Spring, with warm sunny days arriving one after the other.  But finally a properly wintery Sunday, and a chance to cook (and eat) something really slow-cooked. To the librarycook, of course, slow-cooked also means lots of reading time, so the recipe for Parmesan Veal Ragu from in the August … Continue reading The librarycook hangs on to winter. Just.

#ScienceWeek in the AHL

Last week the Arthur Holt Library hosted some activities for Year 7 and Year 8 during Science Week. Since we're all about reading, research, writing and creativity, we decided to pull together expertise from different areas and offer several sessions for our boys to attend. Our library staff ran reading workshops and a scientific curiosities … Continue reading #ScienceWeek in the AHL

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

Think | Play | Discuss

Think  To direct one's mind towards someone or something; use one's mind actively to form connected ideas. Play To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than serious or practical purpose. Discuss To talk or write about a topic in detail, taking into account different issues and ideas. As a librarian... I am … Continue reading Think | Play | Discuss

Why We Need a Positive Reading Culture

We love reading! (shocking, I know!) We stalk publisher websites for new and exciting titles that we think will appeal to our users, add them to the collection and then market them within the Library spaces. Our days are never brighter then when students ask us for recommendations. We know that readers do better in … Continue reading Why We Need a Positive Reading Culture

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