When I started at Trinity in 2015, my experience in story-telling had, I might say, lapsed. I had some early experience reading aloud in my babysitting years of my early teens, but in the 10 intervening years , I hadn’t so much as picked up a picture book. My regular bookshop and library haunts had … Continue reading Story-telling: an exercise in confidence
'Read more YA fiction' they said.... 'It will be fun', they said. When Miss Mileto challenged the Library Services team to read more Young Adult (YA) fiction during Whitsun term 2018, I was the first to put my hand-up and claim the ‘Other Worlds’ genre. For those of you that are not familiar with the … Continue reading A Reading Challenge: YA + Other Worlds
Sometimes, the librarycook isn’t looking for a challenge. An old book, re-read many times, might be better suited than something new and demanding. And so it is with cooking. Sometimes, all the librarycook wants is something warm and comforting, with no hard-to-source ingredients, difficult techniques, or lengthy preparation that eats into reading time. So the … Continue reading LIBRARYCOOK – APRIL EDITION
.. If Spaniards eat pasta... Sunday evenings at Casa Librarycook are relaxed. With the working week ahead, the librarycook is keen to fit in as many reading hours as possible, so long, complicated recipes are not in the picture. The March issue of Delicious had a whole section on fast pasta that could have … Continue reading Librarycook Goes Spanish!
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and please in students...It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Challenge available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and … Continue reading Outstanding Readers from the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge – Get Inspired!
Overheard in the Arthur Holt Library Staff Area: "I need to learn your sauce preferences" Spoken by one Ms Herlinger to Mr Esterman upon handing him a sausage roll.
An Appethaising Librarycook Session The February issue of Delicious was packed with tempting ideas, but the librarycook was drawn to something enthaicing – Coconut and Chilli Poached Chicken with Mixed Rice. Chicken poached in coconut milk, with ginger, lime, fish sauce, coriander, lemongrass, and that final very Thai touch, maple syrup. Which in the thesaurus … Continue reading LIBRARYCOOK is warming your Autumn with yum!
There is a core set of skills needed to learn and thrive in a 21st Century world (Eisenberg, 2008), regardless of the technology, language or culture you are functioning within. These skills, when combined, can be effectively labelled Information Literacy. The American Library Association (2017) suggests that; “To be information literate, a person must be … Continue reading INFORMATION LITERACY : What does it mean?
NEWSFLASH: The Arthur Holt Library recently acquired a first-of-its kind HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This technology is a fully immersive first-person experience that may hold the potential to change the future of education. Can you imagine teleporting through boundless virtual worlds, or traveling back in time and physically walking around a virtual … Continue reading VIRTUALLY TRAVELLING LIBRARIAN
James of Year 12 has just returned a new book so I bailed him up for a quick interview about his impressions of THE CRUEL PRINCE by HOLLY BLACK What were the key themes and subject areas of this book? Its a.. I wouldn't say epic fantasy but it is very much of the fantasy … Continue reading Book Return Interview: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black