Crispin : the cross of lead by Avi In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old peasant boy, who thought he had little to lose, finds himself with even less. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf's head," meaning that anyone can kill him on sight. "Asta's son" learns from … Continue reading Must Read Historical Fiction!
Last week I took a trip to the Melbourne Museum where I had the opportunity to check out the Revolutions: Records & Rebels exhibition. The exhibition "looks at the late 1960s as a moment when youth culture drove optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question the establishment across every area of society" (Melbourne Museum, 2019). … Continue reading Books that #shook the world! A visit to the Melbourne Museum
Every year in Australia in the lead up to both ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, there is a wave that rolls through Australian society. It is not a tidal wave, destroying everything in its wake, nor is it merely a ripple that goes ignored by all but the most sensitive of souls. It is a … Continue reading How should we remember them?
Extract from prime minister Robert Menzies's announcement of war speech, 1939 Photo: National Library of Australia, 'Unidentified Australian Army soldiers marching with full kits : scenes of Army life in Australia during World War II'. As Australia dove headfirst into World War II in the heart of Europe during the first years of the … Continue reading The Arthur Holt Library History : Part III
In celebration of a brand new AHL blog, we decided it would be fitting to take a journey down memory lane - we mean waaaay down - and explore the stories of the library at Trinity Grammar School. Keen to know more about the humble beginnings of your school library? Join us on a journey … Continue reading The Arthur Holt Library History : Part I