Looking for a good book?

Grab one!

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STOP-LOOK-LEARN #3

Elon Musk, one of the most innovative and visionary minds of our time, credits his success to just eight books he has read!

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If we don’t already have the book you want to read on our shelves, we will purchase it for you!


Check ’em out!

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The Inky Awards are books that have been voted on by YA readers across Australia, so if you haven’t read any of these books yet, come and collect a copy from the GFL.

Mentone Grammar has already had two students apply and be selected to be a an Inky Judge, so if you love reading, talking about books and debating what makes a great book, then apply now to be a 2017 Inky Awards Judge!

Come and chat with any of the library staff in the GFL to find out more.


How a Teacher Librarian can help you!

Thanks Chris Riddell for this awesome poster which sums up all that a Teacher Librarian can give school library patrons!

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Library Poster
23rd February 2017

 

 


STOP-LOOK-LEARN #2

Could there be life on other planets?

New discovery by NASA just announced.


STOP-LOOK-LEARN #1

Human population growth through time

Be sure to watch this video to the end.


Are you an aspiring astronomer?

If the answer to this question is a resounding YES, then gain inspiration from a 15 year old Caulfield student.

Reported in last Saturday’s Age newspaper, Will Stamp, a Year 11 student at John Monash Science School, discovered a variable star using his home computer and an interstate telescope.

He kept a keen eye on his patch of sky for six months, during which time he studied more than 250 images. The amateur skywatcher was looking for stars with a fluctuating light intensity – the hallmark of stars that change in brightness, which are known as variable stars.”

Melbourne teen discovers star 300 times the size of Earth. (The Age, February 10th, 2017)

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Pretty impressive for someone so young!  With a ‘can do’ attitude, we are positive that you too can reach for the stars!

The GFL receives hard copies of Melbourne’s newspapers daily which are available from the front desk.  Want to read these newspapers online but not sure how?  Ask the library staff for assistance.

Be informed.  Be knowledgeable. Get into the habit of reading what’s happening in our world on a daily basis.  Newspapers are a great resource for both local and international news!


Come check out the revamped GFL!

After a considerable amount of effort and with the grateful assistance of some strong hands, the start of 2017 has seen the revamp of the Gregory Fish Library, our senior school library, fondly known as the GFL.

The makeover has indeed given new meaning to the term ‘flipped classroom’ as quite literally, the mass of student desks on one side of the old library have swapped places with the shelves holding the wide range of resources in our various book collections.  Resources are easy to locate and a friendly library staff member is always around to lend a hand.

We are open for business as always: Monday-Thursday 8.00am-6.30pm and Friday 8.00am-4.00pm (except for morning recess daily & Wednesday afternoon when we close from 12.30-3.30pm).

Come visit and check out our new look!

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Amie and Jay/ Jay and Amie

You love their books now hear them speak!

The Garret: Writers on Writing – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

More podcasts from The Garret


Port Phillip Library – Kate McCaffrey

Award winning young adult writer, Kate McCaffrey discusses her controversial new young adult novel, Saving Jazz.

Jasmine Lovely has it all – the looks, the grades, the friends. But when a house party spins out of control, Jazz discovers what can happen when your mistakes go viral … We know teens are at risk of becoming victims of cyberbullying. But do we know how at risk they are of becoming perpetrators?

This challenging new novel tackles cyberbullying from a whole new perspective. Saving Jazz includes mature themes and may be confronting to younger readers.

This is a free event – bookings are essential via Eventbrite. A waiting list is available on Eventbrite if you are unable to secure a ticket. If you book and are unable to attend please let us know so that we can pass your ticket on to another patron.
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Source: Port Phillip Library – Kate McCaffrey