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Meet NAO – the humanoid robot!

Kingston Libraries is running a free coding/robotics event as part of our ‘Readz’ teen series of events on Thursday 25th May 4-5:30p at Cheltenham Library.

NAO – the humanoid robot – will also be visiting Cheltenham Library at this time.

Suitable for teens aged 12 – 16, students attending will get to see one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots in action and learn basic ‘drag & drop’ programming with NAO’s intuitive programming interface ‘Chorégraphe’.

The event is free to attend but bookings are necessary.  Contact 1300 135 668 now!

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STOP-LOOK-LEARN #5

Are you who you really think you are?!

 


Are you a keen Year 9 or 10 reader?

If yes – The Centre for Youth Literature is currently looking for bookish Melbourne teens in years 9 & 10 to take part in our first ever Dog’s Advisory Board (DAB).

The DAB is an after-school program that meets at the State Library Victoria once a week to discuss all things Inside a Dog, from design to content to programming, and to talk about books and writing. Weekly board meetings will involve everything from brainstorming sessions to writing workshops to author visits, and will be supervised by staff from the Centre for Youth Literature. The program will take place over terms 2 & 3, and is entirely free.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in this new program please direct them to Inside a Dog for more information! https://insideadog.com.au/ or contact Samantha Forge, Programs Officer at Centre for Youth Literature


STOP-LOOK-LEARN #4

Ideas push the world forward!

Even though this is an ad published late last year for the new MacBook Pro, the video encapsulates some of the most revolutionary ideas that have been developed by man.

See how many revolutionary ideas you can spot in this video!


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!

        Library Poster     23rd February 2017

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.