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Book Club visit to see Melina Marchetta

Members of the Toorak College Book Club visited the State Library of Victoria on Sunday the 14th of March, to hear Melina Marchetta talk about her latest novel, ‘The Piper’s Son‘. It was a discussion session, artfully facilitated by Penni Russon, a young adult writer (and blogger!). Thanks go to The Centre for Youth Literature … Continue reading

Australian Poetry Slam ’09

GOT SOMETHING TO SAY? You’ve got 2 minutes and a microphone, Victoria, so slam it! Speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing your original poem at the Victorian heats of the Australian Poetry Slam ’09 – an electric live event where the audience is the judge. HEAT: FRANKSTON  –  Tuesday 29th September STATE FINAL: State Library … Continue reading

Readers’ Cup 31st August – 4th September

Monday 31st August – Lunchtime @ Your Library Launch Readers’ Cup Activity – Creative Task Tuesday 1st September – Lunchtime @ Your Library Table Decoration Wednesday 2nd September – Lunchtime @ Your Library Quiz Final – teams compete for Readers’ Cup.  Thursday 3rd September Favourite Book Swap – Gold coin donation for The Indigenous Literacy … Continue reading

Book Safari – Book Week 24 – 28 August

Take an exciting  journey during Book Safari Week in the Library. Monday, 24 August Book Lotto – borrow a book and get a lotto ticket for it. The more you borrow, the more chances you have of winning! Banned Books competion – see the display and guess a banned book against teacher’s names. Find out how … Continue reading

Just can’t get enough…

You know how  you sometimes come across a movie you can watch over and over again and not get tired of it? “Twilight”, for instance, one of my friends watched it for 7 times!!! or Harry Potter’s saga… What about you – what movie you like to watch over and over again? Take the polls … Continue reading

The CBCA 2009 Short List announced

The CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Short List was released a month ago. The books included in each of the categories is decided at the Judges’ Conference after extensive discussion and by a secret ballot by the Judges. The Short List usually has six titles in each category. The categories are: Older Readers, Younger … Continue reading

Why tap when you can talk?

Vlingo Vlingo is a voice-powered user interface that unlocks access to mobile phone wireless data services. vlingo for iPhone™ and vlingo for BlackBerry smartphones allows users to speak into their device and have many popular applications carry out their respective functions. This includes dialing your phone, sending an email or SMS, creating and saving a … Continue reading

Get Involved! Join the Indigenous Literacy Project

This year our school has the opportunity to participate in the Indigenous Literacy Project which is a partnership between the Australian Book Industry and The Fred Hollows Foundation. The Project aims to help address the current literacy crisis in remote Indigenous communities. Illiteracy in many of these communities is a common and critical barrier to … Continue reading

YouTube goes to the movies

YouTube has something new to check out – movies that have been uploaded for viewing through their site. And not only movies, documentararies also feature along with Television shows. Take a look at the following screenshots to get an idea of some of the content that is available; This screenshot shows televison progams available from … Continue reading

Robert Pattinson @ your Library

Has Robert Pattinson, (Lord of the Fangs) had his day in the sun (or night in the dark as most vampires prefer)? Or is he still ‘hot property’? Let us know by casting your vote and check the library blog for the results.