New books in TC Library

More new exciting books have been added to the Library collection. In Our Time: the speeches that shaped the modern world by Hywel Williams In Our Time brings together 40 of the most memorable, eloquent and influential speeches since 1945. From stark warnings against the threat of totalitarianism to celebrations of independence long fought for, and from … Continue reading

Cupcakes and Cover Wars

Members of Toorak College Book Club enjoyed cupcakes while meeting with prominent YA authors, Simmone Howell and Justine Larbalestier, at the State Library on Sunday afternoon.  Both authors spoke about their new titles and the vagaries of the publishing world including title wars and cover wars.   Justine has a terrific blog where budding writers and … Continue reading

Donating TC Bushfire Appeal Money

Toorak College has raised an amazing $12,500 for the Victorian bushfire victims and this amount continues to increase.  TC plans to donate the money to Chum Creek Primary School to rebuild their playground. Chum Creek Primary School captured our hearts when they were featured on the front page of the Age newspaper on Tuesday 17th February. … Continue reading

New books in TC Library

Here are new books for this week: The tomorrow code by Brian Falkner It had happened before. Burnt Mountain, Alaska. Novosibirsk, Siberia. Now it is about to happen to a thriving city. A city with a populationof 1.3 million. All of whom will be wiped out in a blank. Unless it can be stopped. Tane … Continue reading

Lovely Charts is worth a look

Lovely Charts is a new free online diagramming application that lets you create some pretty professional looking charts that would be great for use in class projects. Even better, they’d be great for use in any professional organisation; the quality is outstanding. Teachers here could think about using them for presentations. I’ve been having a … Continue reading

VISUWORD – Online Graphical Dictionary

Check out this interesting web tool today! Visuword is where you can search words and find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Visuword produces diagrams that resemble a neural net. It is an excellent program for writers, journalists,students, teachers and artists.

New books in TC Library

New year… new books… new stories! We are very excited about the books we’ve got recently in the Library (we must confess – we love the look and smell of new books!). Here are our 3 picks. Skeleton Creek Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to … Continue reading

“Google” Books in your pocket!

Google has made it possible for you to read your favourite books via an iPhone or iTouch. 1.5 million public domain books have been optimized to fit a mobile phone screen. Google uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that captures and formats the text from the page so that it can be easily viewed on a … Continue reading

Giving Maps a Rap

Several people have called into the library recently, to use a copy of the Melway Street Directory.  Don’t forget that you can find your way around quickly and easily by using on line websites.   Search for streets and locations all over Australia and know exactly where you are heading.

Bushfires hit Victoria

This past weekend has seen tragedy strike Victoria. Intense heat and powerful north winds fanned flames and left communities ravaged. It’s Monday morning and we have heard of 108 deaths and this toll is expected to rise. The CFA posts updates helping to alert communities about  areas facing potential threat from the fires that are still … Continue reading