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Archive for May, 2008

Stop the Whaling!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 29, 2008

Did you know….

  • 1,400 whales are killed every year
  • 25,000 whales have been killed for commercial purposes since 1986
  • 7 of the 13 species of great whales are still endangered!

Why?
The simple explanation behind the continued decline in the whale population, is that some countries, including Japan– are still whaling, despite the international ban on whaling!

Sign the Petition!
Take a couple of minutes out of your day to help stop the whaling in Japan. All you have to do is click here and sign the petition, and at the same time create your own oragami whale. Maybe we can help in the fight to save these beautiful creatures.

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Ergo Competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 27, 2008

When it comes to assignments and exams, it’s good to know how to make your work stand out from the crowd. That’s where ergo can help. This practical guide to research, essay writing and studying shows you how to find resources, write great essays and prepare for exams. It also has a huge range of original documents and images you can use. ergo helps you make your work the best it can be.

And by using this great resource you can also go into the draw to win a great prize! All you have to do is come into your Library to pick up an entry form, then answer three questions to go into the running to win one of four USB wristbands!!

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MS Readathon

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 26, 2008

Is anyone planning on doing the MS Readathon? It’s on during June, from the 1st to the 30th and I really think it’s worth doing. Not only do you get to raise money for a great charity but you also get to read some books and win some fantastic prizes!

For more information go to http://www.msreadathon.org.au/

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Year 12 student articles published!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 15, 2008

Congratulations to Yvette and Danielle from year 12 who have both had their opinion pieces printed in the Spress Student Newspaper this week! Well done girls, they’re both really well written articles.

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May Display & Reviews

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 14, 2008

If you haven’t been into the Library lately, be sure to come in and have a look at our display for May. Mrs Ryan has done a great display on Snow and winter, as we come up to the cold months!

Also I would love to get some book recommendations and reviews from you! If there’s been a book that you’ve loved or even hated then please comment or email me (cpeucker@scr.vic.edu.au) or even drop into the library, with your review. It doesn’t have to be very long, just a short paragraph…although do feel free to write as much as you like. Reviews will be posted on this blog, and might even be put up in the Library!
Here’s some sentences to get you started…..
This book is about……
The best thing about this book is……
I didn’t like the way……
You might like this book if you also enjoyed……
If this book had a soundtrack, it would be…….

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New Fiction

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 7, 2008

We have some more new fiction in, including the new Monster Blood Tattoo book: The Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish and New Moon by Stephanie Meyer.

The Lamplighter (COR)
The Half-Continent is becoming even more unsafe – monster attacks are on the rise, and every far-flung village or town is calling for help to fight them. Into this dangerous landscape the lamplighters must venture daily, keeping the roads safely lit for travellers. It is not a job for the faint-hearted, and every week there are reports of new theroscades. Foundling Rossamnd Bookchild, sworn into the Emperor’s Service as a prentice lamplighter, is finding his training at Winstermill Fortress difficult and lonely. His life is further complicated by the arrival of a young wit, determined to spite her famous mother by becoming a lowly lantern-stick. As Rossamnd begins to make new friends in this sinister world, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed towards a terrible destiny, a fate beyond anything he could ever have imagined.

New Moon (MEY)
Recovered from the vampire attack that hospitalized her in the conclusion of Twilight, Bella celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend Edward and his family, a unique clan of vampires that has sworn off human blood. But the celebration abruptly ends when the teen accidentally cuts her arm on broken glass. The sight and smell of her blood trickling away forces the Cullen family to retreat lest they be tempted to make a meal of her. After all is mended, Edward, realizing the danger that he and his family create for Bella, sees no option for her safety but to leave. Mourning his departure, she slips into a downward spiral of depression that penetrates and lingers over her every step. Vampire fans will appreciate the subsequently dour mood that permeates the novel, and it’s not until Bella befriends Jacob, a sophomore from her school with a penchant for motorcycles, that both the pace and her disposition begin to take off. Their adventures are wild, dare-devilish, and teeter on the brink of romance, but memories of Edward pervade Bella’s emotions, and soon their fun quickly morphs into danger, especially when she uncovers the true identities of Jacob and his pack of friends.

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