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Archive for June, 2008

Holiday reading

Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 25, 2008

The holidays are only three days away now, so don’t forget to come into the library and loan some reading material! We have some great new fiction on our New Fiction Stand, all of the Children’s book award nominees on display behind the desk and don’t forget to browse the shelves, you never know what you might find!

Also can I ask that anyone with books out either return them or come into the library to have them loaned for a longer period? I’d really appreciate that!

I hope you all have a great holiday!


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Herald Sun Careers Expo

Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 20, 2008

The Herald Sun is running a careers expo today and over this weekend (20 – 22 June 08 ) at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Southbank. It looks really good and definitely worth the trip and the $12 admission fee! There’s going to be over 100 exhibitors, seminars and workshops, career tips and you can even take your resume along and get some help with that.

You can even win free tickets on the website –

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We have a winner!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 18, 2008

A big congratulations to our very own Sandra Prosenica who has recently won the Christchurch marathon on June 1st! The marathon was 42.2km and Miss Prosenica won with a personal best time of 2hr 57min 37sec.

To read an article about the marathon click here

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Ergo Competition Update

Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 13, 2008

For the last couple of weeks the Library has been running a competition for the new State Library program called Ergo (for more information click here). The competition ended yesterday and the winners were drawn. I’d like to offer my congratulations to our three winners, who each received a USB memory stick wristband!

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New fiction – June

Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 10, 2008

We’ve just finished processing a whole heap of new fiction. Here’s a list of our most recent additions:

Message in a Bottle
by Valerie Zenatti (ZEN)
Superior Saturday by Garth Nix (NIX) – Keys to the Kingdom series
The Falconer’s Knot
by Mary Hoffman (HOF)
A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper (COO)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Lucena (LUC)
Growing up Asian in Australia by Alice Pung (820.80355PUN)

Click on the titles to read about each book.

Those are only some of the new titles that we got in. Check out our library catalogue or the shelves for more new fiction!

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Posted by SalesianLibrary on June 5, 2008

I’ve just been browsing around the internet and found a couple of websites that I think are great.

The first is which makes automatic bibliographies. All you have to do is type in the ISBN of the book you’ve been using (this is found with the publication details in the front of the book, or on the back cover above the barcode) and wallah! you have an already made bibliography!

The second website is for those chefs amongst you. It’s at and you’ll find lots of different recipes. The great thing about this website though, is that the recipes are for all the top secret foods like KFC’s crispy chicken or Krispy Kreme’s doughnuts. Yumo!

And thirdly, the website I’ve pretty much become addicted to in the past week is which is all different photographs which people have added captions to. There’s some really funny ones amongst them!

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