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Archive for March, 2010

Book of the Week: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 25, 2010

This week’s book was inspired by the new Alice in Wonderland movie, which is fantastic. If you haven’t seen it yet, I definitely recommend it, especially in 3D! This is a beautifully but very strangely illustrated version of the book which we’ve just got in at the Library.

Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Illustrator: Camille Rose Garcia
Year: 2010
Location in Library: CAR
‘Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end!’
Since its publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has delighted the world with a wildly imaginative and unforgettable journey, inspiring children of all ages to suspend disbelief and follow Alice into her fantasy worlds. This new gift edition present Carroll’s tale fully unabridged with a unique visual interpretation by renowned artist Camille Rose Garcia.


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Eclipse Posters take 2

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 25, 2010

I’ve been in the process of collecting more Eclipse Posters for you all, since I saw that the last ones were so popular. Most are fan made, but I’ve thrown what I believe to be the official poster (the first poster) in there too. I love the ones of Bella in that white dress, she looks beautiful!

If you made any of these posters, please feel free to let me know and I’ll credit you accordingly.

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Avatarred Celebs

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 25, 2010

Another post purely for your amusement. Ninemsn has made up a slideshow here of celebrities that have been ‘avatarred’, including Robert Pattinson and Britney Spears. My favourites, though, would have to be Hugh Laurie

and Megan Fox still manages to look stunning

And of course I had to include this one of Rowan Atkinson, just because it made me laugh!

Thanks to Skerricks too for making me aware of this 🙂

You can also Avatar yourself with this photo editing website called Avatar Photo. You just select the effect you want, then upload a photo and the website does all the work for you. It’s very funny to see yourself ‘avatarred’, believe me I’ve tried!

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Video of the Day

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 23, 2010

This has absolutely nothing to do with books or libraries but I only just found it this morning and it made me smile! So I thought I’d share it with you all and hopefully make you smile at least once today 🙂 Enjoy!

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Periodic Table: Elements & their real world use

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 22, 2010

I found this really interesting resource through Bright Ideas, a blog run by the School Library Association of Victoria. It’s a periodic table containing all of the elements but what’s really interesting is that it explains how each element is used in the real world.

So you can see for example, that Hydrogen is used in rocket fuel, vehicle fuel and ammonia. It brings a new meaning to learning the periodic table and may make learning it a whole lot more interesting for some students!

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Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Teaser Trailer

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 17, 2010

I know I’ve been posting quite a few trailers recently, but there’s just so many books that are being turned into movies these days. This is the teaser trailer for the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie. It’s due for release in November this year and the second part in July of 2011. This is one I’m really excited about seeing! And if you want to read the book before the movies come out, we have plenty of copies here in the Library under ROW.

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You can also find more information about the movie on IMDB. However, there doesn’t seem to be an official website as of yet. I’ll keep you posted though!

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Eclipse Official Trailer 2010

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 15, 2010

This is the new official trailer for the latest movie in the Twilight series, Eclipse. Not long now until it’s June release!

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New Fiction Feb 2010

Posted by rportelli on March 12, 2010

We have acquired many new fiction books, which have been carefully selected for your reading pleasure.


SKULDUGGERY by Derek Landy (LAN)

Who is Skulduggery Pleasant?

Skulduggery Pleasant:  The Faceless Ones

Skulduggery Pleasant:  Playing with Fire

Other new books:

Molly Moon, Micky Minus  and the mind machine by Georgia Byng (BYN)

Allie Finkle’s rules for girls: the new girl by Meg Cabot (CAB)

Princess of  Egypt by Vince Cross (CRO)

Oliver Nocturne: The Demon Hunter by Kevin Emerson (EME)

Oliver Nocturne: blood ties by Kevin Emerson (EME)

Jaguar Warrior by Sandy Fussell (FUS)

The 13 treasures by Michelle Harrison (HAR)

Children of the lamp:  The Blue Djinn of Babylon by P.B. Kerr (KER)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Dog Days by Jeff Kinney (KIN)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (KIN)

Headgames by Casey Lever (LEV)

Nightmare Academy:  Charlie’s Monsters by Dean Lorey (LOR)

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (MAR)

The hunt for Ned Kelly by Sophie Masson (MAS)

The Chaos Code by Justin Richards (RIC)

Cave to empire by P.D. Richards (RIC)

Anonymity Jones by James Roy (ROY)

The Seven Month Itch by Allison Rushby (RUS)

When the hipchicks went to war by Pamela Rushby (RUS)

The Edge Chronicles:  Vox by Paul Stewart (STE)

Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang (WAN)


Miley Cyrus:  miles to go

Find out about Miley and her rise to stardom, written by Miley, herself!

You will find this book in the non-fiction area under 782.4216 CYR.

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Museums of the World

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 9, 2010

Locate museums, art galleries, historical societies, and travel and tourism information for countries around the world. Museums of the World are assembling a growing collection of helpful resources for education or just plain fun. There are many many different types of museums listed from Art to Fashion to History. You’ll be able to find information about The Louvre in Paris, The Met in New York, The Carrot Museum in England(!), the Museum of Costume in Bath and more!

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