Falling for Books. World Record Breaking Book Domino Chains.


Check out this amazing world-record breaking Book Domino Chain. 5337 books were used in this record breaking attempt.

Filmed in 2013 at the amazing Seattle Public Library in Washington, USA, over 2000 library books were used to create this fantastic visual spectacle.

Click here for details of the successful attempt.

See below for more cool Book Domino Chain Reactions.

The Footpath Library Epic! Short Story Competition Now Open


Following on from the success of our Epic! Poetry Competition, The Footpath Library has launched the Epic! Short Story Competition for primary and secondary school students.

Students are invited to submit a short story under 300 words focusing the theme of “Home is …”.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in two age categories – Primary Students and High School Students. For each age category the prizes are:
1st prize – Notebook laptop
2nd prize – Camcorder
3rd prize – Digital camera

OPENING & CLOSING DATES
The Competition opens on Day One Term One 2015 and all entries must be submitted by 5pm (AEDST) on Thursday 2 April 2015.  Click 
here to enter.

Website of the Week: A Mighty Girl


a mighty girl headerThis week’s Website of the Week is amightygirl.com. A site devoted to book and movie reviews and author interviews of particular interest to girls. There are some really fantastic lists of books and authors that feature strong female characters and positive role models for girls and young women. Browse the sections below for more strong girl stories both fiction and non-fiction:

Mighty Girls & Women; Fiction;  General Interest;  History/Biography; Personal Development; Social Issues

 

Today is Safer Internet Day for 2015


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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

This year’s theme is “Let’s create a better internet together”.

Check out the links below for more Cyber-safety tips and tricks.

Cyber Safety Resources from Common Sense Media

Cyber-Ethics from iKeepSafe

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Here’s What We Know About Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’


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“Sequel” to To Kill a Mockingbird to be published by Harper Lee!

Originally posted on Flavorwire:

News this morning that Harper Lee will publish Go Set a Watchman, a sequel (of sorts) to her beloved 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, was met with thoroughgoing cheer and goodwill. It is certainly an unexpected development: it was long thought that the 88-year-old Lee would never produce another book, much less a continuation (of sorts) of the original story. Here is what we know about Go Set a Watchman so far:

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Cabra College Library DVD Collection


DVDs for LoanOver the last two years we have selected, purchased and catalogued hundreds of films on DVD for loan to students and staff.  We now have a DVD collection of almost 900 films housed in the Senior Library.

By far and away our DVD collection is focused on films that have been based on books. In some cases the titles are identical, sometimes similar and sometimes the DVD is only loosely based on a book.

Library staff will only loan DVDs to students who are of the appropriate age for each film’s classification. Unless parents have a specific objection to their child borrowing DVDs, the library staff will loan G and PG rated films to all students. To borrow M, M15+ MA15+ rated films students need to be 15 or over. We do not stock R rated films of any sort. Our Access-It Library System knows the age of each borrower and will prevent M and MA films being loaned to those not of age. If you would rather your child did not borrow DVDs of a particular rating or at all please contact Mr Bull (sbull@cabra.catholic.edu.au) to discuss.

Click on the link below to view our entire DVD collection at present. If you like what you see either drop down to the Senior Library to browse or search the Access-It Online Catalogue to see if it’s in or to reserve a copy.

DVDs for loan Feb 2015

Welcome to 2015 at Cabra College Library


2015 picA very hearty welcome back to all our college students from 2014 and a sincere welcome to all the new Year 6 and Year 8 starters for 2015. We have as always a plethora of new and interesting books to tempt you, both fiction and non-fiction as well as a vast array of excellent eBooks, databases and other electronic resources for you to discover. If you have any queries, comments or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reply to this post, email me or drop down to the Senior Library and say hello. Some true but random facts about 2015:

2015 is not a Leap Year. There are a total of 53 weeks and 52 Sundays in Gregorian Calendar year 2015. While the total number of National / Federal Holidays 2015 are; 11 in USA, 8 in UK, 8 in Canada, etc. out of these 2015 holidays, 5,4, and 3 holidays will be on Monday in USA, UK, and Canada, respectively. Roughly up to 150 Million human births are expected within a period of 365 days of 2015, across the world.

and………..

1.The United Nations has declared 2015to be the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils.2. The Year of Light commemorates the centenary of Einstein’s formulation of the Theory of General Relativity which predicted that lightis deflected by gravity.3. This year is the 800th anniversary of King John issuing the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.

4. It is the 600th anniversary of England’s defeat of the French at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415…

5…and it’s the 200th anniversary of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.

6. In 1815, Humphrey Davy invented the miners lamp.7. Nelson’s mistress Emma Hamilton was born 250 years ago in 1765 and died 200 years ago in 1815.8. Isaac Asimov’s story Runaround, in which he set out the three Laws of Robotics, is set in 2015.

9. Stanley Matthews, Norman Wisdom, Ingrid Bergman, Orson Welles, and Frank Sinatra were all born 100 years ago.

10. This is also the bicentenary of the opening of the world’s first commercial cheese factory, in Switzerland in 1815.

Once again Thanks to UK newspaper The Daily Express for the above list. If that’s not enough to get you thinking about this year then check out more facts 2015 below.2015 is the Chinese Year of the Sheep (goat). Chinese New Year is celebrated on 31 January. For more chinese Astrological facts go here.

Take a peak at 2015 with this interactive calendar from timeanddate.com

Go here to view years that have the same calendar as 2014

Website of the Week: Wordsmith.org


word a dayThis week’s Website of the Week is Wordsmith.org. This site has a really cool Word of the Day feature which allows subscribers to receive a different word and its definitions as an email every day. Check out our sidebar for today’s word and feel free to follow this blog to see the new word each day.

Wordsmith .org is also the home of Internet Anagram Server, another brilliant little tool that generates almost endless anagrams for any words or phrases you enter.