The Beatification of Óscar Romero


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On May 23rd, thirty-five years after his assassination, Óscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador, will be beatified. Read the full New Yorker article here. Beatification is the first stage in the process of making a person a Saint, or canonization. Pope Francis has rescinded the ban on beatifying Romero paving the way for him to be made a saint as a Martyr to the Catholic Church.

For more Romero Quotes check out the PowerPoint below:

Oscar Romero Reflection & Resources

Oscar Romero Trust

Loads more info and resources on Oscar Romero from the Archbishop Romero Trust.

Oscar Romero resources in the Cabra Libraries below.

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Website of the Week: Charity Navigator


This week’s Website of the Week is CharityNavigator.org. Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become one of the world’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In their quest to help donors, their team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. They’ve used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 charities.

So if you want to donate to a worthy cause but you’re not sure which charity is for you, use this site to get the cold hard facts about just where your money will go.

Big Book Sale Starts Today


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Our Big Bring and Buy Book Sale Starts Today.

All Books $1.

Senior Library – Recess and Lunch times

If you have any books, CDs or DVDs to donate you can still bring them in tomorrow.

Proceeds to the Caritas Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Like what you read, read what you like.

New Titles added to the Cabra Libraries so far in 2015.


Take a look at the long list of new acquisitions added to the Cabra Library Collections so far this Year. That’s well over 1000 items in 12 weeks including more than 50 new DVDs for loan.

Click on the link for the whole list: New titles up to 4 May 2015

Check out our growing list of Periodical Titles for Loan too: Periodicals May 2015

 

Star Wars Day Today. May the Fourth Be With You!


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Today, May the Fourth, is celebrated worldwide as Star Wars Day. Check out he links below for a galaxy of info about the films, the characters and everything imaginable about the world’s most successful epic space opera franchise.

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Official Star Wars Site

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star wars imdbIMDB Review

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Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced


What a great way to welcome you all back to term 2, with the announcement of the CBCA’s shortlist for 2015 Children’s Books of the Year.

Each year the The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) hosts a competition to find the best published books for children of all ages. The Winners and Honour Books are announced and posted on the web site at 12 noon EST on the third Friday in August every year.View this year’s shortlist below:

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Checking out literary prize shortlists is a great way of introducing yourself to new, quality writing that you may not otherwise hear about. For more fantastic shortlists from worldwide literary prizes, click here

View a list of Australian literary prizes here.

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Ensuring Your Site is Mobile-Friendly


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So folks, this might explain the sudden shift to a new more “responsive” theme to keep the robots at Google happy. Still not 100% sure which theme we will stick with. All feedback gratefully appreciated. You can read Google’s explanation for the change here.

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking:

  1. How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly?
  2. What can I do if my site is not mobile-friendly?

1. See if your site is mobile-friendly

Visit Google’s mobile-friendly test link and enter your site’s address (e.g., http://dailypost.wordpress.com or http://automattic.com). Google will then analyze your site and declare it mobile-friendly or not.

Did your site pass? YAY! Pass GO and collect $200 from the Community Chest.

2. What can I do if my site is not mobile-friendly?

If your site failed Google’s test, you might be using an older theme that’s not responsive. Responsive themes change their layout slightly when someone visits via tablet or mobile phone to ensure that important content like the site title, post titles, and post content can be read on smaller screens.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Now Available


The Cabra Library is now able to offer students and staff access to another excellent collection of reference information. It is called Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) and it offers comprehensive detailed  information on just about every topic you could think of. You can access an incredible wealth of information on most topics and view or download these eBooks for later use, keyword searching…

GVRL is arranged into the following broad subject areas:

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Access this resource and many others from the “Link Favourites” on the right hand side of our Access-It Library Catalogue.

For an overview and tips & tricks on using GVRL check out the video tutorials below:

Big Bring and Buy Book Sale 13th & 14th May.


“Secondhand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”  Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)   Once again we are holding a huge “Bring and Buy” Book Sale on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th May. We are asking all students and staff to have a clear out at home and bring in any unwanted books, CDs and DVDs for the sale. These donations will be added to surplus library stock and go on sale on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th May in the Senior Library at Recess and Lunchtime. All books $1. The proceeds will be shared between the libraries and our nominated Cabra charities. Donations can be delivered to the Middle School and Senior School libraries from now till the start of Week 3. Go on, you know you want to.