Archive for March, 2014


Welcome one and all to Footscray City College’s annual Open Day! This is a fantastic opportunity for us to share what we do with the wider community and to give prospective students and their families an idea about some of the wonderful programs, experiences and services we have to offer. If you’re here on the day, make sure you check out all the great displays and activities around the school. In some areas there will be Passport Activities for kids to take part in, such as drumming in Music, a sports challenge in the Gym, a dry ice experiment in the Futures Centre and a hair raisingly electric activity in the Science area. But of course, the Library is THE place to be! (Check out some of these pop-culture Librarians if you don’t believe me!) While you’re in the Library today why not speak to the staff about our services, check out the Curiositas blog in detail, take a look at the Photography Club and CiNECiTY Film Club displays and have a quick browse at our awesome collection of books. Can you find the Shakespeare books that are over 120 years old?

Now that we’ve shared with you, it’s your turn to share your thoughts with us. As our Library Passport Activity, we’d like you to post a comment to this site telling us what you thought was the best thing you saw at FCC Open Day today. Just click on the title of this post and then scroll down to leave a comment. (You’ll need to do a quick maths equation to prove you’re NOT an evil spamming robot trying to sell us snakeskin handbags!)

Have a great day!openday


EBook Lending Platform New to FCC Library!!

Our library has finally made the move to the digital world of eBooks! We have worked with a company called Wheelers to provide patrons with an easy to use lending platform. To browse the collection of fiction and non-fiction texts just click on the top link to the left of this page! 

You can also visit the site at: 

At the moment the collection is quite small but over time if they prove popular we will acquire more and more! These eBooks can be read online via the internet or offline by downloading the file to your device or netbook. This file will only be active for the loan period, which is 2 weeks. However, some books such as the classic Gutenberg titles are exempt from copyright restrictions and can be kept by all patrons. In order to borrow you must log in using your usual school username and password. Patrons may borrow up to 3 eBooks at a time.

For info about technical requirements have a look here:




CiNECiTY, our Library’s film club, is back and better than ever this year! It gives students the opportunity to watch films from various time periods, genres and countries. It will take place in the cinema every Monday and Wednesday during lunch. We’ll begin on Monday 24th March with the Coen Brothers’ second feature film, the zany screwball comedy, RAISING ARIZONA.

Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coenraising_arizona

Cast: Holly Hunter

Nicolas Cage

John Goodman

William Forsythe

Written by: Ethan and Joel Coen

Genre: Comedy / Crime

Rating: M

Duration: 94 min

Colour: Colour

Country/Language: USA / English

Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)

Year of Release: 1987

Production / Distribution Company: Circle Films 

Background notes:

  • Released on March 6, 1987 in one cinema in New York, the film spent the rest of that month opening slowly across the country. It gradually becoming a cult favorite before being recognized as a cinematic landmark.
  • The film contains some references to cult horror classic The Evil Dead on which Joel Coen had one of his first film industry jobs, as assistant editor. The zoom on Florence Arizona’s face when she discovers the kidnapping echoes a similar shot in the horror film. The McDunnoughs drive an early-’70s vintage Oldsmobile Delta 88, just like Evil Dead hero Ash (The car actually belonged to director Sam Raimi and also appeared in most of his other films including Spiderman). There’s also the low-down, hurtling tracking-shot, an innovation from Evil Dead which became a signature shot for Coen cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld.

Things to think about:

  • All the primary adult characters break into tears at some point during the film. The only character who never cries is the baby Nathan Jr.
  • What is the significance of the matching tattoos? In what way could Smalls and H.I. be connected?