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FOR OUR FIRST CiNECiTY OF 2015 WE’RE GOING BACK 30 YEARS!

Back_to_the_FutureThirty years ago, in 1985,  a little film called Back to the Future was released. It was the highest grossing film of that year and has since become a pop culture phenomenon. In it, Marty McFly goes back in time thirty years to when his parents met. We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of this ground breaking film by screening it for our first 2015 CiNECiTY session this Wed 3:20pm in the cinema. Sign up with Dan in the library if you want to go Back to the Future with us.

WORLD POETRY DAY

In 1999 in Paris UNESCO declared March the 21st as WORLD POETRY DAY. To celebrate I thought I’d share some websites that showcase local poets and some places you could submit your own poetry.

VOICEWORKS is a print and digital quarterly magazine which is published by Express MediaIt features writing and artwork by Australians under the age of twenty five so it’s a great place to start if you want to get your work published. Though it’s not exclusively for poetry, they do have this great page of tips for writing poetry.

MELBOURNE SPOKEN WORD is a site dedicated to… you guessed it – the spoken word scene in Melbourne! This means it’s full of actual videos of poets performing their work – and believe me some of them are great! For example:

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW  is an online journal dedicated to showing off new and established Australian poets to the world. They promote “irreverent and experimental poetics.” This is a bit more of an ‘adult’ site than Voiceworks or but you can still submit to them here.

 

 

Watch Nick Lake talking about his new book

Our library has just purchased Nick Lake’s new YA book, There Will Be Lies. Here are a couple of videos of Nick talking about the new thriller. His other books, Hostage Three (about modern pirates kidnapping a rich family) and the Blood Ninja series (about un-dead samurai warriors) are also available to borrow…

New Arrivals

As you know we are always getting new books into our library. Here are a few to check out:

A SMALL MADNESS by Dianne Touchell

LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR DIANNE TOUCHELL ON RADIO NATIONALA Small Madness | FRONT COVER (10 September 2014)

Rose didn’t tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog of her breath. Looking for something. Some evidence that she was different now. Something had shifted inside her, a gear being ratcheted over a clunky cog, gaining torque, starting her up. But it didn’t show. How could all of these feelings not show? She was a woman now but it didn’t show and she couldn’t tell anyone.

A devastating, compelling novel that will get everyone talking, from the author of Creepy and Maud.

STORM by Tim Minchin

22997383A storm is brewing at a London Dinner party. When Tim meets the mysterious fifth guest at the table, small talk descends into a battle between science and belief.

Audiences around the world have been wowed by the lyrical wonders of Storm in its viral smash-hit animation form. Now fully reimagined with original artwork, this sparkling ode to scepticism by multi-award-winning comedian and musician Tim Minchin is brought to life for the first time in a book. Includes a foreword by Neil Gaiman.

INFOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO MUSIC by Graham Betts

Discover what’s on ZZ Top’s mind, the degrees of separation between Indiana Jones20706944 and Rihanna, the most popular songs chosen for funerals and more!! Infographic Guide to Music presents unique, witty and surprising facts about every music genre, from pop, rock, indie, house, dance, electronic, rap, country and classical. Mixing musical stats with facts on all your favourite leading legends, it features infamous and often ludicrous tales of the music business. More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of the music world, boasting over 100 original artworks and illustrations and at-a-glance facts to amaze and astound readers.

FOR THE FOREST OF A BIRD by Sue Saliba

24709229A novel about love and the things you can and can’t change, from the winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for young adult fiction, Sue Saliba.
‘I want to tell you that he’s coming home. . . and it’s going to be like it was before he went away, before everything broke apart.’
Nella waits for the swallows by the creek each spring. It’s a secret vigil she’s followed ever since her father left.
This year she’s going to take him with her . . . but can we ever return to the way things were?
A novel about love and the things you can and can’t change, from the winner of the Victorian’s Premier’s Literary Award for young adult fiction.

REALITY BOY by A.S. King20454066

In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child television ‘star’ struggling to break free of the oppressive anger he’s felt since he was five years old. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth – which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle – and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts; everyone is just waiting for him to snap. And he’s starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that – until he chooses to create possibilities for himself that he never knew he deserved.

LIBRARY STOCKTAKE COMING SOON!

The school year is coming to an end and 2015 is just around the corner. At the end of every year the library takes stock of all the books and other resources we have. That means that we need all your overdue loans back. If you can’t find your books, don’t stress – just come in and chat to us about it! We just need to know what’s going on so we can replace the item if necessary. Also if you need more time to finish reading then just bring in your book and we’ll renew it… easy!

What is Literature for?

Here’s a neat little video from The School of Life about why we need literature in our lives… enjoy! 🙂

PAST AUTHOR TALKS AT FCC

Take a look at these fantastic talks by famous authors to Footscray City College students…

 


The lovely librarians at Scotch College in Hawthorn invited us to attend this talk by Christopher Paolini in August 2012.


Lauren Oliver visited our school early in 2012 thanks to the awesome people at the Sun Bookshop.


On the 13th August 2013 A.J. Betts visited our library to discuss her book Zac & Mia thanks again to the Sun Bookshop.

WELCOME TO FOOTSCRAY CITY’S OPEN DAY

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