We are nearing the end of what has become a global annual event for creative writers everywhere! NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) first began 19 years ago in July 1999 when freelance writer Chris Baty originated the project in San Francisco with a mere 21 participants. By the following year the project had gained a website and had been … More 5 Top Writing Tips! (NaNoWriMo)
This week in the library we are celebrating Short Story Week! On the top floor you will find a display with some of our selections of short stories. Have a peruse through our pictures below with some choice picks from our story collections to whet your appetite for a tale or two, or to inspire your own creative writing! … More Short Story Week
This Halloween some of our library staff have picked their favourite scary stories to share with you. Dare you read them..? MW – Osamu Tezuka “Amazing dark story with more than one twist, elegantly told and beautifully drawn. Osamu Tezuka’s creative genius really shines through on every page.” MW follows Garai, a Catholic priest, Yuki, … More Spoooooooky Staff Picks!
Welcome to a day in the life of two casual staff members at the library, Greyson and Kate! During term time our hours are flexible, both of us work between 16 and 18 hours per week. Our role includes shelving (aka procrastinating shelving), and sitting at either the upstairs or downstairs desk, where you’ll often … More A Day Life in the Life… of the Casual Library Staff
Summer is here and we at Martial Rose Library will miss you all working hard, reading our books and filling up our library so we wanted to come together and create a whole new Staff Picks for you all. This one is Summer Reads and all, save for one, can be found in the library … More Staff Picks: Summer Reads 2018
We at Martial Rose Library feel that graphic novels are a rather under-appreciated art form, often all being lumped together as if they’re all the same genre, tell the same stories and feature the same characters. Well, that’s not the case at all so together we decided our Staff Picks of our large and varied graphic … More Staff Picks: Graphic Novels
This week saw the Academy Awards dole out their praise on several well deserved films from 2017 and the people who created them were honoured with a statuette or two. Here at the library we have gathered together some of our favourite Best Picture Oscar wins from the history of the Academy Awards, as well as … More And The Award Goes To…
Since October, Chelsea and Bethany have been helping us out as our Library Interns. Here’s a day in their life! It’s always best to start off these things with an introduction so here we go… Hello! My name is Chelsea, and I am one of the two graduate interns who has been working in the … More A Day in the Life of a Library Intern
From the 1st of December to the end of semester we enjoyed many festivities at the Library! In the School Resources Centre we hid pictures of our favourite children’s books under the presents on our Christmas tree, and displayed some of our wonderfully festive and wintery CF and YF books… View this post on Instagram … More Recap: Christmas Countdown at the Library!
It is the last week of term before Christmas and so to see us on our way, here are some rather interesting literary facts with a Christmassy theme! Harper Lee’s Christmas Present Harper Lee met Truman Capote when they were five years old and living next door to each other in Monroeville, Alabama. They became very close. … More Have Yourself a Literary Christmas