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From the Library Blog: World Book Week 

By Linda Kruusmägi
A shelf containing old books of various sizes and colours.

World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organised by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. According to UNESCO, April 23 is a symbolic day for literature since on that date 1616 both Shakespeare, Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died. Of course we want to celebrate books and reading in our school as well!

Since not all students are in for the actual World Book Day we will celebrate World Book Week, starting tomorrow April 16th. There will be activities both in the library and online.
For example: 

  • An exhibition of the rare and old books found in the

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

By Linda Kruusmägi
Abdulrazak Gurnah

Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 was awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah.

The motivation from the Swedish Academy reads:  "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents."

The library has ordered books by Gurnah, both in Swedish and English. If you want to reserve a book, just let the librarian know.

Science Month in the Library

By Linda Kruusmägi

Science Month in the library starts Friday December 2nd and lasts until Christmas. Fiction and non-fiction books with scientific theme will be on display in the library during this time. 

Welcome to the library, and browse through the wide selection of amazing literature! 

Fika sessions with book discussions on Thursday 5 Dec and 12 Dec at 15:00.

Come and be inspired to read a book, or to discuss the book you are currently reading with other students. 

Science book quiz

Test your knowledge with our science book quiz! The winners will be posted on the library door the day before

Are you afraid of books?

By Linda Kruusmägi

It is that time of the year again. The time librarians call Halloread!

In the library we have prepared a scary books exhibition that will make you scared all week. 

Either you are interested in the classic horror stories like Edgar Allan Poe’s or modern favourites as Stephen King, Anne Rice and John Ajvide Lindqvist, you will find your poison in the library.

But don’t forget to keep the lights on after bedtime...

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 and 2019

By Linda Kruusmägi

This year the Swedish Academy is awarding two Nobel Prizes in literature, one for 2018, when the prize was cancelled due to the scandals surrounding the Academy, and one for this year. The laureates were announced today at 13:00.

Olga Tokarczuk is awarded the prize for 2018

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."

Peter Handke is awarded the prize for 2019

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian

Advent Calendar in the Library!

By Lydia Barsawme

One of the best gifts you can get for Christmas is a book, and we are starting Christmas a little early in the library this year. We have an advent calendar box with short story books from Novellix. One book - one story!

The first student of the day who borrows a book for Christmas break pleasure reading wins a secret advent calendar book. The short story could be anything from a classic love story to a recently published piece of modern fiction. Unfortunately Novellix books are only available in Swedish, but if you are new to the language, short stories could be a great way to practice

World Book Day in the Library

By Megan Rocher

World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organized by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.

Of course we will celebrate World Book Day in the IEGS Library as well! Since April 23rd is a Sunday this year, the celebrations will be on Friday. The day will feature secret books, author visit, literature quizzes and more. Everyone is Welcome!

Author Anders Fager. Photo by Anna-Lee Jansén

At 11:50 of Friday 21st the author Anders Fager will give a lecture and discuss writing with the students. Anders Fager is a Swedish

Science Month in the Library

By Megan Rocher

December is Science Month in the Library!

Science Month in the library starts Friday December 2nd and lasts until Christmas. Fiction and non-fiction books with scientific themes will be on display in the library during this time. Join us and browse through the wide selection of amazing literature!

FIKA SESSIONS
Fika sessions with book discussions will be held on Friday 2/12 at 14:30 and Tuesday 13/12 at 15:45. Everyone is welcome to come and be inspired to read a book, or to discuss the book you are currently reading with other students.

SCIENCE BOOK QUIZ
Test your

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

By Megan Rocher
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016…

...is awarded to Bob Dylan

“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Bob Dylan is an American composer, singer and musician and one of the most important singersongwriters of his time. He called his early songs “finger-pointing songs” aimed at what many people considered the wrongs of society. Two ot these early songs from the sixties are “Blowin' in the Wind” and “The Times They Are A-Changin'” .

Other of his widely known songs are “Like a Rolling Stone”, "Mr. Tambourine

Autumn - The Perfect Reading Season!

By Megan Rocher

There is no reason to deny it. Summer is gone and autumn is here. While we miss the lazy summer days, autumn has it perks. The best one is that you can stay inside, cuddle up and read.

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Here are a few suggestions for your reading autumn. They are all available in the library.

For those of you who liked The Hunger Games
Battle Royale - Koushun Takami
A class of high school students are taken to a deserted island where they are forced to fight each other until one of them survives. Battle Royale has been described as a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century and “the original” Hunger
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