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Books, Books, Books! And some other ideas for the break

By Linda Kruusmägi
book shelf

For a few years now autumn break has been called reading break. A break spent hiding from the autumn weather catching up on the reading you did not have time to do during school weeks.

But what to read? Obviously what first comes to mind are the horror stories that will match your Halloween outfit. In the school library you can find a selection of classic horror books like Dracula, Selected tales by Poe and Pet Sematary as well as easyread horror stories with a twist like the Goosebumps collection. If you want to explore more Goodreads has a Halloween Book List with many different genres.

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

From the Library Blog - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

By Linda Kruusmägi
Louise Glück

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 is awarded to an American poet, Louise Glück.

The motivation from the Swedish Academy reads:  “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”. 

Books with poems by Louise Glück are on the way to the library and hopefully available for borrowing before autumn break.

More information about Louise Glück:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/louise-gluck

 

From the Library blog: Three Ways to Practice your Research Skills

By Linda Kruusmägi
Information image

Welcome back to school! What a strange year we left behind. In uncertain times people are looking for information to help them understand the world we live in. The Internet and our devices have become even more important in our lives as they are our key to the outside world, not only searching for information and news but these days also replacing physical interaction with other people. The web is full of information and people who want you to listen to them and react to their opinion. It is certainly not the lack of information we are suffering from. 

For example, it is very easy to be

Let World Book Day open up a World of Books!

By Linda Kruusmägi
World Book Day

World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organized 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. 

More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.

 

Welcome to Distance Lecture by Poet Mona Monasar

To celebrate World Book Day we have invited the poet Mona Monasar to give a lecture on writing and poetry. It will be held online on Friday 24/4 at 9:25. If you don’t have class at that time you are welcome to

Digital Ways to Read Books

By Linda Kruusmägi
ebook

It is not at all new, reading books online. 1999, when I did my GYAR project, the new thing was the Palm Pilot, a portable screen that almost looked like what a smartphone looks like now. The talk around town was that this was the new way to read books. My idea was to let friends write stories for a webpage from where you then could download the stories to your Palm Pilot. The project was not a success, since the Palm Pilot was too expensive for anyone I knew to buy. 

Fast forward many years, digital reading has exploded. Nowadays almost everyone has a device which you can use to read books

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

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