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
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 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
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...
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
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
World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated on 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 in 1616 both Shakespeare, Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died.
More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.
Of course we will be celebrating World Book Day in the IEGS Library too! The day will feature secret books, Found poetry workshop, literature quizzes and more! At 10:00 the author Sara Villius will be giving a guest lecture, discuss
As a part of the Pride Day, there will be an exhibition in the library with books with a LGBT theme. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.
As natural as it feels for us that the school library could have an exhibition with books that celebrates all kinds of love, it is important to remember that this would not be possible in some parts of the world. In some countries homosexuality is punished with death. But also in Sweden many teenagers and adults feel like outsiders and not accepted for who they are.
Welcome to the library to take a look at the books! I’ve tried to
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 is awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro!
“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world” (Svenska akademien).
Kazuo is a Japanese-born British author. His novels are known to deal with memory and the way people acknowledge the past and times of cultural change. One of his most famous books are Remains of the Day in which a the main character - a butler, Stevens - reflects on his career and life. In 1993, the book became a praised movie starring Anthony Hopkins in the role of