Friday, 18 December 2015

Crisis at Christmas

Thousands of people will be homeless this Christmas.

Each year, some of the staff at TRS choose to make a donation to Crisis instead of sending Christmas cards.  This year the total raised is £470, which will reserve 21 places for homeless people this Christmas.

Crisis is a charity which offers shelter, companionship and life-changing services to people who are homeless.  To find out more visit the Crisis website.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas 'Take a Risk' competition

By popular demand, we have extended our Christmas Take a Risk competition for another week or until the box is empty.  



So, don't delay come and Take a Risk in the Discovery Library today!

Recent Word of the Week winners!

Discovery Library

Beguile
Verb: To charm (someone) into doing something they wouldn't normally do.
chosen by Kaan (7 SW)

Endeavour
Verb: Try hard to do or achieve something.
chosen by Mia (7BL)
   
Nonchalant
Adjective: Casually calm and relaxed; seemingly unconcerned or indifferent, cool.
chosen by Shyanne (7SW)

Biometrics
Noun: Use of mathematical measurements to analyze unique physical characteristics (such as fingerprints) to identify a person.
chosen by David (7AN)

Mazurka
Noun: A lively Polish dance in triple time. 
chosen by Nico (7AM)

Peruse
Verb: To read (something) typically in a thorough or careful way; or, to look at or read (something) in an informal or relaxed way
chosen by Yasmin (7HA)

Distraught
Adjective: Very worried and upset
chosen by Henry (7BL)

Astronomical 
Adjective: 1) Relating to astronomy, which is the scientific study of the universe and of objects that exist naturally in space, such as the moon, the sun, planets and stars. 2) Extremely large
chosen by Holly (7SW)

Ontology
Noun: The philosophical study of the nature of being.
chosen by Fleur (8SD)

Polymath
Noun: A person of great and varied learning
chosen by Evie (7SW)

Consequence
Noun: A result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
chosen by Brooklyn (7AM)

Deduce
Verb: To reach a conclusion about something by reasoning.
chosen by Fleur (9HE)

Discombobulate
Verb: Confuse or disconcert (someone)
chosen by Shelby (7HR)

Impartial
Adjective: Not favouring one side more than the other; not biased.
chosen by Abigail (8MA)

Magniloquent
Adjective: To speak in a bombastic manner.
chosen by Rhys (8HA)

Flabbergasted
Verb: To be shocked or surprised
chosen by Olivia (7MP)

Machiavellian
Adjective: Very cunning, deceitful in your dealings.
chosen by Rosanna (7MP)

Consecutive
Adjective: Following one after the other.
chosen by Yasmin (7MP)

Vermillion
Noun: A bright orange-red colour.
chosen by Scarlett (7MP)

Phenomenon
Noun: A remarkable person or thing.
chosen by Megan (7FH)

Embezzlement
Noun: To steal money that you have been trusted with.
chosen by Jamie (7FH)

Quench
Verb: To stop being thirsty by drinking something.
chosen by Kasey Austin (7BC)

Bibliopole
Noun: A person who buys and sells book, especially rare or decorative ones.
chosen by Christopher (7MP)

Enjambment
Noun: In poetry, the running over of a sentence from one verse or couplet into another.
chosen by Aragan (7MB)

Ravenous
Adjective:  Very hungry.
chosen by Luka (7CS)


War Memorial Library

Pulchritudinous
Adjective: Physically beautiful; comely.
chosen by Deona Simpson (13BA)

Annihilate
Verb:To utterly destroy/obliterate.  2) In Physics, to covert (a subatomic particle) into radiant energy.
chosen by Erin (12NA)

Introvert
Noun:  In Psychology, someone who is quiet, shy, unsociable and non-confrontational.  Also not talkative.  A person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things.
chosen by Phoebe, Tanisha, Ally, Katherine (Year 10 Psychology)

Biosemiotics
Noun: The study of how the organism and life can be understood as an interpretation of how chemical and electrical communication is performed and understood.
chosen by Mr Carrick (Science)

Metamorphosis
Noun: A complete change of the physical form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one.
chosen by Mrs Nolan

Layman
Noun: A person who is not a member of the clergy; or, someone who is not trained in or does not have a specialist knowledge of a particular subject.
chosen by Ewan (12KN)

Nostalgia
Noun: A sentimental longing or wistful affection for things that happened in the past
chosen by Aliyah (12AP)

Diegetic (sound)
Noun: Diegetic sound is any sound that can be paired with what is happening in a film or on TV, and whose source is either visible, or is relevant to the action: a) Voices of characters; b) Sounds made by objects in the story c) Music represented as coming from instruments in the story space (= source music)
chosen by Mr Beckett (Music)

Valediction
Noun: The act of saying goodbye or quite literally a farewell speech.
chosen by Harry (13MS)

Diorama
Noun: A model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit.
chosen by Ms Roberts (Librarian)

Supercilious
Adjective: Behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
chosen by Mr Contreras-Ramis (Spanish)

Juxtapose
Verb: Place next to each other or side by side for contrasting effect.
chosen by Eden (10SF)

Aurora
Noun:  Dawn; 2. A natural light display, usually green, red or yellow, that moves across the sky in polar regions
chosen by Aurora (10AG)

Callous
Adjective: To be cruel or unkind.
chosen by Rebecca (13 MS)

Parados
chosen by Lucy (13 HB)
Noun:  1) (In Ancient Greek Drama) the first choral passage recited or sung by the chorus at their entrance.  2) A passage in an Ancient Greek theatre between the auditorium and the skene by which spectators had access to the theatre and actors might come and go during a play.

Milquetoast
Noun: A person who is timid or unassertive.
chosen by Mrs Nolan (Librarian)

Acquiesce
Verb: To accept something reluctantly but without protest.
chosen by Camille (11LC)

Schadenfreude
Noun: Pleasure derived from the pain of others.
chosen by Corin (12SU)

Relaxation
Noun: A feeling of refreshing calm and an absence of stress or worry.
chosen by Kyeisha (11BH)

Phosphorus
Noun: A toxic flammable nonmetallic element, which appears luminous in the dark.  It exists in two forms, white and red.
chosen by Rebecca (11WH)

Institutionalize 
Verb: 1) To establish something (activity or practice) as a convention or norm in an organization or culture; 2) Place or keep (someone) in a residential institution
chosen by Brandon (11CO)

Cooperage
Noun: A cooper’s business or place of work, making barrels and casks.
chosen by Ross (11MO)

Querulous
Adjective: Complaining in a whining or peevish way.
chosen by Christopher (10SF)

Pulchritude
Noun: Physical beauty.
chosen by Mr Lucas (Geography)

Oleaginous
Adjective: Exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; obsequious.
chosen by Mr Beckett (Music)


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Books into Films 2015

Why not enjoy a good book this Christmas holiday? Come and browse our display of Christmas books and books with a film tie-in on TV over the Christmas holidays in the Discovery library!



Also, School Librarian, Helen Smith, has compiled her annual list of Christmas book and film tie-ins that are on TV over the Christmas Period. Please click on the link below to view: Christmas TV List 2015





Monday, 7 December 2015

Let it Snow! Seasonal Reads in the War Memorial Library



Let it Snow! Display in the War Memorial Library

We have lots of great titles in the both the Discovery and War Memorial libraries, including those in our ‘new books’ section so please feel free to browse and borrow.

Biographies and New Books in the War Memorial Library