Friday, 19 May 2017

Keep Calm and Carry on Revising in the War Memorial Library

We have a good selection of revision resources available in the War Memorial Library – come and have a browse or ask one of the Librarians.  There are some useful GCSE revision websites listed on the blog, as well as Post 16 resources, which provide A-level revision websites and advice on referencing.

One of our P16 lunchtime library helpers has also recommended the Get Revising website, which allows you to organise your time with a study planner, create useful tools including mind-maps and flash cards and discuss your subjects with other students. To check it out visit Get Revising.


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

To mark Mental Health Awareness week 2017, we have created a useful display of fiction and non-fiction books in the War Memorial Library. This year's awareness theme is relationships.



And there are some useful websites too.  Click here and here and here  and here  and here . 

And because


we have a great selection of books in the Discovery Library to make you



Friday, 5 May 2017

Free Comic Book Day 2017

If you love comics, this Saturday, 6th May, is Free Comic Book Day 2017!  The titles being given away this year include Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Doctor Who, The Simpsons and Guardians of the Galaxy.


The Forbidden Planet is hosting events and giving away bags of comics (whilst stocks last) – for more details and their nearest store checkout their website

You can also pick up a free comic at branches of the some London public libraries, namely Hammersmith and Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.

You may also want to check out Piranha in Bromley High Street, which sells comic books and cult collectables.

Meanwhile, don't forget to check out the Graphic Novel collections in the Libraries!

First News and Stabilo – Young Journalist of the Year 2017 Writing Competition

This is a great competition for anyone who loves writing and has a keen interest in journalism and current affairs!  To enter the competition, you must write a column of no more than 300 words about something that is happening in your local area or school or an issue affecting your family or friends that you would like to raise awareness about.  A column is where the writer gives their opinion on an important issue, which appear in newspapers, magazines and web sites.

The closing date is 7th July and is open to 8 to 18 year olds.  The winners get their own column published in First News and win a bundle of STABILO stationery products worth £1,000 for their school.

For hints and tips and how to enter go to http://www.stabilofirstnews.co.uk/.  Copies of First News are available in the Discovery Library.