Last term, our second years were set the challenge of describing a favourite book in exactly six words - no more, no less. This is harder than you think! They met the task with enthusiasm and whimsy. The entries above are the ones which were selected as the 'top six' by a team of … Continue reading Six Word Books
February is Black History Month! While Black History Month originated as an African American celebration, we recognise it here in the St Dominic's library. We have a great selection of books by Writers of Colour in the library. We'll be having events later in the month, including a discussion on African Irish identity, some readings from … Continue reading It’s Black History Month!
Are you in First or Second Year? Do you think you have what it takes to write about a book you've just read? To tell other people what you think about it, and whether you think it was any good? Would you like to win a book token? If so, this might be the contest … Continue reading Book in the Bag: Book Review Contest
Today marks the beginning of Black History Month in the St Dominic's Library. Did you know... Black History Month started in the USA in 1974. It has since come to Canada, the UK and Ireland. In the USA, Black History Month is a big deal. It is celebrated across schools and libraries in February. Black … Continue reading Black History Month in the St Dominic’s Library
What is it? A worldwide book club based on the Harry Potter book series. Fans will read (or re-read) one of the books each month alongside other fans around the world. They will then discuss the book and its themes across social media. The first book is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and the … Continue reading Wizarding World Book Club
The first meeting of the library's Senior Book Club was a great success. We read We Should All Be Feminists, a short booklet by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer. photo credit: kellywritershouse Chimamanda Adichie 11.09.10 via photopin (license) The club met at lunchtime on 4th May (we had to change the original date because of … Continue reading Update: Senior Book Club
This term we're launching the Senior Book Club in the library. This is open to all senior students (Transition Years, Fifth Years and Sixth Years). The Senior Book Club will meet in the School Library at 1.05pm on Wednesday 4th May to discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's pamphlet, We Should All Be Feminists. Copies of We Should … Continue reading Senior Book Club – We Should All Be Feminists
You may have seen these posters up around the school recently. Do you know what they mean? It's not too complicated. Basically, all First Years and Second Years must have a book to read in their school bags. If your teacher is absent or if you have a free class for any reason, you will be … Continue reading Book in the Bag
This year saw the introduction of St Dominic's College's most exciting competition yet*! The Book Factor saw each tutor group nominating one of their favourite authors to compete in a school-wide battle. The first round saw over thirty authors fight it out. Students were able to vote for their favourites by adding their signature to … Continue reading The Book Factor: it’s the final!