Rosanna Library celebrated its 40th anniversary last week, hosting two successful events.
Introducing Peter Pan, Thing One, The Cat in the Hat, Witch, Cleopatra, Mother Hubbard, Wheres Wally, Tin Soldier, Queen of Hearts and Guinevere.
In an age where chemicals are in everything that we eat and drink and fruit and vegetables are pumped full of water to make them appear bigger, there’s nothing like biting into something that’s been home grown, particularly if the grower has used little to no chemicals. The fruit tastes sweeter and everything has more flavour. Bigger isn’t necessarily better.
It’s one word known to strike dread into the heart of every student: Exam. The preparation, the time, the study and, in many cases, a mark that’s less than what you were hoping for given all the effort that you put in. And then there’s the procrastination bug…
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There were pirates, ringmasters, Ben 10's, Spider men and a whole lot of fairies at Lalor Library this morning. We played dress ups, made up our own stories and decorated book bags all in the name of Children's Book Week.
Reading a book at home or on the beach is a pretty anonymous activity but as soon as eBooks are used your anonymity is traded for convenience. When you download a book it is linked to your account. Because books are tied to a user's account, removing them from one's device often means the original record will still exist and every e-reader is capable of tracking your reading page by page, your bookmarks and highlights– most of this is for our benefit and we like it but we should be aware.
We love ebooks for their convenience but readily admit some formats don’t work well and some conversions to eBook form are woeful. I find it particularly annoying when the double ll is converted to an l[space]. TS