Friday, November 21, 2014

Farewell Year 12

Goodbye to the Year 12 Class of 2014.
Congratulations to each and every one of you
for completing your secondary studies.

We wish you all the best for the future.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Missed a TV Show?

Attention CAC students and teachers...
Did you know that you can access free to air broadcast television content here at the college through our subscription to Enhance TV Direct?
If you're doing some research or would simply like to catch up with a program you've missed, just speak to Secondary Library staff and we will send you your password and show you how you can access this very useful resource.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Richard Flanagan Wins Man Booker Prize

The 2014 Man Booker prize has been won by Australian, Richard Flanagan. We congratulate Richard on his success and take the opportunity to let you all know that we have his book here in the library ready for borrowing.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North details the lives of men living in a Japanese POW camp on the Death Railway as they struggle to survive.

QUIZ: Which Dystopian YA Character Are You?

Matt Heckler has written a fun quiz that lets you see what type of character you are from young adult dystopian books and films. Are you a fearless Katniss Everdeen type of character or "lovable canon fodder". We can't vouch for its character profiling accuracy but it does look like fun.

Click here to take the quiz.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Week Library Competition

Guess which book belongs to which staff member.
In celebration of The Children's Book Council of Australia Book Week, which takes place between 16 to 22 of August, we are running a Staff Favourite Reads Competition in the Secondary Library. 

Our competition runs from NOW UNTIL THURSDAY THE 21st.

It's open to secondary students only. All you have to do is guess which book belongs to which staff member.
Don't worry as there are clues to help you figure it out.
There are prize packs to be won so come in and get your entries in before the 21st.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Reading Hour

We are celebrating The Reading Hour here at CAC. Taking place on Tuesday 19 August between the hours 6-7pm, The Reading Hour is designed to encourage parents to read to their children.

As stated on the Love2Read website:
"The Reading Hour initiative reminds parents and caregivers that reading together doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking in their busy lives, and that sharing a book with a child for 10 minutes a day - or just over an hour a week - will still give that child the best chance of becoming a good reader along with all the social and educational benefits it brings".
CLICK HERE for more information.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Miles Franklin Long List

We have copies of all of the books on the Miles Franklin Long List available for your reading pleasure. See the list here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Holiday reading and activities.

As the Easter holidays are drawing nearer, now is the time to come in and get your holiday borrowing done.

If you are looking for some fun activities to do over the break both the Qld State Library in Brisbane and the Gold Coast City Council Libraries are offering events for teenagers. Click on the links for more details.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Somerset Celebration of Literature

The Somerset Celebration of Literature is on between 19 - 21 March.

Over 30 acclaimed authors from around Australia hold interactive sessions and workshops for both children and adults. It’s a great opportunity to meet authors and illustrators, have your books signed and enjoy a festival dedicated to reading and writing.

Click here to go to the website where you can view the program and purchase tickets.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Writing Competition

Movellas, Random House Australia and the Sony Reader store have joined forces to find the best young Australian writing superstar. The icing on the cake? One talented writer could win a publishing contract!

Are you the next J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins or Veronica Roth? Is there half a novel hidden in your desk or in a computer folder that could be the next Hunger Games? Or maybe you have an idea and just needed that little bit of inspiration to get writing...

You could be the Sony Young Movellist of the Year, Australia!

Free to enter and open to writers aged between 13 and 19 years, this competition may see one young Australian superstar be given the opportunity to receive an exclusive publishing contract with Random House Australia.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Word - Library Newsletter - Term 1 - 2014

THE WORD is online! The first Secondary Library Newsletter for 2014 is here. You can view it on the Newsletter tab here in the blog or you can grab a hard copy from the library. This quarterly newsletter features some of the exciting new books we have in the library and also has information to help you with your research needs.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Online Research Skills

Welcome back everyone. We trust you had a relaxing break.

As the school year gets uderway it's a good idea to refresh your research skills in prearation for the work that lies ahead. As well as the sessions that we run here in the CAC Secondary Library you might be interested in attending the following research skills sessions run by Gold Coast City Council Libraries. The sessions cover how to get the edge in online research and in accessing resources through the council libraries.

Runaway Bay Library - Thursday 6th Feb, 5:30pm to 7pm

Helensvale Library - Thursday 13th Feb, 5:30pm to 7pm

Upper Coomera Library - Monday 17th Feb, 4pm to 5pm

This link will give you more information on other events at the council libraries. Click here to book the above sessions..