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Read an eBook

Today is 'Read an eBook Day!'

If you have a smartphone, tablet or computer you can be connected to a world of literature whether you’re sitting on your couch, on an airplane 30,000 feet in the air and anywhere in between. They save you space in your backpacks, can’t be lost or damaged and can be accessed at the click of a button. eBooks enable you to take the stories and authors you love with you anytime, anywhere. 

BGS Libraries gives you access to thousands of titles including a wide range of international titles, literary and genre fiction as well as best sellers and the latest YA releases! 

Visit Overdrive or ePlatform to start browsing in preparation for the big day!

Don't forget to share with us what you're reading by using the hashtag #bgslibraries

As we celebrate our 150th year, we invite you to join us on Open Day.

Come and meet the friendly and dedicated Brisbane Grammar School Library team & kickstart your Grammar journey at Open Day 2018! We're also welcoming the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to showcase ways in which you can help keep the reef great!

Staff and students will be on hand to answer all your questions and walk you through our library facilities and activities.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Saturday 15th September 2018 at 12 pm - 3 pm

2018 Chopstick Challenge Champion crowned

We have a new Chopstick Challenge Champion. Congrats to Benji for wowing the crowd with some seriously impressive ninja-chopstick skillz. Big shout out to all the contestants and spectators.

2018 Chopstick Challenge Champion crowned

We have a new Chopstick Challenge Champion. Congrats to Benji for wowing the crowd with some seriously impressive ninja-chopstick skillz. Big shout out to all the contestants and spectators.

2018 Chopstick Challenge Champion crowned

We have a new Chopstick Challenge Champion. Congrats to Benji for wowing the crowd with some seriously impressive ninja-chopstick skillz. Big shout out to all the contestants and spectators.

2018 Chopstick Challenge Champion crowned

We have a new Chopstick Challenge Champion. Congrats to Benji for wowing the crowd with some seriously impressive ninja-chopstick skillz. Big shout out to all the contestants and spectators.

2018 Chopstick Challenge Champion crowned

We have a new Chopstick Challenge Champion. Congrats to Benji for wowing the crowd with some seriously impressive ninja-chopstick skillz. Big shout out to all the contestants and spectators.

2018 Chopstick Challenge Champion crowned

We have a new Chopstick Challenge Champion. Congrats to Benji for wowing the crowd with some seriously impressive ninja-chopstick skillz. Big shout out to all the contestants and spectators.

2018 Tea Duel battle video

Fun video of annual Tea Duel in the Lilley Centre.

Student vs Teacher.

Arrowroot vs Scotchfinger.

Winner takes all!

Congratulations goes to Will and Eliott for conquering the 2018 Tea Duel battle!

His stealth-like command of this chosen biquits meant his opposition stood no chance!

A big hearty high-5 also goes to 'Earl Grey' Elliot for his supreme clean-nomming skills and taking out second place.

To the slow-dunkers, spillers and splodgers... there's always next year...!

Congratulations goes to Will and Eliott for conquering the 2018 Tea Duel battle!

His stealth-like command of this chosen biquits meant his opposition stood no chance!

A big hearty high-5 also goes to 'Earl Grey' Elliot for his supreme clean-nomming skills and taking out second place.

To the slow-dunkers, spillers and splodgers... there's always next year...!

Congratulations goes to Will and Eliott for conquering the 2018 Tea Duel battle!

His stealth-like command of this chosen biquits meant his opposition stood no chance!

A big hearty high-5 also goes to 'Earl Grey' Elliot for his supreme clean-nomming skills and taking out second place.

To the slow-dunkers, spillers and splodgers... there's always next year...!

Congratulations goes to Will and Eliott for conquering the 2018 Tea Duel battle!

His stealth-like command of this chosen biquits meant his opposition stood no chance!

A big hearty high-5 also goes to 'Earl Grey' Elliot for his supreme clean-nomming skills and taking out second place.

To the slow-dunkers, spillers and splodgers... there's always next year...!

Congratulations goes to Will and Eliott for conquering the 2018 Tea Duel battle!

His stealth-like command of this chosen biquits meant his opposition stood no chance!

A big hearty high-5 also goes to 'Earl Grey' Elliot for his supreme clean-nomming skills and taking out second place.

To the slow-dunkers, spillers and splodgers... there's always next year...!

Congratulations goes to Will and Eliott for conquering the 2018 Tea Duel battle!

His stealth-like command of this chosen biquits meant his opposition stood no chance!

A big hearty high-5 also goes to 'Earl Grey' Elliot for his supreme clean-nomming skills and taking out second place.

To the slow-dunkers, spillers and splodgers... there's always next year...!

Tea Duel Lunchtime Battle!

Join us in the Learning Commons at lunchtime Friday, 15 June for the battle to end all Tea Dueling battles as our Year 12 students contest it against the shrewd and cunning Tea-Masters, for the ultimate title of Tea Duel Champion of the Universe.

***There will be "nomming".


 

Book Week 2018

Book Week 2018

The theme for this year's Book Week was "Find Your Treasure", and every day in the Middle School Library we ran lots of exciting activities for the students. Led by Captain Russell, teams of scallywags and ruffians competed for pride, glory and chocolate pirate bullion to be crowned the jolliest roger of them all.

BGS also had authors Tim Harris and Lance Balchin join us to talk to the students about their creative and writing process and share some Photoshop secrets.

Congratulations also go to the students who contributed a poster design based on the Find Your Treasure theme. We had many fabulous entries and it was extremely hard to pick a winner.

We hope everyone had a great week and look forward to seeing you in the library and at Book Week 2019!

Now ye come back to the library for more fun each lunchtimes!

Book Week 2018

The theme for this year's Book Week was "Find Your Treasure", and every day in the Middle School Library we ran lots of exciting activities for the students. Led by Captain Russell, teams of scallywags and ruffians competed for pride, glory and chocolate pirate bullion to be crowned the jolliest roger of them all.

BGS also had authors Tim Harris and Lance Balchin join us to talk to the students about their creative and writing process and share some Photoshop secrets.

Congratulations also go to the students who contributed a poster design based on the Find Your Treasure theme. We had many fabulous entries and it was extremely hard to pick a winner.

We hope everyone had a great week and look forward to seeing you in the library and at Book Week 2019!

Now ye come back to the library for more fun each lunchtimes!

Book Week 2018

The theme for this year's Book Week was "Find Your Treasure", and every day in the Middle School Library we ran lots of exciting activities for the students. Led by Captain Russell, teams of scallywags and ruffians competed for pride, glory and chocolate pirate bullion to be crowned the jolliest roger of them all.

BGS also had authors Tim Harris and Lance Balchin join us to talk to the students about their creative and writing process and share some Photoshop secrets.

Congratulations also go to the students who contributed a poster design based on the Find Your Treasure theme. We had many fabulous entries and it was extremely hard to pick a winner.

We hope everyone had a great week and look forward to seeing you in the library and at Book Week 2019!

Now ye come back to the library for more fun each lunchtimes!

Book Week 2018

The theme for this year's Book Week was "Find Your Treasure", and every day in the Middle School Library we ran lots of exciting activities for the students. Led by Captain Russell, teams of scallywags and ruffians competed for pride, glory and chocolate pirate bullion to be crowned the jolliest roger of them all.

BGS also had authors Tim Harris and Lance Balchin join us to talk to the students about their creative and writing process and share some Photoshop secrets.

Congratulations also go to the students who contributed a poster design based on the Find Your Treasure theme. We had many fabulous entries and it was extremely hard to pick a winner.

We hope everyone had a great week and look forward to seeing you in the library and at Book Week 2019!

Now ye come back to the library for more fun each lunchtimes!

Prince Edward at the Lilley Centre Library

Prince Edward visited Brisbane Grammar School today to meet with students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and to also plant a new tree in honour of the award. He even stopped by the Senior Library to listen to our string quartet. It is the fourth time a member of the Royal Family has stopped by the school.

Congratulations to our 2018 Photography Competition winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our 150 Photography Competition. A big thank you to all the students and staff who entered – there were some great entries! Also thank you to everyone who came by for the presentation on Friday.

(Drumroll) - And the winners are...

People’s Choice
Rocks and Water by Xavier

Overall Winner
Giraffe by Simon

Best Staff Entry
Mushrooms by Patrick

Make an Antique Writing Journal!!

Year 9 Skateboard Art

Spring Hill Young Writers creating their story characters with author Lance Balchin

Lance Balchin

Meet Lance Balchin, author of Mechanica and Aquatica at 
Book Week 2018.

Lance Balchin is the author of two very popular books here at BGS - Mechanica and Aquatica, and we are very excited to have him join BGS as a special guest as part of our Book Week 2018 celebrations.

Join us in the Lilley Centre on Wednesday, 2 May to learn how Lance brings his Mechanica and Aquatica creatures to life using Photoshop and objects sourced from workshops, museums and science labs. Lance's books will be available on the night for purchase and Lance to sign.

Tickets are available through MyGrammar.

www.mechanica.com.au

Commonwealth Games Celebrations in the Middle School libraries!

The Year 7 Form Seniors love to read!

Love your Pet Day Competition

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Game on in the Middle School libraries

The Middle School Library Proudly Supports the BGS Public Purpose Projects

There are three fantastic Public Purpose projects underway in the Middle School. Year 5 is focusing on supporting the RSPCA; Year 6 is helping to raise funds for our sponsor child through World Vision; and Year 7 are raising funds for the Pyjama Foundation. 

The Middle School Library is proud to raise awareness of these issues and the activities being undertaken to support them.