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Centenary Library Book Tournament

Book Tournament 2016: Best Hero
Bilbo Baggins - The Hobbit: 876 votes (32.24%)
Ender- Ender's Game: 1841 votes (67.76%)
Total Votes: 2717

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Sentence Starters

Have trouble starting a new sentence?  Stuck on how to introduce a new idea?  Why not try these 'sentence starters'  provided by the BGS Library.  There are seven tables presenting different ways to begin sentences for different styles of writing.

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New Books

Visit the 'New Items' Library catalogue page and see which new books are available to borrow.  

Book of the week

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

eBook of the week

Elon Musk is primarily known for the part he played in founding the widely known electronic money transfer site Paypal. Though the company been the subject of several controversies, it remains the most trusted medium for Internet commerce. These days, Musk applies the same imagination and ability to innovate that he used to make PayPal a success to his leadership of Tesla Motors, of which he is presently chairman. The small automobile manufacturer appears to be on the brink of major breakthroughs the industry, seeking to create usable, practical electric cars that can truly compete with gasoline-powered vehicles. Musk, an engineer, has played an integral part in the development of the company's flagship vehicle, the Tesla Roadster.

Amazing Year 8 Slam Poets!!

Our second annual Year 8 Poetry Slam was an outstanding success, with the quality of poems far exceeding our expectations!
Thank you boys for your wonderful creative input!

(Read more at our Library blog, The Pulse)

Matthew Reilly in Brisbane - at Supanova, at Carindale and at Brisbane City Hall

Meet Matthew Reilly!!

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Main Auditorium, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Cost: Free (bookings essential)
Bookings/Enquiries: Phone(07) 3007 2800 or email

Dymocks Brisbane in conjunction with the Brisbane Lord Mayors Writers in Residency Program is excited to host an evening with best selling author Matthew Reilly.

Matthew’s latest novel is the long awaited return of Jack West Jr, The Four Legendary Kingdoms.

Matthew will be meeting fans and signing copies of his books after the event. Copies of his books will be available to purchase at the event on the night.

Superbugs at the Olympics - see The Pulse for more details

Drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, are one of the greatest challenges currently facing global human health.  Superbug-infested water was an issue that surrounded the Olympic Games in Rio this year. What did this mean for our athletes? Join a panel of Olympians and scientific experts who will discuss the issue.

This is a great follow-up to Mathilde Dessell's TedXYouth@BGS talk on antibiotics. 

5.30-7.30pm Thursday 17 November at UQ

Free registration but bookings are essential

Philosophy of Science Talk in the Forum by Mr Scott Jones

Harry Potter fun in the BGS Libraries

Yr 12 Quarantine in the Lilley Centre - see our blog for more

Author Mick Elliott Visits BGS


BGS Open Day 2016

Battle of The Bard

Library Catalogue

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Snitch & Broomstick Races

Library Opening Hours

Middle School Library
(Years 5-6):

7.45am - 4.30pm (closed morning tea)

Centenary Media Library
(Years 7-):

7.00am - 5.00pm (Mon - Thurs)
7.00am - 4.30pm (Fri)
Closed Morning Tea

Senior Library
(Years 9-12):

7.00am - 5.00pm (Mon - Thurs)
7.00am - 4.30pm (Fri)
Holiday Hours
8.00am - 4.00pm (Mon - Fri)

The Senior Library will be open each weekday from 8am-4pm during the school holidays.

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BGS Library Digital Magazines

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The EBSCO eBooks App

The app supports the complete EBSCO eBooks experience, allowing users to discover eBooks in your collection, download them to their device, and begin reading immediately, all within the EBSCO eBooks app.  To see a preview on searching and downloading EBSCO eBooks using the App visit the EBSCO eBooks website

SLQ eBooks

Did you know...

the State Library provides 24/7 access to over 100,000 non-fiction ebooks?

Click here to sign up for SLQ membership.

Free Music!

All you need is your Brisbane City Council Library card.

eLibCat >eBooks & Downloads >Freegal Music

App of the week

30hands Starter: Create & Show What You Know

30hands Storyteller is the easiest way to tell a story, explain a concept or flip a classroom. Create a multimedia presentation in minutes and publish it as a video to share.

Windows app of the week.

Sherlock Holmes - The Blue Diamond - Hidden Object Game

Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond is a wonderfully illustrated hidden object puzzle game based on the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The game takes you through the detective mystery with high-quality AUDIO NARRATION!

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The Library is committed to preparing students for a complex future in a global world.

By providing a dynamic learning environment, combining innovative teaching practices and technologically-enriched learning spaces, students will become intuitive, motivated and reflective learners.

The cultivation of information literacy skills and critical thinking processes will enable students to negotiate the challenges and embrace the opportunities of an increasingly complex and interconnected world