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Library Home: 2019 Library News

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Year 5/6 Library Monitor Party
Year 5/6 Library Monitor Party
Year 5/6 Library Monitor Party
Year 5/6 Library Monitor Party
Year 5/6 Library Monitor Party
Year 5/6 Library Monitor Party
Year 8 Transition to Senior Library 2019
Year 8 Holiday Reading 2019

Live Music this Thursday

Grab a snag and mosey across to the Boarders' Lawn for a jam-packed lunchtime of chilled musical vibes featuring BGS's most talented musicians.

When: Thursday, 29 August @ 12:35 - 1.10pm
Where: Boarders' Lawn

Cost: You'll need $2.50 for the sausage sizzle.


Open Day provides a fantastic opportunity for current families to visit the School and prospective families to experience a snapshot of our great school including the wonderful libraries, activities and programs we run, and the passionate staff.

Participate in live-keying demonstrations run by our Library Media Team or check out our MakerSpace clubs, zSpace AR/VR Learning Experiences, Magic Mirror and eXchange activities that showcase all the diverse and exciting opportunities available to students via our libraries.

Brisbane Grammar School Open Day is on this Saturday 20 July from 12pm – 3pm.

To find out more visit brisbanegrammar.com

#BGSjourney #1BGS


Star Wars Droid Races

Our Star Wars™ Droids have been busy the last 2 weeks battling it out in the Lilley Centre and MS Amphitheatre as students raced Yoda, R2-D2 and Darth Vader in an epic space battle of good versus evil.

Congratulations to all our young Padawans for reaching the finishing line and our winners who have restored peace to the Galactic Republic.

For more photos follow the BGS Library Instagram page.

May The Force Be With You!


Star Wars Droid Races / May The 4th Be With You

Attention all Years 9-12 Padawans! Come race the fastest droids in the BGS galaxy this Friday lunchtime as we celebrate (early) Star Wars Day. Can Yoda outsmart R2-D2 or will Darth Vader crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance...

Fate has chosen you!

When: Around 12:45pm - Friday, 3 May 2019
Where: Learning Commons, Lilley Centre

 

The theme this year is 'Best Character'.  Please take the time each week to vote for your favourite. 

Final Round
Percy Jackson - Percy Jackson Series: 17605 votes (21.76%)
Emmett - Nyxia Series: 63283 votes (78.24%)
Total Votes: 80888
Year 7 Book Chat

The Middle School Book Fair will be happening in Week 5

(4-8 November). 

All sorts of books and other items will be available for sale.

The Book Fair is run in conjunction with Dymocks Brisbane.

Any special requests? Let Ms Palmer or Ms Smith know!

The New Library System is live! 
Click here to start searching your new web catalogue.

Don't forget to bookmark it!


BGS Libraries is excited to partner with Infiniti Library Systems to provide students and staff with a smarter library experience. 

This library system will provide a host of new benefits including:

  • Responsive design allowing you to access the library from whatever device, no matter where you are;
  • Authenticate once with single sign on provided by your school ID;
  • Federated searching to access to ClickView, Britannica, OverDrive, Wheelers and EBSCO Databases;
  • Easy management of your library account, including reserving and renewing items from home; and
  • Create personalised reading lists of books that you can share with others, or your teachers can share with you; and
  • Revamped interface that is intuitive and engaging.

‚ÄčFor more information about our new library system, please feel free to contact Library staff. 

As we uncover its capabilities we will share this with you via the Library communication channels. Stay tuned!

The Mathematics of Drones

Gain a new perspective on Maths with Ms Brooks series of drone demonstrations.

When: 15, 16, 23 & 30 August @ lunchtime
Where: LC309

#drones #maths #perspective

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. #NAIDOC2019  #NAIDOCWeek or #NAIDOC


'Book Feast' in Book Week 2019

Book Week is back for 2019! Join guest author Mick Elliott for the Book Week Trivia Night on Wednesday, 20 March and the Book Feast Breakfast on Thursday, 21 March. Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, children's television producer, scriptwriter and animator and lizard lover and will also entertain the audience as our trivia night quiz master.

Book Feast Breakfast - Years 5 & 6 - SOLD OUT

Date: Thursday, 21 March
Time: 7.00am - 8.20am
Cost: $20 students/parents
Where: Centenary Hall

Book Feast Trivia - Years 7 & 8

Date: Wednesday, 20 March
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Cost: $15 students/parents
Where: The Lilley Centre
RSVP by Wednesday, 13 March. Book here.

Mick Elliott's books will be available at both events for purchase and signing. 

See Ms Palmer or Ms Smith for more information.


It's a perfect match - Library Lovers' Day

Boys in Years 5 and 6 got into the spirit of Library Lovers' Day this week as 'lonely books' were put on display. These books have not been borrowed in a while so a small bio was created for each one outlining why they would be a good reading companion. This was attached to the front of the book with boys gaining extra insight into the titles from these notes. Many of the books were borrowed on the first day, ending their lonely lives... for a while at least!

Teachers in the Middle School had the same opportunity during their weekly staff morning tea to rescue lonely books, as well as enjoy delicious red velvet cupcakes baked by Ms Palmer.

Happy Library Lovers' Day to all!

It's a perfect match - Library Lovers' Day

Boys in Years 5 and 6 got into the spirit of Library Lovers' Day this week as 'lonely books' were put on display. These books have not been borrowed in a while so a small bio was created for each one outlining why they would be a good reading companion. This was attached to the front of the book with boys gaining extra insight into the titles from these notes. Many of the books were borrowed on the first day, ending their lonely lives... for a while at least!

Teachers in the Middle School had the same opportunity during their weekly staff morning tea to rescue lonely books, as well as enjoy delicious red velvet cupcakes baked by Ms Palmer.

Happy Library Lovers' Day to all!

It's a perfect match - Library Lovers' Day

Boys in Years 5 and 6 got into the spirit of Library Lovers' Day this week as 'lonely books' were put on display. These books have not been borrowed in a while so a small bio was created for each one outlining why they would be a good reading companion. This was attached to the front of the book with boys gaining extra insight into the titles from these notes. Many of the books were borrowed on the first day, ending their lonely lives... for a while at least!

Teachers in the Middle School had the same opportunity during their weekly staff morning tea to rescue lonely books, as well as enjoy delicious red velvet cupcakes baked by Ms Palmer.

Happy Library Lovers' Day to all!

It's a perfect match - Library Lovers' Day

Boys in Years 5 and 6 got into the spirit of Library Lovers' Day this week as 'lonely books' were put on display. These books have not been borrowed in a while so a small bio was created for each one outlining why they would be a good reading companion. This was attached to the front of the book with boys gaining extra insight into the titles from these notes. Many of the books were borrowed on the first day, ending their lonely lives... for a while at least!

Teachers in the Middle School had the same opportunity during their weekly staff morning tea to rescue lonely books, as well as enjoy delicious red velvet cupcakes baked by Ms Palmer.

Happy Library Lovers' Day to all!