New additions to the Senior Section.
Thank you to Tutor Ms. L. McCarthy who donated about 20 titles to this section. From murder mysteries such as The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesboand a selection of Harlan Coben to Chick Lit easy reads such as The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks and Mary O’Sullivan’s Inside Out. Why not check out this section during opening hours 10.00am to 2.00p.m.
If you are not sure what to read, a ReadBox Section is being introduced into the library. Here you will find a selection of recommended and popular reads under different categories which will be updated on a regular basis.
This is located in the Library and is for students to highlight interesting words and their meanings. Thanks to students who have added to the wall, it is filling up nicely and we will all benefit from it.
In the Junior Section (1st to 3rd years) the present top 3 reads are:
Paper Towns. John Greene.
Online Diary. Zoe Sugg.
MooneBoy. Chris O’Dowd and Nick V. Murphy.
As this is the centenary of the 1916 rising and many students may be doing projects around the whole period. There is a wealth of of reference material in the school library on the subject from new and old titles to copies of the Centenary and Revolution Papers.
World Book Day.
Is fast approaching and Book Tokens will be distributed shortly by your English Tutor. These can be redeemed at a bookstore in your area. Some 1st year students are reading a selection of Sarah Webb titles at the moment in preparation for her Workshop here at the school. Pop into the library if you would like to borrow one over the mid-term. Watch out for the Library world book day competitions will be commencing after mid-term.
Thank you to the following who are giving up some of their free time to assist in the running of the Library.
Cora Ni Ghalichoir, NiamhDeasy, MajaPopiel and WiktoriaGabara , 1st year students.
Chloe Crowley , 3rd year student who has been helping since 1st year and Alice Good 5th year student who also has been helping for the past 3 years.
Have a great mid-term and remember “Keep on Reading”.
Literary events and festivals to note for students, parents and staff.
Dermot Bolger, Novelist and playwright will be Writer in Residence at the National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks, Dublin. ) from March to August this year. There will be a wide range of readings, workshops and special events featuring leading public figures including John Sheehan, Paul Durcan, Jennifer Johnston and Brian Keenan. Check out the website of the National Museum of Ireland .
Cork International Poetry Festival is taking place this month 10th -13th February. Based mainly at The Cork Arts Theatre, Cork Central Library Grand Parade and Waterstone’s, Patrick Street are some of the venues listed. Check out the Cork International Poetry Festival website for further details.