Duston School Hub booklet

Duston SchoolWhen CILIPSLG visited the award winning library at the Duston School, we were shown a copy of their library skills booklet that every student works through.  We were invited to take copies home for ourselves, and I was so impressed that I asked if I could share it with you all on Heart. As well as downloading from the Issuu site, you can download from the Box files as well.   Visit the school webpage here: http://thedustonschool.org/  If you have similar booklets you would like to share with us, please email me on the Contact address.

Help build a Library in an African School

School Librarian Elspeth Scott, who works at the Menzieshill High School in Dundee, is part of a Go Africa! team which is going out to Kenya this holiday.  She was delighted when the school chose to help fund a new school library.  Through fundraising, the team has managed to raise 76% of the target so far.  It would be fantastic if everyone on Heart could help to raise the last bit towards building this library.  8 bricks cost £10 – every little helps!  Elspeth has set up a JustGiving page, lets see what we can all do to help her reach her goal.  Elspeth is building a model library from Lego, each set of bricks donated will have a lego brick, and she will share her picture with us before she goes.  So let’s get giving!  More details of how to donate on the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/GoAfrica

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Literature Pathway

Reaching-For-The-Moon(MIRANDA-OTTO-as-Elizabeth-Bishop)Edinburgh International Film Festival, which takes place between the 19th and 30th of June, has included a Literature Pathway for the first time. The films are about literature, or the world of books.  More information about the films can be found here:  http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films .  The films are as follows:

First Cousin Once Removed : ‘A vivid and intimate portait of a poet whose memory and language are being eroded by dementia.’

I Catch a terrible cat: features a writer turning 60, with writer’s block, who encounters a beautiful waitress with whom he become romantically entangled.

Not another happy ending: Romantic comedy about a young Glasgow writer.

Reaching for the Moon  The visit of a young poet from New York to her friend in Rio causes romantic entanglements.

The Sea: (adapted by John Banville from his Man Booker prize winning novel).

Viola: The pleasures of Shakespeare’s poetry mix with those of modern romance.

What Maisie know: An updating of a Henry James novel.

If you would like to read more about any of these films, then have a look at the document in the Box Files.  Hope some of you can go and enjoy these films!