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Congratulations to all those new subscribers to our OLMC Library blog. We hope you enjoyed your delicious sweet treat!

We would love you to write about some of those fabulous novels that you have been reading. Check out our review section on this blog for more details of what to include. Perhaps there is a new film you just can’t wait to watch. Why not tell us all about it?

Make sure you come to our fantastic Christmas morning tea this coming Tuesday in the Learning Commons.  We would love to see you there.

Don’t miss out on our super quiz on Wednesday for Book Club.  Make sure you arrive early for our Rick Riordan extravagansa!

Also we would love you to join us on Friday for Film Fridays in the Learning Commons. This is your chance to check out the fabulous short films produced by students from OLMC.




Why use a database instead of Google?

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Why use a database instead of Google? Because any one can create a website, whether they know what they are talking about or not!

Databases provide access to reliable information from credible sources, which are only accessible through a paid subscription. The Learning Commons subscribe to a number of on-line databases covering all aspects of history, science, Geography, Environmental and Social issues including Britannica an On-line Encyclopedia. These databases can be accessed via the OLMC portal – Learning Commons – Catalogue or Home Page.  So next time you are searching for information for your Assessment Task, use a database! Or ask a Library staff member for help.

Ms Ambrosini

The following video will give you an insight to why you should use Databases instead of Google when searching for information.

Great Australian Fiction

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Why not read local?

We have some fabulous Australian authors with great stories just waiting for you to read.

If you enjoy those international best selling authors, check out some novels with similar themes and ideas with an Australian flavour.

If you love:

The Fault in our Stars by John Green, check out Zac & Mia by AJ Betts

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, try Mercy by Rebecca Lim or Shadows by Paula Weston

We were Liars, check out On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Divergent, try Jump by Sean Williams or The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymuilina

Come check out our display in the Learning Commons for a wider taste of Australian Fiction.

You can also follow the latest updates in Oz fiction at  #LoveOzYA and always remember to click on Inside a Dog for great reviews by teens.

We would love to hear all about the great Oz books that you have been reading. Leave us a comment or write your own review in the Reviews section of this blog.

Ms Rosalie Austin

The Hammer of Thor #2 – Magnus Chase & the gods of Asgard

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The long awaited sequel to ‘Magnus Chase and the sword of Summer has arrived!’ Borrow your copy today.

Ms Ambrosini

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon-the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki-and the price he wants is very high.

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NERVE by Jeanne Ryan

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Read the book before you watch the movie!


When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her This Is Me page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating, Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?  

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Reserve your copy TODAY at the Learning Commons desk. 

Ms Ambrosini

Second Hand Book Sale Stall

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Mercy day was a great opportunity for the Learning Commons to set up a Second hand Book Sale Stall. No amount of rain could keep students away from a bargain at 0.50 cents per book. The tables were covered with Fiction titles that were weeded from our collection, from popular to not so popular reads. Most of our books went to happy new homes, Thank you girls! Keep up with the reading. Ms Ambrosini




*Blossom for Spring with Bella Rae magazine*

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After a twelve month break, Bella magazine is back in print as Bella Rae ~ which means beauty, wisdom and graceThis lovely Australian mag is strong, sassy and smart ~ a must have for young teenage women.  It is counter-cultural, which means it is free from negative and unhealthy influences. Bella Rae will empower girls to get real, talk about the hard things, challenge the culture they live in and choose to live with hope, empathy, intelligence and creativity. The pages are filled with a vibrant collection of expert advice, real stories, role models with substance, fashion shoots, travel adventures, beautiful glimpses of paintings and drawings by artists, recipes and quizzes! This magazine is a trustworthy resource for every girl.

Bella Rae also comes with a wonderful website! ~

Indulge in the delightful blog where you can select anything you wish to read, including: beauty, health & fitness, fashion, relationships, and positive affirmations and articles.
Check out this magazine for yourself from the library! 🙂
Miss Mammone


What’s new in fiction? Shield #3 of the Spark Trilogy

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SHIELD – # 3 

Evie is out of options. She must comply with the Affinity Project – obey their rules, play their deadly games, give up Jamie. And her losses keep growing.

When she decides to help a small group of Shields trying to affect change, Evie finds herself in the firing line. Counsellor Knox is intent on revealing her secrets and shackling her to the Affinity Project for life. To protect her family, Evie must betray those closest to her.

The odds of success – let alone survival – are slim.

The final thrilling conclusion to the Spark series. (