Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

The Fantastic Flying Books…

March 24, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

“In an allegory about the curative power of story, books return the favor to those who care for them.”

Clishmaclaver first came across this beautiful film several years ago but for some reason it just popped into my head today, and I had to share.

I’ve had a lifelong love of all things Buster Keaton – you should see my ‘silent comedians’ bookshelf at home; I must have everything written on the subject. Well, almost 😉 – and stories, so you might imagine that this gorgeous little gem of a film would appeal. And you’d be right.

Just watch it. It’s wonderful. Click here for a synopsis if you must but I’m not going to say another word… <3

March 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Brechin Active Schools

 Found this on last week Facebook! Sorry for the delay but too good not to share! 😉    It was a cold ❄️ and windy 💨 morning at Monikie for the Angus Secondary Cross Country Championships 🏃 but that didn’t … Continue reading

March 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Diary of a Brechin Kid!

The most wonderful P7 pupils from Brechin’s cluster primaries joined me in the library yesterday to create comics; ‘slam diaries’ about pupils’ transition to high school – their very own Diary of a Brechin Kid! 😀 Taking their inspiration from … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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5 Proven Ways Reading Can Improve Your Mental Health

Clishmaclaver liked this blog, from bustle.com. Whilst skewed towards contemporary America life, the advice travels well across the pond 😀 – “Reading is certainly not a cure-all for people’s mental health concerns but it can improve overall mental health and provide … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Screenagers are struggling to read people’s feelings in real life…

The Empathy Gap – The Sunday Times Magazine A colleague gave me a hard copy of this article this morning, and I’m posting a hyperlink because it’s really very interesting! Parents, pupils, teachers; anyone with an interest in young people’s … Continue reading

March 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Victim or villain..?

A The Day Briefing: The Laws of War dropped into my mailbox today. The gist of this discursive ‘Hot Topic’ piece is that, “Yesterday a British marine had his murder conviction for killing an injured Taliban fighter reduced to manslaughter. … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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25 Epic YA Fantasy Standalones for the Commitment-Phobe

Fantasy lovers––are you tired of waiting two, three, four, sometimes half a decade for one story to end? Fantasy newbies––does the idea of reading fantasy intrigue you but when you look at how many books are in most fantasy series … Continue reading

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