Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

May 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The Red Turtle: captivating, transcendental even…

This Studio Ghibli co-production with its zen-like minimalism offers a magical, meditative take on Robinson Crusoe “Less is a whole lot more with this palate-cleansing animation, which sets itself apart from its caffeinated Hollywood counterparts with a minimalist, meditative approach. … Continue reading

May 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Talking about Terrorism

The world being what it is, it is unfortunately necessary to have conversations about terrorism with our children. Try this excellent resource from The Day for advice on how to talk about terrorist attacks – like the recent horror in … Continue reading

May 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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A Strategy for Reading..?

This recent article from The Herald (Free registration required to read it!) sings the praises of school librarians in the face of falling literacy standards, as reported in the recently published Scottish Survey of Literacy. So, of course, I had … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The great ‘fidget toy’ debate!

Looks innocent enough, non? 😉 Where do you stand on the greatest debate of our lunchtime: fidget toys – to spin or not to spin! Originally designed for children with autism, anxiety and/or ADD/ADHD, to increase focus and control fidgeting, … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dinner with Obama?

If I ruled the world…Oh okay then, Scotland… So, you may have heard that the 44th President of the United States will be addressing philanthropy and business leaders at a dinner in Edinburgh on 26th May 2017 at the EICC. … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dystopian novels are chiming with people

19 Of My Favourite Fahrenheit 451 Quotes – Book Riot Say what you will about Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un, et al, there’s no denying we live in interesting times. One ‘literary’ consequence of this appears to be the resurgence of key works of … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Because Mums Rock!

Any Foo Fighters fans in the house? What about the most awesome, Dave Grohl? How to raise a rock star, by Dave Grohl’s mum From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Virginia Grohl knows what it’s like to be the mother of … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wikipedia founder creates ‘factual’ news site

Entrepreneur Jimmy Wales has launched Wikitribune, a collaboration between journalists and citizens that will put facts first. But in the age of fake news, can facts really change our minds? – The Day As ever, I highly recommend reading The … Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Marvel Comics

Another readable blog from Booknerdlandia, this time focusing on issues of ‘gender’ in Marvel Comics, but also contributing to the on-going ‘diversity’ stooshie ignited by a recent Marvel press conference; as per previously discussed by Clishmaclaver. 😉 “…top editors and … Continue reading

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