Another OLS Author! ✌🏻📖✏

We have an author in first year! Casey Anne in B1 has posted her first Fan Fiction online! If you haven’t guessed by the quote above, it’s Doctor Who fan fiction and you can read it here https://m.fanfiction.net/s/12916508/1/Tales-of-the-TARDIS

#DoctorWho #FanFiction #writing #creativewriting #libraries #SchoolLibrary #AreYouAHariboJellyBeanBaby

 

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September Book Club Picks for Seniors, Teachers, and Parents!

As per usual we have one YA (Young Adult) book and one adult book.

First up…

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.

Suitable for 14+ 

Accelerated Reader Book Level 3.9

 

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father.

Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. The reader tracks Turtle’s escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, and watches, heart in throat, as she struggles to become her own hero–and in the process, becomes ours as well.

Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting,My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Warning: extreme and disturbing material!

Suitable for 17+ 

 

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Summer Senior Book Club Picks

May Senior Book Club Books

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An Evening With Patrick Ness! 😍✌🤓📖

I went along to the Easons event in the Lighthouse Cinema last night to see Patrick Ness talk about his new book Release. An extra surprise was that he was interviewed by Deirdre Sullivan who is the author of Needlework, one of the CBI Awards shortlisted books!

I also got to meet him and he signed my book, but more importantly 😜 one for the school library too, with an extra special message! 😂   (pictures below)  He said to say hi to you all 👋

I’ve been a huge fan of Patrick Ness’ writing for a long time, if you haven’t read any of his books come and talk to me in the library! In fact he is my Author of the Month, which wasn’t a thing but now it is! 👐

 

*update! see our Twitter @ourladyslibraryfor info on another favourite author coming to Dublin soon! ✌😱

#SkipToTheNaughtyBits 😂😱✌

Release is available in the library now, unfortunately for seniors only 😅

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Go to GoodReads.com  to read blurbs and reviews!

 

 

 

 

World Book Day Celebration! 🌟⚡🎉📖

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to and made an effort to make World Book Day at Our Lady’s a huge success!  There were some fantastic costumes on the day as you can see below!

A big congratulations to our winners of ‘Best Costume’ from each first year classes, who received a €10 book token for their effort! ❤

From C1 we have Emma Jane Weir as Alice in Wonderland 🍄

From P1 Emer Keely as The Queen of Hearts 👸❤

From B1 we have SEVEN winners as a fantastic group costume, The Seven Dwarves are Shóna Kelly, Ríonach Kelly, Sinéad McCloskey, Jessica Horan, Katheine Hesse, Lauren Dwyer and Sophie McGovern 😴🤓😳😡🤗😷🙄

And last but not least from L1, Niamh Foran as Goldilocks! 🐻🐻🐻

WELL DONE GIRLS!

Here’s a selection of some of the other costumes on the day (more to be added to the gallery on the school app)


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Happy World Book Day! 📖⚡

If  you have dressed up as a book character today comment below and let everyone know who you are and what book the character is from ✌🤓

We will decide on the best dressed later on today and post pictures of everyone tomorrow!

I am Miss Peregrine from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! 

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*unfortunately I couldn’t master turning into a bird… 
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