World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organised by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. According to UNESCO, April 23 is a symbolic day for literature since on that date 1616 both Shakespeare, Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died. Of course we want to celebrate books and reading in our school as well!
Since not all students are in for the actual World Book Day we will celebrate World Book Week, starting tomorrow April 16th. There will be activities both in the library and online.
- An exhibition of the rare and old books found in the
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 is awarded to an American poet, Louise Glück.
The motivation from the Swedish Academy reads: “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.
Books with poems by Louise Glück are on the way to the library and hopefully available for borrowing before autumn break.
More information about Louise Glück:
Welcome back to school! What a strange year we left behind. In uncertain times people are looking for information to help them understand the world we live in. The Internet and our devices have become even more important in our lives as they are our key to the outside world, not only searching for information and news but these days also replacing physical interaction with other people. The web is full of information and people who want you to listen to them and react to their opinion. It is certainly not the lack of information we are suffering from.
For example, it is very easy to be
It is not at all new, reading books online. 1999, when I did my GYAR project, the new thing was the Palm Pilot, a portable screen that almost looked like what a smartphone looks like now. The talk around town was that this was the new way to read books. My idea was to let friends write stories for a webpage from where you then could download the stories to your Palm Pilot. The project was not a success, since the Palm Pilot was too expensive for anyone I knew to buy.
Fast forward many years, digital reading has exploded. Nowadays almost everyone has a device which you can use to read books
Science Month in the library starts Friday December 2nd and lasts until Christmas. Fiction and non-fiction books with scientific theme will be on display in the library during this time.
Welcome to the library, and browse through the wide selection of amazing literature!
Fika sessions with book discussions on Thursday 5 Dec and 12 Dec at 15:00.
Come and be inspired to read a book, or to discuss the book you are currently reading with other students.
Science book quiz
Test your knowledge with our science book quiz! The winners will be posted on the library door the day before
It is that time of the year again. The time librarians call Halloread!
In the library we have prepared a scary books exhibition that will make you scared all week.
Either you are interested in the classic horror stories like Edgar Allan Poe’s or modern favourites as Stephen King, Anne Rice and John Ajvide Lindqvist, you will find your poison in the library.
But don’t forget to keep the lights on after bedtime...
World Book Day in the Library
World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated on April 23rd, organized by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. According to UNESCO April 23 is a symbolic day for literature, since on that date in 1616 both Shakespeare, Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died.
More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.
Of course we will be celebrating World Book Day in the IEGS Library too! The day will feature secret books, Found poetry workshop, literature quizzes and more! At 10:00 the author Sara Villius will be giving a guest lecture, discuss
As a part of the Pride Day, there will be an exhibition in the library with books with a LGBT theme. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.
As natural as it feels for us that the school library could have an exhibition with books that celebrates all kinds of love, it is important to remember that this would not be possible in some parts of the world. In some countries homosexuality is punished with death. But also in Sweden many teenagers and adults feel like outsiders and not accepted for who they are.
Welcome to the library to take a look at the books! I’ve tried to
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 is awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro!
“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world” (Svenska akademien).
Kazuo is a Japanese-born British author. His novels are known to deal with memory and the way people acknowledge the past and times of cultural change. One of his most famous books are Remains of the Day in which a the main character - a butler, Stevens - reflects on his career and life. In 1993, the book became a praised movie starring Anthony Hopkins in the role of