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The library is operating eight book clubs during 2017.

The Year Five Book Club

This club operates once a cycle and meets on Thursday 2 in the history room in the d'Houet library (d131).

The Year Six Book Club

This club operates once a cycle at lunchtime on Tuesday Two. We meet in the History Room of the d'Houet library. 

The Year Seven Book Club

This club operates once a cycle at lunchtime on Wednesday One. We meet in the history room in the d'Houet library.

The Year Eight Book Club

This club operates once a cycle at lunchtime on Tuesday Two. We meet in the history room in the d'Houet library.

The Year Nine Book Club

This club operates once a cycle on Friday Two. We meet in the History Room.

The Year Ten Book Club

This group meets every Friday One at lunchtime.  We meet in the history room in the d'Houet library.

The Year 11 Book Club

This group meets every Tuesday One at lunchtime.  We meet in the history room in the d'Houet library.

and The Year 12 Book Club

This group meets every Thursday One at lunchtime in the History Room of the d'Houet Library.

 

ACTIVITIES

The book clubs engage in a range of activities that relate to reading and the enjoyment of the written word in all of its forms.

Activities may include:

  • Reading a book together and related discussion
  • Book related competitions, treasure hunts etc.
  • Writing book reviews for the Genazzano community and external forums  
  • Entering external book related competition or promotions
  • Hosting guest speakers at club meetings
  • Attending events or workshops with book creators
  • Attending literary afternoon teas (in terms 2, 3 and 4)
  • Participation in events related to Australian Children's Book Week and Genazzano's LITFEST
  • Participating in the International Association of School Librarianship's Book Mark Exchange 

 See Dr La Marca, Ms Petricevic or Mrs Pucius for details

 

Year 11 and 12 Book Club

Let's make our own - What should i read next?

NYOR 2012 Read This! Competition Entries

This book, about the different houses in Harry Potter, was made by the Year 5 to 7 Book Club for the National Year of Reading Read This! Competition.

The entry came second in the group section for Victoria.

This Hunger Games Board Games was made by the Year Eight Book Club for the Read This! Competition in the 2012 National Year of Reading.

It placed first in the group section for Victoria.

2017 Literary Afternoon Tea Program

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Literary Afternoon Teas.

This year we will host three Literary Afternoon Teas.

All members of the book clubs are invited to attend. We will also be inviting members of the Xavier College book clubs to join us.The afternoon teas will be held at the d'Houet Library commencing at 4pm and finishing at 5.30pm. During 2017 the dates are:

  • Thursday 11th of May
  • Thursday 27th of July - during Litfest
  • Thursday 2nd of November

Those wishing to attend must return a signed permission form to Dr La Marca.

See Ms Petricevic, Mrs Pucius or Dr La Marca for details.

 

A Kahoot Quiz - The Classics

150 Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland Celebratory Lunch

Year Nine Book Club - All Hallows - Term Two

The Song of an Innocent Bystander by Ian Bone

Freda, 19, was held hostage ten years ago during a gunman's siege of a restaurant.

When Freda agrees to be interviewed about the incident, the reporter stirs up memories that she had long suppressed.

The story is told in alternating sections and from different points of view: Freda today, Freda at the time of the siege, the gunman, and sections titled “Napkin “that were written by another hostage.

The plot and multiple viewpoints make for compelling reading. 

Year Nine Book Club - Term One Discussion Points

Year Nine Book Club - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

 

Book Club All Hallows

ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The novel concentrates on one man, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, as he attempts to survive another day in a Soviet concentration camp, or gulag, with dignity and humanity. The conditions of the camp are harsh, reflecting a world that has no tolerance for independence. Camp prisoners rely almost totally on each other's productivity and altruism, even for the most basic human need, food. The dehumanizing atmosphere of the gulag ironically forces prisoners to discover means to retain their individuality while conforming to the stringent rules, spoken and unspoken, of the camp.

The narrator Ivan Denisovich is both insightful and humorous, and the clever way he manages to keep his humanity intact despite his imprisonment is kept in perspective through the other prisoners' attempts at survival.

 

http://www.shmoop.com/ivan-denisovich/

E BOOK   http://www.davar.net/EXTRACTS/FICTION/ONE-DAY.HTM