Monthly Archives: August 2012

Picture books: more than just illustrations…

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job has to be cataloguing the new picture books for the Curriculum Resources collection. But, as we know, these are not just collections of pretty pictures but important resources with roles, at … Continue reading

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Longer Opening Hours from September

From 1 September we will be extending our opening hours. The new opening times will be as follows: Doors Open (for current card holders): Monday – Friday:  08.30 – 23.30 Saturday & Sunday:  09.30 – 20.30 Library Membership Desk: Monday … Continue reading

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Wonderlands

Next weekend (24th – 26th August) the British Library hosts a Festival of International Writing for Children. Three days of stories, words, drawings, conversations and explorations as some of the best known writers for children and young people appear on the British Library’s piazza … Continue reading

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IOE eLibrary: remote access to electronic resources

If you’re trying to access the electronic resources (eJournals/Articles, eBooks and Databases) via Athens, you will probably get this message: An email was sent to all IOE Library users at the end of July to inform you that we have … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Broadcasting Science

Broadcasting Science, the title of a Royal Society Library and Archives exhibition  in London, focuses on the question of how to  present complex scientific ideas simply – a question faced by many  science teachers, and  broadcasters  making programmes for schools/children. … Continue reading

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Growing children – BBC4 series

Coming up next week, the start of a three-part series presented by child psychologist Laverne Antrobus (‘Growing Babies’ & ‘The Biology of Dads’ previously shown on BBC4), exploring how child development is affected by three major developmental disorders – autism, dyslexia, … Continue reading

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