Christmas Goodies – Arts/Crafts, Cooking & Movies!

The season of goodwill is almost upon us so to help you prepare for the big day we’ve delved deep into our catalogue to see what festive goodies (or ‘resources’ to use the correct Library term!) we have to help you make the most of the Christmas holidays!

Arts/Crafts

Christmas Crafts: 150 Decorations, Gifts, Cards and Treats to make for a Perfect Christmas
by Alan Gear and Barry Freestone
Contains everything you need to know to create a range of wonderful items as gifts, and to decorate the tree, table and home to welcome your guests

 

The Merry Christmas Activity Book
by Jane Bull
Whether you want to know how to make your own special Christmas cards or make fun gifts for your family and pets, this book will show you how to turn your home into a winter wonderland!

 

The Little Book of Christmas: Ideas for Cooking, Activities, Gifts, Games, Cards and Calendars for the Early Years Foundation Stage at Christmas
by Sally Featherstone
Cooking, craft, stories, role play gifts, decorations and more in this book specifically written to give you more ideas for a very busy time of the year!

 

Cross Stitch Country Christmas
by Brenda KEYES
Re-create the atmosphere of a traditional country Christmas with more than 50 charming cross-stitch projects.

 

Quick & Clever Christmas Cards: 100 Fast & Festive Cards & Tags
by Elizabeth MOAD
Sixty incredible card designs and twenty stunning tag projects make up this collection of easy-to-create Christmas greetings.

 

 

Cookery

Mrs Beeton’s Traditional Christmas: Recipes, Gifts, Customs and Games From a Bygone Era by Bridget JONES
Suggests holiday menus, shares traditional recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and desserts, and includes ideas for decorations and gifts

The Christmas Cookbook: Recipes to Celebrate the Festive Season by Sue MAGGS
This beautifully illustrated volume features festive recipes including all the popular Christmas classics and for those who desire inspiration to ring the changes.

 

DVD Movies!

The Polar Express (2004)
The academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for ‘The Polar Express’, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, longs to escape the routine of Halloweentown. Through a door in a tree, he stumbles upon Christmastown where he engineers the kidnapping of Santa Claus.

 

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

 

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951)
A Christmas Carol (1984)
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Three interpretations of Charles Dickens’ classic starring Alastair Sim (1951), George C.Scott (1984) and Patrick Stewart (1999) as Ebenezer Scrooge who contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. Will Scrooge see the error of his ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas?

 

The Santa Clause (2002)
Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, a cynical toy company executive who is forced to take over the job of Santa Claus when he and his son Charlie witness the previous incumbent falling off a roof.

 

Arthur Christmas (2012)
How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole!

 

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Nuneaton Library Christmas Gift Tree – Grab yourself a recycled bauble in aid of Glebe House!

The Christmas Gift Tree is now officially up at Nuneaton Campus!

For those of you that missed this last year and are curious to know what it is all about; The Christmas Gift Tree is decorated entirely with paper baubles made from old recycled books; each bauble has a grocery item printed on it and participants are asked to take a bauble of their choice for their own tree and in exchange place the appropriate grocery item in the hamper under the tree.

The hamper is then sent to Glebe House, which is based on the Nuneaton Campus site.

Glebe House is a unique facility that offers students a range of services that include support for young carers and parents, confidential appointments with a range of external specialist agencies, washing and laundry facilities plus much more.

You can find out more about Glebe House at: www.nwhc.ac.uk/article/view/pastoral

Don’t Forget Our DVDs and Blu-Rays!

Don’t forget that the Library stocks some of the latest Hollywood and British movies , all available for a week’s loan!

Arrival
Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Julie Scarlett, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

 

 

Deepwater Horizon
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, John Malkovich
Directed by Peter Berg
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.

 

 

Hell or High Water
Starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey
Directed by David McKenzie
Toby is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.

 

I, Daniel Blake
Starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Kate Rutter, Kema Sikazwe
Directed by Nuneaton’s very own Ken Loach!
Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must rely on welfare after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work. Despite his doctor’s diagnosis, British authorities deny Blake’s benefits and tell him to return to his job. As Daniel navigates his way through an agonizing appeal process, he begins to develop a strong bond with a destitute, single mother (Hayley Squires) who’s struggling to take care of her two children.

 

Moonlight
Starring Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris, Alex R.Hibbert
Directed by Barry Jenkins
A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

 

 

 

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker
Directed by Nuneaton’s very own Gareth Edwards!
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.

 

Wonder Woman
Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

 

SUBJECT GUIDES – NEW EXPANDED SECTION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

We’ve been hard at work expanding our Subject Guides section on our website to now include over 40+ tailor-made pages that cover everything from Animation to Child Care, Drama to Mathematics, Media Studies to Public Services and much more!

On each page you’ll find lists of subject-relevant books, e-books, magazines, DVDs, streamed video (on our media player, ClickView), external websites and links to extremely useful study help sites.

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Hopefully you’ll find everything you need, however if we have missed out a subject or a particular excellent website, please feel free to contact us and we’ll include it in our ever-expanding list, it’s an organic thing!

Why not take a look for yourself and discover something new?

World Book Day 2017 – Grab your £1 Voucher In The Library Now!

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WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 – THURSDAY 2 MARCH!

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

WHAT HAPPENS?

Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, we have received £1 book vouchers that we can offer to children and young people who can then take their voucher to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).

MAKE SURE YOU GRAB YOURS AT NUNEATON CAMPUS LIBRARY TODAY!

Library Last Month – March 2015

Loans across all sites – 2,404

(Nun – 1,520/HC – 577)

  • March 2014 – 1,377

More books, DVDs and equipment were borrowed last month compared to the same month last year.

Active borrowers – 442

  • March 2014 – 574

Fewer students and staff used the library to borrow resources compared to the same month last year.

Reservations – 2

  • March 2014 – 16

Fewer reservations were placed for library items compared to the same month last year.

E-book page views – 5,463

  • March 2014 – 9,889

Decline in e-books use compared to the same month last year.

Most popular e-books:

  • Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems (4th Edition)
  • Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology (3rd Edition)
  • Early Years for Levels 4 & 5 and the Foundation Degree
  • CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (2nd Edition)

ClickView users – 41

  • March 2014 – 149

ClickView allows recording of TV programmes, and streams them to classrooms and home on demand.

ClickView titles accessed last month –92 (585 views overall)

  • March 2014 – 90 (466 views overall).

Most popular programmes:

  • 24 hours in police custody: series 01, programme 07
  • Suffragettes forever! Programme 01
  • Cyberbully
  • Inside the human body: programme 02

And more…

  • Cara Clarke – systems Librarian left to go and work at Ulster University last month.
  • We had a successful cake sale and raised £86.55 for Glebe House.
  • Staff made nests using recycled magazines and sold them with chocolates in and raised £10.50 for Glebe House
  • We have purchased new kinder box books.
  • We have had 5 new headphones at Nuneaton and 5 at HC. They were given to us by E-services.