It’s St.Patrick’s Day on Saturday!

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba.

To celebrate we’ve had a trawl through our stock and found some gems for your perusal, whether it’s traditional Irish cooking, a good movie, travelling to the golden isle or indulging in its literature, there’s a whole host of resources to indulge in! (just click on the links to access our catalogue)

Cookery

Real Irish Food: 150 classic recipes from the old country [E-book] by David BOWERS
Published by Skyhorse Pub. (2012)

Traditional Irish Cooking; the fare of Old Ireland and its history [E-book] by G. GRAVETTE and Debbie COOK
Published by Garnet Pub. (2008)

Travel

Ireland 9th ed. [Book] by David DAVENPORTCatherine LE NEVEZEtain O’CARROLL ET AL
Published by Lonely Planet (2010)

Dublin 9th ed. [Book] by Fionn DAVENPORT
Published by Lonely Planet (2013)

Literature

The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature [Book] by Robert WELCH (ed) and Bruce STEWART (ed)
Published by Clarendon Press (1996)

 

The Complete Dramatic Works [Book] by Samuel BECKETT
Published by Faber & Faber (1990)

 

The Yeats Reader: a portable compendium of poetry, drama and prose rev ed. [Book] by William Butler YEATS and Richard FINNERAN (ed)
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2002)

 

 

DVD

My Left Foot (1989) Directed by Jim SHERIDAN
A biographical drama film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally and Fiona Shaw. It tells the story of Christy Brown (Day-Lewis), an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot. Brown grew up in a poor working-class family, and became a writer and artist.

 

The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) Directed by Ken LOACH
Starring Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, William Ruane, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald. Set in Cork, Ireland in 1920, Damien abandons a career as a doctor after seeing a friend of his murdered by a British soldier and joins his brother Teddy in an Irish Republican Army unit in order to defeat the occupying British force. After a violent struggle, the two sides agree a treaty to end the conflict. However, civil war erupts and families and friendships are stretched to the limit and Damien and Teddy find themselves on opposing sides as Damien views the treaty as a sell-out that fails to bring all of Ireland under Irish control.

Streamed Video

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WILDE
BBC 2 (2001)
Comedy. Set in 1890s England, a comedy of mistaken identity ensues when two gentlemen friends (Rupert Everett and Colin Firth) use the same alias for their own ends.

Find much much more Irish-related content more here!

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LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY – Wednesday 24th January!

LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY

The Wednesday in January offers a unique opportunity for book lovers on Library Shelfie Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some collectors of books tend to arrange their collections so their spines can be admired pleasantly.  Others have a system of organisation that results in an alternative art form.  However our books are organised on the shelf using the Dewey system, on Library Shelfie Day, they are meant to be photographed and shared on social media.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Whether you have just a small library with a few select favourites or are a true bibliophile, on Library Shelfie Day, arrange your collection on a shelf and take a picture.  Use #LibraryShelfieDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

The New York Public Library founded Library Shelfie Day as a way to observe various national holidays by displaying shelfies representing books from each day.

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!

 

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?

International Women’s Day – 8th March 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of women around the world. The Library has plenty of novels(fiction and non fiction) and films written and directed by women. We also have film adaptations, books and documentaries about some of them too. Come in and have a browse.

Fiction may be borrowed for three weeks and DVDs for one week. You can renew your items three times, unless they’ve been reserved by someone else.

Here are just a few of the female authors and directors available; give their names a click to see which of their titles we have available in the Library.

Jane Austen

Helen Fielding

Kathryn Bigalow

Daphne Du Maurier

Louisa May Alcott

Malala Yousafzai

J.K. Rowling

Virginia Andrews

Enid Blyton

Diana Gabaldon

The Bronte Sisters

Dodie Smith

Stephanie Meyer

Anne Fontaine

Sharon Maguire

George Eliot

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Books & DVDs

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook ScannedThe Library has a number of new books and DVDs now available to borrow. Titles available include the following:

Books

OECD Skills Beyond School Synthesis Report.

Schooling in the Workplace by Nancy Hoffman.

Shakespeare Made Easy: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Modernised by Alan Durband.

The Human Condition 2nd Edition by Hannah Arendt.

The Origins Of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook by Samuel Erskine, Anders Asp, Andreas Baumgarten, Steve Beaumont and Dieter Gasser.

Issues: Cloning and Stem Cells Edited by Cara Acred.

Issues: Education Edited by Cara Acred.

Issues: Biotechnology Edited by Cara Acred.

DVDs

Two copies of The Merchant of Venice  directed by Michael Radford.

Coaching Players: A New Approach

 

 

 

The Future Game – England Football Learning Resources

The Future Game

To coincide with the start of the new Football season, the college Library have purchased The Future Game, The Future Game – Grassroots books and The Future Game – 3D Animations DVD. First published in 2010, the three resources are perfect for students and staff involved at all levels of the ‘beautiful game’.

They can be found in shelf mark 796.3342 in the Sports section of the Nuneaton Campus Library

The Future Game is a brand new blueprint for the overall future of football in this country. Included in the 275 page guide is The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy and guidelines for player development in age specific sections with over a 100 practice sessions. The Future Game has been worked up collaboratively with expert coaches from the professional game.

The Future Game – Grassroots is the essential guide for coaches working with young players in the grass roots game. Aiming to develop their experience, capture imagination and ignite enthusiasm, this book is packed with expert research into young players and advice on creating a positive learning environment.

The boxset contains:

A guide to The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy
A guide to age-appropriate practices with coaching session plans.
An engaging DVD

Lastly, The Future Game – 3D Animations DVD is a coaching animation tool created by the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club in partnership with TactX, to animate the practice syllabus from The Future Game. Over 100 age-appropriate practice sessions are included, each with downloadable practice progressions and key coaching points along with session plans that can also be transferred to other devices.

More information on The Future Game can be found at:

http://www.thefa.com/st-georges-park/discover/coaching/the-future-game

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Homeless Awareness Week Display

Homelessness 2015 display

This Thursday(14th May)College students and staff will be taking part in a sponsored sleep out, it’s to help raise awareness of homelessness. They will also be raising money for local homeless charity Doorway.

The College Library has a selection of books, DVDs and E-books about homelessness which are available to borrow. The Nuneaton campus Library has a Homeless Awareness Week display, next time you’re in the Library pop in and take a look. Books can be borrowed for three weeks and DVDs for one week. You can renew your items up to six times.

 

Summer Holidays 2015 – Plan, Discover & Indulge with us!

Summer Hols 2015 Final Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve not planned your Summer Holidays yet, there are loads of resources in the college Library to help you. From our newly-expanded Travel Guide section (Shelf Mark: 900-999), to Language books (400-499), Travel and Tourism (338), Customs and Folklore (390-399), Philosophy and Religion (200-299) and even Arts, Architecture and Photography (Hinckley Campus: 700-799), we should have pretty much everything covered… Apart from booking flights, car parking and transfers of course!

Absolute gems include:

Rough Guides – ‘First Time Around the World’, ‘Spain’, ‘Greek Islands’ + lots more

DK Eyewitness – ‘Italian Lakes’, ‘Canary Islands’, ‘French-English Visual Bilingual Dictionary’ + lots more

Lonely Planet – ‘Europe on a Shoestring’, ‘Malta & Gozo’ + lots more

Collins Discovery World Atlas

Tourist Attractions & Events of the World

The Guardian Green Travel Guide

Instant – ‘Italian’, ‘Spanish’, ‘Greek

To discover what we have on-shelf, check out: http://heritage.nwhc.ac.uk/

Don’t forget we also have a boatload of other resources such as e-books, magazines, ClickView, and DVDs to help you choose your ideal holiday destination!