Thursday, January 27, 2011

Holocaust Memorial Day

Each year on 27 January the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). HMD has been held in the UK since 2001. 27 January was chosen as the date for HMD because it was on this date in 1945 that the largest Nazi killing camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.

What is HMD about? 
It is about remembering the victims and those whose lives have been changed beyond recognition by the Holocaust of World War II, Nazi persecution and other genocides (killing of a racial or cultural groups) in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the ongoing atrocities today in Darfur.

Why should we have a special day to remember these victims?
HMD provides us with an opportunity to honour the survivors but it’s also a chance to look to our own lives and communities today. Genocide doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a gradual process which begins when the differences between us are not celebrated but used as a reason to exclude or victimise others.
By learning from the lessons of the past, we can create a safer, better future.

You can find more information about HMD in the Carliol Library all this week in a display and video.

Click here to view the Holocaust Memorial Day website.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Matisse Display in Carliol Library


He had an artistic career spanning over 60 years

“King of The Fauves”

He painted in many different styles from impressionism to abstraction

“The Boss of Colour”

He continues to inspire advertisers, cartoonists and designers.

The answer is.... Matisse.

Come and read all about Matisse in the library’s latest display.

Student Librarians

Our student librarians have been continuing to help in the library at break and lunchtimes throughout the week.  We will be swapping to the next group after half term in February.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year, New Books!

We've got lots of great new books on display in the Chapman Library for the start of this term!
Pop in to see a whole variety of non-fiction books including books on dogs and hamsters, motocross and wrestling!

Don't forget if there's a book we haven't got, tell the librarian and we'll try and get a copy!