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Spring 2022 Senior Reading Suggestions: Home

A selection of new library books for your reading pleasure

Fantastic Fiction is an incredibly useful website that allows you to search over 50,000 bibliographies of bestselling fiction authors.  You can:

* Search for your favourite authors and see their latest books

* See the correct order to read their books, which is particularly useful when you want to read a series in the correct order

* See your favourite authors reading recommendations

If you are fortunate enough to be able to subscribe to the various streaming services currently available, you will find that many of the movies or series that are currently being aired are based on books.  Below is a selection of 10 books we have in the library that have recently been, or currently are, streaming.

ClickView is handy even over the holidays. Firstly it may fill in gaps where you have missed a series and even has limited Foxtel content. You also have access to a workspace where you can save up to 20G of video content to watch later (traveling with children  overseas on a budget anyone?). Sign on using your school email and your normal laptop password.

Old People's Home for Teenagers

Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds was a huge, heartwarming success - now teenagers are entering the experiment.  In a global first, older adults and teenagers are being brought together in Old People's Home for Teenagers.  Participants in the senior age bracket range from 74 to 93 years old and the teenagers sit between 14 and 16 years old.  So what do older adults and teenagers have in common?  The answer  is loneliness.  While the older people experience loneliness through feeling like they're not participating in life anymore, the younger teens struggle with making friends, isolation and working out who they are in life.  Both demographics were some of the hardest hit during the pandemic.  One in three seniors say they are lonely, for teenagers, it's one in two.

Savage River

Savage River is a six part Australian crime drama, produced by Aquarius Films, which premiered on ABC TV on 4 September 2022.  Set country Victoria, this series stars Katherine Langford, Virginia Gay and Jacqueline McKenzie.  Savage River is a story about Miki Anderson who returns to her hometown in rural Victoria after eight years in prison, intending to get on with her life.  However, a murder is committed in the town, and the townspeople suspect Miki, and she sets out to prove her innocence.

Elizabeth : The Unseen Queen

This documentary was aired only a few months ago and provides an unprecedented insight into the Royal family through the very private and unseen collection of Her Majesty the Queen's home movies.  Who would have thought that only a few months later she would be dead, very sad.

Check the TV Guide:

The ClickView TV Guide brings you the best recommendations for educational programmes from free to air television, saving you time and energy. Every fortnight the ClickView Curation Team will look ahead in the free to air broadcasting schedule and find programmes that are relevant to your classroom. If you've requested a programme, it will automatically be added to your Workspace with the ads removed when it airs. You can even browse by channels.

We can gather together suitable books, magazine articles, videos and websites for any topic outline you give us. So just ask! Recent examples include:

We also encourage you to join Cambridge Library eMembership as this will give you access to online resources, digital audio and emagazines. Just fill out a membership application form available at the front desk of Forrest Library and we will do the rest on your behalf.

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