Archive for August, 2007

HSC talks

Our HSC talk programme is part way through, if you want to go to one of the 3 remaining talks ring the library that is holding it to book your place – the venues have differing capacities. It’s been great to see students travelling “from afar” to get to lectures, one student caught 2 buses, which took over an hour. Below is a picture of one of our lecturers Lyndall Hough with 3 local students after her “Writing for the HSC” lecture.
Louise – Youth Librarian at Manly Library

Reviewing Legal Studies for the HSC

Visit the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) at the State Library of NSW website for invaluable information to help you review before your HSC exams. The website is at
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Excel Guides – Excellent summaries for study

All the libraries on the Northern Beaches have a good range of the Excel HSC guides and study guides series of books – most are in the Reference sections – so you can’t borrow them – but it does mean that they are available for everyone to use. To find the full lists at each library use the Library Catalogues Link below – Search tip – type in Excel and HSC as a keyword search – Louise, Youth Librarian @ Manly

Essay competition

Are you interested in History and/or Law? The Francis Forbes Society of Australian Legal History has a great essay writing competition – they are looking for essays that entertain about Australian history – win prizes for your school and for yourself – visit the website at for more information – Louise, Youth Librarian @ Manly Library

Quiet places to study hint – your local public library

Now that the 2007 trials are nearly over – have you found it difficult at home to study? – if so why not head away from the distractions of the TV at home and use your local public library. All the public libraries on the Northern Beaches have quiet areas in them to study and read.