Compassion and 3D printing – a match made in heaven…

Teens of today are thoughtful and compassionate and by taking those two attributes and a 3D printer – some teens are making things that are quite remarkable. The stigma of narcissism, selfishness and the constant I want, seem to follow the Generations of Y and Z or (Gen Now). How do I know this? Because I … More Compassion and 3D printing – a match made in heaven…

“Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be every in your favour” Effie Trinket.

I habitually walk past the teenage collection and wondered about the books on the shelves, I’d often think about what Suzanne Collins’ book The Hunger Games was all about. This was back in 2008 when the first book was released. Yes it went out sometimes but not as often as one would think. I usually … More “Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be every in your favour” Effie Trinket.

From children to Teens, how we can attract them back into the library…

“What colour is the sky?” “Blue!” they shouted. One of my colleagues was trying to explain to a client that the noise that was going on was for a children’s activity for children aged 2 – 5 years old. The client was extremely unhappy that his morning trip to the library was disturbed due to … More From children to Teens, how we can attract them back into the library…

Minecraft and Autism: Does the game actually help or is it just another game among thousands? Is there anything else out there that is better?

Those of the Gen Y will remember the terrible graphics but enormous thrills of Doom circa 1993. This was a massively popular first person shooter game that had an estimated 15 – 20 million people playing it world wide. Although the aim of the game was to kill and survive, the graphics/ scenery of Doom … More Minecraft and Autism: Does the game actually help or is it just another game among thousands? Is there anything else out there that is better?

“After all this time?” Asked Dumbledore. “Always!” said Snape.

“Amazing! Amazing! It’s just like magic!” (Rowling, 1997, p. 239) These are the poignant words of Professor Lockhart as Harry, Ron, Ginny and Lockhart ascend upwards through the chamber using the help of Fawkes the phoenix. J.K. Rowling was an unknown author back in 1997. Prior to the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s … More “After all this time?” Asked Dumbledore. “Always!” said Snape.