Copyright/fotograf: Stefan Tell
World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organised by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. According to UNESCO, April 23 is a symbolic day for literature since on that date 1616 both Shakespeare, Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died. Of course we want to celebrate books and reading in our school as well!
Since April 23rd is a Saturday this year we will celebrate on Friday with various activities in the library.
Discuss books with IEGS Literature Club over fika (afternoon)
For a few years now autumn break has been called reading break. A break spent hiding from the autumn weather catching up on the reading you did not have time to do during school weeks.
But what to read? Obviously what first comes to mind are the horror stories that will match your Halloween outfit. In the school library you can find a selection of classic horror books like Dracula, Selected tales by Poe and Pet Sematary as well as easyread horror stories with a twist like the Goosebumps collection. If you want to explore more Goodreads has a Halloween Book List with many different genres.
Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 was awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah.
The motivation from the Swedish Academy reads: "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents."
The library has ordered books by Gurnah, both in Swedish and English. If you want to reserve a book, just let the librarian know.
Science Month in the library starts Friday December 2nd and lasts until Christmas. Fiction and non-fiction books with scientific theme will be on display in the library during this time.
Welcome to the library, and browse through the wide selection of amazing literature!
Fika sessions with book discussions on Thursday 5 Dec and 12 Dec at 15:00.
Come and be inspired to read a book, or to discuss the book you are currently reading with other students.
Science book quiz
Test your knowledge with our science book quiz! The winners will be posted on the library door the day before
It is that time of the year again. The time librarians call Halloread!
In the library we have prepared a scary books exhibition that will make you scared all week.
Either you are interested in the classic horror stories like Edgar Allan Poe’s or modern favourites as Stephen King, Anne Rice and John Ajvide Lindqvist, you will find your poison in the library.
But don’t forget to keep the lights on after bedtime...
This year the Swedish Academy is awarding two Nobel Prizes in literature, one for 2018, when the prize was cancelled due to the scandals surrounding the Academy, and one for this year. The laureates were announced today at 13:00.
Olga Tokarczuk is awarded the prize for 2018
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."
Peter Handke is awarded the prize for 2019
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 is awarded to the Austrian
One of the best gifts you can get for Christmas is a book, and we are starting Christmas a little early in the library this year. We have an advent calendar box with short story books from Novellix. One book - one story!
The first student of the day who borrows a book for Christmas break pleasure reading wins a secret advent calendar book. The short story could be anything from a classic love story to a recently published piece of modern fiction. Unfortunately Novellix books are only available in Swedish, but if you are new to the language, short stories could be a great way to practice
World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organized by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.
Of course we will celebrate World Book Day in the IEGS Library as well! Since April 23rd is a Sunday this year, the celebrations will be on Friday. The day will feature secret books, author visit, literature quizzes and more. Everyone is Welcome!
At 11:50 of Friday 21st the author Anders Fager will give a lecture and discuss writing with the students. Anders Fager is a Swedish
December is Science Month in the Library!
Science Month in the library starts Friday December 2nd and lasts until Christmas. Fiction and non-fiction books with scientific themes will be on display in the library during this time. Join us and browse through the wide selection of amazing literature!
Fika sessions with book discussions will be held on Friday 2/12 at 14:30 and Tuesday 13/12 at 15:45. Everyone is welcome to come and be inspired to read a book, or to discuss the book you are currently reading with other students.
SCIENCE BOOK QUIZ
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016…
...is awarded to Bob Dylan
“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
Bob Dylan is an American composer, singer and musician and one of the most important singersongwriters of his time. He called his early songs “finger-pointing songs” aimed at what many people considered the wrongs of society. Two ot these early songs from the sixties are “Blowin' in the Wind” and “The Times They Are A-Changin'” .
Other of his widely known songs are “Like a Rolling Stone”, "Mr. Tambourine