Library News and Events
The next Staff Book Club is Tuesday 10 December at 1pm in room 019. The group will be discussing the book ‘Just Another Mountain’ - a memoir by Sarah Jane Douglas. All staff are welcome to join.
The Student Book Club is meeting on Wednesday 11 December at 4pm in the library to talk about the short story 'Which Superpower Pill Would you Take?'
The ESOL Reading Club was pleased to welcome a few new members to the group. For the next session, on Wednesday 15 January at 4pm in the library, the group will be reading 'The Lady in Black' by Susan Hill.
Have you seen the library's new self-scan unit? If the library desk is busy, any library user can use the new service. It’s quick, easy and saves time.
Why not download the UHI MEESCAN App?
Watch a short video on how to use the service.
Book Week Scotland 2019
What an amazing, inspiring week - celebrating the power of books, reading and writing. We had over 100 people getting involved in the events organised by Perth College UHI Library, so thank you to everyone that participated. We organised a themed dinner party together with the hospitality department in the Gallery Restaurant. We had author visits from writers Kerry Hudson and Conner McAleese where they discussed their latest books. And the week finished with a creative writing workshop run by author Tracey Emerson - where we engaged with external organisation, Support in Mind.
We were totally overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback. So, thank you for all of your support!
UHI Writing Competition
Thank you to all the students that took part in the UHI Writing Competition, it was great to read so many good entries. The topic was New Beginnings and the winner of the English entry was Liam Tearse, an NQ Personal and Vocational Studies student from Lews Castle College. Roderick Macleod was the winner of the Gaelic entry, he is studying BA (Hons) Gaelic Language and Culture. Congratulations to both of them.
New Beginnings by Liam Tearse
Click. Beep. Strong white light.
Push. Groan. Eyes shut tight.
Exclamation of surprise.
With newborn lungs, powerful cry.
Life has started, a life has changed.
A room, with toys must be arranged.
A chance for learning, a chance for love.
A little life that is beloved.
A chance for changing the course of the earth.
Life made an imprint straight from birth.
Who will this person grow to be?
Glory is in the wait and see.
Excitement in taking you home.
The love that will someday be outgrown.
Baby nestles into mother's skin.
We watch while this new life begins.
New Beginnings by Roderick Macleod
Ma bhitheas luach nàdair neach cho cudromach ri sùim nan coileanaidhean, dè an t-àite as fheàrr airson tòiseachadh na leis an liosta ud ann an litir Phòil gu nan Galàtianaich (5mh caibideil, 22-23mh earrainn)?
dùisg sinn le do ghràdh
soillsich ar beatha le d’ aoibhneas
gum bi sinn air ar bàisteadh nad shìth dhomhainn,
mar gun tigeadh sinn beò ann an latha ùr.
Gun ciùinicheadh tu led fhoighidinn sinn.
Cuir do chaomhalachd an àite ar fèineileachd.
Nar n’aingidheachd, tha tart oirnn airson
uisgeachan milis do mhaitheis.
Anns an caoimhneas do làimh
tha ar slàinte air fhoillseachadh.
Agus nach e dìlseachd
toradh an fhèin-smachd?
New Beginnings by Roderick Macleod. Translated by Anne Frater
If a person’s nature is to be measured by the sum of its parts, where better to start than with the list in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, chapter 5 ,verse 22-23?
wake us with your love
light our life with your joy
so that we may be baptised in your profound peace,
as if we were coming alive in a new day.
That you would quiet us with your patience
put your gentleness in place of our selfishness
in our iniquity we thirst
for the sweet waters of your goodness.
In the gentleness of your hand
our health is revealed.
And is faithfulness not
the fruit of self-control?
Reading Well for Mental Health
A carefully curated collection of books, to support and inform on aspects of Mental Health, is now available at Perth College UHI library. The self help guides, and personal stories, are aimed at students and staff. To see the full list of titles, and where they can be found, go to the Reading Well for Mental Health list.