Events / News 2015-2016

June 2016


Psychico College Elementary School 6th grade visit

On Tuesday, June 7th, 6th graders from Latseio School were given a tour of the Library.

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May 2016


Athens College Elementary School 6th grade students visit the Library


As in previous years, the established visit to the Library by 6th grade students from Athens College Elementary School once again took place.  On Tuesday, May 10th, Bodossakeio children were given a tour of the Library; enjoyed a treasure hunt in the book stacks, became familiarized with the Library’s website; and, were informed about the Library’s operation and services.

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Poster Exhibition on Diversity by Athens College and Psychico College 7th grade students


As part of the 7th grade course “Experiential Activities,” students from both Schools dealt with the theme “Diversity” during the 3rd trimester, creating slogans, posters and videos.
Some of the group posters they created were exhibited in the Library

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April 2016


Poster Exhibition by 7th grade Athens College Junior High School students on “Ancient Greece during the time of Pericles”


Athens College Junior High School students from section A3 made posters to present the work they carried out in their history course on the subject of “Ancient Greece during the time of Pericles.”

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Musical breaks in the Library


During big break (12:45-13:25) on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Psychico College 11th grade student Panos Syriopoulos interpreted works for piano by:

- Bach 
- Mozart 
- Beethoven

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On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, during big break (12:45-13:25), Psychico College Junior High School 7th grader Ioannis Frantzeskakis (violin) and HAEF Music Teacher Ms. Eleftheria Vorria (piano) interpreted the following works:

-A. Vivaldi, Concerto in A minor, Op. 3 Nr. 6,  1st part  
-E. Elgar, Salut d’Amour, Op. 12 
-A. Dvorak, Sonatina in G major, Op. 100, 1
st part

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Panigyri 2016


During the School Fair, “Panigyri 2016” the Library hosted two Psychico College events on which the Library and School had collaborated.  At the Poetry event, an annual happening that has now become a Panigyri tradition, the poet Orfeas Apergis had been invited as a guest.  Poems, translations and essays of his that appeared in journals such as “Poetry,” “Verse” and “New Focus” as far back as 2006 were published in 2011 in a collection named “Y.” 
Orfeas Apergis talked about poetry and the poet, and then listed to students’ poems and commented on them.  
On Saturday, April 2
nd, High School 10th graders presented their projects on the history of the College, during which time they also presented interviews given by alumni from the period 1950-1975.

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Πανηγύρι 2016

February 2016


Kindergarten Visit


On February 23rd, the “J.M. Carras” Kindergarten’s “Sea Bream” class visited the Library.  The purpose of the visit was to familiarize our preschoolers with the “big” Library on the College campus, as well as to select books about planets that would help their research on this topic.  During their visit, the children watched some videos about planets, wandered through the book stacks as they played a game of “treasure hunt” for hidden pictures related to space and planets, and concluded by selecting books to borrow from the Library for their research project.
In return, the children offered the Central Library illustrations of a fairytale about a trip to space and later sent drawings depicting their impressions from their visit to the Library.  
Exposure to the Central Library’s materials was of great interest for both the students and teachers.

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A similar visit to the Library was paid by “J.M. Carras” Kindergarten’s “Sea Bass” class on April 18th.

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Student Debate 

During lunch break on Tuesday, February 23
rd, a Student Debate on the topic of “This House Would switch to e-books” took place in the Library’s reading room.  ”.

Debaters:  V. Dimas (A.C. H.S. 12
th grade), A. Kotsolis (A.C. H.S. 12th grade), M. Gazepis (A.C. H.S. 11th grade), V. Sioufas (I.B.1)


Visit by China’s Nankai School

As part of the visit by students from Nankai School in China, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, thirteen (13) Chinese students and twelve (12) College students worked on a research project in the Library.  Once finished, they proceeded to present their findings.

The topics they investigated were:

Socrates – Confucius

Environmental Contamination – Earth, water, air;  Climate changes; Alternative Energy Sources; Recycling; Waste Management

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Poster exhibition by 8th grade students of Athens College Junior High School as part of the first trimester coursework for Geography

Countries of Europe

The posters show maps and general information of nine European nations.
The information was gathered during a two-hour research/work session in the Library.

For each nation, nine posters were created by teams of students in the class sections that worked on the project.

Students from all sections visited the exhibited in order to assess and reflect upon the posters, as well as to completed relevant worksheets.

Course teachers:

S. Nikolaidou

A. Georgouli

N. Kyragianni

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January 2016

Poster exhibition by 7th grade Athens College Junior High School students within the context of their Reading Project.

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December 2015


Musical breaks in the Library


During big break (12:45-13:25) on Tuesday, December 22, 2105, Athens College Junior High School 8th grader Katerina Sotiropoulou interpreted works for piano by:

- Bach

- Beethoven

During big break (12:45-13:25) on Tuesday, December 15, 2105, Athens College High School 12th grader Tatiana Anastasopoulou interpreted works for piano by:

- Bach 

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During big break (12:45-13:25) on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Athens High School 10thgrader Konstantina Maragkou interpreted works for piano by:

- Konstantinidis
- Hadjidakis
- Khachaturian

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November 2015

IB Year 1 Visual Arts/Hybrid Lino-Prints

Year 1 IB visual arts students began the project by collaborating on a Surrealistic 'exquisite corpse' drawing to create unusual juxtapositions. They continued by investigating hybrids from different cultures and times. They then developed their own ideas by combining their drawings of different types of animals and creatures. Inspired by a book of hybrid lino-prints entitled Monstrorum Historia, students made a lino -cut design which was carved out of Lino and then printed using an etching press. The students printed first with back ink on a white background and subsequently they experimented with different backgrounds.

 J.T Attwood

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IB1 Art exhibition

Musical breaks in the Library


During big break (12:45-13:25) on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Athens College High School 10th grade student Valli Paparrigopoulou interpreted works for piano by:



During big break (12:45-13:45) on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Athens College alumnus Damos Vossos '15 interpreted works for saxophone, accompanied by Stefanos Tsokakis on the piano.

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During big break (12:45-13:25) on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, “The Princeton Tigerlilies,” Princeton University’s all female a cappella group, gave a performance.