Bluma Appel Salon Events

The ESA Library has tickets available for two Bluma Appel Salon events, tonight and tomorrow night, February 29th and March 1st.


On February 19th, the Toronto Public Library presents the Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, Daniel Clowes, on his new graphic novel, Patience.

On March 1st, the Toronto Public Library presents Professor Jeremy Lopez speaking on prophecy, murder and spectacle in Macbeth, and the dramatic legacy of Scotland’s most treacherous King.  Part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.

Indigo Opening a New Store at Sherway Gardens

Attention book lovers.  Indigo is opening a new store at Sherway Gardens.

Without making any representations or attestations as to the jobs and/or the employment situations…

Any interested students are invited to apply for a variety of part-time positions.

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Sherway Gardens

Dalhousie University: Lunchtime Lectures

Two Days.  Two Lectures.

Join us at lunch in the Library.

Tuesday March 1st:  Popular Music of the 1960’s – Looking at gender and race identity in the Motown era

  • Dr. Jacqueline Warwick, Music and Performing Arts
  • Dr. Warwick will speak on the cultural impact of popular music of the late twentieth century, with particular emphasis on vocal performance, gender, and age identity.

Wednesday March 2nd: French Culture – The World of Franco-Belgian Comic Books

  • Dr. Vittorio Frigerio, French
    Dr. Frigerio will speak to the relationship between novels and ideology, as well as popular literature and its various genres (adventure novels, science-fiction, detective stories) as aspects of French culture.

ESA FASS Lectures

White Pine Spotlight: The Art of Getting Stared At by Laura Langston

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The Art of Getting Stared At by Laura Langston

  • An interesting premise, and clearly something which some young girls obviously have to deal with.
  • Indeed, how would I myself cope in a similar situation, at my age?
  • Yes, I get how physical appearance is so much a part of teen identity…
  • But, in trying to put myself in the position of a 16 year old girl facing the same situation, it’s difficult to get past that Sloane comes across as far too whiny and far too self-absorbed.

Read the review at Quill and Quire.


Learn more about the Forest of Reading here.

Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 17th should pick up a permission from from Ms. Wray in the Library.

Freedom to Read Week 2016

In the better late than never department…

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Please drop by the Library to check out our Freedom To Read Week Display.

Check out one of the titles on display…  literally!

  • Take home one of the bookmarks, and scan the QR code to learn more about the books on display.
  • OR, follow this link to the shared Google Doc with the details.

White Pine Spotlight: Delusion Road by Don Aker

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Delusion Road by Don Aker

  • Another solid outing from one of my favourite Canadian YA authors, Don Aker.
  • Solid writing, strong characters, and not afraid to tackle difficult issues.
  • Multiple storylines come together in a dramatic ending.
  • Life doesn’t always turn out the way we want it to, but sometimes justice is served.

Read the review at the Canadian Review of Materials.

Don will be at ESA for the afternoon on Monday May 16th to workshop Grade 9 and 10 students.  See Ms. Wray or Mr Middel if you’d like to participate.