Canada Reads 2018! Join us for the final day of debate

It’s time to go on a FIELD TRIP!

We settled on our Canada Reads 2018 winner at our March 7th ESA’s Own Book Club meeting.

Our next step is to attend the live studio taping of the final day of debate on Thursday March 29th.

  • All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us.

If you have not already expressed interest in joining us on this exciting adventure…


**Members of ESA’s Own Book Club, and those on our e-mail distribution list, have received e-mails under separate cover to e-mail addresses on file…


Cherie Dimaline @ ESA

Today is the day!  Join us in the Library….

Cherie Dimaline will be at ESA for the afternoon on Friday February 23rd, 2018.

In addition to being nominated for White Pine, The Marrow Thieves is also:

All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us for this very special event.

  • Students in select classes will be joining us with their teachers during class time.
  • Session One: from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Session Two: from 2:10pm to 3:10pm
  • Students who are participating in our White Pine Club have been invited to join us for an in-school field trip.
  • Any other students who are reading – or have read – The Marrow Thieves have also been invited to attend as an in-school field trip.

Cherie will be signing books while she is at ESA.

Books are available for purchase by all members of the ESA Community.

  • Books that have been pre-ordered using School Cash Online will be available for pick-up starting at NOON on Friday.
  • Books will be available this afternoon… for $15 (including tax).  Cash only.

This event is co-sponsored by:

Can’t make it to ESA during the afternoon hours?

  • Connect with Cherie at A Novel Spot Bookshop later that afternoon at the bookstore (expect approx. 5pm – 6:30pm).

If you have any questions please feel free to send an e-mail to

Canada Reads 2018! Last Call to Order Books

All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us for this year’s Canada Reads 2018!

If you would like us to order in one – or more – of the books for you, orders must be placed by the end of day on Monday February 5th.

An ESA Canada Reads Contest.

The Canada Reads 2018 Longlist was announced mid-week last week.  we hope you saw the posting at ESAInfo… if not use this link to follow through to it.

This year the theme is One Book to Open Your Eyes.

  • It is all about life in our diverse world… and truly opening your eyes to the experiences of others.
  • Many of the titles are heart-breaking, gut-wrenching reads… but they did make sure to get some light-hearted takes in there as well.

We are delighted to announce something new to our Canada Reads experience this year (not at all sure why we didn’t think of this before, but better late than never)…


ALSO, be sure to check your calendars and JOIN US on our FIELD TRIP to the final day of taping of this year’s Canada Reads, on Thursday March 29th.

  • Fill out this Google Form to advise of your intent to join us so that we may book the appropriate number of tickets as soon as ticketing open on Jan 30th.

Canada Reads 2018!

The season begins!!

Check out the titles on the longlist at the CBC Canada Reads website.

We already have six (6) of the longlisted titles in the collection:


Touch base with me next week to find out whether I’ve decided to bring in any of the other longlisted titles.

The Canada Reads shortlist will be announced January 30th.  Stay tuned.

If you are at all connected with the ESA Community, consider joining us on our annual ESA Book Club field trip to the final day of taping of Canada Reads 2018, on Thursday March 29th.


Canada Reads Field Trip organised by ESA’s Own Book Clubit’s never too late to join… next meeting Wednesday January 17th, where we will be discussing Alison MacLeod’s Governor General Award nominated short story collection All the Beloved Ghosts)


ESA’s Own Book Club: TONIGHT!

Plan to join us for our first meeting of this school year – in the Library for tea and treats at 6:45pm.

Our first meeting is a Meet and Greet… and also a discussion of our 2016 Summer Read, The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

  • All members of the ESA community – past and present – are welcome to attend.
  • We have a great group of students, staff, parents and grads among our complement.

New members are always welcome.

WANTED! Student Organiser/Co-ordinator for ESA’s Own Book Club

ESA’s Own Book Club launched two years ago under the leadership of then Grade 11 student Rebecca Parry.  Rebecca has now graduated and we are looking for one – or more – students to take over the reins.

  • Do you love to read?
  • Are you looking to expand your reading interests?  To read outside the scope of what you would normally choose off the bookshelf?
  • Do you like to talk about what you’re reading? To dig deeper and challenge your world view?
  • Are you interested in meeting a diverse group of really interesting people who love to get together and talk about books?
  • Do you have a sweet tooth?  We serve great treats at book club.

If this sounds like you, send an e-mail to and let’s talk about you taking over the reins of student leadership for the ESA Book Club.

General information about the book club may be found in this companion posting at the ESA Library Daily Blog.