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)…

A CONTEST to GUESS the SHORTLIST!

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.
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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.

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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 enid.wray@tdsb.on.ca 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.

Join ESA’s Own Book Club

Please join us for our very own Book Club.  New members are welcome anytime.

Entering into our third year,  we’re back for an even bigger and better book club in 2017-18.

We are, once again, planning to read our way through five (5) books this year.

Plan to join us in the Library for tea and treats at 6:45pm.

  • we will begin discussing our book promptly at 7pm;
  • expect to wrap up around 9pm;
  • 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.

Mark your calendar as follows:

  • Wed Sept 27th, 2017
  • Wed Nov 22nd, 2017
  • Wed Jan 17th, 2018
  • Wed Mar 7th, 2018
  • Wed May 2nd, 2018

New members should sign up on this Google Form.  We’ll get back to you with everything you need to know!

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

  • Grab yourself a copy.
  • Read it, you’ve still got time.
  • Join us for some convivial conversation and great food in the Library on Sept 27th.

Canada Reads: Day One

Got home, got myself unpacked in a hurry and settled in to listen to Canada Reads Day One.

Wow!  Just goes to show things don’t unfold the way you expect them to… and what a dramatic finish!

Canada Reads taping: A few spots left for students to attend

We have a few tickets/spots remaining for students to join us on our field trip to the final day of taping for Canada Reads 2017.

  • Join other members of ESA’s Own Book Club – students, staff, parents and grads – as we cheer on our favourite books and their defenders the morning of Thursday March 30th.

This past Wednesday we held our own Battle of the Books… and ended with a tie between MG Vassanji’s Nostalgia and Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s A Right to Be Cold.

  • Join us at the live taping and see which book prevails on the real deal…
  • Did we pick it right?

Students, fill out this Google Form to advise of your intent to attend, and then pick up an official TDSB permission form from Ms. Wray on the Monday back from March Break.

ESA’s Own Book Club welcomes new members anytime.  If you’d like to join us for our final meeting of the 2016-17 school year, fill out this Google Form and we’ll be in touch.