Holiday Fun!

The Library will feature holiday themed fun all day today… including some of your favourite winter/holiday movies and musicals.

Drop by and check it out.

We’ll also have special holiday treats while supplies last.


Women’s Habitat

Join us at lunch today for a session with our friend Ursula from local women’s shelter Women’s Habitat.

Reminder also that donations are gratefully accepted.  We’re collecting clothing, toys and toiletries.

  • Bring your donations to the Library Conference Room.
  • We’ll deliver everything to Women’s Habitat the last week of school prior to the Winter Break.

Dec 6th: National Day of Remembrance

Apparently I didn’t hit ‘Publish’ on my posting on Wednesday… so… better late than never…

  • Thank everyone who came out to the Vigil at lunch on Wednesday.
  • Our screening of the NFB production of The Burning Times generated much interesting discussion, and plans for future conversations.

Reminder that the display of primary source materials relating to the Montreal Massacre will remain up at the rear of the Library until the end of the day on Monday.

  • Trigger warning: The display includes graphic and disturbing images and text.  We are delighted to accompany you as you peruse the display.  Just ask…

World AIDS Day

Tomorrow, December 1st, is World AIDS Day.  That means that today is Candies and Condoms Day at ESA

  • Come by the Foyer at lunchtime to get your Candies and Condoms bag
  • Each bag includes condoms, candies and important information to help keep you safe
  • Talk to us about accessing Toronto Public Health Sexual Health clinics, learn how to use and care for condoms safely, learn about HIV and AIDS, and get informed about issues of consent
  • Suggested donation of $2 per bag

Visiting Authors: Today @ Lunch in the Library

All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us for lunch this coming Wednesday for a very special Visiting Authors session.

We are delighted to welcome up and coming young Canadian authors Naben Ruthnum and Rudrapriya Rathore to ESA for the morning to work with the Grade 12 Writer’s Craft classes.

  • They will be staying on over the lunchhour to chat with anyone else who would be interested in talking to them.

Naben won the 2013 Journey Prize which “recognizes emerging writers for the best short story first published in a Canadian literary journal.”

Rudrapriya, an ESA graduate with a Masters in Creative Writing, won the 2014 Irving Layton Award for Fiction from Concordia University.  Currently one of the masthead editors at The Puritan, one of the foremost Canadian literary journals, Rudrapriya has had a number of her own pieces published, including:

We are so looking forward to their visit.  Bring your lunch and join us.