Library Closures

Two closures of note.

Wednesday May 24th: As noted on the announcements on Tuesday morning…

  • The Library will be closed before school on Wednesday for the Staff Appreciation Brunch hosted by Music Theatre and the Show Choir parent group.
  • Thank you in advance for what we’re sure will be a most delicious feast!

Friday May 26th: The Library will be CLOSED all morning.

  • We are looking forward to our final Visiting Author session for this year.
  • We are the ‘winners’ of a free session with TDSB Writer in Residence Jael Richardson.
  • Free visits with TDSB Writers in Residence are one of the benefits of participating in the TDSB Just Read It! programme.
  • Thanks to everyone in the ESA community who submitted book recommendations to Just Read It!… It’s because of you we’re getting this morning of workshops.  Keep submitting!!

Get Caught Reading

Join the ESA Library as we celebrate Get Caught Reading Month.

On Monday May 15th, Hannah Mark got caught reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.

Hannah Mark

  • The book, a memoir, relays her story of life in the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp and he work as an amdassador for Holocaust survivors.
  • The book was made into a feature film in 1975, starring Julie Harris.
  • Learn more at the Ten Boom Museum website.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day at Harbourfront for the Ontario Library Association’s annual celebration of reading, The Festival of Trees, with a number of ESA students.

Watch for another ESA Get Caught Reading posting later today.

What will you get caught reading?

  • Check out who got caught reading what in the small Library display case opposite the Main Office.
  • Follow the postings at the ESA Library Daily Blog.
  • Post what you’re reading now on our Padlet wall.  Be sure to include your name.  Everyone who posts will be entered in our draw for great books at the end of the month.
  • This Padlet is password protected.  The password is: getcaught2017

Get Caught Reading!

Last week was ridiculously busy… apologies for missing these daily postings a couple of days.  We’ll catch up.

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Join the ESA Library as we celebrate Get Caught Reading Month.

Last day, Friday May 12th, Dana Osadchaya got caught reading Wenjack by Joseph Boyden, which was published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Chanie’s running away from residential school.

Dana Osadchaya

What will you get caught reading?

  • Check out who got caught reading what in the small Library display case opposite the Main Office.
  • Follow the postings at the ESA Library Daily Blog.
  • Post what you’re reading now on our Padlet wall.  Be sure to include your name.  Everyone who posts will be entered in our draw for great books at the end of the month.
  • This Padlet is password protected.  The password is: getcaught2017

Get Caught Reading

Join the ESA Library as we celebrate Get Caught Reading Month.

Today, Friday May 5th, Simon Vickerson got caught reading MINRS by local Toronto author, artist and sportscaster Kevin Sylvester.

Simon Vickerson

What will you get caught reading?

  • Check out who got caught reading what in the small Library display case opposite the Main Office.
  • Follow the postings at the ESA Library Daily Blog.
  • Post what you’re reading now on our Padlet wall.  Be sure to include your name.  Everyone who posts will be entered in our draw for great books at the end of the month.
  • This Padlet is password protected.  The password is: getcaught2017

Get Caught Reading

Join the ESA Library as we celebrate Get Caught Reading Month.

Yesterday, Thursday May 4th, Rebecca Parry got caught reading Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia

Rebecca Parry

What will you get caught reading?

  • Check out who got caught reading what in the small Library display case opposite the Main Office.
  • Follow the postings at the ESA Library Daily Blog.
  • Post what you’re reading now on our Padlet wall.  Be sure to include your name.  Everyone who posts will be entered in our draw for great books at the end of the month.
  • This Padlet is password protected.  The password is: getcaught2017

Graphic Novels: For Sale in the ESA Library

Free Comic Book Day is right around the corner… as is TCAF – the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

  • In honour of all things graphic…  tomorrow morning, Wednesday May 3rd…  the book sale bin on the upper level of the Library will feature a selection of brand new graphic novels…  nothing more than $2.
  • The Library will also be giving away 25 Free Comic Book Day comic bundles on Friday morning…  to the first 25 people who come to the ESA Library looking for them.

 

While we’ve got your attention…  a reminder that:

To celebrate TCAF and Free Comic Book Day, the ESA Library is holding a contest… and three lucky winners will walk away with a Free Comic Book on Friday May 5th.

The grand prize is an Uncorrected Proof copy of Jeff Lemire’s just released Roughnecks… complete with a personal dedication (to the ESA Library) and a quick sketch of the author, drawn by the author himself, when he signed the book for me (Ms. Wray) at my Library Conference earlier this year.

This contest is ONLY open to students (sorry Staff, Parents and Grads… not this time around).

Get Caught Reading

Join the ESA Library as we celebrate Get Caught Reading Month.

Today, Tuesday May 2nd, Sarah Brennan got caught reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Sarah Brennan

This book was published to great critical acclaim and is still read by secondary school students everywhere – including here at ESA.

  • Governor General’s Award for English Language Fiction, winner
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, winner
  • Booker Award, nominee
  • Nebula Award, nominee
  • Prometheus Award, nominee

Most recently it premiered – on Sunday April 30th – as a mini-series on BRAVO.

What will you get caught reading?

  • Check out who got caught reading what in the small Library display case opposite the Main Office.
  • Follow the postings at the ESA Library Daily Blog.
  • Post what you’re reading now on our Padlet wall.  Be sure to include your name.  Everyone who posts will be entered in our draw for great books at the end of the month.
  • This Padlet is password protected.  The password is: getcaught2017