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.

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Just Read It! We have another winner!

Congratulations to Antonietta Gutierrez who was out last Just Read It! winner of the 2016-17 school year.

Just Read It! is an online forum for students, staff – indeed the entire TDSB community – to engage in the joy of reading and share the reading experience with one another.

Each month names are drawn and book prizes are sent to students submitting to Just Read It! to further motivate and mobilise our community.

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Last year there were 14,270 book reviews submitted to the TDSB Just Read It! website.

There were a total of 3,645,521 books read – signed out through our Insignia circulation system – across TDSB schools.

TDSB Libraries make a difference!

 

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.

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