Holiday Reads… The New Year’s Draw

Congratulations to the following members of the ESA community… All are winners in our New Year’s Draw.

  • Ms. Baldassi
  • Sara Fraser
  • Rebekah Parks
  • Astrid Mohr
  • Bill Shao

Please drop by the Library to pick up your free book.

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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.

Last Chance: (Post) Holiday Reads Draw…

All members of the ESA Community are invited to participate in our annual New Year’s Draw.

Drop by the Library Circulation Desk and fill out a Happy New Year ballot.

  • Tell us about the BEST book you read over the holidays

Every book recommendation submitted will be entered into our New Year’s Draw.

Five lucky winners will go home with a free book!  Winners to be drawn on the morning announcements on Thursday January 18th.

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Parents and others who aren’t in the building regularly…

  • Print a copy of the submission form (what did you read ticket) and send it in with the student in your house, or via e-mail to enid.wray@tdsb.on.ca.
  • Please be sure to add a notation stating your connection to ESA, as well as how we should contact you should you be one of our lucky winners.

(Post) Holiday Reads!… The New Year’s Draw

All members of the ESA Community are invited to participate in our annual New Year’s Draw.

Drop by the Library Circulation Desk and fill out a Happy New Year ballot.

  • Tell us about the BEST book you read over the holidays

Every book recommendation submitted will be entered into our New Year’s Draw.

Five lucky winners will go home with a free book!  Winners to be drawn on the morning announcements on Thursday January 18th.

**********************

Parents and others who aren’t in the building regularly…

  • Print a copy of the submission form (what did you read ticket) and send it in with the student in your house, or via e-mail to enid.wray@tdsb.on.ca.
  • Please be sure to add a notation stating your connection to ESA, as well as how we should contact you should you be one of our lucky winners.

The Toronto Star Short Story Contest

From the online edition of the paper…

  • This year’s contest runs until 5 p.m. on Feb. 28.
  • The winner will receive $5,000 and a creative writing course from The Humber School for Writers.
  • The second-place winner will take home a $2,000 prize, while third place will be awarded $1,000.
  • The winner can choose a 30-week creative writing correspondence program, valued at $3,000, at Humber, or a week-long summer workshop, worth $1,000, at the college’s Lakeshore campus in Toronto.
  • Stories can be about any topic the entrant chooses, as long as it’s original, unpublished, and amounts to less than 2,500 words. Entries are limited to one per person.
  • Submissions will be judged by a panel of the Humber School for Writers and narrowed down to a short list. The three winners will then be selected from that list by city librarian Vickery Bowles, award-winning author and journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee, Toronto Star books editor Deborah Dundas, and the Star’s former theatre critic Richard Ouzounian.

FULL DETAILS available here. 

  • You must be 16 years old to enter.
  • If you’re not 16 this year, plan ahead for next year or the year after.

Library Access today and tomorrow…

Reminder that…

  • the Library is closed from 8:30am until 11:45am for the Canadian Open Math Contest.
  • Good luck to all those who are taking part.

We are also CLOSED after school for set-up for Portfolio Day.

Tomorrow, Friday November 3rd, there is no student access to the Library on account of Portfolio Day.

  • Plan accordingly.

2017 ESA Student Poetry Contest

And the winners are:

Each of these students will receive a copy of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, as well as a print edition of this year’s edition of the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, Letters Vol III.