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White Pine voting this month

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Attention White Piners!  Our last meeting will be on Wed. Apr. 16 after school in the library.  All those who have read at least five fiction or five non-fiction titles will be eligible to vote on their favourite.  The author who wins the most votes province-wide will receive the White Pine Award for Fiction or Non-Fiction at the ceremony in May.  See a Teacher-Librarian if you are interested in attending the ceremony.


Earl Haig SS Library’s Voting polls will close Tuesday April 29th.

Wed. Apr. 9 – Wear Pink to end bullying against LGBTQ youth

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On Wed. April 9th, the EHSS GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) will be sponsoring Pink Day.  Wear some pink on that day to show your support of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender, queer/questioning) community and end transphobia & homophobia ).

Check out our display table in the library and see our electronic resources on LGBT Issues such as the LGBT Encyclopedia from Gale Virtual Reference or Gay Rights from Infobase ebooks.

See some great Author Talks at the Public Library

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teensCheck out this link for a list of Author Talks at the Toronto Public Library (TPL).  And don’t forget about the Teen section.

TPL Toronto Public Library





Canada Reads Returns

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CBC Canada Reads

Check out this year’s contenders for CBC’s Canada Reads 2014.  Five novels defended by five Canadian celebrities.  Find out which novel all of Canada should read – March 3 – 6, 2014.


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Fri. P2&3 Watch the opening ceremonies live!

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sotchiWant to catch the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics?  On Friday, during Periods 2 & 3, you can!  Just come to the Window Lab in the Library to view the live to air stream.


Movie Lover? Free TIFF movies for youth

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From February 14 – 16, TIFF Bell Lightbox will be turned over to the next generation of movie lovers!

The third annual TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, programmed for youth aged 14 – 18, brings the best in film from around the globe, along with an exciting slate of special guests, interactive workshops and a 24-Hour Film Challenge for young filmmakers. Select screenings are free for high-school students. Select screenings are accompanied by Q&A sessions with directors and special guests.” (TIFF)

White Pine continues!

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Don’t forget to return your finished White Pine books and pick up another one so that you can finish your five novels or non-fiction titles before Voting Day in April.  Be sure to signup for and comment on the books in our wiki here.







Congrats to Lynn Coady on the Giller

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Congratulations to Lynn Coady who has been named the 2013 winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press.  Read an excerpt here.

Originally from Cape Breton, she now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where she is a founding and senior editor of the award-winning magazine, Eighteen Bridges.(Biography in Context).

Learn more about all the authors and novels who were shortlisted for the Giller here.

Canadian-born Eleanor Catton wins The Booker

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luminariesThe Luminaries by Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker  Prize 2013.








Alice Munro: First Canadian Woman to win Nobel for Literature

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Britannica Online

Congratulations to Canadian Short Fiction writer, Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Munro was awarded the prize for being a “master of the contemporary short story” (Nobel Prize).

Check out the display of our Munro print collection in the library (see our catalogue list here). See Novelist for summaries of Munro titles (use p22 in your agenda for UN/PW).   Here are some articles on this momentous event:

CBC, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, National Post, The New Yorker, The New York Times

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Learn more about this literary giant from our Biography in Context database (PW in agenda p22; search “Munro, Alice”).