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Lunchtime features Apr. 14 – 17

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students computers04This week, the library will welcome a Gr. 11 English class to research news items related to Atwood’s Oryx and Crake (Call No.:  F ATW).

We will also continue working with ESL classes on Human Rights issues looking at articles from our Canadian Points of View database (UN/PW on agenda p22) and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Plan ahead knowing there will be limited access (e.g., fewer computers to use).  Please respect the classes that are in session and remain quiet. The Library may be closed during the following periods (subject to change – always check the whiteboard near the entrance):

Monday:  Period 2 & Period 3
Tuesday
:  Period 2
Wednesday:  Period 2
Thursday:  Period 3
Friday:  School Holiday (Good Friday)

The library is reserved for quiet work when a lesson is being taught. Do your part to keep the Library fully accessible during lunch periods and work quietly.

 

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Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist announced

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Check out the runners up for one of the most prestigious prizes of the Poetry World.

“By funding the Griffin Poetry Prize – the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English ­ The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry aims to spark the public’s imagination and raise awareness of the crucial role poetry plays in our cultural life.”  See more here.

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Canadian fiction author and poet, Anne Michaels, has also written a collection called The Weight of Oranges in our collection (Call No. 819 .12 MIC).  Sample her other work here.  Or see F MIC in our fiction collection for her works of fiction such as Fugitive Pieces.

 

 

 

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Lunchtime Features Mar. 24 – 28

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No classes are scheduled over the lunches this week.   Monday:  —Tuesday:  —Wednesday:  Thursday:  HR Schedule EQAO Literacy Test (Gr. 10s)Friday: —The library is reserved for quiet work when a lesson is being taught. Do your part to keep the Library fully accessible during lunch periods and work quietly.

 

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Attention Students writing the OSSLT -March 27th

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If you are writing the OSSLT (Literacy Test) next Thursday, March 27th, here is some important information for you.

 

Good luck to all students writing the test this year.

Lunchtime Features Mar. 17 – 21

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Plan ahead knowing there will be limited access (e.g., fewer computers to use).  Please respect the classes that are in session and remain quiet. The Library may be closed during the following periods (subject to change – always check the whiteboard near the entrance):

Monday:  —
Tuesday
:  —
Wednesday:  Period 2
Thursday:  —
Friday:  Period 2

The library is reserved for quiet work when a lesson is being taught. Do your part to keep the Library fully accessible during lunch periods and work quietly.

 

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TPL March break Events and Programs

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TPL-march-breakKeep busy over the Break by joining some events and programs at the Toronto Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

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Young Voices – submit by April 5!

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TPL is now accepting creative writing and artwork and photographs for Young Voices 2014 – Toronto Public Library’s magazine of teen writing and visual art. The editors will look at submissions in the spring of 2014.

Deadline to submit: April 5, 2014   Here’s the submission form OR submit your work below. 

GUIDELINES:

  • Write what you want! It can be a poem, story, essay … whatever you like.
  • Submit only your own original work.
  • Toronto Public Library has one-time print and electronic rights to all work selected for publication, as well as the right to excerpt from the work for purposes of promotion.
  • Written submissions will be selected from each of the following age categories:
    • 12-14
    • 15-16
    • 17-19
  • Artwork will not be categorized by age for the purposes of choosing what to publish.

Lunchtime Features Feb 24 – 28

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students computers01bThis week, the library is working with Data Management on their dataset comparative project.  We will be examining such sites as the World Bank and World Health statistics and the work of Hans Rosling.


Plan ahead knowing there will be limited access (e.g., fewer computers to use).  Please respect the classes that are in session and remain quiet. The Library may be closed during the following periods (subject to change – always check the whiteboard near the entrance):

Monday:  Period 2
Tuesday
:  Period 2
Wednesday:  Period 2
Thursday:  Period 2
Friday:  —

The library is reserved for quiet work when a lesson is being taught. Do your part to keep the Library fully accessible during lunch periods and work quietly.

Network slow? Please reduce your video streaming

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Website screenshotsIn order to ensure that everyone has access to the network, please use streaming video sparingly and for school purposes only.  Here is a message from the Toronto District School Board’s computer department:

“Please bear in mind that high definition video streaming should be used for educational purposes only and its use limited when possible. Should high demands continue, users may experience slower than normal network connections.”

 

Read a good book? Suggest it to others!

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Steps to finding a book:

#1.  In what subject am I generally interested?  Think about your interests and books you’ve read in the past.

#2.  What books match my interests?  Use Toronto Public Library’s Novelist (you need a TPL card) database to browse titles and help you choose a book that matches your interests and reading preferences. amazon.com‘s “Look Inside” feature helps you browse the books’ content.

#3.  Check our EHSS Library Catalogue (see top of right panel) to see if we have the book and where it is located in the library.

Don’t see the title in our collection?  Click here to make a book suggestion for our library.