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Have a safe summer!

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The EHSS Library wishes all staff and students a safe and enjoyable summer! If you are looking for a new read over the summer, please visit the Earl Haig Summer Reading Club for recommendations.

All online databases are still available for students, staff and parents to use for  research and general interest over the summer months.

The EHSS Library looks forward to working with all staff and students in September 2014!

Drop Off Folder from School or Home

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Submitted your assignment to a school Drop Off folder?

Check out our step-by-step instructions on dropping off an assignment to the School drop off folder from school or home here (located in the Research Help section on the right panel).

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American Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)

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Famed American “author, poet, playwright, professional stage and screen producer, director, performer, and singer” (Biography in Context) passed away yesterday at the age of 86.  Read more about this great literary artist below:

CBC feature
Toronto Star

 

 

 

Angelou’s “On the Pulse of Morning” for Bill Clinton’s inauguration.

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Return your books and settle your fines!

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GaryLow's art class library books (1)

Be sure to return your books and pay your fines by May 28!  You will have to pick up your yearbook in the library otherwise.

If you missed the gala, check out the Visual Arts majors’ work (including Mr. Low‘s pieces on the library!) at the Propeller Gallery.  We’ll miss you, Mr. Low!

GaryLow's art class library books (2)

GaryLow's art class library books (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lunchtime Features May 26 – 30

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display - Asian Heritage 2014

Visit the library to see our display table for Asian Heritage Month.  The Canadian Encyclopedia has prepared an online exhibit featuring some prominent Asian Canadians and events through history.

ESLB students are researching Inventions using quality questions and our resources on the topic such as those in World Book or Britannica Online, all through the 

List_of_databasesList of Databases (right panel).

 

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
:  –
Wednesday:  Period 2 
Thursday:  –
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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Lunchtime Features May 12-16

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2014-Science Fair projects

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2014-Science Fair projects (1)

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2014-Science Fair projects (2)

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Check out this year’s Science Fair projects on display in the library.

This week, the library will be working with ESL C students, researching Famous Canadians using quality questions and our print resources.

We continue to work with Gr. 11 SAP (Socio-Anthro-Psych) courses to research contemporary topics of social interest from our databases such as the Social Science collection through Gale Virtual Reference and Opposing Viewpoints and SIRS Researcher (all available from our list of databases).

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 & 3 (Lab)
Tuesday
:  Period 2 & 3
Wednesday:  Period 3 – Festival of Trees library fieldtrip 
Thursday:  Period 2
Friday:  Period 2 & 3

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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Canadian author, Farley Mowat (1921-2014)

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Canadian Encyclopedia

We rememeber Canadian author, environmentalist, and activist, Farley Mowat as “one of Canada’s most widely read authors. His books have been translated into 52 languages and have sold more than 17 million copies around the world” (Canadian Encyclopedia).

Check out Mowat’s works in our library here:

► The dog who wouldn’t be (PBYA F Mow)
► My father’s son : memories of war and peace (940 .5481 MOW)

More are available by searching the library catalogue (at school, click the catalogue link on the right panel) and search by Author:  Mowat, Farley.

 

 

Lunchtime Features May 5 – 9

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This week, the library continues to welcome Gr. 9 Geography Classes to use our Canadian Points of View and select websites to research issues and topics on Sustainability (UN/PW p21 in agenda) in Canada.

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We also welcome Gr. 11 SAP (Socio-Anthro-Psych) courses to research contemporary topics of social interest from our databases such as the Social Science collection through Gale Virtual Reference, Infobase e-books and Opposing Viewpoints and SIRS Researcher (all available from our list of databases).

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 3
Tuesday
:  Period 2 & 3
Wednesday:  Exams (8:50-10:50 AM, Lunch 11:00-12:15 pm; Period 1. 12:20-1:20 pm; Period 4. 1:25-2:25 pm; Period 5. 2:30-3 30 pm

Thursday:  Period 2 & 3
Friday:  Note:  Library will be closed from 12:15pm – 4pm

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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Lunchtime Features Apr. 28 – May 2

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By: Mrs. Figliano-Craig

By: Mrs. Figliano-Craig

This week, the library continues to welcome Gr. 9 Geography Classes to use our Canadian Points of View and select websites to research issues and topics on Sustainability (UN/PW p21 in agenda) in Canada.

We also welcome Gr. 11 SAP courses to research contemporary topics of social interest from our databases such as the Social Science collection through Infobase Ebooks (aka Eduref).

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 3
Tuesday
:  Period 2 & 3
Wednesday:  Period 2 & 3
Thursday:  Period 3
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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Canadian writer, Alistair MacLeod (1936 – 2014)

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Famed Canadian short-story writer, Alistair MacLeod, has died at the age of 77.  Find out more about his life from Biography in Context here.

See the CBC tribute to this author here.

 

Sample some of MacLeod’s works from our Library:

“No one has ever said that life is to be easy. Only that it is to be lived” (MacLeod).