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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).

 

Take a Shakespeare Selfie, win an iPad

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To commemorate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (Apr. 23rd), CBC is holding a Shakespeare Selfie contest – deadline May 9th.  See the details here.

“You may think that Shakespeare wouldn’t understand what a selfie was. Well, we beg to differ. Shakespeare took selfies all the time—but instead of a camera, he used a quill. And instead of calling them “selfies,” they were called “soliloquies.”  From now until May 9, Canada Writes is asking Canadians to take a Shakespearean character, situate him or her in a present-day scenario, and write a new soliloquy or monologue for that character. ”

Browse our Shakespeare collection of plays, graphic novel adaptations, criticisms and more at NonFiction:  822.33 SHA.

litandtheatre-shakesLearn more about the famous English playwright and poet from life from Biography in Context.  In addition, see a host of info on the Bard from our Infobase (Eduref) Ebook collection such as Literature and Theatre in Shakespeare’s Day.

 

 

 

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Gabriel García Márquez (1927 – 2014)

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Renowned Columbian author of novels and short fiction, Gabriel García Márquez, died at the age of 87.  See CBC’s tribute to the famous novelist here.

Use the UN/PW from p21 of your agenda to learn more about Marquez from Biography in Context, and sample some of his short fiction here.

“The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good” (Marquez).

Find his work at our library:

Love in the Time of Cholera (Fiction:  F MAR)
One hundred years of solitude (Fiction:  F GAR)
Chronicle of a death foretold (Fiction:  F GAR)
News of a kidnapping  (NonFic:  364 .154 09861 MAR)

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Lunchtime Features Apr. 22 – 25

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students computers04This week, the library will welcome a 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 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:  School Holiday
Tuesday
:  Period 2 & 3
Wednesday:  
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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April Teen Reads

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Click here or on the image to check out some of these picks from the Toronto Public Library.  Check to see if we have a copy using our library catalogue (right panel at the top).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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.