October is presenting all kinds of opportunities for young writers. Right here in our own library, we’ve got the Library Scary Short Story contest — submit your 500-word story by October 24th to win candy and Stephen King books!
Also in our library, author Don Aker is coming to visit on October 30th. The author of The First Stone, The Fifth Rule, and Running on Empty has great advice for aspiring writers. See your librarian about getting a pass to this event.
Finally, the Toronto Public Library is hosting its annual Young Writers’ Conference — an excellent (and free!) chance for you to learn from other writers and workshop your own writing. Find out more here.
Over the course of your orientation period, you will be learning a lot about the library. In your time on the computer, we would like to learn a bit about you. Please fill out a brief survey about your interests and reading habits. Click the link below:
Thanks for coming to the library today. We hope to see you again soon!
We hope you had a restful and fun summer. We’re pretty excited to be back, and ready to start adding to the collection. Come by, tell us what you’d like to see in the library and check out our bigger Reader’s Pick section for your next read!
This library would not run without the blood, sweat and tears of so many hard-working volunteers. I am very, very lucky to have a whole bunch of talented kids who bring a variety of skills and ideas to the library. They make it a great space to study, read, learn and laugh!
Thank you also to all those volunteers who read and reviewed books this year. I look forward to hearing more from you next year to make our “Readers’ Picks” shelf bigger than ever!
That is, the Toronto Public Library will be at Monarch Park Collegiate for the win … YOUR win, lucky student! Here’s why:
A librarian from TPL will be here to answer ALL your questions about volunteering, reading programs, database research, magazine and video downloads, and more. This is happening Tuesday, May 20th at lunch, upstairs in the library.
Another win: TPL is bringing author Debra Anderson to speak about writing and answer any questions you might have. TPL is bringing her in as a special event for World Pride. Two English classes have signed up already, but if you would like to come on your own, sign up in the library. This is happening Friday, May 23rd in Period C, in Ferguson Hall.
Here’s her bio:
Debra Anderson is the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s prestigious Dayne Ogilvie Prize, given to an emerging Canadian writer from the LGBT community and is a graduate of York University’s Creative Writing Program. Debra has taught innovative Creative Writing Workshops at Word on the Street and to various youth organizations and writing groups. She has lectured across Canada as a guest author and her writing has been widely anthologized. Her novel, Code White is taught at York University in WMST 1510 – ‘Sex, Gender & Popular Culture’ (2014). Broken Pencil Magazine described Code White as “the kind of book that those ‘chick lit’ books have nightmares about.”
The TDSB is looking for student artists to design a poster for Asian Heritage Month on the theme of Wellness: Empower. Engage. Enjoy. See the document below for all the details.
2014 TDSB Asian Heritage Poster call for entries -2
Celebrate with the ultimate renewable resource — a library book! And if you’d like to literally take care of the earth this week, the garden club is meeting Thursday at lunch and after school to start tending the library courtyard.
Hey, we have a very cool way to show you the new books we’ve got into the library over the past few months: Pinterest! When you check out our boards on Pinterest, you can click on the book titles to get to more reviews on the books — convenient AND good-looking, just as you’d expect from your MPC library! Go to www.pinterest.com/mpclibrary and find your next great read.
check out www.dayofpink.org for more info.
So excited to be entering another season of White Pine reading!
Check out the list of fiction titles here and non-fiction titles here.