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Calling all Writers!

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.


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!



Toronto Public Library Homepage

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 Debra AndersonOgilvie 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.”

Verrrrry pinteresting!

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 and find your next great read.