Category Archives: books

Your fall reading

Check out the list of books nominated for Canada’s Giller Prize.  Categories include fiction, non-fiction, young adult.  No matter the genre, you’re guaranteed a great read.  Let me know which ones you think we should get in the library!


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.

Tuesday morning in the library

A beautiful fall day, full of possibilities.  What possibilities, you ask?  Why, let me supply you with a list:

Possibility #1: Celebrating your love of anime and manga with other fan-girls and -boys this afternoon in the library.  The Anime Club meets every Tuesday without fail.

Possibility #2: Learning or teaching a craft at our Crafter’s Guild.  Come by the library to chat with Ms Green about this today, or just come out to our first meeting next Monday after school.

Possibility #3: Reading a new book!  We’re in the midst of processing new comics, non-fiction and novels for your enjoyment.  Check them out!  Also, if you don’t see what you want, fill out a request in our Suggestions Binder.

Possibility #4: Getting help from a teacher.  We’ve just added a page on our site called Sites by MPC Teachers to connect students with the great websites MPC staff have made.

Let’s hope one of these possibilities appeals to you. Visit us in the library, then for goodness sake, get out there and enjoy this sunshine!