March is Greek Heritage month in Toronto and the TDSB. The theme this year is:
Freedom and Unity – Ελευθερíα και Ενóτητα
Learning from Our Roots…Shaping Our Future
The focus of this year’s Greek Heritage Month is based on 2021 being the 200th Year of Independence for Greece: 1821-2021
Our library has lots of great fiction and non-fiction resources from comics about the Greek gods to contemporary info and history books about Greece.
You can access these resources through our catalogue on the menu. Refer to this blog post for a refresher on reserves.
Outside of library resources, you can find some amazing work at the Greek Canadian History Project
. Their Online Exhibits contain links to a number of photos showing the rich contributions of the Greek Canadian community.
Learning and celebrating Black history and combating anti-Black racism should be priorities in education every month of the year! So this month, as we reflect on all the resources available, I hope we can keep planning for how we will continue this learning and action beyond February 28.
One of my favourite books last year was How Long Until Black Future Month? — a collection of science fiction short stories by award-winning writer N. K. Jemisin. Recently I’ve been enjoying the stories in a new form on the podcast Levar Burton Reads which I also cannot recommend highly enough!
Enslaved is a docuseries that looks at the hidden history of the transatlantic slave trade and is available on CBC Gem.
And if you haven’t seen it already, Charles Officer’s The Skin We’re In with Desmond Cole is a very worthwhile examination of Canada’s history of anti-Black racism.
Learn and Act
MPC/TDSB has a list of webinars and resources here for students and parents. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (etfo) has a great collection of resources as well as this amazing poster, by Leone McComas.
Hey friends, as we enter this month of virtual schooling, don’t forget that this website has lots of supports for your online learning, whether it’s trusted resources, ebooks, or citation help.
Email me if you have any questions or need help with your assignments:
We are excited to offer access to library books again!
You will need to reserve the book on the library catalogue (instructions attached). You will receive an email when your book is available for pickup in the front entrance.
Feel free to email me here if you need help making the system work: email@example.com
Congratulations to author Courtney Summers for winning with Sadie! Fun fact, this is Summers’s fifth time being nominated for the White Pine Award and her first win.
Check out the full awards here:
And read the books this summer from TPL!
There are lots of new books in the library! You can see them on the top row of the library catalogue or come by and check out the new arrivals shelf by the checkout desk. One book we are really excited to read is Homes, a memoir about a childhood in Iraq and Syria. Here are the authors discussing the book for cbc:
Check out the new page on the Extended Essay on this site. Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to have any materials added!
Browse the shelves or browse the catalogue (the button to your right)
Check out book trailers to get a sense of a book:
The library will be open Wednesday til Monday 8:45-12:30.
As you prepare for culminatings and exams, try to make some time for yourself to read for fun– we’ve got lots of new books and comics in the library for you to sign out and enjoy. Browse them in person or online — just click the “Catalogue” button to the right of this post!