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Library Events

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. If you would like more information on LGBTQ+ life or issues, we have a number of excellent non-fiction books on display in the library. We also have a display of novels which feature gay, bisexual or trans characters. For more information on what this day … Continue reading »

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Freedom to Read Week

      This week is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. It’s a week where we celebrate and think about intellectual freedom. It is something that is guaranteed to us under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and censorship is something that directly violates this charter. Sadly books have been challenged and banned in … Continue reading »

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Pink Shirt Day 2017

February 22nd, 2017 is Pink Shirt Day, a time when students, teachers and the community come together to combat bullying. In honour of this day, come check-out our selection of books related to bullying. For more information about Pink Shirt Day, check out: http://pinkshirtday.ca/  

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Alpha Reads Trailers

Not sure which Alpha Read is for you? Check out the book trailers below made by Ms. Manhas’ Honours 9 English class. They give you a glimpse into each book’s plot and can help you figure out which one to read first!  

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Alpha Reads Ballots

After you finish reading one of our ten Alpha Reads for 2017, make sure to fill in a ballot to be entered to win weekly prizes, and a grand prize in May!  (you may enter once for each book you read from the list)

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Blind Date With a Book

Need something to do this Valentine’s Day? Come by the library and try a blind date with a book.  You might be thinking, “What’s a blind date with a book?”… Well, we have wrapped up a number of our most popular titles and the only way you can pick your “date” is by the few … Continue reading »

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Alpha Reads 2017

With the beginning of semester 2 comes the launch of our new Alpha Reads! 10 amazing titles have been chosen that include sci-fi, fantasy, realism and everything in between. Check out the video below for some information about this year’s picks and remember to take a ballot and enter our draw every time you read … Continue reading »

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Summer Reads Contest WINNERS!

Congratulations to the winners of the Summer Reads Contest! The first place prize of two movie tickets went to Ashtan Prasaad who recommended: Runners up were Katie Kuchihskaya who recommended: and Julia Wagner who recommended: Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Be sure to check the blog/ the library for future contests, but … Continue reading »

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Alpha Students’ Summer Reads Recommendations

If you’re looking for a book recommendation this year, check out some of the books that were suggested by other Alpha students in our Summer Reads Contest. Love Stories Mysteries/ Thrillers Graphic Novels Fantasy/ Sci-Fi/ Adventure Humour Other (those that don’t fit into the other categories)

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Summer Reads Contest

  This is your last week to enter the Summer Reads Contest for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Contest closes on Thursday September 29th.  Come in and tell us about the best book you read this summer. We have already received a bunch of entries, but we’d love to see more! Also, come … Continue reading »

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