Need something to do to unwind at the end of the week? Stop by the Library Learning Commons at lunch and play some games with your friends. Games are available any day to play, but on Fridays the Makersapce room is reserved for students so that you can eat your lunch while you play!
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event in Canada, and aims to shed light on intellectual freedom. Every year books are challenged across Canada for various reasons, from sexually explicit content to obscenity, to religious viewpoint. To better understand how books get challenged you can check out the great infographic here.
Currently the library has a display of various books that have been banned somewhere in North America within the last 100 years. Take a look at the titles and you will notice a number of classics, many of which are taught in today’s English classes.
For more information about censorship in Canada and to see the list of 30 modern books that have been challenged visit the Freedom to Read website’s resource section.
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
The Memory Book by Lara Avery
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson
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.
The books in Alphabetical order by author are:
- The Memory Book by Lara Avery
- 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
- Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
- One of us is Lying by Karen McManus
- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas
- The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Remember to take a ballot and enter our draw every time you read one of the 2018 titles. There will be a weekly Friday draw for small prizes as well as a GRAND PRIZE draw in May. So get reading!
A number of Young Adult books are in the works to become films. Make sure you read the book before the movies come out!
Shadow and Bone (a former Alpha Read)
Love Letters to the Dead (a former Alpha Read)
Legend ( a former Alpha Read)
For the full list click here
With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to get excited about all of the Young Adult books being turned into movies. Click on the title to find the book at Alpha library, or watch the trailer to see if you think the movie will live up to the book.
Maze Runner – The Death Cure
Other books being adapted for the big screen this year are:
Welcome back Alpha students. As of today the library is open!
Monday to Thursday – 815 to 4
Friday – 815 to 3
Unless otherwise posted.
*Reminder, there is no food or drinks allowed in the library. The only exception is water.
The votes are in, and this year’s most popular Alpha Reads titles are:
Thank you to everyone who read one of this year’s picks!
And congratulations to Drew and Sophia for entering our contest and winning the grand prize of 2 free movie passes each.
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 is about, check out the IDAHOT website, this pdf, or stop by the library!