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Author Archives: Ms. Haigh

Freedom to Read Week @ Alpha

This week is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. It’s an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about their intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In other words, it’s a week to fight censorship. Come by the library to see our display which features many books that have been … Continue reading »

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Alpha Reads Book Trailers: 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Alpha Reads list is here. Not sure which one to read first? Click the book to check out the trailers that were created by Ms. Norris’ English 8 class. The trailers will help you get a better idea of what each story is about. Read just one, or read them all!     … Continue reading »

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ALPHA READS 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Alpha Reads are here! For each book you read on the list, fill out a ballot in the library and be entered to win weekly candy prizes as well a grand prize in June. Read one, or read them all!

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Book Swap December 18

Do you have books you’ve finished reading and don’t want anymore? Why not give them a second life by donating them to the Alpha Book Swap? The Book Swap will take place on December 18th at lunch. It’s a great time to find new books to read over the winter break, or you might even … Continue reading »

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Murder Mystery Event

Come by the library to try to solve the murder of Miss Terry the Library Assistant (display on now until November 1st). There are three suspects: The Librarian, The Head of Science, and The Head of English. But who did it? How did they do it? And why? Think you know the answer? Submit your … Continue reading »

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Introducing: Board Game Fridays

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!

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Freedom to Read Week 2018

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 … Continue reading »

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Alpha Reads 2018 Book Trailers

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger 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 … Continue reading »

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Alpha Reads 2018

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 … Continue reading »

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More Books to Movies

A number of Young Adult books are in the works to become films. Make sure you read the book before the movies come out! Titles include: Cinder Shadow and Bone (a former Alpha Read) Love Letters to the Dead (a former Alpha Read) Monument 14 The Uglies Legend ( a former Alpha Read) The Selection … Continue reading »

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