Mandela Library Learning Commons
Black History Month
We have a large variety of both fiction and non-fiction text available in our collection which highlights their contribution to our nation's history. There is a display of these texts in our library available for check out.
There are also a number of online resources with information about this important contribution to our history. One of the Canadian government websites that highlights this month long recognition is their Citizenship and Immigration Canada website:
Chinese New Year - February 8th
More online information about this holiday can be found on PebbleGo and BookFLIX, which can both be accessed though the board's library eResources.
National Flag of Canada Day and Family Day - February 15th
Please visit http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1449158599459 for more information about the history our country's flag.
There are a number of local Family Day events listed on the City of Brampton website at http://www.brampton.ca/en/online-services/events/pages/welcome.aspx as well as other GTA events listed at http://www.toronto4kids.com monthly event calendar.
World Read Aloud Day - February 24th
This year, February 24th is being recognized as World Read Aloud Day. On this day, we celebrate the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. I would like to invite classes to the library on February 24th to participate in large group read alouds. Please email me if your class would be interested in participating. Find more information about this global event at: http://www.litworld.org/wrad/
Forest of Reading
We have the pleasure of having one of the Blue Spruce authors coming to share her nominated story, Sam's Pet Temper, with our grade 1's and 2's on Wednesday, February 10th.