Shanah Tovah!

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year feast and celebration.

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The Jewish Calendar is a lunar calendar, therefor the dates of Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish holidays will vary according to the Gregorian Calendar (the standard calendar used in most of the world for politics, business and daily life.)  In 2022 Rosh Hashanah begins at Sundown on September 25 and ends at nightfall of September 27.

Shanah Tovah!

Autumnal Equinox

This year the Autumnal Equinox, also known as the September, Autumn or Fall Equinox, takes place at 6:03 PM (PDT) on September 22.  The sun will appear directly over the equator at that time.

Summer ends.

Autumn begins.

source: National Geographic

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International Day of Peace

source: UN

From the United Nations: “Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms.  It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race.”

Find out more:

United Nations International Day of Peace

Libraries For Peace

The Peace Foundation Aotearoa/New Zealand

United States Institute of Peace

Norm Macdonald

One year ago today, the world lost a comic legend. Norm MacDonald died on September 14, 2021. Norm Macdonald, a Canadian born in Quebec City, was a stand-up comedian and a performer on television and in movies. Norm was a frequent talk show guest and was beloved by such luminaries as David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, both of whom regarded Macdonald as a comic genius. Norm Macdonald was 61.

Norm Macdonald with his guest, David Letterman (left)

SSLAC Meeting on Friday

The Student School Library Advisory Council will have their first meeting of the year on Friday, September 16th, at lunch, in the School Library. All students who are interested in joining this group, or at finding out more about it, are invited to attend.

The Student School Library Advisory Council is looking for students at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary who can help shape YOUR School Library. Speak up and help the School Library to be the very best that a School Library can be.

Surrey Teens Read

Once again Surrey Teens Read has brought us ten amazing books. Come down to your School Library to have a look at this year’s selections, and to get started on reading your way through the list. Remember, we have multiple copies, so you and your friends can read the same novels! Not only that, high school students all over Surrey are starting to read their way through the 10 nominated titles for 2022-2023.

source: Surrey Teens Read

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International Literacy Day


Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. 

Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with at least 771 million young people and adults lacking basic literacy skills today.

Read more on ILD from UNESCO

Volunteer with the Library Team

In the 70s they said these kids were funky.
In the 80s they said these kids were choice.
In the 90s they said these kids were rad.
In the 2000s they said these kids were hella cool.
In the 2010s they said these kids were lit.
In 2022 they say these kids are on the Library Team.

See if you have what it takes to join the squad that everyone says is bussin.
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