International Games Day @ Your Library JUST 2 DAYS AWAY!

Just another couple days until International Games Day @ Your Library!

Take a look at the map to see the locations of libraries all over the world that will be taking part!

source: IGD@YL
source: IGD@YL

For more information, check out the official home page

SafeTeen

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SafeTeen is a tremendous program that covers a variety of topics including conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library.  Grade 10 BOYS will be attending SafeTeen seminars on November 12 and 14. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all female staff.

Seeing in Technicolour

The first of in what we hope is a series of free lunch time concerts on the new school library stage went today and it was a big success!  Thanks to “Seeing in Technicolour,” a band of Lord Tweedsmuir senior students, who put on a great show.

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A small but enthusiastic crowd of students was on hand to enjoy the music. We hope that word can spread that we can pack in even more people for our next show.

If you are a performer, either in a band or a solo act, we would love to give you the chance to perform on our stage in a future event!

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We Have Games to Borrow

IGD12-logo-medium-300x86Did you know that your school library has games that you can borrow?  Whether you want to come in for a quick game at lunch, or take a game home for the weekend, we have a variety of games to choose from.  Our game titles include:

  • International-Games-Day-2013-PosterMonopoly
  • Chess
  • Scrabble
  • Backgammon
  • Risk
  • Stratego
  • Othello
  • Clue
  • Cribbage
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Anomia
  • Scattergories
  • Blokus
  • Carcassonne
  • Diplomacy

Want to see a new game in here? Let us know.  We continue to add more games to our collection!

Thursday at Lunch: LIBRARY UNPLUGGED

Bring your lunch but leave your worries behind. The John Buchan Library / Uncommon Learning Commons / Panther Den / Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library / The Most Awesome Place on Earth is pleased to offer a lunch-time acoustic performance on our brand new stage! Be sure to be there so you can tell your friends that you were at the very first “Library Unplugged” session!

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“Seeing In Technicolour” will be performing live on the Library Stage for the very first session of “Library Unplugged”

On This Day in Games History: Elizabeth Magie & Monopoly

source: landlordsgame.info

One of the world’s most popular board games, Monopoly, has a controversial and confusing history.  While Charles Darrow receives most of the fame for developing the game, in fact many sources contributed to create Monopoly. The person who most deserved a better fate was Elizabeth Magie. Her game, “The Landlord’s Game,” is the earliest known version of the game that we now know as Monopoly. On this day in 1935, Parker Brothers acquired the patent from Magie for $500.  Monopoly would go on to generate millions, and Magie’s contribution would be ignored for many decades. Only in recent years has the full story started to emerge.

For more on this fascinating story, check out the following links:

Mental Floss

Landlord’s Game

Official Monopoly Site

New York Times

History Detectives

Games Day Just a Few Weeks Away

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International Games Day @ Your Library is just a few weeks away– your school library is hosting a day of gaming on Friday, November 15.  Ask your teacher if your class is coming!

Here are just SOME of the games that we have in our collection.

  • Monopoly
  • Clue
  • Scrabble
  • Carcassone
  • Risk
  • Stratego
  • Quiddler
  • Scattergories
  • Backgammon
  • Blokus
  • Diplomacy
  • Chess
  • Anomia
  • Cribbage
  • Othello

Keep in mind that these games can be borrowed at any time, not just on Games Day!

IGD@YL: International Games Day @ Your Library!

IGD12-logo-medium-300x86Your School Library Learning Commons is hosting its 2nd Annual “International Games Day @ Your Library” on Friday, November 15th. All day long you can come down to celebrate the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. Join with thousands of people all over the world who will gathering to game in school libraries on Friday, November 16th, and in public libraries on Saturday, November 16th. Ask your teacher if your class is coming! Stay posted for more details.

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November 15 @ Your SCHOOL Library
November 16 @ Your PUBLIC Library

SafeTeen

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SafeTeen is a tremendous program that covers a variety of topics including conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library.  Grade 8 girls will be attending SafeTeen seminars on October 21, 23 and 24. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all male staff.

SafeTeen

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 8.58.52 AM

SafeTeen is a tremendous program that covers a variety of topics including conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library.  Grade 8 girls will be attending SafeTeen seminars on October 21, 23 and 24. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all male staff.

Library Unplugged

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Are you an up and coming band? (click for source)

Are you in an up and coming band and are you looking for a place to perform?  Are you a solo act? Are you a musician? A singer? Library Unplugged wants to hear from you.

Library Unplugged is an upcoming series of lunch-time performances in the School Library / Learning Commons.  We want to feature the musical talent of our students in a small, intimate setting.  We have a new stage and sound system and want to help you show off your talent! If you are interested in being in one of our shows this fall, let us know. Mr. Swaddling will be hosting auditions soon, so stay posted for details. If you have questions, see Mr. Swaddling in the Film&TV room, or Mr. Sexton in the Library.