Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the day that Jews around the world remember the six million who perished in the Holocaust.  In Israel it is a national day of observance known officially as Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah, in English “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.” In addition to remembrance of the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, the day is also used to celebrate acts of resistance and heroism on the part of survivors and allies.

This year Yom HaShoah begins on the evening of April 27 and continues until sundown on April 28.

Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-N0827-318 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE via Wikimedia Commons

Find out more about the Holocaust, the systematic mass-murder of more than 6 million Jews, and other groups, targeted by the Nazis and their allies:

Black History Month: BC



February is Black History Month. Learn more about the history of British Columbia and the contributions of Black Canadians to our province. Visit the BC Black History Awareness Society to find out more!


source: BC Black History Awareness Society

Hope Meets Action: Visit the Royal BC Museum to check out this exhibition from the BC Black History Awareness Society.

source: BC Black History Awareness Society

Find out more about how the BCBHAS is celebrating Black History Month, and learn more about the work they do throughout the year to educate all British Columbians.

Freedom to Read Week

February 21 to 27 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada in 2021.  Come down to the School Library to find out more.  We have a display of books and other resources related to our freedom to read, our right to have access to information, and our responsibility to exercise those rights and freedoms as informed, free-thinking citizens. 

Freedom to Read Week 2021

Along with our in person display of books, magazines, audiobooks, playaways and more, we will will also feature online resources, such as ebooks, digital audiobooks, online databases, and more, so be sure to check out our site, tweedsmuirlibrary.ca.

You can also click here to find out more about Freedom to Read Week.

Online Magazines

Students, teachers, and even parents can read online magazines with access from Surrey Schools. There are many different titles to appeal to different age groups and interests.

Go HERE to see the general interest magazines


Go HERE for teen oriented magazines.

If you are reading on a computer in the school,  your usual district login will suffice. However, if you are at home you will need a username and password.

Go HERE to find out more about PASSWORDS for District Sponsored Online Resources.

Go to SurreySchoolsONE for “One Place” for access to online resources.