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Get a chance to win a gift card for a book of your choice at Chapters for this month’s Teen Online Book Club!!

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You could win a gift card for a free book just for participating !!

Log onto    https://lbpsbbook.wordpress.com/  to leave your comments

It’s October, and Hallowe’en is only a few weeks away!  What better time to discover great horror fiction!

Not sure where to start?  Have a look at your library’s OverDrive eBook collection:  as a Lester B. Pearson S. B. student, you can take advantage of this wonderful eLibrary on all your devices in one of two ways:

  1. Click here and access the collection by entering the first part of your SSO username (same as in the old Portal), e.g. “jsmith01”.
  2. Download the OverDrive app to your device (scroll down for all the device options) and add the “Lester B. Pearson School Board” to your list of libraries.  Again you will need to sign in with your SSO username (see 1. above).

Once you’re “in”, scroll down the list of subjects until you get to “horror”, and you will get no less than THIRTY-FIVEresults.  Borrow any book that grabs you for one or for two weeks, and be scared… very scared!

Need more ideas?  Ask your librarian!  And check out this list of creepy fiction, courtesy of Teen Services Underground.

Finally – WIN A $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE!  To enter this draw, simply leave us a message with your thoughts on horror stories.  Do you like them, or not?  Why?  Which one is your favourite?  Or, what would you prefer to read instead?

***Be sure to sign your message with your initial and last name, your grade, and the name of your school, so that we can find you!  The draw is on Friday, October 30th.  Good luck!


Superhero Trivia Challenge on Oct. 22, 2015

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Sign up today for the Superhero Trivia Challenge in the library

on Thursday Oct. 22 at 12:20 p.m.

Prizes to be won for the first place team

Wab Kinew’s new book is now available in the library The Reason You Walk

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Click here to see the

Wab Kinew interview on Canada AM

The Martian by Andy Weir Read the book before you see the movie

A 20th Century Fox Film

Come down to the library and put your name on the waiting list for The Martian by Andy Weir


Kim Thuy author visit well-received by Grade 11 enriched classes

As part of the Greenwood Storyfest in Hudson, author Kim Thuy stopped by Westwood Senior on October 1st to speak to our students in an hour long booktalk about her life and her award-winning book Ru.   The students of Mme. Dubois’ Grade 11 enriched class enjoyed her visit.IMG_0818[1]IMG_0805[1]IMG_0821[1]