Murder Mystery in the Library Learning Commons!

Who killed Svetlana Mirova?

The picture below shows a group of Gladstone students trying to solve the murder of Svetlana Mirova, a brilliant yet difficult to get along with scientist who was working on “The Effect of Bromine in Influencing Cell Membrane Signaling in E-Coli” at the time of her death.

Come on into the Library Learning Commons to see if you can figure out who did it!

Human Library is coming to Gladstone!

On February 15, Gladstone Library Learning Commons will be hosting its 5th Human Library.

Human Library started in Copenhagen around 15 years ago, with the intent of challenging stereotypes and prejudices through the process of readers “reading” or talking to human “books”.

Over the years at Gladstone, students have had the opportunity to meet and talk with many human books, such as a mortician, radiologist, police officer, ghost-hunter, visually impaired (and her guide dog!), and more.

Everyone has a story to share. We look forward to reading the books that are coming on the 15th!

OWLs in the Learning Commons!

Today we had some very special visitors in the Learning Commons from O.W.L.: The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society based out of Delta, BC. Biology 11 students had the opportunity to learn about and see up close an American Kestrel and a Barn Owl. Thanks O.W.L. for coming in and sharing with students about what the O.W.L. Society does, as well as basic owl biology and behavior, sizes and types of owls, the dangers they experience, and much more.

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Welcome back!!!

The Library Learning Commons at Gladstone will be open as of Wednesday, September 7, to sign out books. Come on in to take a look at what we have!

If you have any questions, let us know.

Mrs. Montroy and Mr. Jakoy (yes! Mr. Jakoy will be in the library this year for two blocks. Very exciting!)

Library Club

If you are interested in joining the Library Club this year, please come to an important meeting at lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Library Learning Commons. You may bring your lunch as we will be starting at 11:45. Library Club members are extremely important in that they help keep the Library Learning Commons organized and tidy, and they also help students with checking out books and other materials.

If you are interested in being a member of the club this year, make sure you come to the meeting!

Mrs. Montroy

Welcome Back!!

A big welcome back to all staff and students in the Gladstone School Community! We are in the process of getting the Library Learning Commons up and running, however you can come in and check out a book anytime. Silent Reading starts on Monday, so if you don’t have a book yet please come in and see what we have.

Also, we would like to welcome Ms. Chiang as our new full-time Teacher Librarian. Welcome Ms. Chiang!!

We also have a new printer, however it is not set up with Papercut yet. Until it is, we will be asking you to pay for paper ($0.10 per page copied). You will need to find either Ms. Chiang or Mrs. Montroy to get help with this as we will give you the paper after you have paid. We hope to have the system up and running quickly!

Hope to see you all soon 🙂

BC Teens Reading Club

Check out the website for the BC Teens Reading Club!

The BC Teen Reading Club is a site geared towards teens between the ages of 12-18, and is a great place to share thoughts on what you are reading, see what’s new out there, chat online with authors, win contests, find out what’s going on at your local library and more!

And remember to make a visit to your local branch of the Vancouver Public Library for summer reading!