Africa, French, and Drums


Once again the School Library is alive with the sounds of African Drums! For many years we have had the pleasure of hosting Fana Soro, originally from Cote D’Ivoire, as he works with students to teach them about about Africa, especially French speaking Africans, and about drums.

Holocaust Survivor visits our School Library

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We are very honoured to welcome Mr. Janos Benisz to the Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library today for a presentation to English and Social Studies classes. Mr. Benisz is a survivor of the Holocaust, the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews and five million non-Jewish civilians by the Nazi regime and its collaborators in the years before and during the Second World War.

The visit of Mr. Benisz is made possible through a program of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. To find out more, please visit


International Games WEEK @ Your Library
November 3 to 9, 2019
Join with thousands of people around the world in celebrating games and libraries.

Find out more: IGW



Note:  At Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School we will be celebrating with International Games DAY @ Your Library on November 7.  Look for more info.


International School Library Month

As October draws to a close, so does International School Library Month and Canadian Library Month.  We hope you learned something about the vital role that libraries play in our country, and that school libraries play in education around the globe. Most importantly, we hope you were able to celebrate the wonderful gift of libraries by visiting some, including your local public library, and especially, your school library.

Come down to see us in person, or visit online– even though October is ending, you can make use of your school library all year long.

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International Games Day @ Your Library

International Games Day @ Your Library is coming up soon!

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library
November 7, 2019

This will be the 8th Annual IGD@YL event at Lord Tweedsmuir.
Join with thousands of people at school libraries and public libraries around the world, who are celebrating International Games Week.  Ask your teacher if your class is booked in for this amazing event.


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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 29 and 30. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all female staff.

Success: International Games Week @ Your Library

After 5 years of hosting International Games Day @ Your Library at the Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library, we joined in with the inaugural International Games Week @ Your Library.  Thousands of people at thousands of libraries in dozens of countries all over the globe took part in this international celebration of the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

At our school we had over 400 students come to the library to learn about IGW@YL and to have a chance to play one of our many board games.  Thanks to all the students who participated, we hope you had as much fun as it looked like you were having!  And thanks to the following teachers who signed up to bring classes: Ms. Mason; Ms. Wilson; Ms. Dubland; Ms. Overgaard; Ms. Konradova; Mr. Dasanjh; Mr. Koshman; Mr. Biggin.

Interational Games Week @ Your Library

What is the connection between libraries and board games? From the Games and Gaming Round Table of the ALA:

Board games are the only medium in the library’s collection that are explicitly designed to encourage social interaction. At a time when many parents and educators are worried about the passive, isolated consumption of digital media, board games get people of different backgrounds engaging with each other across a table, solving problems, improving a number of practical skills, and having a good time. When looked at from this perspective, board games cannot be dismissed as mere diversions but are instead critical to the library’s mission to foster community and lifelong learning.

Find out more. Check out the Games and Gaming Round Table