Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up
windows to the world, inspire us to explore and contribute to improving
our quality of life. They change our lives for the better.
— Sidney Sheldon
A warm and hearty thank you to all our donors to our annual fund raising campaign. It is because of your generosity and continued moral support that we are able to keep our doors open. We are all very grateful.
Joan, our librarian, along with the Community Coordinator from Marigold, gave a presentation at the Longview School on Friday, the 4th. The presentation was about how to access Marigold’s e-resources, Tumble Books and Solaris. Brochures explaining these two sources were available, plus applications for an e-resource library card at $3.00 were available. Tumble Books are a great asset to Grades 1 and 2. Solaris benefits those in Grade 3 to 6. Solaris is a wonderful tool for improving student’s marks and for increasing his or her confidence in their work.
Fun and Games
In the month of November and early December, Joan will be having “Snowman and Hot Chocolate Playdates” for pre-schoolers and grade schoolers. Watch for the dates of these on the bulletin board, as they are not yet determined.
We also have an exciting Video Games Collection. We have PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, XBOX One, W11U and 3 DS. Come and check these out for hours of fun.
On November 15th from 1-2pm, Fawna Bews will give an author talk on her two new books, Finding Fawna: Using Cancer for Awakening and Circle of Trust. There will be a draw for an autographed copy of one of these books after the talk.
New Non-Fiction books are:
- One Soldier: a Canadian Soldiers Fight Against the Islamic State by Dilon Hillier
- 99 Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky
- Natural Medicine 3rd. Edition
For fiction, try The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart. It is a novel by one of Canada’s favourites. Tam, an Englishwoman, has set out for Canada, after having served as an auxiliary pilot in the Second World War and after a failed love affair with a dashing Irishman. Her plane is grounded by fog at the Gander Airport in Newfoundland. She is transfixed by a huge mural on the wall of the airport by Canadian artist, Kenneth Lochead. It evokes memories of her love affair with Niall, his troubled relationship with his younger brother and a long distance bicycle race along the rugged coast of Ireland.