Freedom to Read Week 2018

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event in Canada, and aims to shed light on intellectual freedom. Every year books are challenged across Canada for various reasons, from sexually explicit content to obscenity, to religious viewpoint. To better understand how books get challenged you can check out the great infographic here.

Currently the library has a display of various books that have been banned somewhere in North America within the last 100 years. Take a look at the titles and you will notice a number of classics, many of which are taught in today’s English classes.

 

For more information about censorship in Canada and to see the list of 30 modern books that have been challenged visit the Freedom to Read website’s resource section.

 

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Alpha Reads 2018 Book Trailers

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger


Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse


The Memory Book by Lara Avery


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

 


One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas


Turtles All the Way Down by John Green


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 

 

 

 

 


The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson

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Alpha Reads 2018

With the beginning of semester 2 comes the launch of our new Alpha Reads! 10 amazing titles have been chosen that include sci-fi, fantasy, realism and everything in between.
The books in Alphabetical order by author are:
Remember to take a ballot and enter our draw every time you read one of the 2018 titles. There will be a weekly Friday draw for small prizes as well as a GRAND PRIZE draw in May. So get reading!
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More Books to Movies

A number of Young Adult books are in the works to become films. Make sure you read the book before the movies come out!

Titles include:
For the full list click here
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Books Becoming Movies in 2018

With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to get excited about all of the Young Adult books being turned into movies. Click on the title to find the book at Alpha library, or watch the trailer to see if you think the movie will live up to the book.

JANUARY 26
Maze Runner – The Death Cure

MARCH 9
A Wrinkle in Time

 
MARCH 16
Simon Vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda
 
MARCH 30
Ready Player One

Other books being adapted for the big screen this year are:
The Sun is Also a Star
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Hate You Give
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We’re open!

Welcome back Alpha students. As of today the library is open!

 

Hours:

Monday to Thursday – 815 to 4

Friday – 815 to 3

Unless otherwise posted.

 

*Reminder, there is no food or drinks allowed in the library. The only exception is water.
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Alpha Reads Winners 2017

The votes are in, and this year’s most popular Alpha Reads titles are:

 

 

 

 

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Thank you to everyone who read one of this year’s picks!

And congratulations to Drew and Sophia for entering our contest and winning the grand prize of 2 free movie passes each.

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. If you would like more information on LGBTQ+ life or issues, we have a number of excellent non-fiction books on display in the library. We also have a display of novels which feature gay, bisexual or trans characters. For more information on what this day is about, check out the IDAHOT website, this pdf,  or stop by the library!

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It’s the 4th of May…

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Summer Reading

Are you into audio books? They’re a great way to multi-task because you can read with your ears while you drive, do chores or even exercise.

image from: openculture.com

Check out audiobookssync.com for access to  FREE audio books this summer (starting NOW). All you need is the Overdrive app on your phone or tablet, which is also free to download. 

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