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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Everything Everything

One of this year’s Alpha Reads titles: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, has been turned into a movie. Check out the trailer below and make sure to read the book before the movie hits theatres on May 19.

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Need a Good Book Recommendation?

YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association) has a database to help you find great teen books. You can search by author, title, year and even GENRE. So, if you just love adventure novels, or romantic books, you can find a convenient list in one place.

Check out the database here: http://booklists.yalsa.net/

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Freedom to Read Week

 

 

 

This week is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. It’s a week where we celebrate and think about intellectual freedom. It is something that is guaranteed to us under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and censorship is something that directly violates this charter. Sadly books have been challenged and banned in libraries across North America.

 

So, why is Freedom to Read Week important? 

 

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