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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 … Continue reading »

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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: The Memory Book by Lara Avery 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger Ready Player One by Ernest Cline … Continue reading »

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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 – … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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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Alpha Reads 2017

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. Check out the video below for some information about this year’s picks and remember to take a ballot and enter our draw every time you read … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – Under a Painted Sky

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee is an exhilarating western filled with numerous twists, turns and near misses. Set during the California gold rush, the story follows the unlikely pairing of two young women: a young Chinese fiddle player and a runaway black slave who must fight to stay alive. Brought together by unfortunate … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – We All Looked Up

In We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach an astroid called Ardor is barrelling towards Earth and has a 66.6% chance of destroying the world forever.  Told from 4 different points of view, the story follows 6 high school students as they come to terms with the possibility that their lives are over in a few weeks. With the … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – The Blackthorn Key

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands combines historical fiction with a little bit of fantasy and magic. It is a little bit Da Vinci Code and a little bit The Apothecary, but what matters most is that it’s a mystery that is exciting until the very end. This story revolves around Christopher Rowe an apothecary’s apprentice in … Continue reading »

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Remembrance Day

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santaya Remembrance day is the time for Canadians to come together to remember those members of our armed forces who died in battle and to consider the implications of war. At Alpha library we have a number of books related to … Continue reading »

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