Congratulations to Madison Luney for creating the artwork for Burnaby’s WORDS Writing Anthology and to Anthony Trebunski and Angelica Angeles for their winning poetry submissions! You can view the Word Play 2016/17 Anthology here.
On May 9th you have the opportunity to shape the next 4 years in British Columbia!
Under 18? You still can learn about the issues and discuss them with friends and family!
PARTICIPATE in the Student Vote on May 8th and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Do you think there should be LIMITS on corporate, union and individual DONATIONS to parties? Should STUDENT LOANS be interest-free? What do think about the KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE?
Check out the BCGreen, BCLiberals and BCNDP party platforms to find out where parties stand on the issues. Take the Vote Compass survey to find out how your views align. You might be surprised by the results!
Grade 12 Byrne Creek student Sopithan Rajeswaran has created another terrific
video- this one is on behalf of the Burnaby Teacher Librarian Association.
This music video is dedicated to all the readers and those who are learning how to read through the Burnaby School District. It would not be possible without the work and support of teachers, support staff, administrators, trustees, parents and all the community members.
Celebrate Earth Day and a read a book from our CLI-FI collection:
books about living after EXTREME climate change!
Earlier this week, author Jason Chabot spent the day at Byrne Creek sharing his experience as an accountant turned writer. His “big idea”: don’t get too stressed if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. Go ahead and try out many ideas and then follow what interests you most.
Chabot is the author of the Broken Sky Chronicles series and you can find all three books in this series here in the library.
Today Arushi Raina spoke to Byrne Creek students about her new novel When Morning Comes.
The novel takes place during apartheid in South Africa on the cusp of the 1976 student-led Soweto Uprising. It follows four teenagers from very different backgrounds exploring issues of race and class.
Arushi grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and spoke about how the events and climate influenced her writing, as well as how she developed her story.
You can find her book here.
Byrne Creek Library Books and DVDs on Black History
Black History Timelines:
- Black History in Canada timeline and interactive timeline
- BlackPast.org African American History timeline
Black History Online Resources:
- BC Black History Awareness Society’s biographies of significant individuals from British Columbia’s Black community
- Government of Canada’s Black History Month site
- Historica Canada’s guide to online resources on the history of Canada’s Black community
- Black Lives Matter Vancouver
- 13th an award winning documentary by Ava DuVernay examines the American prison system and how it affects people of colour. You can watch it on Netflix
- BCTF’s Black History Month Facts and Resources page
Byrne Creek’s own Bithow Wan on the court and in The Province!