Are you interested in learning new skills? Do you want to be able to make the things you can imagine? Do you have skills you’d like to share with others? Do you want to help coordinate our events?
Help us to shape our new library makerspace by telling us what you want to learn (or teach) by filling in our Makerspace Poll. The survey will be open from Noon Sunday, Sept. 11 to Noon, Friday Sept 29th.
Have you ever been writing an awesome story, or illustrating your comic, and gotten stuck trying to figure out how to represent a sound? Sure, some stuff like ‘splat’ for your ice cream falling on the ground is easy, but what about the sound of crippling ennui, or a cat vomiting? Wonder no more. A panel of comics writers/artists convened to debate the proper onomatopoeia for a variety of sounds. I give you: The Results of the First Annual Regional Terminology Summit, Pacific order of Onomatopoeia Professionals.
Picture credit: http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/blog/2016/01/27/onomatopoeia-chinese/
Voting for this year’s Vikings Read winner will open on May 1st. You can vote at our Surveymonkey site here. or by clicking the picture. It will not be active until May 24th and the first 50 voters will get a prize.
So, the term ‘fake news’ has been around a lot lately, but what does it actually mean? According to some people, anything that runs counter to their own views is fake news. For others, it’s propaganda or advertising masquerading as news. There are also web sites written to look like news but that are actually just meant to stir up controversy. The infographic above gives you some tips on what to look for to help you spot fake news. If you’d like more information, the following sites are good not-fake sources.
AllSides looks at bias in news reporting and shows you he same news item covered from different points of view.
Freedom To Read Week 2017
What do Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and the dictionary all have in common? They’ve all been banned in various libraries and schools. This week is national Freedom to Read Week, which focuses on intellectual freedom, guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Freedom to Read Week does this by highlighting books that have been banned and challenged in various places. At North, we’re celebrating by having a banned books scavenger hunt. Come by this week to hunt around the library for information about some challenged books, fill out an entry form, and enter to win a Chapters gift card. Maybe you’ll even find a banned book that you want to read.
For more information visit the Freedom to Read web site.
IT’S THE VIKINGS READ 2017 BOOK LIST!
Take a look at the books; choose some to read. Find a favourite? You can vote for it in May to help determine this year’s winner. You could possibly win a fabulous-ish prize (and also you’ll have read a good book)!
All of the books are on the poster in the picture, but, just in case, here’s a list:
|A Wrinkle in Time Graphic novel
|| Madeline L’Engle & Hope Larson
|| Alex Gina
|The Girl on the Train
|| Paula Hawkins
|| K. A. Holt
|Lumberjanes #1: Beware the Kitten Holy
|| Noelle Stevenson
|One Story, One Song
|| Richard Wagamese
|The Onion Girl
|| Charles De Lint
|| Victoria Aveyard
|The Truth Commission
|The Unquiet Dead
||Ausma Zehanat Khan
|What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Question
|| Randall Munroe
Thank you to all who came to Speed Book Dating last week. I hope you all enjoyed it, and I know that I found a few new books that I want to read and am ordering for the library. Below is the list of books that were shared, along with the names of the people who shared them. If we don’t have the book you’re looking for, it’s on order and we’ll have it soon.
|5 to 1
|A thousand splendid suns
|Breakfast of Champions
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid
|Eeeee, Eee, Eeee
|Give us the ballot:the modern struggle for rights in America
|Guys are waffles, girls are spaghetti
|Life After Life
|Magisterium – The Iron Trial
||Black, Holly/ Clare Cassandra
|Milk & Honey
|Monster Calls, Night Circus
||Ness , Patrick / Morgenstem, Erin
|Mortal Instruments – City of Heavenly Fire
|Ready Player One
|The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
|The Book Thief
|The Book Thief
|The Gaugin Connection Bk.1 Genevieve Lenard
|The Girl on the Train
|The Girl who was supposed to die
|The Handmaids Tale
|The hunger games
|The things they carried
|The Unquiet dead
||Khan, Ausma Zehanat
|Thirteen Reasons Why
|Under the banner of heaven