Freedom to Read

Did you know that one of the books commonly studied at Burnaby North today is the frequent target of challenges in the United States?  Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner was the 6th most commonly challenged novel in the US in 2012.

Watch doctor/author Hosseini reading from his book in the video below:

Watch famous authors, including Libba Bray, James Dashner, Jenny Han, Lois Lowry, Eoin Colfer and many others discuss  issues of censorship in the video below:

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Freedom to Read

Did you know that efforts are made every year in Canada to remove books from libraries?  Would you be surprised to learn that many of these challenges succeed?

Find out more about the censorship of reading in Canada by clicking on the image below.  Also, be sure to check out the Freedom to Read display in the library during Freedom to Read Week, February 23 – March 1.

FTRW-2014

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Vikings Talk – Now is the Time for Running

Image from Cloudfront.

 Join Vikings Talk on Wednesday, February 26th when we discuss the novel Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams. We meet at lunch in the magazine section.

Check out the youtube trailer below for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

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Media Smarts: Online Privacy, Online Publicity

Check out the latest infographic from Media Smarts. For the full report or more info, click here. From: to http://mediasmarts.ca/ycwwYoung Canadians Online Privacy, Online Publicity

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Speed Book Dating 2014

Speed Book Dating participants.

Speed Book Dating participants.

Thank you to all who participated in yesterday’s Speed Book Dating Event! Over 100 staff and students came out to discuss their favourite books. This year there were more than a few books in the fantasy genre but realistic fiction and non-fiction reads were also numerous. A special thanks to Mr. Kaardal, Mr. Pare, and Ms. Finlay for coming out to support this annual event.

Find a list of the books discussed here!

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Speed Book Dating 2014!

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This Valentine’s Day, forget flowers, chocolates, and romance!  Instead, come to the library and share a favourite book with a select few!  

North’s 8th annual Speed Book Dating takes place on Thursday, February 13th.  Come to the library and fill out a Speed Dating Form (all forms due Thursday, February 6) and then join us in the library at lunch on February 13th. Everyone is welcome!   

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Vikings Talk – The Night Wanderer

The new lodger in her father’s bed and breakfast has sixteen-year-old Tiffany Hunter wondering what kind of sinister happenings are going on in the woods around Otter Lake.

Join us this Wednesday at lunch when we discuss the book, The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor. Bring your lunch and meet us in the magazine section. Everyone is welcome!

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