‘The Graveyard Book’ Wins Vikings Read 2018

Neil Gaiman’s tale of Nobody Owen’s mysterious life won the most votes from Vikings to be this year’s winner of the Vikings Read competition.

Come to the library to get a sneak peak at next year’s titles so you can plan your summer/fall reading.

 

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Vikings Make Beautiful Cards

We had a great turn-out for our handmade card workshop Friday at lunch.  We have some very creative Makers.  Thanks for sharing your work with us!  If you missed the workshop, we still have supplies and instructions available in the Makerspace.  When the library reopens after exams, come on down and make a card for your friend’s birthday, for Father’s day, to celebrate Graduation, or just to brighten someone’s day.

See our Makers at work…

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Celebrate Mom this Sunday with a Gift!

Come to the Library this Friday, May 11th at lunch in the Makerspace to learn how to make a hand-made card to celebrate the women who are special in your life.

Bring your lunch.  All supplies will be provided and making the card should take about 15 minutes.

Some sample cards…

 

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Library Services During AP Exams

AP Exams begin Monday May 7th and many of them are written in the Library.  As exams begin before school and don’t finish until 4pm, library hours will be very restricted.  Students may return books during the book closure using the book drop slot in the door.

May 10/11 access to the Non-Fiction Section will be restricted, but most fiction, magazines, and DVD’s will be accessible.  Regular sign-out, book return, and renewal services will be available.

Study block students can access the library only on May 10/11.  Please go to the Cafeteria or Connect if you need space to work during the closure days.

 

 

 

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Vikings Talk Wednesday April 4th–Science Fiction Day!

Come join us in the Library at lunch, Wednesday April 4th for our Vikings Talk about George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Lu, and Take Me To Your Chief by Drew Hayden Taylor.

 

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Stephen Hawking is Gone…

…but his books live on.  We have lots of copies of George’s Secret Key to the Universe.  Come sign one out for Spring Break and see why he is such a revered scientist and author.  The book is also part of our next Vikings Talk meeting on April 4, 2018.

Check out this article about the book and life: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/08/stephen-hawking-childrens-book/

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Freedom to Read Week 2018

Freedom to Read Canada 2018

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. We have lots of books in our collection which have been challenged or banned in other places.  Come see if you can figure out why they’ve been controversial.  Maybe you’ll even find a banned book that you want to read.

For more information visit the Freedom to Read web site.

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Speed Book-Dating 2018 Titles

Here’s the complete list of books recommended at this year’s event.  If we don’t already have a copy in the Library, we will soon.  Come check them out!

Students Recommended…

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