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
Join us on Friday, February 10th for this year’s edition of Speed Book Dating. No, you’re not finding a person to date, you’re sharing your love for your favourite book, and maybe finding a new book to fall in love with. Find new books, share your favourites, maybe win a prize, eat some chocolate.
When: Friday, February 10th, at lunch. Where: In the library, of course. How does it work: Choose a favourite book that you’d like to share; fill out the form you’ll find in the library; be prepared to spend 45-60 seconds sharing with a partner why your book is so awesome and hear about the awesomeness of their book; then, switch to a new partner. It’s fun, it’s fast, and you’ll probably discover new books that you want to read. If you’re coming, please sign up in the library by this Friday, February 3rd.
Do you like to sort things? Do you find seeing things tidy to be very satisfying? Do you like math and algorithms? Then watch this TEDEd video on efficient sorting algorithms for alpabetsing books.
Thank you to all the library club members for their help with their various jobs in the library. Our Christmas party this year was well attended. Thanks for coming!
Santa and the Snowman eagerly await lunch with the library club.
Mmm, cake and cream puffs!
Join us in the library at lunch on Thursday, October 27th for the launch of this year’s Vikings Read program. Check out which books are on the list and find one that you want to read. If you attend, you can enter a draw to win a prize!