Vikings Talk…about Graphic Novels

This Wednesday (Jan. 24) come to the library to discuss Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff.  We’ll also talk more generally about graphic novels.  Do you have a favourite to recommend?  Are you new to graphic novels and looking for suggestions?  Everyone is welcome.

Meet in the Magazine Nook.  Bring your lunch (you can eat during Library Events) and we’ll provide Hot Chocolate.

UPDATE:

Thanks to all who came.  We had a very lively chat about lots of different graphic novels.  It`s clear that graphic novels have some big fans at North.

For those who (over)heard our conversation about Squirrel Girl, here`s a video demonstrating just how natural her powers are:

 

 

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Vikings Talk: Feb. 17th Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Join us in the library at lunch on Wednesday, February 17th to discuss Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks’ graphic novel Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. It’s the school robotics club vs. the cheerleaders in an all-out election battle where club funding is at stake. Who deserves funding: robotics club for a national competition trip, or the cheerleaders for new uniforms? Throw a chainsaw-wielding robot into the mix? Sure! Because nothing can possibly go wrong, right?

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Stickboy: Opera and booktalk

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On Wednesday, February 3rd, join us in the library at lunch for a book talk about Shane Koyczan’s novel/poem/autobiographical story Stickboy: a Novel in Verse. We’ll talk about the book, and also about the Vancouver Opera in Schools performance of the Stickboy opera, which many of you will be seeing on February 28th.

If you’d like more information on the opera, try: this link or this link

Videos: on Vimeo (the book) and Youtube (the opera).

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Vikings read book talk: A Long Way Home

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Join us in the library at lunch on Wednesday, January 13th, to discuss Saroo Brierly’s memoir A Long Way Home.  Bring your lunch and your opinions.

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Vikings Read book talk: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Please join us on Wednesday, December 16th, at lunch for our next Vikings Talk book talk. This time we’ll be discussing Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Bring your lunch and your opinions.

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Vikings Talk: The Martian

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Please join us in the library at lunch on Wednesday, November 18th, for our first Vikings Talk book discussion of the year. We’ll be discussing The Martian. Come tell us what you think of the book, the movie, space travel, potatoes, or scientific accuracy in fiction. We’ll talk about whatever comes to mind. Bring your lunch to eat during the book talk.

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Vikings Read 2015 Winner Revealed!

Thank you to all who attended our Vikings Read 2015 Reveal Bash! As you may have already heard, Eleanor Park by Rainbow Rowell was the winner. We had a record number of voters this year and it was a packed house in the Library’s fiction section where we had door prizes, cake, and trivia during Wednesday’s lunch hour. Stay tuned for Vikings Read 2016 which will be Vikings Read 10th anniversary!

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Viking Talk – Ten and And Then There Were None

Ten by Gretchen McNeil Book Trailer from north library on Vimeo.

You have been invited to a fabulously exclusive party by a mysterious host on a secluded island. What can go wrong? Everything if you’ve read either Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery or the modern retelling by Gretchen McNeil.

Join us when we discuss both And Then There Were None and Ten (and let’s be honest, compare them) at our LAST Vikings Talk of the year on April 29th at lunch. Bring your lunch and a friend and join us in the magazine section. See you there!

PS Don’t forget to vote for this year’s Vikings Read throughout May (link to vote coming soon).

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