Vikings Talk – The Hound of the Baskervilles

Do you love this show?!?! How about reading the book?

The Hound of the Baskervilles is frequently regarded as one of  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest Shelock Holmes stories. What’s not to enjoy? The story focuses on a supernatural hound that haunts the Baskerville family. Read the book or the graphic novel as Holmes and his trusted friend John Watson uncover the mystery.

Join us for Vikings Talk when we discuss both the novel and graphic novel on April 23rd in the Library at lunch. See you then!

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Vikings Talk – Art of Racing in the Rain

What if man’s best friend had thoughts just like you and me? What if he read social cues, understood people and television, and sympathized the way we do? Enzo does! Enzo, owned by race car driver Denny, is always loyal to his down-on-his-luck owner. Check out Enzo’s story in Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. Check out the trailer below:

Join us for Vikings Talk at lunch this Wednesday, March 9th in the magazine section when we discuss this book. Bring your lunch and join the discussion!

Need to catch up on your Vikings Read titles? Come down to the library and pick one or all of the books up now! Voting begins May 1st.

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Vikings Talk – Age of Miracles

 

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Imagine if the Earth began to slow its rotation. How would it affect you and those around you?

Age of Miracles is the story of Julia who is coming of age just as the Earth’s erratic rotation wreaks havoc on the environment.

Come join Vikings Talk when we discuss this popular novel on Wednesday at lunch in the Library. Bring your lunch and meet us in the magazine section. Everyone is welcome!

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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

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 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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