Vikings Talk – I, Witness

If you witness a violent crime and know who did it – would you tell? When does the fear of being labelled a rat overtake your instincts to do what’s right?

Boone witnesses such a crime and is on the fence of whether to tell or ignore what’s going on around him in the graphic novel, I, Witness by Norah McClintock.

Join Vikings Talk on Wednesday, December 4th at lunch when we discuss this book and it’s ideas. We meet in the magazine section and don’t forget to bring your lunch. Everyone is welcome!

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Vikings Talk – Erebos

Come join us for our first Vikings Talk session for this year’s Vikings Read! It will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at lunch in the library. Read on to learn more about it.


What is it?
Like a book club, interested staff and students meet in the library’s magazine area to discuss the selected title. Since these meetings are always held at lunch, bring your lunch!

When do they take place?
Check out the list of meeting dates here.

The library’s magazine section and the surrounding area. Don’t worry if things look tight. We’re a friendly group and always make room for everyone.

Who can come?
Anyone and everyone! It’s generally a mix of staff and students who have read or are interested in reading the book. Some of our students are regulars.

To discuss the books of course! It’s just as much fun to discuss them as it is reading.

The first book we will be discussing is Ursula Poznanski’s Erebos. Hope to see you all there!

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Beware of “Zombie Librarian”…


Return your overdues!!!!!

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Vikings Read begins today!


Today is the day! Join us in the library today at lunch when we launch Vikings Read 2014. Check out your books today!











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School Libraries Day Proclaimed!


Today is officially School Libraries Day in British Columbia!

Here at Burnaby North, we like to take the week to celebrate. Please join us for the following events:

Monday, Oct 28Drop Everything and Read!

Wednesday, Oct 30Vikings Read Launch: join us at lunch when we formally release our Vikings Read selections for 2014! Bring your lunch and come “shop” for a book.

Thursday, Oct 31 – Wearing a costume? Come and get candy. Bonus candy to those with literary-inspired costumes.

Friday, Nov 1Free Book Friday: pre-loved books for free. Really pre-loved. We mean tattered, stained, and possibly missing pages but still readable titles!



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Drop Everything and Read Coming Soon…

DEAR2013_smallDrop Everything and Read will take place on Monday, October 28th this year. Here at North, teachers are asked to read selections from this year’s Vikings Read titles to each of their classes.

Got a spare or study block? Ms. Mihic and Mr. Irwin will also be reading the selections.

Come down at the end of the day for your chance to win 1 of 5 Chapters gift cards. All you need to do is remember the author and titles of each of the stories. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday. Contest open to North students only.

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Library Committee Meeting Dates



If you have signed up for the Library Club, you must attend your committee’s meeting date. They are as follows:

Monday, Oct.7 @ lunch – Shelvers and Circ Desk.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 @ 3:15 – Decorators

Wednesday, Oct 9 @ lunch – Vikings Talk

Friday, Oct. 11 @ lunch – Bibliophiles

Bring your lunch if your meeting takes place at that time. See you all there!

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