Learn to Make Crochet Christmas Decorations


http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/12/crochet-christmas-lights.html;Want to learn a new skill and get ready for holiday decorating and gifting?  Comehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFouNSrOKEM; to the Makerspace Monday Dec. 11 & Thursday Dec. 14th at lunch to learn how to crochet a small Christmas light ornament.  No experience needed, just a willingness to learn.  We’ll spend the first session learning the basics of crochet while you work to craft your ornament.  It’s the perfect thing to personalise a holiday tree or to give to a friend (or teacher) this holiday season.  


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Vikings Read 2018

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

The Graveyard Book (both the novel and graphic novel) by Neil Gaiman

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen Hawking & Lucky Hawking

March book 1 by John Lewis

Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont

Rule of 3 by Eric Walters

Take Us to Your Chief  by Drew Hayden Taylor

Three Body Problem (both English and Chinese) by Cixin Liu

Without Annette by Jane B. Mason

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Movies or Books?

Many movies are based on books.  Which do you prefer: reading the book BEFORE you see the movie or AFTER?  Many new films based on books are currently in production, or have just been released.  Popsugar has compiled a list of 100.  We already have many of these titles in our collection.  Check our catalogue for many of these reads.  Let us know if the one you want to read is missing and we’ll see if we can order it.


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Congratulations Team TWS!

Team TWS is the winner of the “Bling My Bookcart” contest.  Congratulations!!!  Please pick up your prizes from the Librarians Wednesday at Lunch.

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Vote for the “Bling My Bookcart” Winner!

Check out the bookcarts in the display outside the Library and vote for your favourite!  Voting closes November 3rd.


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Bullet Journaling Workshop – Monday, October 30th.

Want an interesting and creative way to organise  your tasks and keep track of your life?

Join us for a workshop on how to make a bullet journal. It’s more creative and flexible than just making a list! You can adapt it for your own personal style; make it as fancy or as plain as you want. Bring your own journal/notebook to get started in and something to write with. You can eat your lunch at the workshop. 

Where: the library makerspace

When: Monday, October 30th at lunch

Who: You, hopefully

Sample pages from some bullet journals found online:

peek into my week   from http://www.justsomebroad.com/tag/bullet-journal/     from http://www.becomingateen.co.uk/advice-blog/articles/Bullet-Journals

 A few of my 2016 favorite bullet journal pages. from http://sublimereflection.com/2016-favorite-bullet-journal-pages/

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National Novel Writing Month is Coming!

November is almost here.  If you would like improve your writing by learning to silence your brain’s writing critic and write first-draft stories without judgment, then NaNoWriMo is the contest for you.  We care only about quantity.  Your writing quality doesn’t matter.  It’s a perfect opportunity for your to practice your English, your writing, and your freedom of thought. 

***Our first meeting AND Annual Photo will be at lunch in room 17 Wed. Nov. 1st.*** 

National Novel Writing Month – Registration Instructions

There are three levels of NaNoWriMo participation at Burnaby North:

  1. Secret (just for you!)
  2. Recreational (just for fun!)
  3. Competitive (fun and prizes!)

1. Secret Participants — If you just want to write a novel for the sheer joy of the exercise and don’t care if anyone knows you’re doing it, then go ahead… be a secret novelist. Just be aware that in order to keep your secret you won’t be able to use “I’m writing a novel” as an excuse for not doing your chores (I’m not saying it ever works, but you can always tryJ), or to participate in the school NovelNights, or to bounce ideas off other crazy novelists.

2 & 3.  Recreational & Competitive Participants — If you want to write a novel the sheer joy of the exercise and to join a community of crazy people sharing wacky ideas and consuming vast quantities of caffeine, you should register as an official participant with NaNoWriMo.  You will also be welcome to join any “write-ins” we host, either in 21 or the Library.  Watch the bulletin & our online classroom space for details.

  1. Fill in the online registration form from your Office 365 account AND…
  2. Register with the official competition run by “The Office of Letters and Light”. There are two options here:
  • If you want to join the official BNS group online, create your own word count goal (50,000 not required here) AND you have parental permission:
    • Register on http://www.nanowrimo.org/ywp
    • Use code RZBEQRFT to join the Viking Novel Nook
      • This site has resources for you to access and forums that are open ONLY to students in K-12 and their teachers.
    • If you are 13 or older AND want to access the regular (i.e. not school version) NaNoWriMo resources and forums AND have parental permission:
      • Register on http://www.nanowrimo.org
        • This site has resources for you to access and forums that are open to anyone in the world. These forums may contain objectionable content.

3. Competitive Participants — Submit your story to the word count validators. If you wish to be eligible for prizes you MUST submit your story (we won’t read it, only check your word count):

  • For BNS Prizes email your .doc or .rtf file to jennifer.cowley@sd41.bc.ca with the subject line: BNS nano
  • For official NaNoYWP or NaNoWriMo online bragging rights (depending on which site you’ve registered), follow the submission guidelines online for the website.

Ms J. Cowley, NaNoWriMo Club Sponsor

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Costume Workshop–Oct. 24 & 26 at Lunch

Are you ready for Hallowe’en?

Come learn the secrets of simple and easy costume-making from our own dress-up diva, Ms. Davis! 

Come to get ideas or figure out how to make your ideas happen.  Be resourceful and learn how to use what’s already in your closet (or the closets of your family members), to craft creative and easy costumes.

Tuesday Oct. 24 & Thursday Oct. 26 at Lunch in the Library Makerspace (you can eat during the meeting).

Phineas & Ferb--Homemade Costume

By The Conmunity – Pop Culture Geek from Los Angeles, CA, USA (D23 Expo 2011 – Phineas and Ferb) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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