October is shaping up to be an eventful month for our online book club. We’re kicking things off by reading and discussing “Two Women” by Christene Browne. Two Women is a story about five women: Eva & Ava - twin sisters in their fifties who are blind, and who have lived a very sheltered life; Rose and Violet - two young women from opposite sides of the world who just so happen to share...Read more
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You’ve been hearing us promote our Hoopla video downloading service for a while. Well, things have just gotten even more exciting in Hoopla-land. In addition to movies and TV shows, you can now download music and audiobooks through the same easy-to-use Hoopla interface! The Hoopla music catalogue is very impressive with over 100,000 albums in a variety of genres available for you to check out. This collection is growing daily as...Read more
Pardon my pun, but there seems to be a lot of buzz about bees lately. Whether they are worried about their declining numbers, singing their praises as the lifeblood of global fruit production or complaining about a recent sting, people certainly seem interested in the world of bees. I’ve noticed the topic keeps cropping up in my conversations, in the books I read and the documentaries I watch. So when...Read more
For the month of September, our Online Book Club is reading/discussing “The Best Laid Plans” by Terry Fallis. This comic novel about Canadian Politics won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads. About this Book (Description from Goodreads): “A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He...Read more
Cries-tu “au secours”? Getting ready to go back to school can be a stressful time. Whether you want to improve your own skills or help someone else, languages can be a tough subject. Whether it’s learning to read, thriving with English class, French, or learning a different language – we can help. Literacy Literacy is an important skill, and your library can help with that. Children‘s books are a great...Read more
We previously discussed just some of our math resources, but we’ve got you covered in all areas for back to school. If you want to get a leg up in science class, or are specializing in something like biochemistry or physics, check out what we’ve got for you. Keep in mind, we’ve got over 8700 science items (not including databases) so if you don’t see what you’re looking for in this blog,...Read more