Canada Reads 2009
Anyone looking to follow Canada Reads on CBC Radio can use the Holidays to get a head-start. The debates air March 2 - 6, 2009. Copies of the five novels are just a click away: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay Fruit by Brian Francis Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards The Outlander by Gil Adamson
Important News for Patrons
TRAC (The Regional Automation Consortium) provides the automated catalogue for all libraries in Northern Lights and three other regional library systems. The consortium is changing to Polaris - a library automation system with a user friendly Windows interface similar to your computer at home or work. Until 3:00 pm, December 24th, library service at your library will continue without interruptions: You can check out material You can place holds on material using the online ca...
The Eyes Have It...
Have you ever seen anyone with a “wandering eye”? Or have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine what it would be like to be blind? My Travellin’ Eye by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw helps you understand how you might see the world and how the world might see you if you had this condition. And the award-winning The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria features raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, accompanied by wonderfully written t...
There's Still Room in "Kids Connection"
It's not too late for your preschooler to come to "Kid's Connection", which begins Wednesday, October 15th at 10:30 am. Late registrations will be welcome as long as there is room!
J.R. Robson Subscription Drive a Success
Thank you to all who took part in the J.R. Magazine Subscription Drive through the library! This partnership brought credit to 13 students, and resulted in 39 subscriptions to the library worth about $1, 090, $596 worth of donations to the library, and approximately $430 to J.R. Robson. A good reason to browse our magazine racks in the next few months.
A Chance to Win a Nintendo Wii & Guitar Hero!!!
teensrc.ca is holding a new contest with a chance to win big! Weekly prizes will be awarded all winter long, with the grand prize being a Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero. Just sign-up and post a detailed review on one of the many booklists available online. The deadline is March 31, 2009.
Language Learning At Your Fingertips
Your Vermilion Public Library Card gives you access to several hundred dollars worth of proprietary information through the online databases. New this year (currently a pilot project) is TELL ME MORE Language Learning Software developed by Auralog. By easily signing up for a password, you can customize your own program, which includes speaking, listening, comprehension, reading and writing exercises. You can go from any of the following native (ie. "interface") languages: Ge...
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