- 21, 2008
The Beginnings of Our New Young Adult Non-Fiction Section
We have our first two titles ready to go in the newest section of our library: Young Adult Non-Fiction! Both deal with emotional trauma during young adulthood: Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope by Olivia Gardner Chasing the High: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Substance Abuse by Kyle Keegan Watch for this section to continue to grow! Also of interest may be two new National Film Board DVD's (these are located in our regula...
- 21, 2008
More New Arrivals
More National Film Board DVD's have arrived. Included is a VHS copy of the 1984 production of Change of Heart, which was filmed here in Vermilion! All our listed on our Home page, along with some new adult fiction titles.
- 21, 2008
A Hunting We Will Go
The library is home to a few new and old resources for the gun and hunting enthusiast. For someone fairly unfamiliar with the sport, I found a few interesting tidbits from some of our books. It’s hard to imagine Medicine Hat as a popular home of the majestic grizzly bear, but this was indeed the case at one time, according to author Jack Ondrack in Big Game Hunting in Alberta (1985) . Moose and elk were everywhere, antelope roamed as far north as Vegreville, and hundreds of wolves followed...
- 13, 2008
I Have an Issue With That!
Do you have an issue keeping you up at night? Your prayers for a blatant solution remain unanswered? No one in your family or circle of friends sees the problem as you do? I find the internet and library great resources for tackling issues for which I'm being called to help myself. The issue of pesticides, especially for cosmetic use, has been getting a lot of attention lately. The Canadian Cancer Society has called for "precautionary action" on their use, and Ontario is looking to join...
- 08, 2008
New Nonfiction DVDs
We are about to shelve a new selection of nonfiction DVDs produced and/or released by the National Film Board of Canada (All of these include Public Performance Rights, which means that the video may be legally shown in a classroom or group setting for non-commercial purposes) See our Home page for titles. Of special note is It's a Girl's World: A Documentary About Social Bullying, which won the 2004 Award of Excellence by The Association for Media and Technology in Education.
- 07, 2008
A Popular Pursuit
It seems as though the economy is not the only thing booming in Canada! Library use is up, as described in this article by Shannon Proudfoot for Canwest News Service. Looking to be on the waiting list for a new release? Pick up a "Hotlist" and place a hold before the book even hits the shelves. Aren't sure what to read? Ask the staff for a recommended read, or browse the Novelist database.
- 29, 2008
Library Closed Saturdays in August
Just a reminder that the library will be closed for all of the Saturdays in August. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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