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The Biblio File
January 27, 2020

The Canada Reads shortlist has been announced.  This year’s theme is “One book to bring Canada into focus.”  The book debates will be broadcast on CBC and will take place from March 16 to 19, 2020. To learn more about the books and the panellists check out

International Development Week (IDW) is an annual initiative held during the first week of February since 1991 to engage Canadians on global issues.

This year, International Development Week will be celebrating its 30th anniversary under the theme “Go for the Goals”. Referring to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this theme illustrates the idea of moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world.

Reading is one of the best tools we have for starting to think like a global citizen. It’s one of the first ways we learn to relate with people from diverse backgrounds. Books expose us to the experiences of people who are different from us, but who share similar challenges, hopes and aspirations to our own lives.

Stop by the library and check out the “Reading List for Global Citizens” from Kindergarten to age 100 (or older!) Whether you’re passionate about food security, ending poverty, supporting women’s rights, protecting the environment, or still deciding what changes you want to see in the world, we hope these books will inspire you to take action.