Biblio File

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/20/2019)

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    The Biblio File
    May 20, 2019

    The longer the weekend the more books you can read! We hope everyone had a fun and book-filled weekend!

    The Pinawa Public Library plans to establish a new travel and culture module in the library.  This will consist of a large globe, a cylindrical bookcase to support the globe, an expanded collection of travel books, and a large-scale wall map.  We are grateful that Pinawa Youth in Philanthropy has agreed to provide funds for the purchase of the globe, but we are asking for your help in raising the money needed for the bookcase, new travel books, and the map.  The bookcase and map each cost $600 and the books $300, for a total of $1,500.  Funds can be donated via the Pinawa Foundation and should specify “Pinawa Library.”  May is a particularly good time to do so, as the Foundation will top-up contributions.  Thank you for your generosity!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/13/2019)

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    May 13, 2019

    The library will be closed Saturday May 18, 2019 to Monday May 20, 2019 inclusive for May Long Weekend.  Have a safe and fun long weekend!

    We are always looking for ways to keep the library a welcoming spot where people of all ages enjoy hanging out.  Stay tuned!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/6/2019)

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    May 6, 2019

    Now that it’s May we feel fairly confident that summer is on its way.  The library will be hosting a summer reading program this year!  There will be programs and prizes for kids ages 4-12.  Watch for more information and special events leading up to July.

    Marie Kondo seems to be all the rage lately.  She suggests having no more than 30 books.  (Insert horrified intake of breath here).  If you are getting into the spirit of spring cleaning and find some books you no longer need – consider donating them to the library.  We will go through them and either add them to our shelves, sell them to raise library funds, or donate them to another worthy location.  It’s win-win!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/29/2019)

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    The Biblio File
    April 29, 2019

      

    Are we normally open on Mondays during the day?  No we are not!  But for this SPECIAL EVENT we will make an exception! Join us on Monday, May 6, 2019 for 2 presentations from Canadian author Heather Smith.  From 11:30-12:30 she will be presenting her junior/teen books, and from 2:15-3:15 she will be presenting her children’s books. This is part of TD’s Children’s Book Week.

    Yesterday was National Pay it Forward Day.    Small acts of kindness can make such a difference.  Imagine if it was multiplied by millions of people all over the world?  Perhaps we can strive to make kindness a daily event.  What are some library related suggestions?  Pick up a bag full of our bargain books and leave a book or two on a bench, in a mailbox, on a table, with a little note to let the finder know it’s a gift.  Offer to bring someone to the library for a browse and a visit in our reading area.  Compliment a librarian.  (How did that get in there?)

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/22/2019)

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    April 22, 2019

    The theme for evening story time on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 7:00 is birthdays!  Come for stories, songs, rhymes and cake!  Everyone welcome.

    World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.  It was first organized by UNESCO in 1995.  Canada Book Day is celebrated on the same day to promote books and reading. We fully support taking as much time as possible on this day (and any day really) to take the time to read.

    In the spring when it’s melting and slushy out we hear people say “It’s the perfect reading weather!”  When it’s warm and sunny out we hear people say “It’s the perfect reading weather!”  When the leaves are falling and it’s cool and refreshing out we hear people say “It’s the perfect reading weather!”  When it’s cold and snowy out … okay you get it.  Reading can be enjoyed any day, any weather, any time, any place and by any age.  Visit the library!

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/15/2019)

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    April 15, 2019

    Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, April 19th and Sunday April 21, 2019 for Easter weekend.

    There’s a slight chance that spring is on its way.  It’s the perfect time to sweep the winter out of your sunrooms and off your decks.  Consider taking a break from all that hard work by setting up a chair in the sun and grabbing your favorite reading material.  You may need a blanket.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/8/2019)

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    April 8, 2019

    We’ve been busy adding new and “new to us” books.  Over the month of March 60 new titles were added.  Come down and take a browse!

    P.S. Our books are much neater and easier to peruse than these.

    The library is an awesome place to work – if we do say so ourselves.  Please share this fun and interesting job opportunity with any students in your life.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/1/2019)

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    April 1, 2019

    When the e-reader was first put out there, many assumed that it would be the demise of the paper-filled book, and of libraries themselves.  That was over 20 years ago and we are still going strong!  The March 14, 2019 Clipper, when discussing local libraries, noted that “despite increased public access to online reading materials, attendance and activity at libraries has seen an increase from 2017 to 2018.” At the PPL, patron numbers have increased, as have number of books going out.  There is definitely a love for e-books as well and internet users have more than doubled.  We definitely see the appeal of the e-reader but are glad that people still love to come into the library and enjoy browsing the stacks. Thank you, patrons!

    Just days after his 90th birthday, Max Eisen has been named the winner of CBC’s annual Canada Reads competition for his Holocaust memoir By Chance Alone. Eisen’s 2016 book tells his story of being taken to Auschwitz at the age of 15 to work as a slave labourer. He came to Canada in 1949.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (3/18/2019)

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    March 18, 2019

    The shortlist has been announced for the annual Canada Reads debate.  During Canada Reads, five personalities champion five different books, each champion extolling the merits of one of the titles. The debate is broadcast over a series of five programs. At the end of each episode, the panelists vote one title out of the competition until only one book remains. This book is then billed as “the book that all of Canada should read.”  The theme for this year is “One Book to Move You,” and the debates take place March 25-28, 2019.

    The publisher of the winning Canada Reads title donates a portion of sales proceeds from the winning book to a charitable organization working in the field of literacy.

    The shortlist for 2019 includes Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung, Brother by David Chariandy, By Chance Alone by Max Eisen, Suzanne by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette and The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong.

     

     

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (3/11/2019)

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    March 11, 2019

    Did you remember to change your clocks?  Moving the clocks forward gives us hope that spring might actually arrive, and gives us more evening light to read by! We have been busy cataloguing new (and new to us) books – stop by and check them out!

    Thank you to Tanis Thomas for this review of The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.   Tanis and her daughter both read and enjoyed this book.

    “Cherie Dimaline has written a strong story set in a dystopian future on Turtle Island (North America) that masterfully weaves contemporary and historical Indigenous culture and realities into a tale suitable for audiences ranging from teen to adult readers. While the main theme of the story is survival in a dark future, the message is one of hope, love, and humanity in the face of overwhelming challenges.  The protagonist, Frenchie, is a young man searching for his family and a sense of home with the survivors he encounters during his arduous journey “North” where Indigenous people are heading as they are being hunted by the government.  Without giving away too much of the story, there is heartbreak and joy experienced on his path, and in the end he learns about the meaning of strength, bravery, truth, and the will to live in a good way.  Overall, I think this is a great read for anyone interested in science fiction, Canada’s history, and the ongoing struggle for basic rights and equality that Indigenous people in our country face today.  It is a story that leaves this reader with a desire to learn more about Canadians shared history and future and to take action to help make the world a better place.”

  • The Biblio File: Library News (3/4/2019)

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    March 4, 2019

    When you think of a library, what comes to mind?  Do you imagine a quiet dusty place with severe looking employees just waiting to shush you?   Or do you picture a warm, welcoming place with comfy couches and chairs where you can laugh, chat, knit, work on a puzzle, read, do homework, scroll through your phone or just relax?

    Libraries are for people. We are enlisting your help to break the old library stereotype.  We want the word library to invoke a feeling of friendly fun and relaxation for people of all ages – with the added bonus of books, magazines and movies.

    Is there a chance that March might mean warmer temperatures and some melting snow?  It could go either way.  Don’t take the chance of being snowed in with no books!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (2/25/2019)

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    February 25, 2019

    We love reviews of our books!  Thank you to Jackie and Mike for your feedback.

    “Mike and I began reading The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada two weeks ago. We’ll be returning the four-volume set to the library shortly, but we feel we still have so much to learn from them.

    The first volume is full of maps which themselves are full of so much information we feel we haven’t absorbed everything we should. The other three volumes of the Atlas focus on Indigenous peoples – First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.

    The volumes on each people are so accessible. They consist of articles that take up two pages and are written by many different authors. The topics are wide-ranging and current. We have learned about housing, relationship with the land, traditions, sport, language, education, and many other topics. On top of all the information in the text, there are many wonderful photographs of people, events, art, and history. And at the bottom of the pages there is a timeline highlighting events of importance for each people.

    We’ll be returning the volumes to the library soon because we want other people to have a turn with these books and their invaluable information. But we know that we’ll go back to reading them again and again, along the path to reconciliation towards which they point us. A great addition to our library!”

    Drop into the library on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 1:30 – volunteers will be here to help you with any questions about your device.  This event opportunity is offered by Two Rivers.

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (2/18/2019)

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    February 18, 2019

    Never take your freedom to read for granted.  February 24 to March 2, 2019 is Freedom to Read Week.  Canadians have long tried to remove books and magazines that they deem offensive, or inappropriate for certain audiences, from public libraries and schools. Sometimes they have succeeded and sometimes they have failed.  Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  At the library we have a list of 30 title targets in recent decades in Canada.  Some of them may surprise you.  To see the list go to:

    http://www.freedomtoread.ca/censorship-in-canada/30-challenged-publications/#.XGWGvKJKiUk

    Please join us at the library on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 for an evening story time featuring Fairy Tales.  There will be stories, songs, and a bedtime snack.  This event is sponsored by Grassroots. Everyone welcome!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (2/11/2019)

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    The Biblio File
    February 11, 2019

    People leaf through books for various reasons.  Maybe they are trying to get an idea of the plot, whether it might interest them.  Perhaps they are looking for beautiful photography or were just captured by the cover artwork.  At the library we are always skimming though suggestions, book lists, top ten lists, boxes of incoming new book orders and donations.  Sometimes though, you find something in a book that is unexpected and it makes you stop and pause.  We recently received a donation of a book documenting a natural disaster.  It detailed loss of homes, lives, pets and spirit.  It also spoke of community, people coming together to help others, of hope and recovery.  Inside the front cover was hand written “Let us never forget that family and friends are the most valuable things in life.”  Life is busy. Every now and then we all need a reminder.

    The library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 for Family Day.  Put down the to-do list, close the door to the laundry room/garage/basement (insert distracting room of choice) and enjoy some time with the people you care about.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (1/28/2019)

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    January 28, 2019

    The 2nd annual Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival will be held February 9-10, 2019.  The Pinawa Public Library is proud to be a part of this event.  On Saturday the 9th from 2:00-3:00 p.m., we will host author Gordon Goldsborough. He will talk about his book, More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins.  Goldsborough’s first book, Abandoned Manitoba, was a huge success when published in 2016 and became the top selling non-fiction book of the year in Manitoba.  His second book features more abandoned sites throughout the province.  Mr. Goldsborough spends most of his evenings, weekends, and summers exploring and documenting abandoned places in Manitoba and researching and writing about their histories.  Many old buildings and sites are being torn down and with each one a piece of history is lost.  He “wants to make Manitobans proud of the history they have”, and is providing an invaluable service to the province by making this detailed record of its past.

    Super cold days are made for books.  Venture out and pick up a stack for the week – we have coffee and couches!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (1/21/2019)

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    January 21, 2019

    Need any help navigating your device? Join us at the library on Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 for an unstructured get together to learn a little more about what our electronics can do for us.

    We are slowly going through our Junior Fiction books to see what’s current, what’s classic and what’s missing.  If you have any suggestions for must-haves in this collection please let us know.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (1/14/2019)

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    January 14, 2019

    Do you have a vacation planned this winter?  A hot destination? A winter getaway?  Or maybe just a “staycation” enjoying some time at home.  None of these would be complete without a stack of good reading.  Whether it’s ebooks for the traveler than needs extra room in their carry-on, or for those that like to see a “TBR” stack on the coffee table – come see us at the library – we can help!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (1/7/2019)

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    January 7, 2019

    Did anyone make a list of resolutions for the year?  How about a new twist on an old tradition…a list of reading resolutions!  Is there a classic that you’ve always felt you should read?  A book that everyone talks about but you just nod and smile?  Think about making a list of books to tackle this year – divide by genre, interest, book cover color?  Whatever works for you.

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (12/31/2018)

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    The Biblio File
    December 31, 2018

    Have a safe and happy new year!

    Did you read all of your books over the holidays??  Have no fear … we re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (12/24/2018)

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    The Biblio File
    December 24, 2018

    Happy holidays from the Pinawa Public Library!

    We will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.