Biblio File

  • The Biblio File: Library News (9/20/2021)

    The Biblio File
    September 20, 2021

    This year the theme for the Booker prize is “immersive books that felt transporting in a year when so many of us have been confined to home”.  Novels set in Sri Lanka and South Africa, Cardiff Bay and the outer cosmos are among those to have been chosen for this year’s Booker Prize Shortlist.  The winner will be announced on November 3, 2021.

    Anuk Arudpragasam – A Passage North. The Sri Lankan author explores the lasting effects of the trauma and violence of his country’s 30-year civil war, and a past love affair.  As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province to attend a family funeral so begins an astonishing passage into the innermost reaches of a country.  At once a powerful meditation on absence and longing, this procession to a pyre “at the end of the earth” lays bare the imprints of an island’s past and the unattainable distances between who we are and what we seek.

    Damon Galgut – The Promise. The South African writer’s novel follows a white family over the decades from the Apartheid era. The narrator’s eye shifts and blinks, deliciously lethal in its observation of the crash and burn of a white South African family.  On their farm outside of Pretoria, the Swarts are gathering for Ma’s funeral.  The younger generation detests everything the family stands for, not least the failed promise to the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life.  After years of service Salome was promised her own house, her own land, yet somehow as each decade passes that promise remains unfulfilled.

    Patricia Lockwood – No One Is Talking About This. This is the first novel by the American poet and memoirist.  A social media guru travels the world, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet, or what she terms as “the portal.”  “Are we in hell?” the people of the portal ask themselves.  “Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?”  Two urgent texts from her mother pierce the guru’s bubble.  As real life collides with the absurdity of the portal she confronts a world that seems to suggest there are goodness, empathy and justice in the universe – and a deluge of evidence to the contrary.

    Nadifa Mohamed- The Fortune Men.  This book is set in the docks of post-war Cardiff Bay and fictionalizes the story of Mahmood Mattan, a Somali sailor who was wrongly accused of murder. Mahmood Mattan is a father, a chancer, a petty thief.  Many things in fact, but he is not a murderer. So when a shopkeeper is brutally killed and all eyes fall on him, Mahmood isn’t too worried – secure in his innocence in a country where justice is served.  But as the trial nears it starts to dawn on him that he is in a fight for his life against conspiracy, prejudice and the ultimate punishment.  In the shadow of the hangman’s noose he realizes that the truth may not be enough to save him.

    Richard Powers – Bewilderment. This Pulitzer winning author writes a deeply moving and brilliantly original novel. Theo Byrne is an astrobiologist.  He is also the widowed father of a most unusual nine year old boy.  Robin is loving, funny and full of plans to save the world.  He is also about to be expelled for smashing his friend’s face in with a metal thermos.  What can a father do when the only solution offered is to put his boy on psychoactive drugs?  What can he say when his boy asks why we are destroying the world?  The only thing to do is to take the boy to other planets, while helping to save this one.

    Maggie Shipstead – Great Circle. This novel intertwines the stories of a daring post-war female pilot and a 21st century Hollywood actress who is trying to rescue her reputation by making a film about her.  Marian Graves was a daredevil all her life, from her wild childhood in the forests of Montana to her daring wartime Spitfire missions.  In 1950 she sets off on her ultimate adventure – the Great Circle – a flight around the world.  She is never seen again.  Half a century later, Hadley Baxter, a scandal-ridden Hollywood actress whose own parents perished in a plane crash, is irresistibly drawn to play Marian Graves.  This role will lead her to uncover the real mystery behind the vanished pilot.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (6/28/2021)

    The Biblio File
    June 28, 2021

    Huge congratulations and kudos to the PSS Grads of 2021!!  This has not been an easy year – you have all risen to the occasion and made your town so proud!  We wish you great success in whatever path you choose to follow!  (If the path is long, bring a book!)

    We would like to say a special congratulations, thank you and farewell to 2021 graduate Emily – our student librarian and friend.  We hope you enjoyed your time with us and wish you all the best!  And another special congratulations and welcome to 2021 graduate Liz who will be joining our library family starting this summer!

    June is Pride Month and June 28th is Pride Day in Canada.  Let’s acknowledge and respect LGBTQ+ history, the hardships they have endured and the progress that has been made.  In Canada there have been many turning points, many struggles and many celebrations.   Let’s be a country that can be known for and proud of its kindness and diversity.

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (6/21/2021)

    The Biblio File
    June 21, 2021

    As you can imagine with the library closed to patrons it is very, very quiet.  We may not have noticed before when a book jumped off a shelf – we just assumed someone bumped into the shelf or didn’t put the book back properly.  Now that we have had time and quiet to reflect on the many mysterious books and binder (open with the pages out!) found on the floor some mornings we can only conclude that it’s our friendly neighbourhood library ghost.  Starting today we will be making a list of the books that the ghost chooses to highlight and recommend by kindly leaving them out for us.  Coincidentally (or not), the binder that was found on the floor and open was our “Looking for Something Good to Read?” suggestions and reviews binder.

    Librarian book review!

    While weeding through our fiction collection to create space for new books, I came across After River by Canadian author Donna Milner.  It fit the first criteria for being relegated to the discard pile:  it had not been checked out in over 10 years.  But one glance at the inside flap had me hooked. From the very beginning the author alludes to the fact that the lives of 15 year old Natalie Ward and her nearly perfect family would be forever changed when a soft spoken Vietnam war resister shows up to work on their southern BC farm.  As I got to know and trust the main characters, I became intrigued as to what could possibly happen between these exemplary people that would cause Natalie’s relationship with her family to be shattered and have her running to avoid them for the next 35 years.

    After River illustrates how shame and secrets can destroy relationships with those we love the most, and the power of truth and forgiveness to bring about redemption.  For me, it also served as a reminder to browse some of our older less checked out books for a great read.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (6/14/2021)

    The Biblio File
    June 14, 2021

    The library is excited to announce a new monthly newsletter straight to your in-box – the Junior Biblio File!  It will be focused on all things kids and young adult – from toddlers to teens.  It will list some of our new books, provide some reviews, let you know about kids programming and what kinds of great things young people can find and do in the library!  Our first one will be going out on June 18th but the rest will be published the first week of every month.  This month we are a little behind – we blame the heat, covid, and possibly Voldemort.

    Please do not leave books outside during our closed hours.  There is a very good chance they will be lost or soaked.  Rule of thumb – if there isn’t a return box there, please wait until there is.  If a book is left during closed hours and it becomes misplaced or destroyed it will be the responsibility of the last person who had it to replace it.  Currently we are open for pick-up and returns on Tuesday – Friday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00 only.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (6/7/2021)

    The Biblio File
    June 7, 2021

    With the discovery of the bodies of 215 children by the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, the Pinawa Public Library recognizes that it is located on Treaty 3 territory, the homeland of the Anishinaabe Nation. We empathise with the children’s families, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc community, and all survivors of residential schools for whom this has made horrible memories resurface.

    The Pinawa Public Library has fiction and non-fiction books about residential schools and the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We hope that by recognizing Canada’s past and the problems that still exist, and by making these books visible, our library is a safe space for our Indigenous patrons, and a place for learning for our non-Indigenous patrons.

    Fiction:

    Non-fiction:

    You can find more books about Indigenous people, history and experiences by searching the keyword “Indigenous” in the Search Our Catalogue function on our website.

    For more information on Treaty 3 territory and the Anishinaabe Nation, you can visit Home – Grand Council Treaty #3 (gct3.ca)

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/31/2021)

    The Biblio File
    May 31, 2021

    Book review by Rick McGregor – thanks Rick!

    My favorite book by far is Papillon by Henri Charriere.  It is the true story of a Frenchman imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit and his subsequent escape from Devil’s Island.  His story of survival in a brutal prison and his journey across the Atlantic Ocean on a man-made raft is exhilarating.  There have been two movies made about this story, the most notable starting Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman but neither movie do the book justice.  There was a sequel, Banco, that was a good read but not the same excitement of the planning and execution of an escape from an island that no one had ever escaped from before.

    So far we have had a great response to “The PPL’s top 100” or whatever catchy name we decide to call our list!  So big thanks to the people who have sent in their suggestions – keep them coming!  Here are 10 patron “must read” suggestions from the growing list.  Stay tuned for more of the list in the coming weeks.

    Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy

    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

    Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

    The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

    The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/24/2021)

    The Biblio File
    May 24, 2021

    Ok people, these little books are very cool and the timing of having them at our library couldn’t be better.  It’s time to explore and appreciate all the beauty that we have close to home.  Jaime Manness started her career as a trauma ER/ICU nurse and worked with LifeFlight (now STARS) and is currently a Clinical Resource Nurse at HSC Emergency.  She writes that after a couple of years into her career she found herself sleepless, anxious, and generally unhealthy from stress and lack of self-care.  She thought back to a time when she felt much more content – those days on the trails when she was a kid.  She found a balance between “the tough stuff at work and the quiet, awesome beauty in the woods” and is now sharing her experience.  If you find that you absolutely must have a set for yourself to explore and reference (and I think I do) check out www.hikemanitoba.co. (Yes, Pinawa is in them!)

    HIKE MANITOBA is a curated collection of 51 hikes – variable in distance from city centre and degree of difficulty – all within the Province of Manitoba. Hand-drawn maps. Trailhead locations + amenities. Stunning photos by local photographers/adventurers. Tidbits of information re: Leave No Trace principles, backcountry fire safety, and pooping in the woods.

    HIKE MANITOBA: WINTER EDITION is 90+ pages of carefully curated winter activities: fat biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hikes varying in distance from city centre and in degree of difficulty. The book also features winter sport etiquette, cold weather-specific LNT and safety principles, winter camp suggestions, and some very tasty winter recipes to keep you warm and cozy while out on an adventure.

    HIKE MANITOBA: HIKE. BIKE. CAMP. PADDLE is a 120 page collection of hikes, bike and six paddle routes.   Leave No Trace principles. Backcountry camp info and advice. Hiking with dogs. Camping with dogs. Off-leash dog beaches. Beautiful photos. 12 family friendly hikes. New recipes. Family friendly and accessible hikes. And more good stuff.

    We would like to extend a big thank you to anyone who has donated books to our library over the years!  Please mark any donations clearly so that we are sure that you didn’t just accidentally return one of your own books with your stack of library books.  Some things that we can’t accept are: encyclopaedias, cook books, text books, Harlequin Romance books and VHS tapes.  Your donations help to round out and extend our collection and we appreciate that you think of us!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/17/2021)

    The Biblio File
    May 17, 2021

    Did you know that we have 45 magazine subscriptions at the library?  We recently added Food Network, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, HGTV and Men’s Health to our collection.

    Sadly the library is closed again so in-person browsing is not an option.  So where do you get some ideas about what to read and reserve next?  Bookbrowse.com is an excellent source for online excerpts (like reading the book jacket from the comfort of your chair), reviews, “read-alikes” (if you liked this book/author then we suggest…), browsing by author, genre, theme, setting, time period etc., book club information and being on top of what’s being published next by your favourite author.  Check it out.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/10/2021)

    The Biblio File
    May 10, 2021

    Have you heard of the “Top 100 Books to Read Before You Die” list?  Interesting and intriguing idea, especially if you love lists…and who doesn’t?   We would like to start one at the PPL!  Maybe a different name – “Pinawa Public Library Must Reads?” or “The TBR at the PPL?”…any suggestions for a catchy title?

    It doesn’t have to be a list of 100 and they don’t have to be books that changed your life – but definitely can be!  Books that were excellent reads, great entertainment or really made you think – books that you lend to your friends with a note that says “you will LOVE this.”  No explanation of why you loved the book is necessary (unless you want to!) – just the title and author.  Please email  email@pinawapubliclibrary.com.   We will compile an ongoing list and share it with our patrons!

    Visiting a library, book store or bookshelf is like visiting with a group of friends – old friends that you know well and have established a past history with, and new friends that you are looking forward to getting to know better.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (5/3/2021)

    The Biblio File
    May 3, 2021

    Leafing through an old book (I always feel the need to check the publishing date to confirm whether they are an antique yet) I found “May this book grant you a frequent retreat from the materialism of life” written inside the cover by the author in 1958.  A reminder from the past that has stood the test of time – books have always been the quiet friends that provide us the opportunity to escape to different worlds and times, and to visit with different people and ideas. The enjoyment and importance of books is timeless.

    Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa had commit suicide as a teenager.  This belief shaped her own childhood and that of her brother, and was deeply responsible for her view of her family and its dynamics.

    Now, more than twenty years later, when her father passes away and she is going through her childhood home she finds evidence that Lisa might be alive – alive and living under a new identity.  Why did she go on the run all those years ago? Where is she now?  What has she been doing for 20 years?  As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family.  Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality.  The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain has enough twists and turns to keep you interested and shows how a parent’s decision to alter a told history can have a deep impact on the mental health and growth of a child.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/26/2021)

    The Biblio File
    April 26, 2021

     

    Is it odd to think that you could be friends with someone you’ve never met based solely on what’s on their bookshelves?  Books are usually considered a source of enjoyment, knowledge and escape that only affects the person who has read them – but they have a bigger impact than that.

    While going through some boxes of donated books it struck me how much a persons’ library can give you an insight into their personalities – to see what is or was important to them.  And not just the books but the book marks!  Every book had a book mark with little sayings or quotes, or pictures of animals.  Other books had interesting things in place of a book mark – dried flowers and ferns carefully pressed inside a Kleenex, recipe cards, fridge magnets, old newspaper clippings relevant to the book.  In one I found the Columbia House CD or cassette club sticker page – who remembers tearing off their favorite bands, adding them to the grid provided and mailing it off while anticipating the music arriving a few weeks later?  That brought back a great memory I didn’t even remember I had!  I felt like I knew this person based on the contents of their books – never mind the books themselves.  Books are like time capsules…they give a little history of the person that loved and collected them.

    Book review by patron Robert Hill – thank you Robert!

    What makes a good cook?  I enjoy cooking, however, I follow recipes – I don’t have the talent for improving ingredients.  After reading “Salt Fat Acid Heat” by Samin Nosrat I have been encouraged to experiment with creating flavor.  Try this book and see where it leads you in your kitchen.

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/19/2021)

    The Biblio File
    April 19, 2021

    Are you looking for a private place to have a meeting or catch up with friends and relatives but don’t have the space or peace at home?  We would like to introduce our new Zoom Room!  The library has set up a space where you can have your own private Zoom meetings and host up to 100 people with no time limit. Simply call or email the library with questions, or to set up a day and time.

    Books: not just for reading any more.  Do you love decorating with books? Do you find yourself at thrift stores or garage sales buying old books because they match your décor or would be perfect under a picture frame or vase?   We have a new section of books for sale (bargain alert!) that have been chosen purely for their color, and for your decorating pleasure.  I’d like that book but do you have it in blue?  We probably do!

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/12/2021)

    The Biblio File
    April 12, 2021

    Librarian book review!  I did it again and judged a book by its cover.  What book lover wouldn’t be intrigued by the cover of a book that is a stack of books??

    Sometimes when I’m reading I will be so eager to know what’s going to happen next that I rush – I skim or skip words, hoping to satisfy my curiosity until at least the end of a chapter.  Other times I will find a book where the writing and the language is so descriptive and engaging that I find myself actually slowing down, allowing myself to savour the way that the words are written.  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield was one of those books.  The story was good but it was the writing style that really engaged me.

    Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father’s antiquarian bookshop to find a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history.

    Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation.  She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer.
     
    As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets, as well as the ghosts that haunt them still.

    Over the past year we have had a lot of time to read.  We would love to hear what you thought about a certain book or author – this helps others to choose books and it’s interesting to us at the PPL to see what people like and why.  We would love to start a “Patron book review!” to partner with our librarian reviews that we occasionally pop into the Biblio File or our Facebook page.

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (4/5/2021)

    The Biblio File
    April 5, 2021

    For the last year we discontinued our automatic email reminders about upcoming due dates, but they have been reinstated to help keep our shelves up to date.  Unfortunately many books and DVDs have not been returned.  The automatic email is our first step but we will be starting to email and call about missing items in the near future – help us out by beating us to it!  It’s a time consuming and unrewarding task trying to chase these down.  If you think you may have some books or movies at home please feel free to contact us for a list of what’s outstanding and return them as soon as possible. If you cannot find a missing book please let us know and we will look into replacing it.  We really appreciate it.  Book 2500 days overdue!?  We don’t care as long as you bring it back.

    Librarian book review!  Well I have to admit that I judged a book by its cover (occupational hazard)… and wasn’t disappointed.  I rarely read non-fiction but The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley caught my eye because of its title – I have never been part of a book club but the idea has always intrigued me.

    When the author’s friend asked her to participate in a bold new venture – starting a book club in a men’s medium security prison in Ontario – she was anxious and scared.

    Her curiosity and desire to help won out and for eighteen months she went to a remote building a few hours outside of Toronto, meeting a group of book club members without the presence of guards or security cameras. For the men, the books were rare prized possessions. Having been judged themselves, they were quick to make judgements about the books they read.  As they discussed the obstacles the characters faced, they revealed glimpses of their own struggles that were both devastating and comic.

    It was so interesting to me, to see what the books meant to the inmates and the depth to which the books made them think and assess.  I found myself jotting down a list of the books they read to take out myself.

    The Prison Book club follows six of the members who kept journals and participated in one-on-one meetings with the author.  This is definitely a good read for someone who loves books and believes in their power to bring out new sides of people.

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (3/29/2021)

    The Biblio File
    March 29, 2021

    Please note that we will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 and Sunday, April 4, 2021 for Easter weekend.  We will re-open on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

    We will be having a bunny themed Storytime at 7:00 on Thursday, April 1st via Zoom!  If you are interested in joining in please email the library at email@pinawapubliclibrary.com.  We require your email address in order to send you the link.  We are currently learning how to navigate Zoom so please be patient with us as we may fumble through it the first few times – thank you!

    Thank you to those who used and provided feedback on our trial of the Kanopy system.  We are pleased to announce that Kanopy will be available now through the library so please enjoy all that they have to offer!

    To refresh your memory, Kanopy has over 30,000 films and adds 50 new movies and documentaries a week.  It also has “The Great Courses” and kid’s content.

    Sign in at https://pinawa.kanopy.com/ and log in to Pinawa (red label at the bottom left).

    You will be asked for your library card number which is your Patron ID (card number).  Now you will need to create an account which is simply your name, email address and a password of your choice. After you are signed up you will only need your email address and password to access your account – you skip the initial “Library Card Number” and just head directly to the log in button on the top right of the screen. Once you are in you can start scrolling through all of the choices!

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (3/15/2021)

    The Biblio File
    March 15, 2021

    Did you remember to spring forward?  Moving the clocks ahead = more hours of natural light to read!

    The theme for Canada Reads 2021 was “One Book to Transport Us”.   The finalists were The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk, Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee, Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots, Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi and Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.  Jonny Appleseed was picked as the winner on March 11th.  The library has ordered all of these great books for our shelves so keep checking our new books!

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (3/8/2021)

    The Biblio File
    March 8, 2021

    In accordance with the loosening of the provincial restrictions we are VERY EXCITED to announce that we are able to have our evening volunteers back as of March 9th!  What does this mean for the library?  With their help we are able to open up a few more hours and options to our patrons!

    As of Tuesday, March 9th our front doors will be unlocked and our hours will be back to normal with the exception of mornings – we will still be closed in the mornings.  We will be open 1:00-4:00 Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday afternoons 1:00-4:00.  We will be open in the evenings from 6:30-9:00 Monday to Thursday.  We will also be able to re-start our inter-library loans.

    Masks will be required, as will be the use of hand sanitizer when entering the library.

    We will allow 4 people at a time in the library (one household will be considered the same as one person).  Children are not recommended at this time and social distancing rules will still be followed.

    You are still able to reserve your books online and pick them up outside with an appointment if you would prefer this system.

  • The Biblio File: Library News (3/1/2021)

    The Biblio File
    March 1, 2021

    The library was very humbled to learn that Fjola Davidson’s family had requested donations to the library in lieu of flowers.  What a generous and thoughtful way to honor her.

    Fjola always loved and used (and volunteered at) the library – she was an avid reader who encouraged her children and husband to read as well by bringing home books for everyone.  Every few weeks a new batch would arrive.  Andrew and Susie were allowed to bring home as many books as they could carry. We would like to think that all of this access to the worlds that are opened up by reading played a part in the wonderful people that they are today.

    Fjola was reading books from our library from the day it opened until the very end of her life and we are honored to have been a part of this wonderful lady’s days.

    Thank you so much to the Davidson family and to all of the people who have sent donations in her memory.

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (2/22/2021)

    The Biblio File
    February 22, 2021

    The online reserve and back door pick up is still the safest and most efficient method for getting books, and we encourage all patrons who are able to do so, to continue to use this service please.

    However, in light of some of the provincial restrictions being lessened, in order to better serve those who are uncomfortable with online browsing and reserving, we are going to take the first cautious step of allowing patrons back into the library on a limited basis.  Our hours will remain 1:00 – 4:00 Tuesday to Friday, and Sundays.  We are keeping a close eye on the restrictions and will continue to do so before making any further changes.

    Entrance to the library will be limited to one patron or household at a time, and will be by appointment only.  Entrance will be through the back door of the Community Centre across from the arena.  Please phone us or ring the buzzer when you are at the door.

    To book an appointment to pick up books or come into the library please call 753-2496 or email at email@pinawapubliclibrary.com.

    We thank you for your patience while we work to provide the best possible patron services under the current uncertainty and decreased staff availability.

    Have you read any great books that you would like to see on our shelves for others to enjoy?  We would love to hear from you – we encourage suggestions and use these when making our shopping lists.  Please email us with your recommendations!

     

  • The Biblio File: Library News (2/15/2021)

    The Biblio File
    February 15, 2021

      

    We are trying something new at the library!  Kanopy has over 30,000 films and adds 50 new movies and documentaries a week.  It also has “The Great Courses” and kid’s content.  We are going to try this out for 30 days beginning today, Monday, February 15, 2021 and will need your feedback – if you like it we may sign up for the year.  The way it works is you will sign in at  https://pinawa.kanopy.com/ and log in to Pinawa (red label at the bottom left).

    You will be asked for your library card number which is your Patron ID (card number).
    Now you will need to create an account which is simply your name, email address and a password of your choice. After you are signed up you will only need your email address and password to access your account – you skip the initial “Library Card Number” and just head directly to the log in button on the top right of the screen. Once you are in you can start scrolling through all of the choices!

    During this trial period you will be able to watch 4 movies, and have full access for 30 days to one Great Courses, and the kid’s content.  Once you press play on the movies they are unlocked for 72 hours.

    Please let us know what you think.  Your feedback will determine whether or not the library signs up for this service.  We will do our best to answer any questions you have – we are learning this together so please be patient while we make sure to get the answers that you may need.