EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 20th
September 8 – 20, 2014
Library borrowers may donate non-perishable food items to lower their fines. Each food item donated will lower a borrower’s fine by $1.00. Food donations will not be accepted for replacement cost of lost or damaged items, room rentals or any other fee payment. Donations will be accepted at the Borrower Services Desk. Food items collected will be donated to the Bradford West Gwillimbury Food Bank.
Suggested Items to donate
- Canned fruits, vegetables or meats
- Peanut Butter
- Rice, pasta or beans
- Cereals, crackers
- Baby food
- Canned juice
Items not accepted
- Bulk food
- Fresh food
- “Junk” food
- Damaged items
- Open packages
- Packages with expired dates
- Homemade food
The finalists for the 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards have now been announced and we have them all for you. See what all the fuss is all about with this highly regarded shortlist. Click the title to find it in our catalogue.
Once Upon a Northern Night
by Jean E. Pendziwol; photos by Isabelle Arsenault
In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.
As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights – all framed by the frost on the window.
Once Upon a Northern Night is for readers ages four to seven.
In the Tree House
by Andrew Larsen; Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
When a family moves to a new house, the tree house becomes a refuge for two brothers who are growing up and growing apart. A beautiful story that captures the magic of childhood and the unbreakable bond of brothers.
In the Tree House is for readers aged five to ten.
In preparation for the fall Friends of the Library Book Sale, we are now accepting donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs. Bring in your paperbacks in good condition, current fiction, current non-fiction, children’s books, CDs & DVDs and drop them at Borrower Services. Unfortunately, the Library does not accept moldy or damaged books, text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, or magazines.
The Fall Book Sale will be held on November 14-16, 2014.
In this increasingly digital age, the pressure of keeping up with the grandkids (let alone the Joneses) is getting harder and harder. Feeling daunted by technology? Looking to add some new skills or fine-tune some old ones? Being “encouraged” to get a tablet by your kids? The Library has just added some great new titles aimed just at you. All titles are linked directly to the item in our catalogue.
This book is suitable for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 3, Note and Note 2014 Edition. Written specifically for senior citizens who want to use one of Samsung’s popular tablet computers, this book follows an easy, step-by-step approach, has been tested by seniors, and is based on practical experience. It teaches novice users how to connect to Wi-Fi and mobile data networks; email; surf the internet; take notes; plan routes; manage a calendar; take and share pictures; work with videos and music; and browse for and use a wide variety of apps, including games, puzzles, newspapers, magazines, fitness, and photo-editing apps. Suitable for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 3, Note and Note 2014 Edition, this complete course book catered toward the senior market contains more than 800 screenshots, detailed instructions, large print, an extensive index, and a support website.
This introduction to Facebook has been written with one fast-growing audience in mind: seniors. My Facebook for Seniors approaches every topic from a senior’s point of view, using meaningful examples and realistic tasks.
- Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
- Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
- Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
- Tips and notes to help you do even more
We’ve identified the Facebook skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!
We have been adding some great new titles to the Library’s Adult Graphic Novel collection. Here are just a few of the recent acquisitions which can be found in the collection on the 1st floor (titles are linked to the Library’s catalogue):
Attack on Titan (Volumes 1-4)
by Hajime Isayama
In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what’s left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immense Titan is about to change everything.
Photobooth: A Biography
by Meags Fitzgerald
For almost a century chemical photobooths have occupied public spaces; giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these machines have started to rapidly disappear, causing an eclectic group of individuals from around the world to come together and respond. Illustrator, writer and long-time photobooth lover, Meags Fitzgerald has chronicled this movement and the photobooth’s fortuitous history in a graphic novel. Having traveled in North America, Europe and Australia, she’s constructed a biography of the booth through the eyes of technicians, owners, collectors, artists and fanatics. Fitzgerald explores her own struggle with her relationship to these fleeting machines, while looking to the future.