This month, in our Atrium, we feature a large display of copies of the Quran (also spelled Qur’an or Koran) in 22 different languages, including English, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Tamil, Urdu, Hindi and Chinese. The purpose of the display is to dispel myths about Islam and the Quran, and to allow the public to see what is written in the Quran.
Visit us for this unique opportunity to examine this Islamic holy text for yourself, on display until October 26.
Girls and women are invited to experience a free henna application on Tuesday, October 21 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, October 25 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
Presented in partnership with Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at.
Currently on display in the Library Café is Death, Decay…Apocalypse, created by Grade 12 Art Leadership students at Bradford District High School. They invite you to come by, respond/comment on the piece and start a conversation with them about this issue; leave a note or join them on Twitter @ArtLeadership12. It will be on display for the next week.
Currently carrying the burden of the human footprint, the globe is currently being swallowed up, suffering suffocation and deterioration as the human species continues to write its legacy as soldiers of pollution and self-harm.
WHO: Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Globally Every Year
As art leadership students from Bradford District High School for our installation this week, we decided to create a poster to raise awareness about the large amounts of air pollution being created in China and how it affects the entire world. For our art piece we made a painting with a cauldron in the middle with smoke flowing out of it, factories in the background, and earth surrounded by a skull above. The cauldron represents China and the smoke around it to represent the pollution they are making and spreading, however as consumers many of our products come from China therefore we also have a hand in generating this pollution.We put an earth surrounded by a skull made of smoke to represent the earth being killed by the gas pollutants. This also represents how the smoke from the cauldron (China) spreads like a fatal disease and affects the whole world.
This art piece is influenced by the news article Importing air pollution from China from CBC News.
Our message relays that everyone has a hand in pollution and not only China is to blame.
We have some great new biographies in our collection. Read about some fascinating lives lived…
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.