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Canadian booksellers pick the top cookbooks of 2012

Canadian booksellers pick the top cookbooks of 2012 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Mika Bareket of Toronto’s Good Egg says, “Some of the biggest and best books of the year have been very focused on regional authenticity, some as specific as to a particular province or region within a nation. This trend replaces the more worldly chef-driven trends of previous years, which tend to yield culturally broad cookbooks.”

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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books, 2014 | Booklist Online

Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books, 2014 | Booklist Online | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.

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“This One Summer” Takes Home Canada’s Governor General Award

“This One Summer” Takes Home Canada’s Governor General Award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Jillian Tamaki recently took home Canada’s prestigious Governor General Award for Illustration in an English Language Children’s Book (awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts) for This One Summer (published in U.S. by First Second, 2014). The title is the first graphic novel to win in this Governor General category, which has typically gone to picture books.

 

-Mahnaz Dar

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What’s the Best Book, New or Old, You Read This Year?

What’s the Best Book, New or Old, You Read This Year? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In this special year-end edition of Bookends, all 15 columnists share their favorite reading experience of 2014.

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Q&A: artist Cliff Eyland on his 5,000 paintings project at Halifax Central Library - Quill and Quire

Q&A: artist Cliff Eyland on his 5,000 paintings project at Halifax Central Library - Quill and Quire | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When the Halifax Central Library opens its doors on Dec. 13, library-goers will have lots to see, including two walls filled with thousands of tiny paintings by Winnipeg-based artist Cliff Eyland. The paintings, 5,000 in total, are the size of 3″ x 5″ file cards, Eyland’s trademark format, and reminiscent of the once-abundant library-card catalogues of the pre-digital era.

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Le booktubeur et le bibliothécaire : Qu’est-ce que les bibliothécaires peuvent retenir de ce phénomène ?

Le booktubeur et le bibliothécaire : Qu’est-ce que les bibliothécaires peuvent retenir de ce phénomène ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Un article du Figaro publié il y a quelques jours affirme que "les nouvelles idoles des jeunes ne sont plus à la télévision, mais sur Youtube."


Via Bibliothèques-Médiathèques de Metz, Patrick Provencher
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Halifax Public Libraries forgiving all outstanding fines

Halifax Public Libraries forgiving all outstanding fines | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As if everyone wasn’t already sickeningly in love with the new Halifax Central Library, they’ve gone and announced that for the rest of December any outstanding fines from overdue items will be cleared.

 

-Jacob Boon

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More than just books: Why libraries matter in Canada

More than just books: Why libraries matter in Canada | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Take a look at our libraries, and you can read us like a book. Mention public services, and the mind leaps to healthcare or police, or maybe garbage collection, transit or road repairs. Mention a library, and many people will think of a dusty building filled with endless shelves of battered tomes.

 

But library services need to be at the forefront of modern public services, sweeping away that dusty old image, and here’s why. Libraries are far more important than many people think. They unlock our potential to learn, and modern times have seen them branch out to far more than just books.

 

-Mike Donachie

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Christmas Just Came Early For 'Harry Potter' Fans

Christmas Just Came Early For 'Harry Potter' Fans | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In a newsletter to the members of Harry Potter fan-site Pottermore, J.K. Rowling announced that she will release 12 new stories expanding on the wizarding world on the site on the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Starting on Dec. 12, each new installment will be posted at 8:00 am ET, and will include "moments from Half-Blood Prince, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two."

 

-Ryan Kristobak

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Edmonton Public Library Adds Homeless Outreach to Five New Branches

Edmonton Public Library Adds Homeless Outreach to Five New Branches | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Not only has the program survived the loss of its province-based funding, with the library system itself stepping in to cover costs, but this winter EPL’s outreach will expand to five additional branches on a pilot basis.

 

-Lisa Peet

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Graphic Novel Reading Lists Now Available from ALSC

Graphic Novel Reading Lists Now Available from ALSC | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Looking for graphic novel reading recommendations for grades K–8? Look no further than the just-released lists from the Association of Library Services to Children.

 

The lists are divided into three grade levels—K–Gr 2, Gr 3–5, and Gr 6–8. The book lists are available online in full-color and black and white and are free to download, copy, and distribute.

 

-Dodie Ownes

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SLC Public Library considering opening 24 hours a day

SLC Public Library considering opening 24 hours a day | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

SALT LAKE CITY - The downtown branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library may soon be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

The focus of the project would be to provide the homeless with a safe place to go at night, while also serving other library patrons who can’t use the library during its regular hours. On average, the city’s main library branch sees between 300-400 homeless people per day, using the facility to stay warm.

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Native American Lit Panel from NYPL | The Narrative Breakdown

Native American Lit Panel from NYPL | The Narrative Breakdown | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"In this bonus episode, authors Eric Gansworth and Joseph Bruchac and their editors, Cheryl Klein and Stacy Whitman, discuss the particular pleasures and challenges of writing, editing, and publishing Native American young adult literature."


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Et demain, que liront les enfants ?

Et demain, que liront les enfants ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Cette année, le salon de la littérature jeunesse de Montreuil fête ses 30 ans, l’occasion de s'interroger sur le livre pour enfants hier… Mais aussi demain : que liront les enfants dans 30 ans ? Attention, la réponse pourrait vous surprendre !

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Awards of Excellence 2014 | Maison de la Littérature de l’Institut Canadian de Québec

Awards of Excellence 2014 | Maison de la Littérature de l’Institut Canadian de Québec | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"This project represents a sophisticated and contemporary renovation and addition to an existing heritage property. The notion of a luminous reflective jewel box beside a historic church seems an appropriate response to the existing condition. A quiet, elegant and beautiful project."

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Toronto triple sa collection de livres numériques en français

Toronto triple sa collection de livres numériques en français | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les bibliothèques de Toronto ont signé une entente avec la compagnie québécoise Archambault dans le but de tripler leur collection de livres numériques en français en 2015. Le réseau municipal espère ainsi faire l'acquisition de 1500 titres durant l'année.   

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Halifax Central Library opens to the public

Halifax Central Library opens to the public | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Thousands of people poured into Halifax's new library during Saturday’s grand opening. More than 10,000 people visited the Halifax Central Library during its official grand opening Saturday.

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Inventer le mobilier des nouveaux espaces de coworking... et des futures bibliothèques ?

Inventer le mobilier des nouveaux espaces de coworking... et des futures bibliothèques ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Parmi les nouveaux modèles de bibliothèques qui sont dans l’air du temps, on évoque en effet souvent l’idée de bibliothèque comme tiers-lieu, comme lab ou comme learning center. Ce type d’espace est susceptible d’intéresser des publics très variés, depuis les ados qui ont l’habitude d’évoluer en groupe (voir ce qui est fait au Youmedia de Chicago) jusqu’aux créateurs d’entreprises, en passant par les personnes en formation continue.


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Looking for Christmas books: Governor General winners and nominees offer their picks

Looking for Christmas books: Governor General winners and nominees offer their picks | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Christopher Levenson, finalist in Poetry for Night Vision (Quattro Books)

 

Pick: The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri (Vintage); Songs that remind us of factories, Danny Jacobs (Nightwood Editions). Because of my special interest in South Asian and South  Asian Diaspora  authors writing in English — five years ago I even started a  monthly book club called SALinE ( South Asian Literature in English) —± most of the fiction I read is in this area. I highly recommend Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland, set in Calcutta and in the U.S. the novel’s complicated plot involves the most dysfunctional of marriages and  brilliantly intertwines over decades themes of personal responsibility and guilt with political activism and the toll it can exact on innocent bystanders. I urge poetry readers to explore Danny Jacobs’ first book for the sheer exhilaration and rhythmic energy of its language harnessed for the most part to  important contemporary issues.

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19 Science-Fiction And Fantasy Novels By Women Of Color You Must Read

19 Science-Fiction And Fantasy Novels By Women Of Color You Must Read | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Tired of seeing women of color underrepresented in mainstream sci-fi and fantasy? Check out this list:
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Marian Engel's Bear, reviewed: The best Canadian novel of all time

Marian Engel's Bear, reviewed: The best Canadian novel of all time | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What you can’t tell from the short (and furry) erotic passages posted to the Internet is that Marian Engels's Bear is a damn good book; in fact, it is the best Canadian novel of all time.

 

-Emily M. Keeler

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SLJ’s Top 10 Apps for 2014

SLJ’s Top 10 Apps for 2014 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It's here! A list of some of our favorite apps, reviewed over the last 12 months in SLJ’s “Touch and Go” column. The 10 that made the list represent the range and variety of material available to both children and their educators. Enjoy!

 

-Daryl Grabarek

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Best Books 2014 | School Library Journal

Best Books 2014 | School Library Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In 2014, more than 250 titles received an SLJ star; after much passionate discussion, the following titles were selected by the review editors as the very best of the best. These 70 books distinguish themselves with excellence in writing, art, design, storytelling, originality, and appeal. From raucous read-alouds to off-the-wall adventure, there is something for everyone on this list; dig in and happy reading.

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Unbroken: The Movie, the Book, and Standout World War II Readalikes

Unbroken: The Movie, the Book, and Standout World War II Readalikes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The buzz on Unbroken, the Angelina Jolie produced and directed film hitting theaters on December 25, is growing. Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s adult title of the same name, the movie is sure to provoke interest in the YA adaptation and other World War II era works for teens.

 

-Joy Fleishhacker

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Best Books 2014 — Goodreads Choice Awards

Best Books 2014 — Goodreads Choice Awards | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Announcing the best books of the year! The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers.

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Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open

Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.

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