Canadians have a global reputation for being polite and even deferential. But when it comes to our literature, our writers don't shy away from challenging the status quo, exploring taboos, and offering bold perspectives. We're highlighting 10 controversial Canadian literary classics that pushed the envelope when they were released, and that you should definitely read, if you haven't already.
I’m delighted to announce that Sarah Cole from TIME/IMAGE is the British Library’s new Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence, having secured funding from CreativeWorks London to work on a project called Poetic Places. This initiative will explore relationships between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections, and real world environments...
Cet été, vous allez lire –enfin, si vous aimez lire, les vacances, c'est globalement le bon moment. Et vous avez envie de lire des trucs chouettes, mais cette année vous avez un peu loupé tout ce qui est sorti, parce que, bah, c'était l'année: le travail, les enfants, les séries, Facebook, Instagram, le sommeil aussi, parfois. Du coup, les journalistes de Slate et Reader vous ont fait une liste d'œuvres super, voire extraordinaires, dont vous pourrez profiter sur la plage, ou dans les aéroports bondés.
Every teen librarian knows programs that offer snacks are usually a hit and can even entice teens reluctant to join in the fun. With that in mind, we offer many teen programs that include snacks, from Chocolate Fest to Pizza Gardening. When the Student Ambassadors proposed making a solar-powered s’mores oven for an Earth Day activity, we knew it would be a hit.
A large portrait of a seated Northrop Frye hangs on the walls of the Pratt Library Reading Room at Victoria College in Toronto. His image is a presence that looms over students. The canvas depicts the famous scholar hovering in midair above a wasteland setting of grey mountains and forbidding flat lands. He is neither up high nor down low. On this, the centennial of his birth, that floating presence is almost a metaphor for his current status.
When we have too many books and too little time many of us turn to audiobooks to keep our read on while our hands and eyes are otherwise occupied. But let’s face it, our bookish desires are bottomless. We need to have a few cards up our sleeves to squeeze every second of listening time out of the day.
Mathew Flores used to read junk mail for fun. Now he has thousands of new books. The 12-year-old loves reading so much that he reads everything that he can get his hands on, including junk mail delivered to his home in Sandy, Utah. But thanks to a viral plea from his mailman, Mathew's library just got an upgrade.
Scottish artist Katie Paterson has launched a 100-year artwork - Future Library - Framtidsbiblioteket - for the city of Oslo in Norway. A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114.
A l’occasion d’une balade à Etretat, j’ai découvert une opération mise en place par la médiathèque départementale de Seine-Maritime : Lire à la plage. Comme l’indique le nom de l’opération, il s’agit d’une opération de lecture hors les murs pour les touristes et autres vacanciers qui fréquentent les plages de la Seine maritime. ...
The May 15, 1960 issue of Library Journal reviewed a new work by a debut author, Harper Lee. Her To Kill a Mockingbird was released on July 11 of that year and our reviewer, librarian Robert W. Henderson, described it as “A gripping, timely story. Strongly recommended for all libraries.” (See below for the full review.) Lee’s newest book, Go Set a Watchman, will be released July 14.
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