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CBC Books - The CanLit Hunger Games

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To mark the launch of the film, CBC Books is excited to present a CanLit version of the Hunger Games! That's right. We've identified 24 iconic and memorable characters created by Canadian authors and placed them in a hypothetical fight for survival -- and we want you to choose who you think would emerge victorious!

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Star Wars invades Four Fathers Memorial Library

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AMHERST – Messing with Darth Vader is a bad idea. That quickly became clear to anybody talking to 11-year-old Vincent Noseworthy, who made two Star Wars finger puppets Thursday at the Four Fathers Memorial Library.

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Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2012

Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2012 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This eclectic bunch of the best graphic novels reviewed in Booklist during the past year provides ample proof that the format is up to just about any task.

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The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012

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As patrons embrace mobile devices, libraries need to provide new services. Here’s a look at the state of mobile library services—and what libraries need to do to stay on the radar.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica To Cease Print Edition After 244 Years

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"The Encyclopaedia Britannica", the world's most famous print encyclopedia, has announced that after 244 years in print, it is no longer going to make new physical copies of its flagship publication.

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High School Student Builds School Library in Sierra Leone

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Eighteen-year-old Mankaprr Conteh has turned her school project into an international cause. She's helped build a library at the school her father attended as a child in Magburaka, a rural area in Sierra Leone's Northern Provence where school libraries are extremely rare.

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CLA announces 2012 book awards shortlists

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The Canadian Library Association has revealed the shortlists for this year's children's, YA, and illustrated book awards.

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Ebooks : Les américains lisent de plus en plus sur tablettes et liseuses

Ebooks : Les américains lisent de plus en plus sur tablettes et liseuses | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Une nouvelle étude d’Harris Interactive démontre que les américains lisent de plus en plus sur des e-readers et des tablettes. Ils sont aujourd’hui 28% à adopter la lecture de livres numériques sur des supports nomades, alors qu’ils n’étaient que 15% en juillet 2011.

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Q&A with New Brunswick poet Sue Sinclair

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New Brunswick poet Sue Sinclair is the author of four books of poetry: Secrets of Weather & Hope, Mortal Arguments, The Drunken Lovely Bird, and Breaker.

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Relire un livre est bon pour la santé mentale

Relire un livre est bon pour la santé mentale | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Relire un livre, revoir un film ou répéter les mêmes expériences serait bon pour la santé mentale, selon une étude réalisée par une chercheuse américaine spécialisée dans le comportement des consommateurs« Le fait de relire un ouvrage est une façon de porter un second regard sur une chose que l'on connaît déjà, à travers les mêmes lentilles, mais avec des yeux différents, ce qui a de nombreux effets thérapeutiques sur la santé mentale », a expliqué Cristel Antonia Russell, chercheuse à l'American University et auteure de l'étude.

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Winners of the eBook Creation Contest Announced

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We're proud to announce the results of our Vook Creation Contest.

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An Erotic Novel, ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ Goes Viral With Women

An Erotic Novel, ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ Goes Viral With Women | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The book, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' by an obscure author, E L James, has been described as 'Mommy porn' and 'Twilight' for grown-ups.


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Christel Hoolans : 'Le manga, une tout autre manière de raconter une histoire'

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Label identifié par tous les lecteurs de manga, l’éditeur Kana mêle, dans sa production, les séries à succès à d’autres, plus artistiques et confidentielles. Christel Hoolans, éditrice, détaille l’évolution du genre en France.


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Google Gives Search Engine a Refresh

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Google is giving its tried-and-true Web-search formula a makeover as it tries to fix the shortcomings of today's technology and maintain its dominant market share.

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Give Them a Big Hand: Puppets are great motivators for children who are learning to read

Give Them a Big Hand: Puppets are great motivators for children who are learning to read | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What motivates children more than having fun? Puppets are nothing if not fun. A puppet sharing a story enchants a preschool crowd every time. Here’s a talking point to share...“Young children who get excited about books and stories are motivated to learn to read. Research shows that motivation is absolutely essential because learning to read is hard work. The motivation has to be there. Puppets are star motivators. Whenever they are on the scene, it’s all pure fun and children want more of it.”

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Good Listening! Outstanding Audiobook Narration

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The pleasures of listening to a story are instilled in readers during childhood. But as we become adults, audiobooks are the only way we have to recapture the incalculable pleasure of being read to. Skilled narrators step into the void once filled by parents who tried to alter their voices to be Eeyore or Sam-I-Am.

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"Bad Libraries Build Collections, Good Libraries Build Services, Great Libraries Build Communities"

There is nothing that says that good and great libraries don’t or can’t build collections. It is a matter of focus. If librarians focus solely or disproportionately on the collection, that is bad...If we are talking focus, what is the difference between bad libraries and good ones? Good libraries focus on users. That is they evaluate the utility of the collection [in] relation to user needs. What do people want and need in terms of the collection, and how does that balance with all the other things the library does (reference, programming, digital resources, instruction, etc.). Here not only do we look at user data such as circulation and such, but the whole user experience.


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Trash to Treasures Contest | Halifax Public Libraries

Trash to Treasures Contest | Halifax Public Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Turn trash into treasure! Do you have a bunch of old newspapers ready to be turned into clothing? Or perhaps you have an old pair of jeans that can be turned into pillows or curtains? Or maybe you can create a sculpture out of pop bottle caps! Whatever your idea we want you to create either a functional item, or a piece of artwork, from things that would otherwise have been discarded.

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Movers & Shakers 2012

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Welcome to the 2012 Movers & Shakers. For 11 years now, LJ’s Movers & Shakers has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all types and library services forward. They hail from all corners of the library world.They’ve been nominated by their colleagues, friends, bosses, and just plain admirers. We know there are many more Movers out there, making libraries better and taking them into the future.

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Video Reading Events Push Literature In New Directions

Today, a handful of writers are stepping beyond the page, using video to create unique literary experiences that combine new technologies and edgy theatrical techniques. The results are sometimes amazing, sometimes confusing -- but never less than interesting and engaging in imaginative new ways. And while many believe that technology is a tool in an invasive attempt to rid books of their singular, intimate natures, others see video and technology as a way to make reading more accessible, social and even imaginative.

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Anne Hathaway, Samuel L. Jackson and other celebrities record books for Audible

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Last year, the audiobook giant Audible.com (a subsidiary of Amazon), made the decision to make available free of charge a recording of actor Samuel L. Jackson reading the virally-popular Adam Mansbach book “Go the F--- to Sleep.” Jackson’s slightly malevolent voice was perfect for this children’s book that no child should ever read. The six-minute recording became one of the most popular downloads on the site and currently has some 7,000 reviews, most of them exceedingly favorable. At this point, a light bulb must have gone off in Audible’s corporate headquarters: More people will listen to books if those books are read by people they see in the movies. Thus, today, Audible reveals the A-list (get it?), a collection of books read by celebrities.

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Deeper into the Twungle by Margaret Atwood

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It’s clear from this and many more sharp-edged manifestations—such as Tahrir Square and Occupy Wall Street—that Twitter and its online siblings do not merely reflect the news: they also create it.

 

Which is why many governmental attempts are being made, globally, to curb, control, and curtail. The US’s proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, was draconian. Canada’s proposed Bill C30 would have permitted governmental e-snooping without a warrant. Both aroused so much online ire that their proposers are currently re-thinking. But ordinary folks should not have to choose between theft and Big Brother: surely the hive mind is creative enough to write its own fair rules, ones that protect both creators’ rights and consumer privileges. If it doesn’t write fair rules and enforce them itself, someone, sooner or later, will write unfair rules for it.

 

And we’ll all be less free if that happens. For the e-forest is not a street, nor is it a meadow. It is not yet tame. It’s still the merry wild greenwood, where—as in the plays of Shakespeare—enchantments may happen. True, there are sometimes trolls: that’s what makes the woods wild.

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Claustria, de Régis Jauffret: les enfants de la caverne

Claustria, de Régis Jauffret: les enfants de la caverne | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L'Autrichien Josef Fritzl a séquestré sa fille pendant 24 ans et lui a fait 7 enfants. Régis Jauffret en a fait un roman-enquête.


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Library's new online service connects readers - CBC News

Library's new online service connects readers - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The New Brunswick Public Library has added a new service that allows readers to review, comment on and share their favourite books.

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Prison reading club has inmates ignoring TV, flocking to Steinbeck

Carol Finlay - along with other volunteers - have established eight reading clubs at various federal penitentiaries in Ontario.

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