For those of us who secretly read V.C. Andrews and The Story of O under the covers with flashlights in early adolescence, Tamara Faith Berger is our grown-up literary saint. Her prose has consistently traversed extreme, forbidden territory, infusing filth with intelligence and sophistication unseen in much of Canadian literature. Daring and candid depictions of sexuality are her legacy; first with the intensely pornographic and female-centric musings of Lie With Me, and later with The Way of the Whore, both of which cemented Berger as a perhaps unwitting standard for accurate depictions of rabid female desire.
Smitty Miller, Community Develop Librarian for Fraser Valley Regional Library (Abbotsford, British Columbia) ”gets it.” She REALLY “gets it.” She “gets” that libraries need to be “in” the community, not just think the community is going to come “in” to the library. She “gets” that community development is about interaction and conversation. She “gets” that the library needs to be a fun, happening place, connecting with people where people are — “at food banks, shelters, senior homes, and other community hubs.” And she’s done it. WOW has she done it!
This is LiLi – Library Live and On Tour! A “mobile initiative’ LiLi is a 2012 Nissan Cube, designed to deliver the library to people by “shattering stereotypes and misconceptions about library services. LiLi is an adult literacy initiative “targeting folks aged 19+”, first by getting their attention, then prompting conversations, making friends and then offering services.
The Children's Library is now circulating six new Early Literacy iPads. The kits come pre-loaded with selected apps geared towards children ages 2 to 5. The apps were specially selected for their early literacy skill-building qualities.
This kicks off our new series, Y.A. for Grownups, in which we talk about Y.A. literature—from the now nostalgia-infused stories we devoured as kids to more contemporary tomes being read by young people today.
Pour faire la promotion de la lecture et de leurs services, les bibliothèques publiques de la région ont lancé la 24e édition de leurs signets sous le thème Prendre le temps, mardi matin à la Bibliothèque municipale de Rouyn-Noranda.
Après l’écran d’accueil et de veille pour le Kindle et le Kobo, la publicité digitale pourrait bien s’immiscer jusque dans le texte du livre numérique. C’est en tout cas ce que propose le portail Internet Yahoo! dans deux brevets sur la monétisation des livres électroniques, rapporte le site de BBCNews.
In the past two year, iPad pilot programs have been gaining momentum in schools worldwide. You might be wondering "Do iPads really improve learning?" It's great that many pioneers are sharing their experiences and advices on websites or on iBook. They have been posting valuable insights, recommended apps for elementary and secondary students, "How-to" and lesson plans, technical resources, all information about piloting and rolling out iPads in schools. These are the most mentioned and recommended resources.
The Book is not dead, it’s just changing context. For The Book to be dead, we would have to no longer care about stories or understanding complex ideas that take more than 140 characters to convey. Books are more alive more than ever before.
C'est à la L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library de la petite ville d'Eau Claire dans le Wisconsin que la révolution numérique s'est mise en marche, comme l'indique l'institution sur son site Internet. Les iPads qui viennent d'entrer dans l'univers du prêt bibliothécaire permettent d'accéder à Internet, oui, et contiennent aussi 1000 classiques de la littérature en format numérique, 10 livres audio et une douzaine d'applications qui facilitent l'accès à des publications. En gros.
“After a month of voting by the owners and staff at independent bookstores across the country, we have an outstanding list of winners that reflects the types of books independent bookstores champion best,” said ABA CEO Oren Teicher.
Libraries aren't just the mark of a civilized society -- assembling, curating and disseminating knowledge to all comers! -- they're also a cheapskate's best friend. Anyone who's interested in saving money probably already knows about the free Internet access, daily newspapers, DVD and audiobook borrowing, and book lending (duh). But local libraries go beyond that -- many host community meetings, book readings for kids, author signings, and workshops, as well as providing free or low-cost meeting spaces.
Ready for the zombie apocalypse? Teens in Bridgeport, CT, will be fully prepared after attending four Thursday-night sessions at the Bridgeport Public Library on zombie awareness. The innovative program is meant to give local kids something new to sink their teeth into after the recent "Hunger Games" mania.
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