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8th Fire: Waub Rice on collecting stories

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[A] diversity in storytelling and the ability to tie anecdotes together has carried over into the written word. As Aboriginal storytellers began to culturally adopt books as a viable avenue to strengthen traditions, they assembled stories into collections to serve as crucial reference points on a variety of experiences. Some of these story collections have become timeless in their own right; providing a cultural refuge for young Aboriginal people to relate to shared struggles and a window for non-Aboriginal readers into an evolving culture.


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Cooking class brings new audience to library

Cooking class brings new audience to library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Glen Ellyn Public Library hosted its first cooking class for 20-and 30-somethings Wednesday night as part of a program intended to draw more young adults to the library.


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Avec « Talk to the Author », Copia teste un nouveau type d’interaction dans les ebooks

Avec « Talk to the Author », Copia teste un nouveau type d’interaction dans les ebooks | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Alors qu’on en avait au début parlé pour ses lecteurs aux fonctionnalités sociales, vite abandonnés, Copia revient sur le devant de la scène numérique avec quelques nouvelles ces derniers jours. Après avoir lancé il y a quelques jours une collection de livres très prometteuse pour les étudiants, qui utilise les outils communautaires de sa plateforme sociale, Copia propose désormais aux acheteurs de l’ouvrage « Love Goes to Buildings on Fire » de poser des questions à son auteur, Will Hermes.

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George Stroumboulopoulos and celebrity librarian Nancy Pearl at the OLA Superconference

George Stroumboulopoulos and celebrity librarian Nancy Pearl at the OLA Superconference | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Innovation was the theme for this year’s gathering, which featured more than 200 sessions and presentations by special guests such as Guy Gavriel Kay, Jonah Lehrer, Catherine Gildiner, Neil Pasricha, Nora Young, George Stroumboulopoulos, celebrity librarian Nancy Pearl, and Ontario Minister of Education Laurel Broten.

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2012 Aboriginal Storytelling Month

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In Saskatchewan, February is Aboriginal Storytelling Month. Here is their website for the 2012 Aboriginal Storytelling Month.


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Un photo-roman pour Toronto

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L'année 2011 fut particulièrement mouvementé pour les bibliothèques de Toronto. La revue Argus a donc décidé de les supporter avec un photo-roman résumant parfaitement la situation.


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Never A Dull Moment: Body piercing? Extreme sports? Teen pregnancy?  Welcome to the action-packed world of hi/lo books

Never A Dull Moment: Body piercing? Extreme sports? Teen pregnancy?  Welcome to the action-packed world of hi/lo books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"My heart’s desire is to turn reluctant readers into book sluts!” says Tori Jensen. Jensen, a high school librarian from St. Paul, MN, isn’t out to corrupt kids. She’s simply trying to get them to read, especially those students who’d rather get sprayed by a skunk than curl up with a conventional tome. That’s why Jensen constantly booktalks hi/lo titles and uses them extensively with struggling readers.

 

Has her strategy paid off? You bet. Jensen’s fellow teachers now routinely send her students who can’t connect with books. Parents thank her for making a noticeable difference in the reading lives of their hard-to-reach children. And then there are those magic words that Jensen occasionally hears from her students, words that make all of that hard work worthwhile: “This is the first book I ever read from cover to cover.”

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Libraries to be “pop-up” tourist information points during Olympics

Libraries to be “pop-up” tourist information points during Olympics | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Libraries and museums will become “pop-up” tourist information points for the 2012 Games to help cater for the influx of tourists.


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Unexpected Ways To Find Your Ancestors

Unexpected Ways To Find Your Ancestors | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Maybe it was your son's family tree homework assignment, or maybe it was that co-worker bragging about being related to Jesse James, but now you've got a bit of an itch to take peek into your past. Perhaps I can ease you along your learning curve.

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How Books Made Me Gay

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I came of age in the 1960s and 1970s. I was a slow learner as a gay man and I used books to show me the way. You might say that I read my way out of the closet.

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Slovenian library creates surprise book packs based on genre

Slovenian library creates surprise book packs based on genre | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

First we saw "Surprise Books at Multnomah County Library"  (http://www.walkingpaper.org/4810). Now, the Ljubljana City Library, Slovenia has run a similar program.


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Pick Me! Pick Me! | ALSC Blog

Pick Me! Pick Me! | ALSC Blog | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"We recently put up a book display that has books flying off of the shelves! Flying, I tell you! It seems that as soon as we fill it up, it is empty again. "Our “Pick Me! Pick Me!” display features colorful bookmarks with a handwritten message about each title. Sure, it is staff intensive to get those bookmarks finished, but it works. On the back of each bookmark it says “What do you think?” so kids can add their own comments before returning it with the book."

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Penguin Ends E-Book Library Lending And Relationship With OverDrive

Penguin Ends E-Book Library Lending And Relationship With OverDrive | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Three months of library drama are coming to a climax this evening as big-six publisher Penguin announced that it is ending its relationship with digital library distributor OverDrive.


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La Digital Bookmobile, encore plus high-tech pour 2012

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Pour sa tournée 2012 aux États-Unis, La Digital Bookmobile, bibliothèque ambulante, revient plus numérique que jamais. « Ce n'est pas la bibliothèque ambulante de votre grand-mère », explique Cheryl Kennedy, directrice adjointe de la bibliothèque publique de Glendale, qui reçoit l'itinérante en février. « Cette bookmobile est pleine de gadget high-tech, de démonstrations interactives et de vidéos instructives en haute définition. », ajoute-t-elle.


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Gallimard jeunesse lance sa 5e application pour la petite enfance

Gallimard jeunesse lance sa 5e application pour la petite enfance | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Depuis le 2 février, Pénélope à la ferme est disponible sur iPad, iPhone et iPod Touch. Après avoir mis en vente sur l’Appstore des applications Les trois petits cochons, Cendrillon (collection “Contes illustrés”), La coccinelle et La forêt (collection “Premières découvertes”), Gallimard jeunesse a lancé Pénélope à la ferme, sa cinquième application pour iPad, iPhone et iPod Touch, qui inaugure la collection numérique Univers Gallimard jeunesse.

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New Lemony Snicket 'All The Wrong Questions' Book Series Begins This Fall

New Lemony Snicket 'All The Wrong Questions' Book Series Begins This Fall | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Against the apparent wishes of the author, a new Lemony Snicket series begins this fall. Little Brown Books for Young Readers announced Wednesday that "Who Could That Be At This Hour?" will be out in October.

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New Brunswick's population jumps in census

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New Brunswick's population grew by 2.9 per cent between 2006 and 2011, bucking a decades-long trend of a declining population, according to Statistics Canada.

 

Moncton's population jumped to 69,074, an increase of 7.7 per cent.

 

Dieppe saw its population spike up by 25.6 per cent to 23,310 between 2006 and 2011. The city's population surpassed nearby Riverview, which has 19,128 residents. Riverview's population grew by 7.3 per cent.

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Consider the Checkout Slip | The User Experience

Consider the Checkout Slip | The User Experience | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Call me crazy, but I think the secret life of checkout slips is fascinating. Some moms use their foot-long slips filled with children’s books as a master list, crossing off items as they’re returned. One regular patron I knew kept every checkout slip she ever received. Upon returning items, she’d ask us to cross off the titles on the original slip and initial it. This behavior was the result of a typical “I returned that”/“Not according to our computers” interaction.

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Talking with Texts: How Cellphones Empower Deaf Children in Uganda

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The SMS social inclusion project has united the school, developed the children’s confidence, and highlighted the need for more communicative literacy skills in the classroom. Most importantly, it has raised the status of the deaf children as Caroline explains: "I can now visualise a bright future because I am far better than what I was when I was still shabby in the village four years ago. Those who used to laugh at me in the village now see me as a star because most of the rural community members do not know how to use sign language or mobile phone SMS."

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Review: “Chopsticks’ by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Review: “Chopsticks’ by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

'Chopsticks,' is an intriguing mystery told primarily through images, is as captivating as an app as it is in the print format.

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L'ebook pour redonner le goût de la lecture aux bambins

L'ebook pour redonner le goût de la lecture aux bambins | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ce n'est pas parce qu'on est petit qu'on n'a pas droit à son livre numérique : colorés, animés et sonores, les ebooks pour enfants rivalisent d'innovations pour attirer les plus jeunes devant l'écran, mais à des fins éducatives.


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Pit Pony author Joyce Barkhouse dies

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Joyce Barkhouse, the Nova Scotia-based children's author who wrote Pit Pony, has died. She was 98. Barkhouse had been interested in the wild horses of Sable Island and conceived the story after learning that they were used in coal mines in Cape Breton because of their small stature. In 1997, it was made into a CBC-TV film that co-starred Ellen Page and garnered three Gemini Awards, including best writing in a dramatic program or mini-series.

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Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability

Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"The children’s section of any neighborhood public library is invariably the first public place where children are exposed to educative activities," says Vanessa Morris, professor of Library Science at Drexel University. "Typically, children will visit the public library before they enroll into preschool. Thus the children’s library is a vital starting point for intellectual, academic and social inspiration for all generations."


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