Canadians love their books. Canadians love their libraries!
Politicians crimp libraries at their peril. This year, a public outcry led Saskatchewan’s government to acknowledge that it was wrong to cut library budgets by 4.8 million Canadian dollars. Afterward, officials restored the flow of money. Similar protests last year led Newfoundland to suspend its library closings.
Here are some suggestions for recent books by Canadian authors. From the New York Times “Canada Letter”.
Join us to celebrate our grand re-opening on Saturday, July 8th, 2017.
- 12pm-1pm Graham Villette Trio
- 1pm-1:30pm Welcome and opening ceremony
- 1:30-2:15 Children’s entertainer, Captain Thunderpants
- Free refreshments will be served.
Nanaimo Wellington branch is located in Country Club Centre, halfway between downtown and the North end of the city. In May 2017, the library moved from its former location on Barons Road, where it had been since 1979, to its current location across the street at Country Club Centre.
Celebrate your public library! Something for all ages.
We just watched Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet courtesy of the VIRL. An interesting production (filmed stage play) with the brilliant idea of making the Montagues a white family and the Capulets a black family. Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad.
Use your library card to open many doors . . .
Check out which books you want to check out: Book reviews.