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The annual Mathieu da Costa Challenge is on once again. Write a piece of prose or use your artistic talent to create a piece of work which celebrates how cultural diversity has shaped Canada. The winners of each category will be “goin’ to Winnipeg”! (All expenses paid, of course!) More...

Wednesday December 10, 2008 04:03PM - 0 Comment(s)



Come in from the cold and get cozy at our puzzle table beginning January 8th! People of all ages are welcome to contribute to our 1000 piece picture. More...

Wednesday December 10, 2008 12:31PM - 0 Comment(s)



Anyone looking to follow Canada Reads on CBC Radio can use the Holidays to get a head-start. The debates air March 2 - 6, 2009. Copies of the five novels are just a click away: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay Fruit by Brian Francis Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards The Outlander by Gil Adamson   More...

Wednesday December 10, 2008 10:41AM - 0 Comment(s)



TRAC (The Regional Automation Consortium) provides the automated catalogue for all libraries in Northern Lights and three other regional library systems. The consortium is changing to Polaris - a library automation system with a user friendly Windows interface similar to your computer at home or work. Until 3:00 pm, December 24th, library service at your library will continue without interruptions: You can check out material You can place holds on material using the online catalo... More...

Saturday December 06, 2008 12:49PM - 0 Comment(s)



The Time in Between by David Bergen In search of love, absolution, or forgiveness, Charles Boatman leaves the Fraser Valley of British Columbia and returns mysteriously to Vietnam, the country where he fought twenty-nine years earlier as a young, reluctant soldier. But his new encounters seem irreconcilable with his memories.   Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa (short listed for the Giller Prize) At the heart of this collection of intimately linked stories is the relationship between a ... More...

Friday December 05, 2008 01:47PM - 0 Comment(s)



PAGE TURNERS: Recent arrivals at TOFIELD MUNICIPAL LIBRARY LOVE AS A WAY OF LIFE: Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect of Your Life, by Gary Chapman Presents strategies for developing new ways of accepting and responding to the gift of love by nurturing the essential qualities of kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty. An invaluable guide to reaping the joys of living a love-driven life.     ARCTIC FRONT: Defending Canada in the... More...

Wednesday November 19, 2008 09:22AM - 0 Comment(s)



  In a change to the regular book reviews, this week we are highlighting some noteworthy websites about Alberta's libraries. Books and Beyond The newest advertising you have no doubt seen on the television or heard on the radio highlights Alberta librarires. Check out this site for the information about the advertising campaign and check out the video clip! http://www.booksandbeyond.ca/    The Alberta Library (also known as TAL) Created in 1997, The Alberta Library has... More...

Thursday November 06, 2008 11:24AM - 0 Comment(s)



November 4 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury.   THE ENGLISH MAJOR, by Jim Harrison Intending to rename all fifty states and their state birds on a road trip across America, a man experiences many adventures.  The story, replete with wicked wit, is the map of a man’s journey into – and out of – himself.   EXPOSED: A Maggie O’Dell Novel, by Alex Kava Maggie faces a new o... More...

Thursday October 30, 2008 03:03PM - 0 Comment(s)



Have you ever seen anyone with a “wandering eye”? Or have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine what it would be like to be blind? My Travellin’ Eye by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw helps you understand how you might see the world and how the world might see you if you had this condition. And the award-winning The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria features raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, accompanied by wond... More...

Wednesday October 29, 2008 12:26PM - 0 Comment(s)



28 October 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury.   REAL LIFE: Preparing For the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life, by Dr. Phil McGraw Loss; fear; adaptability breakdown; physical health; mental health; addiction; or existential crisis - this book makes it possible for you to be there for yourself or to be calm in the middle of the storm for someone you love when any of these difficult days arrive.  ... More...

Friday October 24, 2008 10:50AM - 0 Comment(s)



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