Category Archive – What’s Going On

Week 4 of TSRC is going down!

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Library humor 😉

Anyhoo, Week 4 of TSRC begins today!  We have new missions in your local branch so give ’em a try and keep earning those ballots.  And keep reading to run up that page tally.

And for more chuckles, I’ve got a list of YA books that bring the funny.  Read, laugh and log those pages!

Week 3 of TSRC starts today!

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Fry from Futurama in “The Day the Earth Stood Stupid”, found in Volume 3.

We’ve now entered week 3 of the Teen Summer Reading Challenge.  Stop by your local library to find books to add to the total number of pages read and to find this week’s missions.

And for all you mystery lovers and/or fans of Sherlock, I’ve got some reading recommendations just for you.

Week 2 of TSRC Begins!

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Week 2 of the Teen Summer Reading Challenge begins today!  Pop by your local branch for this week’s missions and keep reading!  And Happy Canada Day!

Teen Summer Reading Challenge starts RIGHT NOW!

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Friendly reminder that the challenge I was talking about a couple days ago begins TODAY!

Mission Impossible

Sign up on our website here, pop into your local library and try your hand at Week 1’s missions and read, read, read (and then read some more), all for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 5 and to beat the challenge!  Here’s to a great summer!

Can you sing our beloved National Anthem?

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July 1st is just around the corner. What’s that you say? You’ve been living in the dark recesses of your library’s study rooms finishing off that last summative before plunging in to first name basis status with Darwin, all the while writing a ten-page English paper about Adam Smith, before realizing, “oh yea this is Economics” until your fingers fell off and so you have absolutely no idea what is so special about July 1? None. You mean you haven’t noticed all the over sized flower pots sporting the maple leaf? No radio ads? Notta one commercial or magazine article? Not even the one with Prince Harry? Well then you can hear it here first! Canada is turning 150 years old this Canada Day – yes that’s where the whole “Canada 150” phrase comes from. There are lots of ways to celebrate, but my personal fav is checking out the  Canada Day festivities – fireworks, concerts, carnival rides, funnel cake – what’s not to love? A very close second would be singing the ol’ national anthem. And if you’re like me, than you’re in luck! The first mission for TSRC kicks off Friday and one of the challenges is to make a video of yourself singing the national anthem! I say get creative with it – grab your friends, maybe borrow a GoPro or iPad from the library, you can even rent out the green room for free at CCRL if you really want to make a video that pops! To get those creative juices flowing check out my video inspired by Camp Caribou’s Chin People, or at least what I got until my phone’s memory gave out.

CLICK HERE –> Oh Canada <– CLICK HERE.

Disclaimer: Camp Caribou is an awesome Canadian TV show that people used to watch in the 80s before YouTube was a thing. Ironically you can now YouTube it, and I highly suggest you do!).