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June 19, 2014   ·   0 Comments

What a great ending to last week! The Shelburne Street Festival, the unveiling of the William Jelly Statue and our book sale which saw a lot of people walk away happy with books for their summer reading and gave us over $300 to purchase new books.

We are still planning with great excitement for our TD Summer Reading program and a new author launch here at the library next month.

TD Summer Reading

Along with the many exciting activities and experiments we are planning, and in keeping with our “science, nature and discovery theme”, we have a Special Guest. Anthony Farnell, Chief Meteorologist for Global News will be coming on July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. He will provide some interesting and entertaining information about all sorts of weather phenomena.

Off the Page – Library Literary Event – Sunday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

Join us at at 2 p.m. to welcome one of our patrons, Jai Sook Martin who is launching her first book here at Shelburne Library.

Jai has written a book called Obligations and Inspirations: A Memoir of Growing up in Korea and an Unexpected New Life in Canada Jai has been a long-time patron of our library, a member of the Pine River Book Club and member of the Dufferin Arts Council. We are delighted to have her share the experiences and aspects of her life that brought her to Canada and recount them in this fascinating book.

Please call or drop by to register for this event. 519 925-2168

Here again, I am featuring several databases for you to explore. Next week I will Highlight Novelist but if you are curious check it out now on our catalogue and you will see an amazing resource….

Current Events & Newspapers

To access go to: www.shelburnelibrary.ca -> Resources -> Online resources by subject -> Current Events & Newspapers – > Canadian Index Periodicals Quarterly Canadian Index Periodicals Quarterly Want to know more about the Rob Ford scandal, the recent election, or another Canadian current event? The Canadian Index Periodicals Quarterly is a database that contains millions of articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and International journals, magazines, and prominent Canadian newspapers, such as the Globe and Mail and MACLEAN’s. Type in your topic of interest into the search bar, and the database will find articles that have your topic as their focus. Your search will also generate a list of related images and videos.

Infotrac – Junior Edition How to access:http://www.shelburnelibrary.ca / Children’s Resources /Infotrac – Junior Edition Infotrac – Junior Edition is a wonderful database that aids children and teens in finding information needed from sources such encyclopedias, maps, magazines, newspaper and references. All you need to do is type in either a keyword or subject into the search box and decided what sort of references (i.e. Newspaper) you would like the database to find. After that, all the options that were found for your criteria are listed for you. If you find a resource you like and would like to look at again you have the option to save it in your save list. This way, the next time you are looking for this resource it will be easy to find. The most helpful for students may be found in the toolbox. Here you can learn how to cite a source, how to write a topic sentence, how to build an argument, and much more that will help you write the perfect essay. Overall, this is a great tool for research and essay writing for children and teens, A+ guaranteed!

Fiction: The Girl who saved the king of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson Eat what you kill by Ted Scofield Justice for Sarah by Erica Spindler Warrior of Rome by Harry Sidebottom I’ll be right there by Kyung-Sook Shin The Smoke at dawn by Jeff Shaara The Herald by Ed Greenwood Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst China Dolls by Lisa See

Non Fiction: Extreme mean by Paula Todd The Holmes manual by Mike Holmes Simple & stylish backyard projects by Anna & Anders Jeppsson Make ahead Paleo by Tammy Credicott Tragedy in the Commons by Alison Loat & Michael MacMillan

         

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