This poem first appeared in my personal blog, and was very well received. I was then asked to read it on CBC’s Daybreak Montreal. It has been the longest year…For months, it’s been as though COVID-19 were creating days that went on forever; a sense of longing for others that couldn’t be satiated; a fearfulness that was bone deep; and the growing dissent among us, over such basic issues as wearing a mask–to protect one’s self and others. But I have experienced mostly the opposite: A closeness in our family that is magnified by love and need; and an awakening … Continue reading THE KINDNESS OF SCIENCE
I have no doubt that your life, just like mine, has been steeped in COVID-19, and feels as saturated by it as an old, used tea bag. And it’s no wonder. It’s hard not to talk about COVID every day—even … Continue reading MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF LOVE: a story of life, death and the NHS, by Michael Rosen
The Hugo Award: one of the top awards for science fiction and fantasy literature. Who will be the winner this year? Read any one of the finalists, challenge yourself to read all 6 of them, or just come along to … Continue reading Book Club – Exploring magic and outer space
Even as travel remains risky at this time, thoughts of grand hotels pique the imagination and desire for escape. For the armchair traveler, here are suggestions of non-fiction titles, novels and films all set in hotels. Click to enlarge. Continue reading Hotel Stories, Real and Imagined
Do you want to read books from a broader range of perspectives, but you don’t know where to start? Do you want to participate in our Diversity Reads contest, but you’re not sure what to read? Or have you just read every book that was on your to-read list and with summer coming you’re searching for more? Our librarians have come up with some reading suggestions for you! Click on the images for more details. The reference staff are always happy to help you with book suggestions. Call us at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630, or come see us at the information … Continue reading Walk in someone else’s shoes
Father’s Day is nearly here, and we are happy to offer some book and film suggestions for the occasion. Click on the images for more details. The reference staff are always happy to help you with book suggestions. Call us … Continue reading Father’s Day
The library invites you to join for a discussion about how a year of pandemic has affected your reading habits. Come share your experience, your reading list and maybe get inspired by the titles in the discussion. Some discussion topics: Did you read more at less during the pandemic? What genre did you read? Romance, mystery, documentary? Did you prefer digital or physical book? This discussion will take place via the ZOOM platform. THURSDAY, JUNE 17 – 2 to 4 p.m. (English) Registration required before 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY JUNE 16th by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (indicate the title and date of … Continue reading Summer Reading Club – A discussion on a year of pandemic reading
What could be more fun than spending your summer reading? A chance to win a gift certificate to buy more books! This summer, branch-out when creating your reading list. Choose authors, subjects, and characters from diverse communities. These can include, but are not limited to: Cultural, racial & ethnic diversityLGBTQ+ People with disabilities Religious & spiritual diversity What other library patrons are reading: Doriana recommends : Thunder Through My Veins by Gregory Scofield A memoir… his struggles, his heartbreaks and his will to better himself! Paul recommends : Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire … Continue reading SUMMER READING & A CHANCE TO WIN!
The library is pleased to share this link to a story by Vivian Hudson, published recently in an online literary journal. Congratulations Vivian! https://www.fiveminutelit.com/five-minutes/act-of-faith About Vivien:Vivien Hudson, lives in Beaconsfield, and participates in the Pointe-Claire writers group. She also enjoys music, travel … Continue reading Circle of Life Writer gets published!
In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. To mark this event, the library offers you a reading suggestion on various subjects and especially authors from the Indigenous community. Click on the images for more details. The reference staff are always happy to help you with book suggestions. Call us at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630, or come see us at the information desk. Email: email@example.com Continue reading National Indigenous History Month – Reading suggestions
View the film at your leisure and then join the discussion group to share your views and talk about the movie. THE MOVIE Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his … Continue reading Film Club, June 2021