News Category: Adults, Announcements, Book Club
Every year OverDrive runs an event called Big Library Read. This year it lands on March 17-31. One special e-book is made available worldwide with no limit on user downloads, so all library members around the world can download and read simultaneously!
This is kinda like a worldwide book club! You and your friends can all read this e-book at the same time and talk about the issues it raises using the handy discussion guide attached below.
Libraries on the Go have introduced a few improvements to the way you can browse and read e-books:
Are you looking to keep up with new books or themed content in your favourite genres?
Check out our new opt-in email alerts. We have lists for younger age groups and additional lists for genres in our adult collection. Genres include general fiction as well as a range of non-fiction topics, and fiction genres.
Looking for summer reads? Take part in Reading Bingo for Adults; which runs July 2nd - September 30th. This is your chance to read more widely from Canadian fiction and non-fiction and to have fun doing it! How does reading bingo work? Read current or past Evergreen nominated books to fill in your bingo squares, you can find a list here. Staff are happy to assist with suggestions for reads that fit the various criteria/bingo squares if desired.
Lyrical wordsmiths out there will be intrigued with the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist (available on their website).
There is a rich menu of international and home-grown poems, which can be enjoyed in the poets' own voices in at:
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto on Wednesday 4th June at 7:30.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) recently announced the winners of the 2013 Nebula awards. The winner in the novel category was Anne Leckie's Ancillary Justice. Find a copy of Ancillary Justice to read in the library catalogue, http://barrie.bibliocommons.com/item/show/633314045_ancillary_justice . Also available to round our your summer reading list are a selection of the runner-up titles in the novel category, look for them in the library catalogue.
Winners of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards in mystery fiction and non-fiction have been announced by the Mystery Writers of America.
Enjoy any or all of these award winning titles:
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Between May and October we’ll be featuring several of the 2014 Evergreen nominees through author visits, book club discussions, and themed events. Watch our website for list of upcoming Evergreen events.
Start reading this awesome selection of Canadian fiction and non-fiction books selected by Ontario librarians. Then, vote for your favourite in October.
Barrie Reads Evergreen Bookmarks will soon be available at both Downtown and Painswick.
The RBC Taylor prize short-list has been announced. The award is given "to a non-fiction Canadian author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception" www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca.
Congratulations to author Terry Fallis, whose book 'Up and Down', was the favourite of readers involved in the Forest of Reading's 2013 Evergreen Award.
“There were so many wonderful books shortlisted this year and I’m honoured that Up and Down was in their company,” says Fallis. “I think the real satisfaction for all of the shortlisted authors is the knowledge that so many readers headed to their local library and borrowed our books. That’s really what it’s all about.”
Link here to see the Scotiabank Giller prize shortlist published on Oct. 8.
All titles are available at the Barrie Public Library.
Link here to see the Scotiabank Giller prize longlist published on Sep 16.
You can request 12 of the 13 titles right now. 'How to get along with Woman' should appear on the catalogue in the next few days.
Your Barrie Public Library Reader's Advisory Staff