Thursday, October 11, 2012
Ontario Public Library Week 2012 is officially the week of October 14th -20th, and we like to take this time to remind our community who we are and what we offer. This years theme is “Libraries Connect“ and it’s a great comment on how public libraries offer a link to education, literacy and life long learning in Ontario communities. Millions of Ontario residents recognize the value of their public library and are regularly making the most of the free services and resources for small businesses, preschoolers, new Canadians, seniors, students and jobseekers. Residents of Niagara Falls can be proud of their library, which continues to evolve and expand services to keep pace with the changing technologies and adapting to the needs of our community. One of our roles is support that is providing opportunities for library users to develop new skills needed in the ever changing world, and connecting them to their friends and the community. We encourage everyone to visit their public library soon.
Sunday opening resumes this week October 14th at the Victoria Avenue Library and the Community Centre Branch. From now through the end of April we are open 1-5pm at these locations in addition to regular hours.
It’s the time of year when the major book award selections are all the buzz. From a large and highly competitive field, the Canadian Scotiabank Giller Prize jury selected the following titles for this year’s shortlist: Will Ferguson for his novel 419, Alix Ohlin for her novel Inside, Nancy Richler for her novel The Imposter Bride, Kim Thúy for her novel Ru, Russell Wangersky for his short story collection Whirl Away. All of the titles are available in our collection in standard book format, and several also as audio books or eBooks. The winner will be named on October 30th.
The Chippawa Box Office Tuesday on October 16th will offer the 2012 comedy/ fantasy film – Dark Shadows, directed by Tim Burton. Based on the gothic TV soap opera from the late 1960’s, it features a strong cast including Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter. Barnabas Collins, played by Depp was turned into a vampire and imprisoned in a coffin. Two centuries later, he is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very different world of 1972. He returns to family home to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin and his dysfunctional family has fared little better... Showtime is 6pm and the rating is 14A.
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