Volunteer for the Book Sale!

The library needs your help! Library Week is coming up this month, from the 14th to the 20th, and to celebrate the North Battleford Library is putting on a book sale. We know you need volunteer hours, and we need volunteers! It`s almost like the stars aligned to bring us together. The book sale will be on in the evenings of Monday to Wednesday, and all day Thursday to Saturday.

These are the times and dates we need volunteers for:

Date Times
October 15th 4pm-9pm
October 16th 4pm-8pm
October 17th 4pm-9pm
October 18th 4pm-6pm
October 19th 4pm-6pm
October 20th 10:30am-6pm

To sign up, call the library at 306-445-3206, and give your name, email, phone number, and the time(s) you are available. Or you can email me directly at:

asstlibrarian.northbattleford(at)lakeland.lib.sk.ca

Please help us make this book sale a smashing success!

-Candice

 

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Volunteer for the Book Sale!

The library needs your help! Library Week is coming up in October, from the 14th to the 20th, and to celebrate the North Battleford Library is putting on a book sale. We know you need volunteer hours, and we need volunteers! It`s almost like the stars aligned to bring us together–it was meant to be. The book sale will be on in the evenings of Monday to Wednesday, and all day Thursday to Saturday.

These are the times and dates we need volunteers for:

Date Times
October 15th 4pm-9pm
October 16th 4pm-8pm
October 17th 4pm-9pm
October 18th 4pm-6pm
October 19th 4pm-6pm
October 20th 10:30am-6pm

To sign up, call the library at 306-445-3206, and give your name, email, phone number, and the time(s) you are available. Or you can email me directly at:

asstlibrarian.northbattleford(at)lakeland.lib.sk.ca

Please help us make this book sale a smashing success!

-Candice

 

Books for a Cold, Blustery Day

Winter has arrived. It can be gloomy and cold outside, so what better time for books that are magical, enchanting, funny and/or adventurous? These familiar favorites and new tales are sure to brighten up the dullest of days!snoday

  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Rags & Bones edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (graphic novel) by L. Frank Baum and Eric Shanower
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flannigan
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Seconds by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Scott Pilgrim series by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • A Wrinkle in Time (graphic novel) by Madeline L’Engle and Hope Larson
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

It’s that time again…

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. The leaves are changing colour. The NHL regular season has started. You can’t turn around without finding a new pumpkin spice flavoured product of some kind. And best of all, the newest season of Walking Dead begins on Sunday! To celebrate, we’ve created a list of books filled with zombies. As always, you can pick up or request them from the library!Picture1

  • Monster Island by David Wellington
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
  • Pride and Predjudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Green
  • Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection by Don Roff
  • The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
  • Zom-B by Darren Shan
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Maron
  • Eat Brains Love by Jeff Hart
  • The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Walking Dead (comics) by Robert Kirkman, et al.
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heart Warming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore

Now available: Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

New to the library this week, Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang. These two volumes tell the story of the Boxer Rebellion that took place in China from 1899 to 1901. Stop by the library and pick up both books today!

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Here’s a blurb: “In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful.

But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.”

So You’d Like to Start Reading X-Men Comics…

The latest movie in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, will be released this Friday!  If you’re like me, superhero movies are inspiration to delve further into  the comics to seek out character backstories and classic story lines. But sometimes it’s not as simple as just picking up the latest issuefrom the library or comic book store, especially in the case of the X-Men.  Marvel’s X-Men is a notoriously complicated universe to delve in to without a little guidance. There are a number of different timelines; a multitude of story arcs that may or may not connect with each other; and, like, a bajillion characters that at one time have belonged to the X-Men.  Buzzfeed has even created a list ranking 95 members of the X-Men (I don’t necessarily agree with their ranking, but you get the point; if a Marvel character has mutant powers, chances are they have been or will be a member of the X-men).

With this in mind, here is a list of X-Men titles to get you started on your mutant-filled comic odyssey.  Of course, these can all be requested from the library!

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Graphic Novels @ the Library: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1

New to the library! Read the comic before you see the movie this summer! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers will introduce (or re-introduce) you to an eccentric, eclectic team of heroes that protect the galaxy.

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Blurb-ery awaits you! “There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and — wait for it — the Invincible Iron Man as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! The secrets these galactic Avengers discover will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here!”