Library links - The freedom to read Canadian
Some people get through winter by reading an epic science fiction or fantasy series, while others hold onto their faculties by engaging in engrossing murder mysteries, steamy romances, or tell-all biographies.
Whichever route you take to get through these days on our way to the first hints of Spring (yay!), we here at Airdrie Public Library (APL) are eager to offer a helping hand.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 was I Read Canadian Day.
If you haven’t already seen it, please go to our website and watch a short video of four of APL’s board members sharing who their favourite Canadian authors are and why they read Canadian.
Though we are a small country, Canada has an astonishing number of authors that are well-known and respected around the World.
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Yann Martel, William Gibson, Gordon R. Dickson, Robert Charles Wilson, S.M. Stirling, Robert J. Sawyer, and we could go on and on.
So, reading Canadian doesn’t mean you have to settle for subpar.
Au contraire, it means you can enjoy some of the most creative fiction and nonfiction, memorable characters, and well-written and diverse literature on the planet.
APL is celebrating Freedom to Read Week from Feb. 21-27.
Visit our website to explore Canadian literature that has been banned or challenged and to work through a crossword puzzle based on these and other books.
While your consuming the pages of your chosen Canadian read, please note that our programs will be on hiatus for two weeks, starting Feb. 20, to prepare for part two of our Winter schedule, which has a few surprises.
If you’re a fan of the online multiplayer game Among Us, we’re offering two age groups, 6-12 and 13-17, a chance to play this social deduction game in a monitored and private environment.
Also, the popular Infant Massage returns in a Zoom setting.
Registration for programming starts Monday, Feb. 22., with new programming beginning Monday, March 8.
For more information on APL programs and events please visit www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca