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Library Month
We hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Library month is cause for even more celebration! 
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Celebrate Library Month

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries across the country raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadian lives. To celebrate FVRL is giving away a great prize pack of FVRL swag and three library-themed books: The Strange Library, Library Lion, and Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Anyone can enter for a chance to win! Contest closes October 31. 

In honour of Library Month we are also excited to share a behind-the-scenes look into all the great work we do at the library. Take a peek at our Day in the Life video to see a small glimpse into how libraries change and enhance lives everyday. 

Jackie Kai Ellis: November 6 and 7

Jackie Kai Ellis is the founder of Vancouver's Beaucoup Bakery, the owner of The Paris Tours, and a travel and lifestyle writer. She lives in Vancouver and Paris. The Measure of My Powers: A Memoir of Food, Misery, and Paris is her first book. Join us for a celebration of connection, resilience and self discovery in this special author event with Jackie Kai Ellis.

Tuesday, November 6, 7 pm at Clearbrook Library
Wednesday, November 7, 7 pm at George Mackie Library

Admission is free, but please register on Eventbrite to reserve a spot. All seating is general admission only. Registered ticket holders may check in, starting at 6 pm, for a chance to win a door prize.

Download a Good Read from OverDrive

FVRL's access to cloudLibrary ended on Sunday, September 30, and FVRL is making sure that you don't miss the eBooks and audiobooks you love! Almost all of the titles from cloudLibrary are now available in the Libby or OverDrive apps for iOS and Android, at the OverDrive website and the FVRL catalogue. Want to borrow an eBook or audiobook that we don't have yet? Use our Suggest a Purchase form to let us know!

Read a Winner 

The longlist and shortlist for the Scotiabank Giler Prize has been announced and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 19. FVRL has Giller-nominated titles in print, eBooks and audiobooks. Check out other award-winning books, movies, TV series and music in the FVRL catalogue

Latest Podcasts

Are you looking for something good to read? Or watch? Or listen to? Tune in to FVRL's ReadRadio podcast for some great recommendations.

Episode 21: FVRL Digital Services Librarian Natalie reviews the Jackson Brodie novels by Kate Atkinson. Private investigator Jackson Brodie is a former soldier and policeman from Yorkshire with a tough-guy exterior and a deeply empathetic heart. There are four mystery novels in the series: Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News?, and Started Early, Took My Dog.

Episode 22 : Terry Fox librarian Austin reviews The Locals by Jonathan Dee. In this novel a rural working-class New England town elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire. This story is about the locals in town, the townies, whose lives are disrupted by the new mayor's wealth and power. By rapidly switching between different viewpoints, the author tells the story of a living and breathing community. 

We'd love to hear your feedback! Go to the ReadRadio survey and let us know what you think of our podcast. 

October Reading List: Horror

A list of new and classic audio-visual horror that will make you want to close your eyes and cover your ears. Horror fans delight!

Fall Programs At Your Library

Read, learn and play in the Fraser Valley! Check out this month's programs at your favourite FVRL location: