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.