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Country Hills winter wonderland

Our community libraries are getting in the holiday spirit. Check out Country Hills Community Library – the weather outside’s not frightful, but they’ve decided to let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. They’ve even created a fire that’s so delightful!

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85 QUEEN: An Evening with Catherine Bush

85 Queen An Evening with Catherine Bush

On December 9th, library customers were treated to a fascinating conversation about the nature of accusations. Can we ever really know the truth of a situation?

Andrea Bellemare, journalist with CBC-KW, interviewed  author Catherine Bush about her most recent critically acclaimed novel, Accusation.

The novel tells the story of a journalist, Sara Wheeler, as she seeks the “truth” behind an alleged crime. Raymond Renaud, a Canadian who is running a children’s circus in Ethiopia, has been accused of abusing the children he works with. The novel was inspired by actual events, and a circus that Catherine wrote about for the Globe and Mail.

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TGIF: Dec. 12 & 13

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Welcome to your weekend! We’ve got so much going on that we had to put it all here in one place for you.

A live music performance, artist-at-work demonstration, two great Free Flicks, an info session on refugee sponsorship,  and not one, but TWO Star Wars events.

 

 

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Win a Chromebook!

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to think about 2016 – and we’ve got the perfect planning tool for you.

Purchase a Leejay Levene calendar for just $10 at any library location, and your name will be entered in a draw for a Chromebook! The more you buy, the better your chance to win.

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Holiday happenings at KPL

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We’re heading into the winter holidays, and as always, your library is a happening place!

We’ve got events and activities for all ages — but you can also just come and hang out. There’s a beautiful, soaring Christmas tree in the Reading Lounge at Central Library, and the friendly staff at Hacienda Coffee are always ready with coffee, espresso drinks, hot chocolate, and treats.

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Family fun at Forest Heights

Forest Heights Community Library is our busiest community library. Aside from being right in the centre of a great neighbourhood, it’s also attached to Forest Heights Collegiate and Forest Heights Pool.

So it’s no surprise this location is the hub for west-side family activities, and the staff there had an incredibly busy November. Take a look at the action:

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Tell us your Best of 2015

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Five of the most popular fiction picks for 2015. How many have you read? Photo courtesy of Daytime 20.

It’s that time of year: the Best of 2015 lists are coming out. Every newspaper, magazine and website is featuring the critics’s picks of 2015 – the best of fiction, non-fiction, YA, poetry, children’s books . . . the categories are endless.

These lists are a great way to pick up suggestions, track what you’re reading, watching, and listening to compared to the broader culture, and to find holiday gift ideas.

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