Welcome to the 2020 virtual version of the 2020 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival! We are bringing together readers, writers, and illustrators in a new way. Enjoy meeting our 2020 award nominees through their books and videos.
Did you know that some authors write under a pseudonym, or false name, and sometimes more than one? Maybe your favourite author does too! Take a look at our list of four authors who write under a pseudonym; maybe it will help you find some hidden gems…
One of the best ways to keep up with local foods and specialties is through books. Louise loves coming across a description of a lovely lunch and the mouth-watering ingredients that go into making a meal. Here are a few books that you can pair beautifully with a dish for your book club, lunch, or just because they delight the senses!
In 2019 Netflix released the docudrama series, The Last Czars, about Nicholas II and Alexandra and their family. Nicholas II and Alexandra, as well as their five children, were the last family of Romanov czars, a dynasty which ruled Russia since 1613. The entire family was executed by revolutionary soldiers in 1918. The lives and brutal end of the Romanovs has been a source of fascination in the century since. Especially intriguing is the mystery surrounding the possible survival of one of the daughters, that of Anastasia. If you would like to learn more about the Romanovs, here are a number of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, that are available through the Library. Please note: while holds on physical items are deactivated, you can place titles on your 'For Later' shelf.
We asked ourselves the same question, and the reality was... it's harder than expected! As we threw out a batch of cookies that were completely soft on the underside, the wise words of Mary Berry came to mind: “No soggy bottoms!" We hope that the following list of cookbooks will help you in your baking journeys, and help to prevent dreaded soggy pastry. The best part? All of these cookbooks are available through on OverDrive through our E-library.
This year’s Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre Mawita’jik 2020 is being held on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21. This date marks the beginning of the summer solstice. Many Indigenous people have celebrated their culture and heritage on this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. This year, the event is being offered online as we all work to keep our communities safe. Instead of hosting a multi-day gathering, we present here, a sampling of some of the drumming, dancing, and storytelling performances that would have been showcased at this year’s Mawita’jik celebration for you to enjoy.
Written by Agnes, staff member, Keshen Goodman Public Library Sensory play—activities designed to stimulate your child's senses and develop fine motor skills—are tons of fun, but they can be messy! A great way to explore sensory play, reduce clean up, and take advantage of the warmer weather is to do some outdoor water play. It's…
Making a fairy home is a great way to explore and connect with nature, and to notice things outside you may have missed before. Using your imagination and just the things you can find outside and around the house, you too can create a enchanting little world for magical fairies and gnomes. Kimberly shows you how! You’ve probably seen some interesting birdhouses while you've been out walking, and maybe you e
It’s raining, it’s pouring, and the children say it’s boring! Here are some easy ideas for playing inside and keeping your kids active and entertained.