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Booklists of 2016

The year is winding to a close and many media outlets are picking their ‘Best of 2016’ book lists.  We’ve gathered some of them in one place for easy perusal.   112 more words

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Interview with Leigh Matthews

BCLA LGBTQ member Casey Stepaniuk brings us this great interview with Vancouver-based author Leigh Matthews. A big thank you to both Casey and Leigh!

A little while ago I talked with my friend and Vancouver-based author Leigh Matthews about her journey as a queer writer, her contemporary lesbian pulp series set in Vancouver, her must-have LGBTQ+ books, and what an LGBTQ+-friendly library looks like to her. 1,762 more words

Another Place You’ve Never Been, by Rebecca Kauffman

It’s so gratifying to happen upon a hypnotic book by a first time novelist such as Another Place You’ve Never Been by Rebecca Kauffman.  This New Title Tuesday selection is a non-assuming little treasure that both breaks your heart for the characters’ loneliness as well as smile at the common denominator that is ordinary life. 283 more words

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Precedent or Never Again?

As we approach the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I am thinking about not only that event but also a recent statement from Carl Higbie… 907 more words

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Time for Christmas!

November has come and gone, the leftovers are finished, and decorating has begun – it must be December!   Many of us are starting to think of Christmas and luckily there are plenty of books to get us in the mood.  419 more words

Themed Book Lists

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

                                                   “I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.”                                              (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation, Norwegian Wood… 709 more words

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2016 Picture Book Smackdown

Picture Book Month came to a close and we once again hosted a Picture Book Smackdown with schools around the country.  All month long, students have been celebrating Picture Book Month by reading picture books from every genre section of our library. 760 more words