Are you an aspiring songwriter?
Why not check out this program on November 2 @ 6:30pm in the McLaughlin Branch Auditorium? Ron Beer's group will be performing live and presenting valuable information on their concerts, courses and meetings. A sneakpeak into the local music industry that should not be missed. For teens and adults, with free registration at any branch.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Here are the 2012 White Pine Fiction nominees...
Lucy lives in a world where the elements and a pandemic have destroyed 99% of the population. When a stranger helps her out, Lucy decides to join his community. But her safety is soon threatened when strange people come after her for mysterious reasons.
Cooper is determined to get the girl of his dreams by winning the Battle of the Bands along with his two best friends. The only problem is that they are completely untalented.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
When Saba's brother is kidnapped, she sets out on a dangerous journey through a post-apocalyptic world to try and get him back, and faces kidnappers, cage fighters, and hellwurms along the way.
Ian, an openly gay student in a suburb where nothing ever changes, is just biding his time until he can leave town. Until he falls in love with the school quarterback.
Royce is forced to look after his 95-year grandfather, Arthur, after he has a stroke. At first Royce resents the job, but as he gets to know his grandfather - once a celebrated cellist - he realizes that his grandfather's life still has meaning. Even if Arthur wants it to end.
Thanks to his mentor Frank, Reef has totally turned his life around. When he recieves word that Frank has died, Reef returns home to pay his respects. But the trip brings up painful memories, and leads to a reunion with a girl Reef wronged years ago.
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Maya leads a sheltered life in her small, medical research town in BC. But after her best friend mysteriously drowns, and a badboy shows up in town who's very interested in Maya's paw print birthmark, she begins to question what's really going on.
13 year-old Virgil wants his mother's new boyfriend, John, out of her life. So, along with his reclusive uncle, he plots to do just that - but finds driving John away to be tougher than expected.
16 year-old Melissa is still reeling from her brother's death four years ago when her 28 year-old boyfriend leaves her with no explanation and sends her life into a tailspin.
The Way It Is by Donalda Reid
Set in a small town in the British Columbia interior in the 1960s, the story follows Ellen Manery, an academically gifted and self-isolated fifteen year-old who meets Tony Paul, an eighteen year-old who lives on the reserve, and their friendship that might blossom into love.
And don't forget to check out the non-fiction titles too!
The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
Call Me Russell by Russell Peters
Canada's Wars: An Illustrated History by Jonathan Webb & J.L. Granatstein
Hockey Now! by Mike Leonetti
I.D.: Stuff That Happens to Define Us by Kate Scowen & Peter Mitchell
Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit by Tom Rand & Dave Clark
Nice Recovery by Susan Juby
Stick to Your Vision by Wes "Maestro" Williams
Two Generals by Scott Chantler
Will to Live by Les Stroud