Annapolis Valley Regional Library News
The Best of Books for Kids and Teens
Every year our resident expert in children’s books compiles “Best of” lists for children’s and teen books. Reading on her own, and recommending her favourites, as well as browsing the year-end booklists, Angela compiles lists for our Valley readers. Head to the library’s website at valleylibrary.ca, and click on “Book Room” on the toolbar. There you will find a drop down menu with links to booklists. Under “Kids’ Booklists” you’ll find lists of the best chapter books, picture books, and informational books of 2018. Under teen booklists, look for “Best New Teen Books.” Each list is full of great books for your young readers. And with one click, you can place a hold and have those books delivered to the library nearest you. Check it out, and happy reading in 2019!
Wolfville Memorial Library Innovation Lab Adds Media Equipment
The Wolfville Memorial Library Innovation Lab has been fitting out their Media Lab with equipment for audio and video recording and post-production. The Multi-Media Makery is a project designed to bring the community together for creative collaboration.The Lab offers an audio recording studio and HQ video recording and editing equipment, as well as free lessons in audio recording/production, video editing, songwriting, and much more. Volunteers with skills to share will be matched with people from the local community who are eager to learn.
This project will provide free access to digital media technology that encourages exploration, learning, play, and creativity to the public that otherwise may be discouraged from participating in these creative processes by the high cost of audio-video technologies.
Funding for this project has been generously granted by @NS, Community Technology. @NS provides communities with affordable access at close to 200 sites throughout the province. In community technology sites you can access the internet, learn basic computer skills, discover new and emerging technologies, access government services and online education, and learn and share with others!
The Wolfville Memorial Library Innovation Lab is inviting all to attend an information session on Wednesday, January 23, from 5pm to 7pm for a tour of the facility and opportunities to sign up for classes or volunteer. Meet the team and find out how you can get involved!
Kentville Library Book Launch Party: Wade Albert White
Wade Albert White’s third book in his Adventurer’s Guide series, The Adventurer’s Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal It), will be released in early January. We’ll be launching the book with a book party, and Wade will be here to read from the new book and sign copies. We’ll have a bookseller on hand so you can also buy your very own copy.
There will be fun! There will be riddles! There will be adventure! There might even be cake!
Space is limited so sign up at valleylibrary.ca/event/book-launch-party-wade-albert-white
Saturday, January 12, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kentville Library, 440 Main Street
Snow date: January 19, 1 – 3pm