Our librarian, Lynda continues to keep our library functioning as well as possible under the COVID-19 restrictions. She is in the library every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm. She will take orders for books and give you those that have come in. She has also organized home delivery, offering books for people who can’t get to the library. Our phone number is 403-558-3927.
Amanda Goran, the poet laureate, who captured the hearts and souls of people around the world when she read her poem at the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden, has written a children’s book. It will be released this summer and is called Change Sings and is a lyrical story that follows a young African American girl on her journey through life. It is a proud book that says “I don’t fear change coming.” The book sends the message to children to see themselves as change and not just as observers. She encourages children to “hear change in its loudest and proudest song”. Reading to children shows how you want them to understand the world and to be part of the solution. Being confined to our homes gives us ample time to read to them.
February is Black History Month. During this month we honour the arts and culture of our Black Canadian friends and neighbours. We have many African Canadian authors, many of whom live in Calgary. What better way to pay tribute to them than to read their books.? As well as our old favourites, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin and Zora Neale, we have the books The Girl in the Louding Voice by Abi Dare, and It’s Not All Down For Here by Terry McMillan. Just a few suggestions.
We have new books arriving each month, both fiction and non-fiction. There is a list of them on the bulletin board inside the Town Council building or ask Lynda what they are.
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