Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Top 10 DVDs
1. The Age of Adaline
4. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
6. Jurassic world
8. death in paradise
9. San Andreas
Top 10 Books
1. Rogue Lawyer
2. See Me
3. The Crossing
4. The Illegal
5. The Survivor
6. Tricky Twenty Two
7. The Girl in the Spiders Web
8. The Lake House
9. Make Me
10.All Dressed in White and Under Suspicion
Mary Higgins Clark
Canada Reads 2016 is all about "starting over." The show will feature books about transformation and second chances, stories of migrants, immigrants and others who are choosing - or forced - to make major changes in their lives. One thing we're not changing is our host: Wab Kinew is back!
Explore the 15 longlisted books below. The final five books and the panellists who are defending them will be revealed on January 20. Canada Reads 2016 debate week will take place from March 21 to 24.
Canada Reads 2016 longlist:
All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz
Buying on Time by Antanas Sileika
Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter
Niko by Dimitri Nasrallah
Sitting Practice by Caroline Adderson
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj
The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, with art by Kelly Mellings
This information is from the CBC website. Please click on the above address or Google CBC Canada Reads 2016
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Join us at the Lincoln Public Library as we welcome our Elves on the Library Shelves! We'll read elf stories and do fun holiday crafts.
For Children of all ages. Please register.
Fee: donations of non-perishable items for the food bank appreciated.
Saturday November 28
MFR Library, Vineland
Fleming Library, Beamsville
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards.
The English-language recipients, each taking home a $25,000 award, are as follows:
Fiction (Judged by Tammy Armstrong, Robert Hilles, and Souvankham Thammavongsa)
· Guy Vanderhaeghe, Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart)
Poetry (Judged by Tammy Armstrong, Robert Hilles, and Souvankham Thammavongsa)
· Robyn Sarah, My Shoes Are Killing Me (Biblioasis)
Drama (Judged by Leanna Brodie, Michael A. Miller, Bernardine Stapleton)
· David Yee, carried away on the crest of a wave (Playwrights Canada Press)
Non-fiction (Judged by Stephen R. Bown, Joseph Khoury, Alison Wearing)
· Mark L. Winston, Bee Times: Lessons from the Hive (Harvard University Press)
Children’s literature: text (Judged by Jan L. Coates, Rachna Gilmore, David A. Poulsen)
· Caroline Pignat, The Gospel Truth (Red Deer Press)
Children’s literature: illustrated books (Judged by Dawn Baker, Judd Palmer, Farida Zaman)
Translation: French to English (Judged by Jo-Anne Elder, Bobby Theodore, Anne-Marie Wheeler)
· Rhonda Mullins, Twenty-One Cardinals (Coach House Books), translated from Les héritiers de la mine by Jocelyne Saucier (Les Éditions XYZ)
The publisher of each winning work will receive a $3,000 award.
English-language winners will present their respective titles during a public reading and book signing at the Canada Council in Ottawa on Dec. 1, and French-language winners, on Dec. 3.
Monday, October 26, 2015
André Alexis for his novel Fifteen Dogs (Coach House), which also made the shortlist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust prize and the City of Toronto Book Awards;
Samuel Archibald for his story collection Arvida, (Biblioasis) translated from the French by Donald Winkler;
Rachel Cusk for her novel Outline, (Harper Perennial) one of two books published by HarperCollins. Cusk is Canadian by birth but grew up in the U.K.
Heather O’Neill for her story collection of AngelsDaydreamsof Angels, (HarperCollins). O’Neill also made the shortlist in 2014 for her novel The Girl Who Was Saturday Night.
Anakana Schofield for her novel Martin John, (A John Metcalf Book, an imprint of Biblioasis).
Prize HistoryThe Giller Prize was founded in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, who passed away from cancer the year before. The award recognized excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short stories – and endowed a cash prize annually of $25,000.00, the largest purse for literature in the country.
The launch of The Giller Prize coincided with a growing recognition of Canadian authors and literature both at home and abroad. Acclaimed writers such as Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Mordecai Richler were winning honours and accolades around the world. The time seemed ripe to celebrate the success of these and other homegrown writers within these borders, with a bold statement of support and recognition.
The Giller Prize, along with many other awards that came before and after, is in large part responsible for the continued growth of Canadian literary talent. The prize has so far endowed more than three-quarters of a million dollars to Canadian writers from coast to coast.
Scotiabank and the Giller PrizeIn 2005, the Giller Prize teamed up with Scotiabank to create the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It is the first-ever co-sponsorship for Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. The purse increased from $25,000 to $50,000 and grew again in 2008 to $70,000. In 2014, founder Jack Rabinovitch announced that the prize purse would double, with $100,000 going to the winner and $10,000 to each finalist.
“This new relationship ensures that the prize will endure far into the future,” said Jack Rabinovitch. “Scotiabank’s enthusiasm for the Giller Prize and more importantly, for the promotion of great Canadian literature, convinced us they’d be the ideal partner,” he added.
“The Scotiabank Giller Prize really speaks to who we are as a bank,” said Brian Porter, Scotiabank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We support the arts because we believe that they enrich our communities and our lives in meaningful ways. That’s certainly true of great literature – and the Giller Prize celebrates the finest in Canadian fiction.”
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader for charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. You can visit Scotiabank online at www.scotiabank.com.
Soheil Mosun Limited was commissioned to manufacture the redesigned Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards, Canada’s annual premier literary prize for fiction.
The finalists in the Fiction category are:
- Daddy Lenin and Other Stories by Guy Vanderhaghe
- How You Were Born by Kate Cayley
- Outline by Rachel Cusk
- The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys
- The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman
The finalists in the Non-fiction category are:
- Bee Time by Mark L. Winston
- Dispatches from the Front by David Halton
- Norval Morrisseau by Armand Garnet Ruffo
- Party of One by Michael Harris
- The Social Life of Ink by Ted Bishop
Friday, September 25, 2015
This is information taken directly from the Man Booker website. For more information on the Man Booker Prize please visit http://themanbookerprize.com
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist is revealed
15 September 2015
The six names were announced by Chair of judges, Michael Wood, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group.
The judges remarked on the variety of writing styles, cultural heritage and literary backgrounds of the writers on the shortlist, which includes new authors alongside established names. Two authors come from the United Kingdom, two from the United States and one apiece from Jamaica and Nigeria.
This is the second year that the prize, first awarded in 1969, has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK. Previously, the prize was open only to authors from the UK & Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe.
The 2015 shortlist of six novels is:
Author (nationality) Title (imprint)
Marlon James (Jamaica) A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications)
Tom McCarthy (UK) Satin Island (Jonathan Cape)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press)
Sunjeev Sahota (UK) The Year of the Runaways (Picador)
Anne Tyler (US) A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus)
Hanya Yanagihara (US) A Little Life (Picador)
Chair of judges Michael Wood comments:
‘Only on rare occasions does celebration come so closely aligned with regret. The regret of what we left out was tempered by the enormous excitement we have in presenting the six books on the shortlist.
‘We re-read all 13 books on the longlist and in the process we rediscovered new pleasures in each. The writers on the shortlist present an extraordinary range of approaches to fiction. They come from very different cultures and are themselves at very different stages of their careers.’
Michael Wood is joined on the 2015 panel of judges by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne. The judges considered 156 books for this year’s prize.
Tom McCarthy is the only shortlisted author to have been nominated before, having been shortlisted for C in 2010.
Marlon James is the first Jamaican-born author to be shortlisted for the prize. Chigozie Obioma is the second Nigerian to be nominated, after Ben Okri. Of the six authors, two are resident in the UK and four in the United States.
At 28, Chigozie Obioma is the youngest of this year’s shortlisted authors, the same age as 2013 winner Eleanor Catton.
Two independent publishers make it to the shortlist: Oneworld Publications and ONE, an imprint of Pushkin Press. Penguin Random House have two authors on the list (from their Jonathan Cape and Chatto & Windus imprints), as does Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan.
Manny Roman, CEO of Man Group, comments:
‘We are very proud to sponsor the Man Booker Prize, recognising the hard work and creativity of these talented authors of all nationalities writing in English. The prize underscores Man Group's charitable focus on literacy and education as well as our commitment to excellence and entrepreneurship. Together with the wider charitable activities of the Man Booker Foundation, the prize plays a very important role in promoting literary excellence that we are honoured to support. Many congratulations to the shortlisted authors.’
The 2015 winner
The 2015 winner will be announced on Tuesday 13 October in London’s Guildhall at a black-tie dinner that brings together the shortlisted authors and well-known figures from the literary world. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.
In the meantime, there will be a number of public events featuring the shortlisted authors, including the Radio Times Festival (Sunday 27 September), Birmingham Literature Festival (Thursday 8 October) and two events at The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (Saturday 10 September).
The traditional Man Booker Prize Readings will take place at the Southbank Centre on the eve of the prize, 12 October, hosted by Mariella Frostrup.
There will be two further events with the winning author: at Stylist LIVE on 15 October and at Apple’s Covent Garden store on 16 October.
A special Man Booker Prize edition of Artsnight will air on BBC Two on Friday 9 October.
The shortlisted authors each receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The winner will receive a further £50,000 and can expect international recognition.
Special shortlist podcast this Friday...
The Man Booker Prize Podcast is an exciting audio series that looks at the very best from the world of books. Tune in on iTunes or SoundCloud this Friday for the special shortlist episode of the Man Booker Prize podcast.
Tell us what you think about the 2015 shortlist at @ManBookerPrize
Library Assistant Margaret D. is responsible for our Young Adult Fiction collections, and encourages everyone to read these novels:
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare. Now a movie, this book is the classic good against evil; angels vs demons. We follow Clary Fray in her adventure of finding herself and discovering her true relationship with her mother. She meets unworldly creatures that make her realize that things are not always what they seem.
Tithe by Holly Black. Finding out that you are not human is sixteen-year-old Kaye Fierch’s dilemma -- the gritty high school dropout discovered that she is a pixie. In the Fairy World of good and evil, she finds friendship, love, and the adventure of a lifetime.
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry. Find out how Peter Pan became “Peter Pan” in this fun and adventurous prequel.
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. Chloe Saunders is a normal teenager whose only concern is boys and her friends. Then one day things turn horribly wrong. She sees a horrifying ghost for the first time, which leads to her being committed to a home for troubled teens. The other teens in the house all seem to be mentally unstable, but are they really or do they have psychic powers just like her?