January: Read or Listened to

book covers for the books mentioned in this post

JANUARY Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien First in the series Birthmarked was a pretty thrilling sci-fi that centres a young midwife navigating family, birthing and understanding the complexity of her role (an her families) in the context of states. Tags: YAlit, Sci-Fi The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power […]

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New Greater Victoria Public Library Branch

black text on white background that says sxʷeŋ’xʷəŋ taŋ’exw

  The new Greater Victoria Public library located in neighborhood of  James Bay in  Victoria British Columbia will be named sxʷeŋ’xʷəŋ taŋ’exw the Lekwungen name for James Bay. City Council has also named the library’s two meeting rooms the Dr. Elmer Seniemten George M.S.M. Community Room (pronounced Sen-eem-ten), and the Mifflin Wistar Gibbs Study Room (pronounced Wis-ter). My hope is that the collections […]

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Call for Papers | 11th International Indigenous Librarians Forum

Held every two years, the International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum provides an opportunity for indigenous information professionals to network, share and discuss best practice models in the interest of fostering and preserving indigenous languages, traditions, cultures and values within libraries, museums, archives and other educational institutions. In 2019, the Forum will return to the shores of […]

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Book Review | Symptoms of Being Human

book cover: with black drawing of hair on a white cover. totle of the book symptoms of being human in purple lettering in the centre. two thrids of the way down the page it reads boy or girl?yes. bottom of the cover lists author jeff garvin in green

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Tags: Young Adult, Fiction, Coming of Age, LGBT2SQ+, Bullying, Self-Harm This Young Adult novel is one that youth and adults alike will not want to put down. Through the first person narrative, Riley a gender-fluid teenager navigates school, violence, family, therapy, relationships,anxiety, and finding self in the process.  […]

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