Archive for March, 2018

In Search of April Raintree

March 21, 2018

Quiet Book Club Meeting – Everyone welcome!
Date: June 6, 2018 from 12-1 pm
Location: Library (meet near front doors)

“Oh, I’ve read about Indians. Beautiful people they are. But you’re not exactly Indians, are you? What’s the proper word for people like you?” one asked. — (In Search of April Raintree p. 117)

In Search of April Raintree Book Cover, 25th Anniversary EditionMarking the month of June as Indigenous Book Club Month and in recognition of National Aboriginal History Month, we invite you to join us in reading In Search of April Raintree, a novel by by Manitoba-born Beatrice Culleton Mosionier.

April Raintree has been critically praised as an important piece of literature that explores the relationship and bond between two Métis sisters: “The powerful and moving life stories of two Métis sisters who suffer the breakdown of their family relations and the injustices of the social services system.” It has been a past selection of CBC’s Indigenous Reads Book Club.

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You Said: “Please investigate the distracting noise in 2006B”

March 20, 2018

You Said: “In study room 2006B (upstairs) there is a beeping noise that consistently goes off no matter what time of day it is. It sounds like it’s coming from the side of the wall with no other study rooms on it. Either way, it’s super distracting.”

We Said: 
Thank you for reporting this issue. We checked it out and also heard the persistent beeping noise, and it is indeed coming from room 2006A, which is a secure storage room. We think the noise is coming from the security system. We will work with our campus maintenance folks to ensure this is fixed. Sorry for the distraction and inconvenience.

Fair Dealing, Freedom to Read, and Open Education Weeks

March 8, 2018

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the library world raising awareness around a variety of issues near and dear to us. (more…)