Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tuk wants to be a great hunter, like his father; But a polar bear chases the pair back home and tries to eat them, sled dogs and all

“We do not mean, we do not really mean, that what we are going to say is true.” –How Ashanti storytellers begin their stories How can we even attempt to understand each other? Canada is so huge, its climate and … Continue reading

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For and about children in October, 2015

The Lennoxville Library launches its children’s programming on Saturday, October 10 with a special tri-lingual storytelling morning. Our storytelling hour will feature tales in English, French, and Spanish. It’s guaranteed to be fun, and is held in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Can you fall asleep at night ‘with your soul at peace’? Some would call that the very definition of a successful life

When Johannes Gutenberg invented his infamous press in 1440, Western civilization changed dramatically. Before, the book had been a rare object. Sixty years later, 20 million had been printed. Many of those books were Christian Bibles. Religious texts were suddenly … Continue reading

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The GG’s and the Giller’s, 2015

Canada’s Giller Prize English literary shortlist has been announced: Andre Alexis for Fifteen Dogs; Heather O’Neill for the story collection Daydreams of Angels; Anakana Schofield for Martin John; Samuel Archibald for the story collection Arvida (translated by Donald Winkler); and … Continue reading

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