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The Mysterious Theft of the Mona Lisa

If you are a fan of books about true crime, you might want to read:
Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa

Vigil

Vigil by Cecilia Samaratin

Attending the deathbed of her cancer-stricken husband, middle-aged Ana reflects on her life. She remembers her journey from war-torn El Salvador, to an American convent,

Men Get Depression - Windows into the Mind film series

"Men Get Depression", a third film in the  Windows into the Mind series will be presented on Thursday, October 15th at 7 pm, in the Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library.

The Medicated Child - Windows Into the Mind

The Medicated Child is a first presentation in 2009 Windows into the Mind film series on Thursday, October 1st at 7 pm in the Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library. Millions of U.S children are taking psychiatric drugs, most never tested on kids. Good medicine- or an uncontrolled experiment?

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites does Canada have?  I was surprised to learn that out of 878 world sites, Canada actually has 15, the newest of which is "Joggins Fossil Cliffs" , designated in 2008. You can see all of them in a new, beautifully illustrated book, "World Heritage Sites". 

Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Ahoy!!!  As of September 15, 2009, Canadian boaters driving a motorized watercraft must carry a Transport Canada-mandated Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).  In order to obtain your PCOC you need to score 75% or higher on the Transport Canada accredited exam which covers navigation rules, boating terminology, emergency markers, bouys and safety equipment and right of way regulations.

'Fair' Weather

Here we are ... day six of the Western Fair, and we the weather just couldn't be better! So far, exactly zero days of rain. I'm told at this time last year during the Fair, it had rained just about every day. Eight out of ten days got rain, according to the authority in the nearby Elephant Ears booth.

 

'Fair' Enough

libro library road show trailer

Seen and heard at the Western Fair on Saturday, September 12th .... first off, the Fair's been fantastically busy!  This location we have is wonderful ... right at the 'crossroads' of kiddieland, so we're seeing all kinds of traffic.  People here, there, and everywhere.

We've seen our friends at Bob FM ... they've been a great friend to

'Fair Thee Well ...

Okay, so far so good!  The 2009 Western Fair has officially begun, under sunny skies and warm weather!  The Libro Library Road Show is there, look for us in the kiddieland area, just north of the talent stage.  Come on over and chat with our friendly staff,  grab a copy of our newest Access magazine, get yourself a funky LPL temporary tattoo, or even register for your library card!

 

The Road Show will be at the Fair the whole time, from today until September 20th.  Hope to see you then!

 

Buddhist Meditation for the Beginner

A weekly meeting for beginning meditators and those interested in learning Buddhist meditation techniques.  We will introduce Shamata, Vipassana, Maitri, and walking meditation and look at the Buddhist understanding behind these practices.  This six-week course is open to anyone looking for support and guidance to establish and maintain a daily meditation practice.  Chairs will be provided; bring cushions or benches if you have them.

Tuesdays, September 22nd - October 27th, 7-8 pm

Central Library, Stevenson & Hunt Room