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So, many of you probably know what a zine is but for those who don't it is a self made publication that usually contains the thoughts and opinions of the creator(s) and is reproduced using a photocopier and stapler. There are zines dedicated to bands, personal stories, lit, art, grrls, social justice, nutrition, rights... the list goes on.

The important thing is that the zine is still alive.

Networking, an important part of your job search, is simply a way of developing contacts with those people in your life who might be able to help you with your job or career search.

Who should be in your network? Everyone you know – friends, family, co-workers – anyone you live with, work with, or socialize with, and everyone they know. Depending on your field, there may also be professional associations or organizations you could include.

Love Christmas but want to enjoy it instead of running yourself ragged? Lots of people have stepped back a few paces and really looked at what's important to do and what's not. Seriously, if you work full time do you have time to bake and make your own cards?

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year. Looking back on past holidays, the memories I cherish are not the ones of standing in long lineups at checkout counters or circling parking lots hoping for a spot to appear but rather the times when our family stopped rushing and slowed down to enjoy the season. We've planned many holiday events at your Library this December. Why not slow down and drop by?

The holiday season is upon us again, and this year I'm really looking forward to it. My son is just old enough now that he wants to be involved in the preparations, and I don't want to discourage his enthusiastic help! We have started working on our Christmas crafts nice and early (for a change) and I have discovered some wonderful books and websites.

When is a visit from the Blessed Virgin Mary considered genuine?

The R.E.A.D. (Reading for Enjoyment And Development) program provides one-on-one free tutoring for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years needing assistance with basic literacy skills. Tutoring is provided by volunteers.

60% of adult Canadians lack the capacity to obtain, understand and act upon health information and services and to make appropriate health decisions on their own(Health Literacy in Canada: Initial Results form the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALLS)).

Autumn is when I get into some serious cooking again. It's the season for the comfort food most people enjoy: soups, stews, braised dishes, roasts and hearty, earthy vegetables. I can spend hours in the kitchen on a chilly day preparing the harvest bounty available at this time of year while I listen to CDs or CBC radio. It's the season for carrots, rutabagas, cabbages of all kinds, leeks, kale, beets and potatoes -- to name a few good things.

 

Uh-oh, here it comes... the weather that keeps us indoors. Being cooped up all weekend coupled with being a kid can lead to boredom, which in turn, can lead to the driving parents crazy syndrome! Don't worry, help is on the way. Did you know that our website has some great suggestions for how to keep your kids busy, and happy?