Margaret is just a little girl and Pip is just a tiny moth but when Margaret's extraordinary hearing brings them together the result is an enormously powerful friendship. Alone in the world and thrust into the seemingly cheery Hopeton Orphanage, Margaret is sad to discover that her new home is anything but cheery. Dominated by the terrifying Miss Switch and ignored by the other orphans, Margaret learns to find friends in unexpected places. With the help of her secret friends and her own inner bravery
It’s hard to say what sounds crazier, running non-stop for 160 kilometers in the middle of a Yukon winter in sub-zero temperatures or running 243 kilometers across the Sahara Desert in temperatures which can soar to nearly 50 degrees Celsius! Ray Zahab would probably have agreed that both of these challenges sound crazy and yet he also knew that he just had to try them. Having never run in a regular marathon in his life
Festival season continues in London Ontario! The London Public Library was honoured to be a part of Pride London by cosponsoring the film festival and participating in the parade. If you are looking for some great reads - the library has a list of books that have won the Lambda Literary Award in both ficti
For the first time, the Charles Taylor prize for literary nonfiction has produced a longlist. It seems the competition was too fierce to simply declare the shortlist. The 11 contenders for the $25,000 prize are as follows:
Blue Spruce award nominated titles for 2012.
Ontario Library Association's Blue Spruce award list of past winners.
An award for exceptional talent for contemporary fiction written in English.