For Valentine’s Day, you can never go wrong with a bouquet of roses, a box of assorted chocolates, and a candlelight dinner at your favourite corner bistro. The more adventurous gift-giver may have a giant plush bear delivered to a loved-one’s office, or even worse, a singing valentine. A true master of Valentine’s Day can even pull-off a choreographed, surprise marriage proposal AND have it captured on live TV! No matter to what degree you express your affection on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is ultimately a day of love, appreciation, and giving.
In January, Literacy Quebec composed an open letter to Quebec’s Minister of Education inviting the minister to reassess and clarify recent policy speculations that could hamper the efforts to combat literacy.
The letter, written in cooperation with the Regroupement des groupes populaires en alphabétisation du Québec (RGPAQ), calls for the minister to explain his actual intentions and consider a cohesive vision and strategy to galvanise the government to invest more in the efforts of our community.
We are pleased to see that our letter has gained some traction as several provincial and national press outlets have picked-up our letter to bring this issue to light.
Now in your library you can borrow eBooks thanks to Overdrive, the only thing that you need is your library card! Click on the link below to get a sample of the recommended book, and if you like the book you can go to your library’s website and borrow the book!!!
This week we recommend 419 by Will Ferguson
Writer Will Ferguson is known for his comedic chops -- he's won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times. But in 419, Ferguson presents a dark thriller that shifts from Canada to Africa in a fascinating exploration of the criminal underworld behind the notorious Nigerian internet scams. The narrative point of view moves seamlessly between the victims, the perpetrators and the gang bosses who run the scammers.