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The Distance Between Us

By Drew Growing up can be scary. It is even more intimidating when you are dealing with a mental illness. As a teen living with depression, certain moments in my life have felt overwhelming and even unbearable. One way I like to help myself calm down is through...

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Quiet…Purrfection.

by Kathleen This is my cat Hermione. She and her sister Purrl have lived in my home for fourteen years, but it is only recently that I have gotten to know her.  Hermione and Purrl were rescued by the Winnipeg Humane Society and our family adopted them as tiny...

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Get What You Need

Lately I’ve had this really old song by the Rolling Stones called You Can’t Always Get Want You Want  running through my head, especially the line “You’ll get what you need”, which became the inspiration for this blog. Earworms, they’re not just a nuisance after all. The library has all of...

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ACI Creative Writing Mentorship 2017 – Notes from the Squibblers Guild

by Steve Locke Between school and sports, friends, part-time jobs and extra-curricular activities, it’s often hard for creative youth to find the time to seriously pursue their craft. Luckily, each year ACI Manitoba and the Winnipeg Public Library team up to organize a creative writing group for youth...

I Know What You’ll Read This Summer

By Tegan Having you been loving this warm spring weather? It’s the perfect reminder that warmer days are on their way, and with them comes beaches, ice cream, and lazy summer days. What’s the perfect accompaniment for all of these things? Hot new summer reads, and nothing gets...

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You Do You

By Kim Sometimes you can find motivation in a book to keeping on doing what you do and being true to yourself. Sometimes it is just about reading about a character who overcomes tough times that is enough to encourage us to choose what we are willing to fight...

Just a Memory

By Madeleine The film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind really sparked my interest in memory and fiction. The main character meets a woman and they think they are strangers but they start to realise that they know each other after all because their memories have been altered,...

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Get Graphic: The New Riverdale

By Kelsey I’ve been a big fan of comics for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I used to patiently wait for the weekend edition of the newspaper so I could start tearing through the special comic section. It was the combination of the...