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Roll For Initiative

Dungeons and Dragons appears to be making its way back into mainstream media. If you’re a fan of the show “Stranger Things” you’ll recall how the kids name the monstrous creature haunting their town a “demagorgon” after a creature they battle in their Dungeons and Dragons campaign.  Recently...

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‘Tis the Season for Horror

By Terri I can’t do scary movies or should I say I won’t watch scary movies, and if it’s a horror movie I’m done. I will not sleep, and the lights will be on.  You know what it worse than a scary movie, a scary book.  The words,...

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Spider-Librarian

Spider-librarians, Spider-librarians, Do whatever spider-librarians do. Spinning webs, catching crooks Did you know, they read books? Hello, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-librarian here. Guess what movie I just saw?  I’ll give you a hint:  It begins with ‘spider’ and ends with ‘homecoming.’  So if you guessed Spider-man:  Homecoming you’d...

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YA Novel Haikus

The Sir William Stephenson Youth Advisory Council put pen to paper and came up with some haiku poems based on some of their favourite books. “Phantom Limbs” by Paula Garner haven’t read this yet but the cover’s pretty so I guess I will – Hannah     “Hunter”...

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Justice for All

If you glance at the news on any given day you’ll notice that the current climate is a tumultuous time for civil rights and environmental protection around the world. It can be sad and discouraging to read about the injustice going on but I find reading fiction can...

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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...