Monday, October 25, 2010

Metro Minute at the public library

Metro News: 2010 October 25

If you’re wondering what to do today, try heading to your local library and losing yourself in a good book.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Drop Everything And Read Day

Mark your calendars, Monday, Oct. 25 is Drop Everything And Read Day (DEAR) across B.C. and Burnaby Public Library (BPL) is offering prizes to participants.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Youth is served by new chief librarian

As a librarian, Sandra Singh has never worked in a library that didn't have a computer, although as a page she once saw one that still had card catalogues.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Copying, A Right

California schoolchildren are obliged to copy ideas, and it was copyright lobbyists who put them up to it.

Since 2006, the school system of a state dependent on a profitable entertainment industry has made it mandatory for teachers to run their students through programs like "What's the Diff?" which has them role-play as different stakeholders in the unauthorized downloading of a movie: actors, directors, producers against a feckless, hard-drive-stuffing computer user.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Drop everything and read with Coquitlam Express

Monday will give kids the chance to drop everything and read with guys who usually start with a drop of a puck.
The Coquitlam Express junior A hockey club will mark National School Library Day on Monday with two events at the Coquitlam Public Library called the Drop Everything and Read Challenge.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saskatoon schools teach that cheating is acceptable

Saskatoon education authorities are taking an almost biblical "love the sinner, and maybe hate the sin" attitude toward this sort of thing. And they're defending it as a way of aiding kids to meet curriculum goals by putting the emphasis on learning rather than behaviour.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Downtown Eastside literary club seeks financial help

Good ideas and good intentions carry a price tag, as Amanda Grondahl has found out.

Last year the freelance writer and editor offered her services to organizations in the Downtown Eastside.