Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Non Fiction-January 2020

January 25, 2020 1. Talking To Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell A powerful examination of our interactions with strangers. 2. You Are Awesome, Neil Pasricha How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life 3. Educated, Tara Westover "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable."--USA Today 4. Me, Elton... Continue Reading →

Free Democratic Public Space

At first glance it is difficult to reconcile the public library values of freedom of expression and providing safe spaces. But on closer examination both of these may be accommodated if we ask questions such as: what does safe space mean?; who decides what it means? and safe for who? There is no absolute guarantee... Continue Reading →

North Korea Journal by Michael Palin

  I went to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with my six year old son in 2000. We had a great time. The people were very friendly. We saw some interesting places and came to understand the Juche philosophy of self reliance which guides this workers state. Michael Palin made the same discoveries on... Continue Reading →

Interview with Clementia Kiele

Clementia Kiele was born on a small island in Papua New Guinea known as the Admiralty Islands, which is two degrees off the equator. Though she didn’t grow up with her parents reading bedtime stories, her parents instead told bedtime stories. She migrated from Papua New Guinea to Canada 19 years ago. After obtaining her... Continue Reading →

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