LIBRARY CORNER

GUNG HEI FAT CHOI ! WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY 4701 (JANUARY 22ND)

MAY YOU ENJOY A SPICY SOUP OF HAPPINESS – SUCCESS – HEALTH AND GOOD LUCK !

The Chinese calls the New Year’s Celebration the “Spring Festival.”

The Chinese calendar measures time based on the astronomical observations of the movement of the Sun, Moon and Stars, and is highly accurate. The Chinese Lunar Calendar names each of the twelve years after an animal. Legend has it that the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from earth. Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in the order they arrived. The Chinese believe the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has a profound influence on personality, saying:

“This is the animal that hides in your heart.”

RAT1924193619481960197219841996

OX1925193719491961197319851997

TIGER1926193819501962197419861998

RABBIT1927193919511963197519871999

DRAGON1928194019521964197619882000

SNAKE1929194119531965197719892001

HORSE1930194219541966197819902002

SHEEP1931194319551967197919912003

MONKEY1932194419561968198019922004

ROOSTER1933194519571969198119932005

DOG1934194619581970198219942006

BOAR1935194719591971198319952007

Future New Year

February 9th 2005

January 29th 2006

February 18th 2007

The Chinese – Very Interesting. Check out more on this ancient civilization at the Library.

Wednesday Club celebrates Chinese New Year the 28th of January 3pm.

Here?s an update of what?s happening at our library:

January 27th

A Ski Waxing Clinic — Presented by Regional Ski Coach Lisa Patterson 7:30 in the Library

Demonstration only FREE Limit of 50 People

January 29th

Junior Ranger Adult Committee Meeting ? Open to the Public

7:00 in the Library

FEBRUARY

February 16th ? 20thCANADA READS WEEK.

A corner will be set up at the library to view, listen and discuss Canadian Literature. So come on out and bring your friends and make new ones

CBC Newsworld at 1:30, 8:30 and 11:30 pm ET

CBC Radio at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm ET

Hosted by Bill Richardson the following books will be debated by 5 prominent Canadians, who will each defend what they think is the one home-grown book for all Canadians to read. Each day one book will be shelved until only one survives.

# 1The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe

chosen by Jim Cuddy

# 2 Barney?s Version by Mordecai Richler

chosen by Zsuzsi Gartner

# 3Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

chosen by Glen Murray

# 4The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro

chosen by Measha Brueggergosman

# 5The Heart is an Involuntary Muscle by Monique Proulx

chosen by Francine Pelletier

Go online to place your vote for your favorite Canadian book. www.cbc.ca/canadareads

February 17th 3:00Karen Jackman will talk on Canadian Fantasy and Sci-Fi writers and books. Join Karen in this out of world experience and let your imagination run wild.

February 22nd ? 28th FREEDOM TO READ WEEK 20th Anniversary

Sponsored by the CANADA COUNCIL OF THE ARTS

www.freedomtoread.ca

Check it out ! Talk amongst yourselves. Freedom of Speech. Censorship.

What Direction are we going ?

Current Censorship Issues in Canada

Champion of Exiled Writers

Drums Across the Border

Implications of the Patriot Act for Canada

Words on Trial

Recently challenged books in Canada

READ ON!SEE YOU AT THE LIBRARY.

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