The Giver by Lois Lowry
Welcome to a community, where everything is black and white. A community where people don’t have feelings.
When Jonas, and his fellow Twelve-year-olds, earn their job at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas, gets a special job, separating him from his friends, and making him an outcast in his ordinary, black and white community. When Jonas starts training with the “Giver” he discovers and keeps previous memories stored by the Giver. He discovers various things, ordinary people in his community cannot see or appreciate. Filled with power and Knowledge, Jonas realizes that he needs to leave his community, and find a new one that will embrace his differences.
I would rate this book a 3.5 /5 as the book was short, but I wish the story was longer, and there was more description in the Book. It was overall a great read.
A truly brilliant read, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a riveting and unique novel revolving around the Second World War. The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a girl who stole a book from a cemetery but knows not how to read or write. Orphaned by the loss of her brother and mother, she is adopted by foster parents, the father of which teaches Liesel how to read. As the war continues, her life changes as she finds more books and a Jewish man hides in her basement. These events, whilst being small, were crucial for the way the story played out. Narrated from the peculiar yet surprisingly amusing view of Death, The Book Thief is an absolutely recommended read that will give new perspectives to anyone.
Are you looking for free events and activities to celebrate Youth Week? Come to the library! (100-7700 Minoru Gate)
Science & Technology Expo – Wed, May 3; 3:30-5:30pm
Interested in science and technology? This event will have hands-on activities and engaging workshops available from professionals in the field. Come be a part of this amazing science experience! Workshops at 4:00 & 4:45pm. Drop-in anytime! Call 231.6457 for info. Click for details: http://ow.ly/9Jol30blpmw
Youth Job Fair – Thu, May 4; 3:00-5:00pm
Are you looking for work experience? The library has teamed up with employers in the community who are looking for youth to join their team! Employers to expect are McDonalds, 6Pack Indoor Beach, Telus and more! Bring your resume and come prepared for an informal interview. Avia Employment Services will also be offering hands on sessions to help you get job ready! Drop-in anytime! Call 604.231.6457 for info! Click for details: http://ow.ly/4mE230blpo9
Careers in Media Arts @ the Media Lab (Cultural Centre) – Sat, May 6; 12:00-4:00pm
Explore career options in Media Arts through workshops and discussions with professionals working in graphic design, animation and video game production. Register in person or online: Animation #: 2022488, Graphic Design #: 2022588, Video Game Production #: 2022538. Call 604.247.8303 for info.
Join us on May 3rd and 4th for Youth Week! All activities will take place at the Brighouse Branch.
It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and RPL is celebrating our volunteers! We love our teen volunteers who help out with tons of programs, collections and other fun things at the library. We are always looking for new teen volunteers, so if you’re interested, apply here: http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/teens/service_hours_teen_volunteering