Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Need school supplies in hurry?

The Library has a vending machine that is stocked with school supplies, computer accessories and even some basic first aid products.  It is conveniently located in our Computer Commons area and will accept cash or the SAITSA Student eCard.

The machine is supplied with:
  • Stationary supplies such as pens, pencils, notebooks, staplers, scissors and index cards.
  • Personal items like Advil, Band-Aids, Kleenex and cough drops.
  • Media devices including scientific calculators, USB sticks and ear buds.
 

Get everything you need for your classes, presentations and minor medical emergencies.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Award Winning Children's Books

Our juvenile and children’s collections are fully stocked with Caldecott and Newbery award-winning picture books, and best-selling children’s stories.

Here are just a few of our favorites:

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney is an award-winning artist who has adapted one of Aesop’s most memorable fables and created a wordless adaptation about an unlikely pair of animals that is so beautiful and stunning. The pictures of the African landscapes and animals in this book will leave you speechless!



The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

This is a magical story about an imaginary friend and a faraway island. The imaginary character, patiently waits for his chance to be with a real child but he is repeatedly ignored. He decides to take matters into his own hands and sets off an epic journey to a big city where he finally meets his perfect companion who gives him his special name, Beekle. Dan Santat is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination and courage.



Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

This is a beautifully illustrated story about a giant panda named Stillwater who meets three children. One by one, the children visit Stillwater, and listen to him tell a short tale that explains a Buddhist principle about love and kindness. The vibrant watercolours and elegant drawings in this book make it a real joy to read.


We have classics stories like Charlotte’s Web and Bridge to Terabithia but we also have some outstanding contemporary novels as well.

Here are a couple suggestions that we really like:

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

This is an unforgettable coming of age novel about “Little Man”(the main character's nickname), an eleven year old boy growing up in Memphis in 1959 . "Paperboy" offers an insightful look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate the positive and meaningful messages that are depicted in this beautifully written book.



The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

This novel tells an exciting, witty adventure about a very accomplished young thief who is asked to steal the unsteal-able, Hamiathes's Gift, a legendary stone said to be a creation of the gods that confers the right of rule on the wearer. The story is set in a make believe Mediterranean-like country called Sounis in a time when the old gods have just been overthrown. The geography and the details of daily life are so clearly depicted that it is easy believe in the existence of this imaginary realm. It is an absolutely, fantastic story, which will grabs the attention of "young adults" and adults alike.



These are just few of our current top choices but you will be sure to find lots of beautiful books in these special collections that will surprise you and warm your heart.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Our Featured Database: Canadian Newsstream

Canadian Newsstream is an online newspaper resource which provides full text access to almost 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including The Calgary Herald and The Globe & Mail.



This database includes complete access to electronic backfiles for most newspapers, including full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each publication. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s.

Canadian Newssteam content is updated daily so researchers always have timely access to new information.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Blind Date With a Book


Looking for something new and interesting to read? Don’t judge a book by its cover!



Come and see the new Blind Date With a Book display at the library and find true love with a new book or author that you never would have thought to try.



Step 1 – Select a book based on the themes that interest you.


Step 2 – Take the book up to the information desk and sign it out.
Step 3 – Take the book home, unwrap and fall in love with a new story!


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Library Computers Upgrades on Level 0

The computers on the Level 0 wave tables will not be available
 beginning Thursday, July 28 to Friday, August 5
 because of computer upgrades.

The computers in the Library Classroom (MC 015)
are available if there are no other classes scheduled.


Thank you for your patience.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us
 by phone (403 284-8616,
email (library@sait.ca) or
in person at the Library Information Desk.