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Wishing You Love And Joy

And so this is Christmas For weak and for strong For rich and the poor ones The world is so wrong – John Lennon This year has been a tough one. We have watched and listened to a rise in … Continue reading

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Seeing the Richness of our Libraries through Edith’s Eyes

What we take for granted in our public libraries offers richness for newcomers. Our libraries provide a welcoming community full of resources: books in multiple languages, workshops, and programs for adults, youth and children, that are accessible to everyone. Edith, … Continue reading

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From Biomedical Engineer to Library Champion. Meet Sanam.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical engineering in 2014 and, just two days after graduation, I moved to Vancouver from Iran. While I was a university student, I worked at a medical equipment company while studying. I also volunteered at … Continue reading

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A Thank You and a Welcome

Eleven library systems in thirteen communities across the Metro Vancouver area support NewToBC by raising awareness about project services by hosting cycles of the Library Champions project, and by participating as members of the NewToBC Steering Committee. Members of the … Continue reading

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Meet Charles, Library Champion

I was a professional manager of inspection and certification in China before I immigrated to Canada. The livable environment and climate of Vancouver has always been attractive to my family and me. After we came to Canada in 2012, I … Continue reading

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Meetup – Build Your Own Community

I stumbled across Meetup when I became a mother in 2008. New to my community, I was researching different activities that I could do with my baby and meet other new moms. I wanted to connect with people who had similar interests … Continue reading

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Get your (Board) Game on!

What was your favourite game to play growing up? I loved Risk. I would spend hours with my brothers and sister strategizing and contemplating how I would take over the world. On rare occasions, when I won, I would bask … Continue reading

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