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April 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like... summer?

April 20, 2012 | Cynthia | Comments (0)

    The weather might not indicate it, yet, but summer isn’t that far away.  There’s no time like the present to start thinking about summer vacation.

 Whether you’re planning a trip to the other side of the world, staying in North America, or just staying close to home this year – a staycation – we can help.

 For the world travellers, the Library has books, dvds and magazines to help you plan your trip.  You can look for information on where to go, what to do when you arrive, where to shop, what restaurants to visit, what museums you might find there, and lots of other information.  And if you would like to learn some phrases in other languages, we can help with that, too, with kits and phrasebooks.




Some people want to do more on their vacation than just relax and enjoy the sights.  Check out information on employment in foreign countries, employment for travelers, and books about what to do in your gap year.


 What if you are staying within North America, perhaps even within Canada?  The Library has guidebooks for here, too!  Plus, you can find information on hiking, camping, biking, etc.


 Perhaps you won’t be going much further than your own backyard – not a problem!  The Library has information on enjoying your deck – even how to build one if you don’t have one!  We can also help with information on landscaping, barbecues, picnics and more.


 Summer is really all about the kids, isn’t it?  The Library will once again be offering the Summer Reading Program.  This year’s theme is “Imagine!” and there will be programs at almost every branch. 

 Above all – enjoy every day – there’s no shortage of things to do!

The order of books: Dewey Decimal System, the 000's

April 19, 2012 | Diana S. | Comments (0)

I previously introduced you to The order of books: Dewey Decimal System and was going to explain in detail the 10 main classes (000 - 900) that make up the Dewey Decimal System. Let's begin with the 000's, what we call 'Generalities'- or general works.


Items in this section have many different subjects including computers, computer science, programming, and general information on unusual and unexplained topics such as UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and alien encounters. Books recently received at Barbara Frum in the 000s include:


You can place a hold on any of the books above or come visit our Generalities section, the 000s and explore what we have. Next up is the 100s - Philosophy & Psychology.

100s-Philosophy & Psychology

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