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Our Right to Information: Freedom to Read Week Celebrated by Vancouver Island Regional Library Branches

Banned books and free expression may not make the headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

Free movies, tv shows, music and audiobooks with hoopla!

Library card-holders now have access to thousands of movies, tv shows, music and audiobooks through a new digital service called hoopla

Getting excited for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games?

The XXII Olympic Winter Games (Sochi) 2014 begins on Friday, February 7 and we're gearing up with a collection of books and eResources on the ready! Check out our great selection 

Black inventors are main theme of this year's Black History Month

From the Nanaimo Daily News Julie Chadwick / Daily News January 31, 2014 12:00 AM

Nanaimo Harbourfront branch hosts Ruth Ozeki in an author reading

The Vancouver Island Regional Library is pleased to announce that Cortes Island's own Ruth Ozeki will be performing an author reading at the Nanaimo Harbourfront library branch on February 2nd&

Family Literacy Day at your local library!

Family Literacy Day takes place across the nation on January 27th! 

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

CBC News article

Naomi Wakan chosen as Poet Laureate for Nanaimo

Derek Kilbourn, Sounder News

Doris Lessing, Author Who Swept Aside Convention, Is Dead at 94

Ms. Lessing was an uninhibited and outspoken novelist who produced dozens of novels, short stories, essays and poems, embarking on dizzying and at times stultifying literary experiments.

Lynn Coady wins Giller Prize for Hellgoing

Edmonton's Lynn Coady was awarded the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories,

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