We have all seen news reports of wars around the world, and perhaps learned about some that are significant to our country. What did it feel like to witness the loss of friends, the demolition of cities? What about the lives of their loved ones, waiting anxiously for their return? War memoirs and letters offer a fascinating and intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of those experiencing war, whether they are battling on the front lines, or surviving at home. Check out our selection of war memoirs from around the world, and remember those who bore witness and gifted us with their experiences.
WHO has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife "to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlight the challenging conditions they often face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce." Healthcare workers are at the front lines 24/7 serving others without regard to race, colour, nationality and their own lives. Their dedication and effort is especially recognized during this year's pandemic.
The Farmer's Almanac thinks of November as the Month of Food. As we head into the darker, colder days of winter we sustain ourselves with confort food. As well, the many cultural and religious celebrations during this season give us an excuse to tuck into some tasty treats. Find a new fav recipe in one of our online baking titles.
Langara Alumni are celebrated each November during Langara's November is Outstanding event. The Library is proud to have a selection of books by our alumni authors. Our alumni have published plays, children's books, poems, memoirs, nonfiction and more. Please join us in celebrating our truly outstanding alumni this month!