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Brain Injury Support Meetings

If you or someone you know is a brain injury survivor then Brain Injury Support Meetings are for you [ ... ]

Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee

Time to Step Up A pinning bee to prepare ribbons and cards for the 2018-2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign [ ... ]

New Currency

New book by Jordan Bruce MacLeod

New Currency: How Money Changes the World As We Know It (Integral Publishers, 2009) is an exploration of money’s untapped power to change the world by Jordan Bruce MacLeod.

In the first half of the book, MacLeod establishes money as the primary leverage point for systemic transformation. He discusses the emergence of a new way of designing money that successfully

A Century of Farewells: A Biographical Dictionary of Prince Edward Island Immigrants, 1800–1900

A Century of Farewells: A Biographical Dictionary of Prince Edward Island Immigrants, 1800–1900
J. Clinton Morrison

Crescent Isle Publishers, Summerside, has published Centry of Farewells: A Biographical Dictionary of Prince Edward Island Immigrants, 1800–1900 by J. Clinton Morrison. The publication, in two volumes, includes introduction, maps, illustrations, and a full color cover. Cover design and illustration is by P. John Burden.

Century of Farewells: A Biographical Dictionary of Prince

Anne of Green Gables The Musical: 101 Things You Didn’t Know

Anne of Green Gables The Musical: 101 Things You Didn’t Know
Don Harron

White Knight Books has published a book by Don Harron, co-writer of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™. Anne of Green Gables the musical: 101 Things you didn’t know takes you behind the scenes into the world of the people who have made Anne the hit musical that has entertained audiences for 45 years.

Don Harron has been involved with the Lucy Maud’s Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green

Charlottetown: A History

Charlottetown: A History
Dr. Peter Rider

Charlottetown: A History was launched at City Hall on June 16. Dr. Peter Rider, Atlantic Provinces Historian at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, received funding to research the history of the city in the early 1980s. The book, which focuses on the era between incorporation in 1855 and amalgamation in 1995, took nearly 30 years to complete.

“Although he was able,


Jordan McIntyre
Illustrated by Catherine Miller

LOOKBOOK! A Children’s Guide to Prince Edward Island, is written by Jordan McIntyre, and illustrated with paper collage by Catherine Miller. LOOKBOOK! is a family travel resource that keeps little ones engaged with fun facts, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and games about Canada’s Garden Province, for children ages 6 to 11.

Jordan McIntyre teaches

Simon and Catapult Man’s Perilous Playground Adventure

Simon and Catapult Man’s Perilous Playground Adventure
Norene Smiley
Illustrated by Brenda Jones

Nimbus Publishing, in cooperation with the IWK Child Safety Link and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, has announced the release of a new book that teaches kids about the importance of playground safety. Simon and Catapult Man’s Perilous Playground Adventure is written by Norene Smiley and illustrated by Brenda Jones.

The book follows the intergalactic

The Begerkz—Shipwrecked on Planet Earth

The Begerkz—Shipwrecked on Planet Earth
Troy Diamond Lund

IIslander Troy Diamond Lund has published his first novel entitled The Begerkz—Shipwrecked On Planet Earth, based on characters created by Troy Lund and his children Jordi and Dustin Lund. In his introduction to the book, Troy says, “The three of us have big plans for our Begerkz, and we hope with all our might that you and your children will enjoy the story that you are about

Atlantic Book Awards

Douglas Arthur Brown is the winner of the 19th annual Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize for Quintet (Key Porter Books).

The Raddall Prize, which at $15,000 is the largest fiction prize in Atlantic Canada, was awarded in May at A Great Mischief of Writers in Halifax at Saint Mary’s University. Runners-up for the Raddall were Ian Colford with Evidence and Sara Tilley with Skin Room. Brent

Chinese Books at Library

The Confederation Centre Public Library has added staff and resources to help serve newcomers to PEI. The library has recently received a selection of Chinese books. By continually adding to both print and electronic language learning resources, the library will be able to offer fiction and non-fiction Chinese material for readers of all ages.

The library has developed an English as an Additional

Hackmatack Winners 2009

The Hackmatack Steering Committee has announced the winners of 2009 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award. They are:

English Fiction—Chocolate River Rescue by Jennifer McGrath Kent;
English Non-Fiction—Sweet!: The Delicious Story of Candy by Ann Love & Jane Drake;
French Fiction—Capitaine Static, by Alain M. Bergeron;
French Non-Fiction—Delirons avec Leon no. 2 by Annie Groovie.

The winners were

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What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

The Sisters Brothers

November 21–25
City Cinema 14A, graphic violence, disturbing content, coarse language.
Dir: Ja [ ... ]

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

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A passion for cinema

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Acadian showman

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