Archive for the ‘Library services’ Category

Maybe you already figured this out, but the Teen Connection program schedule changed. From now on, it will be 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 PM. Hopefully it’s a best time frame for you and you will show up as a huge enthusiastic crowd.

 

 

Next event will be Spoopy Halloween Workshop ! 

Join us for a craft party revolving around Halloween. Snacks will be

provided. Create Halloween themed masterpieces!

Come! Eat! Have fun!

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If you are often disappointed in the movies you have watched after reading the book , go the other way around. Reading the book after watching the movie is good too. It’s up to you. Whatever your decision, be aware that every movie ever made has been written first, at least as a script, and a vast amount of those scripts are inspired by books. So, if you like movies, you also like books. It’s logical right? Then, read one of those marvelous books already adapted into a movie or that will get a shot on the big screen soon.

      

These titles are available, but on Overdrive only.

 

We do have “A Monster Calls” and “Before I Fall” movies already. Look!

A Monster Calls DVD Before I Fall DVD

 

 

A Belleville Public Library card grants you access to a vast selection of e-resources. You can access them from our website, here. Let me introduce you to some of them.

 is a never endless source of factual information about a lot of subjects, from science to plants and history to sport. I like the “World Resources” interactive maps which offers the possibility to compare continents, provinces or cities over different factors.

World book also offers an awesome guide on research projects that is totally worth reading. Tons of helpful advice for each step, from choosing a subject to presentation. It will help you evaluate the reliability of your sources and organize your data efficiently.

 is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on all things Canadian. Well displayed and easy to understand. Lots of good material for homework in there!

I’m a big fan of CPI.Q. It is a huge database of journals, newspapers and magazines articles. With it, you don’t have to find and browse through piles of magazines to find articles on the subject you need. Articles are often valid references for research projects so it is worth a look. You may need a bit of research skills to get what you’re seeking from this one though.

 has a great library of eBooks, movies, comic books, music and TV shows.  Bonus: as long as you have a library account, you have access to all of those resources without stepping out of the comfort of your house.

overdrive have way more eBooks and audiobooks than Hoopla. They also offer material in different languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc. There is no music in that database though.

Hope you’re thrilled now! Remember that you need a library card number to use those services. Your mom or dad or sister or turtle won’t give you their card number? 😦 Well, it’s still just one trip here to get a card and after that, rain or shine, PJ’s on and slippers, you may have access to FREE great books, FREE movies, FREE magazine articles, FREE good music, FREE factual information, FREE… Well I guess you get the point now.

Have a wonderful day with your tablet!

 

Christmas always lights up imagination. Lots of writers, artists and filmmakers use this time of the year as a magical setting for great stories. Romance, comedy or mystery, the spirit of the season adds something special to any tale.

Go get a blanket and a hot chocolate, here are some suggestions to read or watch that will help you get in the mood for the holidays.

Here are some books you can get at the library:

winter-shadows  what-light  snowglobe what-childsweet-rein saving-red   over-a-boy-called-christmas last-christmas archiebatman black-butterfly dash-and-lily pretty-little-liar top-ten-clues twelve-days-dash

Would you prefer movies? You can borrow these from the library as well.

dvd-christmas-in-boston   dvd-12-wishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can’t come to the library? If you have a library card, we can come to you. These titles are on Overdrive which you can access here.

over-christmas-tales-of-terror  over-unlikely-romance  over-christmas-angel

Wishing you a very happy holiday!

Are you looking for your first summer job? Having trouble building your résumé?

Being a young adult entering the work force can be tough, knowing what to put on your résumé, the cycle of needing experience to get a job and a job to get experience, may all be part of the struggle. The Belleville Public Library and Gale courses are here to help you, show them that YOU have what it takes. You’ve used your library card to check out useful books or movies before, why not use your library card to check out a new skill. Gale courses offer learning, anytime and anywhere. These free college level courses are completely online and can be taken almost entirely at your own pace. Expert instructors develop and lead every course; you also have the opportunity to interact with the instructors as well as fellow students in the discussion area. This is an excellent feature, where you can choose your level of participation while also receiving the individual attention that you may desire.  After passing the courses you will receive a certificate or letter of completion proving that you have completed the course.

Understanding common computer applications such as Microsoft programs like Word or Excel will open a wide variety of doors for you. These are basic skills employers are searching for, to fill a wide variety of positions. Gale courses also offer more job specific programs like Adobe Photoshop or Quickbooks . There are over 250 full length courses to choose from in fields ranging from business and accounting to design, arts, music and writing to health care and education.

Gale Courses

Show your future employer that you have the initiative that it takes to work for them by learning programs you will need to succeed in their workplace. Or use these courses to build yourself a strong and eye catching résumé that employers won’t be able to ignore. Commit to lifelong learning, self-improvement and developing your career skills with Gale Courses and the Belleville Public Library. Click the picture above to get started. If you need any help check out our eContent Help page or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235.

 

 

Come out to the Belleville Library this summer for our Summer Reading Challenge and our Cover Art Contest to win awesome prizes!

Summer Reading Challenge:

Are you up to the Challenge? Between June 25th – August 18th, come to the library to pick up a sheet of weekly reading challenges.  For each challenge you complete, fill out a ballot for a change to win an awesome gift package!

Earn extra ballots for each book you read this summer.   Come to the reader’s Advisory desk to pick up and submit your ballots.

 

 

Teen Cover Art Contest:

Do you think you can design Catcherbetter cover art for your favourite book? Show us! Teens ages 12-18 can design a new cover for any book they choose.  Entries will be displayed side-by-side with the published   cover art.

Submission Dates: Aug. 15th – 27th.

Entries will be displayed in the corridor of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery September 5-17.

Prizes for Juror’s Choice!

 

 

Did you know that Overdrive has comics for you to check out! All you need is your library card and you can download it right to your device!

Some titles include:

Adventure time Artemis Fowl Man of Steel

Marvel adventure Drama The Uglies Shay's Story

Need any help check out our eContent Help page or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235