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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-shadowswhat-lightsnowglobe  what-child  sweet-reinsaving-red   over-a-boy-called-christmaslast-christmasarchiebatman   black-butterflydash-and-lily pretty-little-liartop-ten-cluestwelve-days-dash

Would you prefer movies? You can borrow these from the library as well. Actually you should watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at least once, or every year like I do. 🙂

dvd-the_nightmare_before_christmas_poster  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

 

Doctor Who Party

It’s a new year and with that comes time to reflect and choose a resolution for 2016! This year at the Belleville Public Library we are resolving to read more! Whether it’s a classic, an eBook on Overdrive or even a magazine, the possibilities are endless! So stop by the library to pick up a book mark and get started on making this the best year yet!

2016

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Before I fall  Born ugly  backlash

Creeps   dairy queen  Speak

Thirteen Reasons why  Eleanor & Park  Some Girls Are

Chasing the White Witch    Running in Heels  Egghead

For information about bullying or if you need to talk to someone please visit: https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx