Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Create a work of fiction 3000-5000 words: start at the beginning, or the end, whatever works for you. Just make sure the story takes place somewhere in the Columbia Basin and has appealing characters, a dynamic plot, a mind-blowing theme and a magnificent style.
How To Submit
- Create your original, unpublished 3000-5000 word fictional story.
- Prepare your 150-200 word author's bio that explains the essence that is you or how you came to write your amazing story.
- Think about the visual cues to go with your story.
- Go to scratchonline.com/challenge/submit and complete the submission form.
- Upload your story.
- Print your Consent To Use form and return it to CBT.
*signed by a parent/guardian if you are under 19 years of age
This challenge is open to youth between the age of 15-29 who are residents of the Columbia Basin Trust region.
Friday, November 20, 2009
You can feel the excitement mounting as the snow continues to fall across the Koots. Getting into the backcountry is high on the agendas of many living in our communities. As tempting as it is to want to ski those prime lines, conditions are sketchy out there. Always be prepared and well informed before heading out. Get in the habit of checking the avi bulletins put out by the Canadian Avalanche Centre at www.avalanche.ca.
Interested in an avalanche course? Check out Rossland Mountain Adventures website.
The library has Avaluator cards and many books on avalanche safety. Learn as much as you can to play safe in the backcountry.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Human interactions with the biosphere can sometimes produce catastrophic results.
These links will help you with your research.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
It wouldn't be too far off to say Xmas has arrived early. There was fresh snow on the ground this morning and it continued on well into the morning. Xmas does bring gifts and the library has received its fair share this week. With thirty five new books on the shelves there is something for everyone. You will find autobiographies, science fiction, lots of vampire series, Giller and Commonwealth Writer's prize winners, along with non-fiction writings by the Dalai Lama and a survivor of Darfur. Come in soon as the books are disappearing off the shelves as we speak. Remember you can always reserve a book if it isn't available right away.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We can't seem to keep these on the shelf. Ellen Hopkins writes about very real issues concerning drugs, abuse and the role of religion in a young teen's life. These three books are all written in verse. A must read. You can also check out her blog.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Magnum In Motion online essays add new dimensions to to the traditional photographic narrative, using a combination of photos, audio, video, graphics, and interactivity.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
When Ram Mohammad Thomas, an orphaned, uneducated waiter from Mumbai, wins a billion rupees on a quiz show, he finds himself thrown in jail. (Unable to pay out the prize, the program's producers bribed local authorities to declare Ram a cheater.) Enter attractive lawyer Smita Shah, to get Ram out of prison and listen to him explain, via flashbacks, how he knew the answers to all the show's questions. Indian diplomat Swarup's fanciful debut is based on a sound premise: you learn a lot about the world by living in it (Ram has survived abandonment, child abuse, murder). And just as the quiz show format is meant to distill his life story (each question prompts a separate flashback), Ram's life seems intended to distill the predicament of India's underclass in general. Rushdie's Midnight's Children may have been a model: Ram's brash yet innocent voice recalls that of Saleem Sinai, Rushdie's narrator, and the sheer number of Ram's near-death adventures represents the life of the underprivileged in India, just as Saleem wore a map of India, quite literally, on his face. But Swarup's prose is sometimes flat and the story's picaresque form turns predictable. Ram is a likable fellow, but this q&a with him, though clever, grows wearying.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
" If you don’t trust the news media, what are your options? You can fume about bias, wonder what you’re missing and suppress the urge to throw things.
But what if there were a device that objectively flagged questionable elements in online news articles, poking and parsing words and phrases, and letting you contribute your own critiques? Well, a Seattle company called SpinSpotter has produced a piece of software — a free download that works within a Web browser — that tries to do just that." - Read rest of article from The New York Times
Monday, April 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium. It would be a masterpiece in any."
-TIME, TIME MAGAZINE's 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
History shows us that every great social movement began with one incontestable truth: somebody did something.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Provincial exams start January 26, 2009. Here is a useful link to practice exams and answer keys. E-exams are also available. Try logging on to StudyBuzz for additional study tips and practice questions. All you need is your PEN, available at the office. You can access live tutors and get exam prep 24/7.