VPL Annual Report - 2016

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0 1 LIBRARY AND PARK BOARD BRING POETRY TO THE PARK VPL and the Vancouver Park Board partnered to bring a fun and interactive poetry experience to Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre during the summer. Local poet and novelist Evelyn Lau hosted a special gathering of poets with Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize finalists Ali Blythe, Miranda Pearson, Raoul Fernandes, Jeff Steudel and Amber Dawn. 0 2 VPL EXPANDS FRENCH EBOOK COLLECTION French readers: VPL’s collection now offers more than 4,000 French ebooks through MaBiblioNumerique. This means you can access everything from French children’s books, bestsellers, cookbooks, travel guides and more – for free with your VPL card. To get started, visit vpl.ca/ereads. — Indigenous author Jeannette Armstrong and author Andrew MacLeod were the 2016 recipients of two of British Columbia’s most prestigious literary awards, the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award and the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness, respectively. Both were honoured for their contributions to B.C. literature; Armstrong is the first indigenous author to receive the Woodcock Award. 0 4 VPL LAUNCHES CULTURAL AND LOCAL HISTORY TOUR APP Vancouver’s streets are laden with amazing stories, and VPL’s new tour app, Explore This Vancouver, invites residents and visitors to experience Vancouver’s rich and colourful history and culture through photos and stories from local residents. Download the app for free at Google Play and iTunes stores. — 0 3 HONOURING BRITISH COLUMBIA AUTHORS —

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VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - 4 - ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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