Algonquin Reads is back again for our second year, championing the book by Zoe Whittall entitled Holding Still For As Long As Possible. Get the book at a great price at the First Class bookstore – best price anywhere, or check it out from the LRC/Library. Read the book and join in our events and activities throughout the year!
Here is what Lynne Eagan, Coordinator, College Preparation, had to say about this year’s book:
I am pleased Algonquin Reads chose Holding Still for as Long as Possible as the book for the Algonquin community to read this year. By coincidence, I read this book this summer and I found that the voices were not ones I had heard before. I felt the book gave me some insight into a lives and feelings of twenty somethings living in downtown Toronto. The characters in this book, I expect, are not much different from many of the students walking the halls of Algonquin. This book can provide a great spring board for discussion about who these young people are. I am particularly looking forward to meeting the author.
New to this year is the Books We love journals. Beautifully designed and printed by Megan Campbell, a student from the Print Media Program, the journal is a blank book that is being circulated around the College. If you find one, pick it up, write about a book you love and pass it along. When we find these journals (or you can return to C230, Attn. Helena Merriam), we will publish select entries on our blog, and inviting comments. Our blog is at http://algonquincollegereads.blogspot.com
Our Used Book sale was a fantastic success, thanks to all the great donations from faculty, staff, students and the First Class book store. Thank you also to the great students from the Library and Information Technician program who staffed the tables, and from the Algonquin Reads team, Joanne MacDonald, Catrina McBride, Brenda Mahoney, Sharon Cameron, Lisa Lamb, Cecelia Taylor, Patsy Pyke, and Marni Squire. We raised over $580 over the two days. We may be back with another sale in the winter term, so watch for it.
Back by popular demand, we offered another bookbinding workshop, taught by the Mary McIntyre, President of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild – Ottawa Valley Chapter. Students from the Applied Museum Program, Library Technician Program and faculty and staff from Computer Studies, Language Institute and School of Part Time Studies participated in the event.
Let us know your ideas for Algonquin Reads events or student projects. We love providing volunteer experience or activities for students and are looking for ways to engage the college community. To learn more please contact Helena Merriam at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 5338.