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We welcome our new library technician, Rossana Caritey

Rossana is a recent graduate of the Langara Library and Information Technology program, and works full-time at the Waldman Library effective immediately. She is a wife and mom, and has experience working in school libraries as well as private sector work. We're happy to have her aboard.

We also say goodbye and good luck to our interim technician, Cynthia Wright. Cynthia had her practicum here at Isaac Waldman, then filled in as library tech for the summer. She returns to SFU now, as a fourth year student. All the best, Cynthia.

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Book Club - calling all book lovers!
Next meeting:  Sep 30, 6:00-7:30pm
Everyone is welcome. Please bring
your book suggestions.
NEW Meet Your Book Match
Looking to buy the perfect used book?
Give us your requests by author or genre, and we will create your personal "wish list". You can purchase from our available books, or we'll contact you when your "wish list" books become available.
Su 12:00-3:00pm

NEW Draw and Discover
Discover and tap your unexplored potential. Be creative!
Claire Cohen, B.F.A. M.A., will lead this workshop in exploration of the creative process through art.
We Oct 7    1:00-4:00pm
$5 supplies cost
RSVP to by Sept 28

Creative Writing Workshop
with Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Back by popular demand
Learn to put your thoughts and memories on paper with award-winning author
Lillian Boraks-Nemetz who teaches
creative writing at UBC.
We Oct 21    2:00-4:00pm
By donation. Proceeds to the library. 

Israeli, Hebrew & Yiddish Film Collection click here...

eBooks at the Library  Click here...

Library Gifts and Donations  
Donations may be made to the Library and a special plaque will be inscribed. For information please call the librarian at 604-257-5111 ext. 249.


LEAVING BERLIN by Joseph Kanon

Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life.
Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the CIA; he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment is to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved.

Filled with intrigue, and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Joseph Kanon's new novel is a compelling thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life.

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