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Please note the new dates for the telethon:
Sundays March 22 and 29


Paintings by Leonard Shane
March 3-31
in the library

Leonard is a retired Delta, B.C. teacher. He moved to Vancouver over 35 years ago from Winnipeg and raised his family here. As a teenager he received private art lessons from a local artist and in high school attended weekly art classes at the University of Manitoba. Over the years he has continued to take many different art classes and adapt his style accordingly. His hobbies include qigong, toastmasters, and of course, his passion, watercolor and acrylic painting. Leonard has always been intrigued by these mediums because of the magical way water and color transform the canvas.

The whole creative process and the energy that goes into each painting differ, and as a result each experience is unique; this is something that Leonard loves being an artist. His interest in subject matter varies widely from landscapes, to Westcoast boating scenes, abstracts, and florals, and he loves to play with different styles. His wish is that you enjoy his art as much as he does in giving form to it.

Leonard’s website:


Monday April 27          6:30-8:30pm    
Wednesday April 29     6:30-8:30pm


NEW Discover the treasure of hundreds of Israeli, Hebrew and Yiddish films, including international award winners, documentaries and children's movies.

MOVIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT click here for details...



We Apr 29     1:00-3:30pm   
By $18 donation. Proceeds to the Library. Registration required by April 27. Email: or call: 604 257-5111

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Learn to put your thoughts and memories on paper with with award-winning author Lillian Boraks-Nemetz.

Lillian Boraks­Nemetz was born in Warsaw, Poland, where she survived the Holocaust as a child. She was incarcerated in the Warsaw Ghetto for eighteen months, then hidden in Polish villages for the remainder of the war, under a false identity. She is an author of the award-winning Old Brown Suitcase and the sequels, The Sunflower Diary and the Lenski File. She is the co author of a prize-winning anthology, Tapestry of Hope. Boraks ­Nemetz has written two books of poetry, Garden of Steel and Ghost Children. She has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of British Columbia where she is teaching Creative Writing. She has just completed an adult novel.


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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.

by Alyson Richman

Reviewed by Anita Brown

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Three years later, with the Nazis crossing the border, they rush to marry. But circumstances force them apart. Lenka remains in Europe, while Joseph flees to America.

Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers...

Daringly constructed, this moving novel begins at the end and then, in a fully-realized circle through the most traumatic event of the 20th century, returns in a way that makes your heart leap.
Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of memory. It is a love story wrapped in tragedy and survival--tense, emotional and fulfilling.


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