Maple Library and its book returns will be temporarily
CLOSED from February 27 while the Community Centre is used as a vaccination
site. If you have holds to pick up at Maple Library they will be moved to Civic
Centre Resource Library and you can also return items there.
Due to the latest lockdown measures issued by the provincial government, our three resource libraries will be closed from December 26, 2020 until the lockdown is lifted. Curbside pickup will be available at our resource libraries daily during regular opening hours. Our community branches remain closed and offer curbside pickup during the specified curbside service hours. Click here for details.
Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague , tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A Lucky Child . He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life.
Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A Lucky Child is a book that demands to be read by all.