Posted: December 12, 2020
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One eRead Canada promo - cover of Vi by Kim Thuy

Waterloo Public Library, alongside more than 500 other Canadian public libraries, is excited to participate in One eRead Canada, a national, bilingual (English and French) digital book club. This is the second year of One eRead Canada, a month-long initiative coordinated by Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC), that will run from January 1 - January 31, 2021.

This year's selection is Vi by Kim Thúy. This masterful book about the lives and experiences of Vietnamese refugees in Canada was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in translation and longlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. For the month of January, there will be unlimited access to Vi in eBook and eAudiobook through our Digital Library on Download Library. No holds, no holds lists. 

Be part of a cross country reading experience! Share in the discussion on the One eRead Canada Facebook page and join live virtual conversations with Kim Thúy:

Tuesday, January 19
7:00pm
Author event in English

Wednesday, January 20
7:00pm
Author event in French

Both author events will take place on the One eRead Canada Facebook page. Registration not required. 

One eRead Canada is an important initiative undertaken by CULC, which is striving to resolve the prohibitive costs and purchasing restrictions public libraries face related to eContent. One eRead Canada and similar programs introduce readers and listeners to new titles and authors, positively impacting sales of digital content – to the benefit of publishers, authors, and readers.

If you prefer a physical book rather than an eBook, you're welcome to participate too! WPL has Vi in its collection in both English and French