Did you know that we have a library? It’s free to use and has the best selection of books on hearing loss and deaf culture in town! People say print is dead but I don’t believe it. Lots of our clients will come in and check out books. I think that there are two reasons for the popularity of our library. First, books allow you to learn new things comfortably and at your own pace. Two, they are quiet.
We have been updating the selection so I thought I would highlight some recent acquisitions:
- The Way I Hear It by Gael Hannan: A immensely helpful and humorous book on living with hearing loss.
- El Deafo by Cece Bell – A widely popular graphic novel about growing up with hearing loss. If that doesn’t sell it, it’s also a Newbery Honor Book.
- Shouting Won’t Help by Katherine Bouton – An informative memoir about sudden hearing loss and the first book to be read in our new Book Club.
- In the Bear’s House by Bruce Hunter – A historical novel taking place in Calgary and the Rockies, it explores the coming of age of a young deaf boy. It won the 2009 Canadian Rockies Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival.
Any other suggestions of what we should get? Please feel free to comment below.