The Weekly 3

Welcome to The Weekly 3! Each week, we’ll be recommending three items for you to check out here on epl.ca.

Transformative Justice

1. The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

The End of Policing attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice--even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve. This title is also available as an eBook and downloadable audiobook.

2. Beyond Survival by Ejeris Dixon

Beyond Survival focuses on concrete and practical forms of redress and accountability, assessing existing practices and marking paths forward. They use a variety of forms--from toolkits to personal essays--to delve deeply into the "how to" of transformative justice, providing alternatives to calling the police, ways to support people having mental health crises, stories of community-based murder investigations, and much more. 

3. Policing the Police

Policing the Police takes you inside the Newark Police Department, one of many troubled forces in America ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community. This title is also available on DVD.

We'll see you next week for a new edition of The Weekly 3.

Job Seeking

1. Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse provides personalized career coaching for a wide range of career needs. Support services include live job coaching, resume creation and job searching. You can access resume templates, submit resume documents to Job Coaches for review, take career assessments and practice your interview skills with a Live Interview Coach. Brainfuse JobNow Coaches are available every day between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. MST.

2. Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator is part of LearningExpress Library family. As a job-hunting platform, this resource has everything you need to create professional and competitive résumés and cover letters, search for jobs, prep for your interviews and more. You can create new résumés in the platform or upload an existing one, or you can browse through over 200 sample résumés. There is also a scholarship list that contains Canadian-specific scholarships for Canadian students.

3. LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, is an online learning library that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills with just your library card and PIN. LinkedIn Learning's new catalogue offers over 16,000 new courses in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese. LinkedIn Learning can be accessed on mobile devices through the LinkedIn Learning app or through your mobile device browser. If you change your library card number, your learning history won’t be accessible under your new card number and PIN. Visit our LinkedIn Learning is Coming blog post and LinkedIn Learning FAQs to learn more about the new LinkedIn Learning platform and features, including how to access the LinkedIn Learning app.


Indigenous Reclamation

1. Did You See Us? Reunion, Remembrance, and Reclamation at an Urban Indian Residential School

Did You See Us is a community-based book based on the lived experiences of students and staff who attended this school in Manitoba from the 50s to the 70s. 

2. Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga.

The lives of seven Indigenous High School students that took their own lives are shared in this book examining the extent and consequences of innumerable human rights violations experienced by Indigenous communities throughout Canada. Seven Fallen Feathers is also available as an eBook and downloadable audiobook

3. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Using Indigenous knowledge mixed with science, Kimmerer, who is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, speaks on how these ways of seeing the world combine to create a holistic awareness of our role as human beings, our shared experiences, and inspiration to give back what nature has unconditionally shared with us. Braiding Sweetgrass is also available as a downloadable audiobook and eBook

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out. Here are some resources available:  

https://edmonton.cmha.ca/programs-services/distress-line/ 

https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/  

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/injprev/page4875.aspx


Book Clubs

1. How to Start a Book Club From Home blog

Just because we're in the middle of a pandemic, it doesn’t mean you can’t host or participate in a book club – you will just have to do it a little bit differently. Learn how you can run your own book club from home with some of these free resources.

2. Book Club Kits

Take a look at the book club kits in our catalogue to find the right one for you and your book club. Each kit includes 10 books of the same title, and can be loaned out for 6 weeks.

3. EPL Book Clubs

Learn more about EPL's book clubs and the many resoures available for those looking to join or start one.

We'll see you next week for a new edition of The Weekly 3.


Synth

1. Prince - 4Ever

This greatest hits album features 40 songs on 2 discs was released just a few months after the death of the legendary artist in 2016.4Ever features tracks released between 1978 and 1993. 

2. I Dream of Wires

I Dream of Wires is a documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the machine that shaped electronic music: the modular synthesizer. The film explores the synthesizer's remarkable history, revealing how innovators like Robert Moog, working at Columbia University's Computer Music Center, helped built the foundation for the machine. I Dream of Wires is also available for streaming on Kanopy.

3. Refining Sound: A Practical Guide to Synthesis and Synthesizers by Brian K. Shepard

Refining Soundis a practical roadmap to the complexities of creating sounds on modern synthesizers. Author Brian K. Shepard draws on his years of experience in synthesizer pedagogy in order to peel back the often-mysterious layers of sound synthesis one-by-one.


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