News

Staff Pick: Keeping Christmas

December 3, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh, an emotionally charged, sentimental Christmas tale. Here is her review:

This time of the year I always look for a heartwarming Christmas tale to help get me into the holiday spirit. Keeping Christmas by inspirational author Dan Walsh was that book for me this year.

Staff Pick: Under the Whispering Door

December 1, 2021
Catherine

Karen from the library's Bath Branch recently enjoyed Under the Whispering Door, a contemporary low-fantasy novel that features author TJ Klune's signature quirk and charm. Read her review below:

Holiday Hours

December 1, 2021
Catherine

Please take note of our hours over the holiday season. Unless indicated below, we're open/closed regular hours. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

Amhestview & Napanee

December 24-27 - CLOSED

December 31 - CLOSED AFTER 1PM

January 1 - CLOSED

 

Bath, Tamworth & Yarker

December 23-27 - CLOSED

January 1 - CLOSED

Staff Picks: My Dog Banana

November 30, 2021
Catherine

Looking for a read-aloud with whimsy? This silly yet sophisticated picture book is a gift that will make kids AND parents laugh-the perfect story for reading aloud!

My Dog Banana is funny, features diverse characters, and serves as great lesson in judging people and situations based on perception but not fact.

Reserve My Dog Banana here

Canadian History Week

November 22, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Explore Canadian heritage through these works that depict a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. They reflect and celebrate social values such as tolerance, fairness, courage and resourcefulness.

 

Children’s Books

Staff Picks: The Apollo Murders

November 15, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed The Apollo Murders, written by Canada's favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield. Here is her short but sweet review:

Winter 2022 Preview

November 9, 2021
Catherine

Even though we just beginning to dip our toes into the holiday season, library staff are busy prepping for new year by researching and getting orders in for the titles that will be must-reads in 2022. It goes without saying that all of the usual suspects will be well-represented (James Patterson, Danielle Steel, JD Robb, David Baldacci, Robyn Carr, etc.) but readers should also take note of the following fifteen releases that are perhaps less expected, but still hotly anticipated.

Staff Picks: The Poppy Wife

November 9, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott, a powerful novel of historical fiction set in aftermath of WWI. Here is Kristin's review:

In this unforgettable debut novel, Caroline Scott has gifted us with an immensely powerful tale, highlighting the anguish of broken families left behind in the wake of World War I.

Remembrance Day

November 5, 2021
Patricia Richard

For me, Remembrance Day is a day of quiet reflection. It is a day where I think about the sacrifices that all military personnel (both past and present) have made for the freedoms we as Canadians enjoy, for their friends, families, and countries around the world.  For children, Remembrance Day often means an assembly, some reading, and a lesson about what Remembrance Day is and means to them. Below are some of my go to choices to share with patrons who are looking to read about Remembrance Day at home with their children:

Treaties Recognition Week

November 3, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Ontario observes an annual Treaties Recognition Week the first week in November. This is a time for all Canadians to learn about the importance of the treaties and treaty relationships that shape Ontario.