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Staff Pick: Crossroads

May 14, 2021
Catherine

Kelly recently read Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco by Kaleb Dahlgren, a "stunning book from one of the thirteen survivors of the Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash that killed sixteen in 2018". She describes it as "an incredible book of survival, recovery, and resilience from a horrific tragedy." Here is her full review:

Amherstview Pickup Location Change

May 13, 2021
Catherine

In order to accommodate the vaccine clinic taking place at the WJ Henderson Centre tomorrow (Friday, May 14th), our Amherstview Branch will be temporarily moving operations to the Leisure & Activity Centre at 177 Upper Park Rd.

Library staff will be on hand at the Leisure & Activity Centre tomorrow from 10am-4pm for you to pick up your holds. Computers at the library will be unavailable. We will return to regular operations on Saturday.

Thanks for your patience! 

TD Summer Reading Club 2021

May 6, 2021
Catherine

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. Starting June 15th, kids can register for the club to track their reading throughout the summer, participate in challenges and programs, and win tons of prizes. 

There’s something for everyone, including kids with print disabilities, and preschoolers and their families. Learn more about the club here.

Summer Preview

May 5, 2021
Catherine

Want to know what book releases you might be relaxing with on the deck or dock this summer? The following books won’t hit shelves for several months, but they are worth keeping an eye out for.

 

Staff Picks: A Waterfront Wedding

May 5, 2021
Catherine

Karen recently enjoyed A Waterfront Wedding by Leigh Duncan, a gentle romance that is available on-demand in audiobook format via Hoopla. Here is her review:

Evelyn is filling in for her cousin, running The Captain’s Cottage, the premier wedding venue in Heart’s Landing, and her childhood friend and old flame, Ryan, has recently renovated the town’s old boatworks into a beautiful, brand new wedding spot. Now the two are competing for who will host the couple who are the winners of the “Wedding in a Week” contest, run by a well know bridal magazine.

For Bridgerton Fans

April 29, 2021
Catherine

When Bridgerton was released on Netflix last Christmas, I don't think any of us were prepared for the sudden obsession with steamy regency romance it inspired in so many fans. Julia Quinn's Bridgeton series has been a historical romance mainstay since the release of The Duke and I in 2000, but never has Quinn been more popular than she is currently.

Staff Pick: The Stolen Sisters

April 29, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed the new psychological thriller Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen, a dual timeline rollercoaster ride. Here is her review:

Twenty years ago tragedy strikes the Sinclair family when siblings Leah, Marie and Carly are abducted from the backyard of their house while thirteen year old Carly is left in charge. The trauma they endure in the days to follow will shape their lives for years to come.

Asian Heritage Month

April 29, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the rich history and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent that make Canada the amazing country we share. Our diversity is our strength.

 

Children’s Books

Staff Pick: Surviving Savannah

April 20, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed Patti Callahan’s Surviving Savannah, a historical novel centered on the Steamship Pulaski disaster in the 1830s. Here is her review:

If historical fiction or stories with a dual time line are of interest to you then Surviving Savannah just might be a book you should add to your to be read pile.

National Poetry Month

April 18, 2021
Coleen McFarlane

April is National Poetry Month, a movement that encourages folks to center poetry within their daily interactions. Let’s celebrate by reading poetry together or creating your own and sharing it with us!