News

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 9, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

On September 30th we reflect on our obligation to reconcile the truth of the grievous historic injustice committed against First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples in the Canadian Indian residential school system. 

Staff Pick: Clark and Division

September 3, 2021
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed Clark and Division by Edgar Award-winner Noami Hirahara, an atmospheric historical mystery based on real events. 

"This atmospheric story accurately portrays a Japanese family’s adverse experiences upon release from an internment camp in 1944. Aki Ito moves with her parents to Chicago to rejoin her sister, Rose, only to be told that Rose died in a subway train accident at the Clark and Division station. This unthinkable tragedy compels our strong female character to uncover what really happened and bring the perpetrator to justice.

Return to pre-COVID hours

September 1, 2021
Catherine

Please note that effective Wednesday, September 1st, all branches will be returning to their pre-COVID hours of operation. 

Please note that we are limited to 50% capacity in order to ensure proper distancing. Masks are required at all times. Please see below for hours, capacity limits, and additional safety precautions. 

HOURS

Amherstview & Napanee:

Mondays 10am-8pm

Tuesdays 10am-8pm

Wednesdays 10am-8pm

Thursdays 10am-8pm

Fridays 10am-5pm

Saturdays 10am-5pm

Staff Pick: Call Me Indian

August 31, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose, a memoir by the hockey star whose life served as inspiration for Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse.

Staff Picks: I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf

August 26, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider, an illustrated book that will call out to bibliophiles. Here is her review:

Staff Pick: I Have No Secrets

August 19, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson, a captivating YA mystery novel with an ability-diverse cast of characters. 

Fourteen year old Jemma lives with Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair unable to communicate. She resides with loving foster parents and two other fostered children and has a home healthcare provider named Sarah who is like family.

Staff Picks: That Summer

August 13, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed That Summer by Jennifer Weiner, a beach read with some surprising depth. Here is her review:

National Peacekeepers Day

August 5, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, and the RCMP hold a ceremony each year on the Sunday nearest August 9th at the Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa to recognize international peace support efforts. This day commemorates the losses people sustain on all sides due to trauma and death in conflict zones/peace missions.

Children’s Books

Staff Picks: A Shared Secret

July 15, 2021
Catherine

Karen recently enjoyed A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan, a "sweet family story" about adoption for school-age kids. 

Staff Picks: A Town Called Solace

July 14, 2021
Catherine

Chantell recently enjoyed A Town Called Solace written by Mary Lawson, "a compelling and lifelike story that was a delight to read". Here is her review: