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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.
Summer is sure flying by here at the archives! The museum is buzzing with activity, and more and more researchers are making their way into the archives to hash out the details of the past. The influx of new visitors has had me quite busy responding to research requests, dissecting census records, squinting at the fine print of old newspapers on the microfilm reader, and meandering between the lines of land records and abstracts.
Patricia recently enjoyed That Summer by Jennifer Weiner, a beach read with some surprising depth. Here is her review:
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.
Elected officials across Eastern Ontario are hopeful that the Government of Ontario’s new $4-billion broadband program will help deliver Gig level speeds across the region.
Karen recently enjoyed A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan, a "sweet family story" about adoption for school-age kids.
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:
It’s time to dust off the tables, ready the microfilm readers and do a thousand bicep curls in preparation of opening the archives and hauling boxes. Or pulling files which requires significantly less strength but nevertheless, we’re opening again soon, and we can’t wait to have you back!
I’m tired of re-opening the archives. This will be thrice since the pandemic started. Let’s hope there’s no fourfold. Let’s hope words like thrice and fourfold stay resigned to history except when an archivist hears those terms on a tv show and can’t help but smile when using them.