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:
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!
Amherstview & Napanee
December 24-27 - CLOSED
December 31 - CLOSED AFTER 1PM
January 1 - CLOSED
Bath, Tamworth & Yarker
December 23-27 - CLOSED
January 1 - CLOSED
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.
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.
Julie recently enjoyed The Apollo Murders, written by Canada's favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield. Here is her short but sweet review:
When the Covid-19 pandemic began so too did the sweeping war metaphors to describe the global and personal situations we were facing. Our armies of front-line health care workers led the charge against the enemy, leaving the rest of us to navigate the home front (literally in our homes). The list goes on. The similarity between war and this pandemic I can’t get out of my head this Remembrance Day is that of how the world continues after an event that irrevocably changes it.
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.
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.
(November 9, 2021) Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS) is participating in Ontario’s homeless enumeration. During the week of November 15th, PELASS, in collaboration with community partners, will be completing a local homeless enumeration through a Point-in-Time Count.
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: