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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!

 

Staff Pick: Through the Garden

April 9, 2021
Catherine

Kelly recently enjoyed Writer's Trust finalist Through the Garden. It's a moving memoir about poet Lorna Crozier's long relationship with fellow poet Patrick Lane. Here is Kelly's review:

OLA Evergreen Award 2021

April 1, 2021
Catherine

The Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award is best described as the “readers’ choice” of Canadian literary awards. Each year, a list of ten nominees is selected by a committee of librarians and in September library patrons from all across the province can vote on their favourite. The winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week in October. Past winners have included A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliot, Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice, and The Last Neanderthal by Clare Cameron.