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Staff Picks: The First Mistake

June 20, 2019
Catherine

Erin Markuschewsky of the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed The First Mistake by Sandie Jones, author of last year's popular thriller The Other Woman. Here is Erin's review:

Staff Picks: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

June 13, 2019
Catherine

Gillian Goldsmith recently enjoyed The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu, one of this year's Evergreen Award nominees. Here is her review:

New: Free G1 Practice Tests

June 6, 2019
Catherine

We’re partnering with G1.ca, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests written specifically based on the official ON Ministry of Transportation driver’s handbook. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.

Staff Picks: The Dinner List

June 1, 2019
Catherine

Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle, a "touching romantic novel" that she gives a full five stars. Here is her review:

Characters on the edge

June 1, 2019
Catherine

A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character -- this is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.

Staff Picks: Woman 99

May 24, 2019
Catherine

Jennifer from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed Woman 99, a compelling new historical fiction/thriller mash up by Greer Macallister.

What I'll Be Reading This Summer

May 24, 2019
Catherine

Now that summer is clearly upon us and the weather is warming up, it is once again time to make reading an outside activity. In my opinion, there isn't anything more relaxing...assuming the mosquitos are in check!  Luckily, there are all kinds of great new and forthcoming releases to choose from. Here are five books that are on my radar for summer reading. 

Staff Picks: We All Fall Down

May 17, 2019
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed We All Fall Down, a fast-paced biomedical thriller in the vein of Robin Cook's Pandemic, written by emergency room doctor turned author Daniel Kalla, 

Book Club Best Bets

May 17, 2019
Catherine

A successful book club pick must accomplish many things. For starters, it has to be a compelling read so  the busy people in your club will make time to devour it. It must also be thought-provoking enough to prompt a passionate conversation. It's no wonder that picking your book club's next book can feel like so much pressure!

Staff Picks: The Curse of Oak Island

May 8, 2019
Catherine

Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Curse of Oak Island by Randal Sullivan, a fascinating non-fiction title that details the mystery of Oak Island in Nova Scotia. The following is her review: