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Topical non-fiction for issue-oriented readers

January 17, 2020
Catherine

If you are a reader caught up in all of the hot topics and big social issues of the day, why not delve a little bit deeper than a news article? There are so many timely non-fiction titles available for you to dig into in order to gain a better grasp of a particular subject or perspective. The following are a few examples of non-fic books that I recently read and you may find interesting too. 

2019 Award Winner Roundup

January 2, 2020
Catherine

Looking for a great read to start off 2020? Try an award winner from last year! There are endless awards (and award winners) to choose from so I’ve rounded up some of the most talked-about prizes for you to consider for your next great read.

Staff Picks: The Deal of a Lifetime and Other Stories

December 11, 2019
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed The Deal of a Lifetime and Other Stories by Fredrik Backman, a collection of three meaningful stories about facing life’s greatest struggles and discovering what is truly important in life. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: Let it Snow

December 11, 2019
Catherine

Chantell McMahon recently enjoyed Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer, a heartwarming Christmas story that’s full of drama and holiday cheer.  Here is her review:

Staff Pick: Broken Man on a Halifax Pier

December 11, 2019
Catherine

Julie Wendland, Readers' Services Coordinator of the Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed Broken Man on a Halifax Pier by Lesley Choyce. Here is her review:

Patricia's Christmas Reads

December 4, 2019
Patricia Richard

Each year as the business of December approaches I shift my reading to light, cozy, predictable and delightful Christmas stories. I love that in just a few hours (not unlike a Hallmark movie) you can enjoy a little brain candy and escape from the hustle and bustle. Below are a few Christmas cozies new to our collection this year that I have enjoyed so far:

Staff Picks: The Butterfly Girl

December 4, 2019
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian for the Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld, which Margaret Atwood describes as a "heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful novel."

Books into Movies 2020

November 26, 2019
Catherine

Like every year, 2019 has been chock full of movie adaptations of well-loved books. Some of them have tanked (ahem The Goldfinch), while others look extremely promising (Little Women) or possibly worth a watch (Where Did You Go Bernadette). If you love movies as much as you love books, you’ll want to prepare for the following big 2020 releases.

PA Day @ The Library

November 26, 2019
Catherine

This upcoming P.A. Day, Friday, November 29th, we'll have a ton of fun activities happening across our branches. Please note that Bath, Tamworth and Yarker Branches are closed on Fridays as usual, but we'll have stuff going on into Saturday.

 

All Branches -- 

BRICKTASTIC BUILD OFF

5 Books for Gladwell Fans

November 19, 2019
Catherine

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know was just released last month, and it is already incredibly popular at the library. Talking to Strangers is best described as “a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure.” Gladwell argues that something is wrong with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know.