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Staff Picks: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

October 12, 2017
Catherine

Kristin reviews Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, a new short story collection that will appeal to fans of other books by Cassandra Clare. 

Kristin says, "The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories revealing the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in a beautiful hardcover edition at your library! I was very excited when this book was added to our collection and for long time fans of Cassandra Clare and her intoxicating fantasy world it is sure to be an instant hit!"

Coming in 2018

October 9, 2017
Catherine

If you are always on the lookout for something fresh and exciting to read, you may want to consider reserving one of the following novels to be released early in the New Year. You can see other books that are scheduled to be released in 2018 by clicking here

Staff Picks: Before We Were Yours

October 4, 2017
Catherine

Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch of the County Libraries recently enjoyed one of the biggest new releases in historical fiction. “I love historical fiction especially when it is grounded in fact!” she says. “Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is based on a real-life scandal that occurred in the southern states between the late 1930s and the early 1950s.

One Book, One L&A 2017

October 3, 2017
Catherine

Get your tickets for the County of L&A Libraries' 4th Annual Author Gala with Vicki Delany, author of Elementary, She Read.

Introducing Frontier Life

October 3, 2017
Catherine

Interested in the history of Canadian settlement and colonialism? Frontier Life is a digital collection of primary sources including material from the Hudson Bay Archives and the Glenbow Archives. It is designed to enrich teaching and research, examining settlement, existence and interactions at the edge of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920.

Access to Canadian library patrons has been arranged through Consortia Canada. 

Staff Picks: Ultimatum

September 27, 2017
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently read Ultimatum by Karen Robards which she describes as a breakneck speed thriller that kept her turning pages well into the night.

Vote for the 2017 Evergreen Award

September 10, 2017
Catherine

It's September which means its time for you to vote for the Ontario Library Assocation's Evergreen Award for 2017. The 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.

Staff Picks: The Last Days of Summer

September 7, 2017
Catherine

Karen from the Bath Branch of the County of L&A Libraries recently enjoyed The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke. She says it's a "warm and engaging family drama, with a little romance, and a little humour to lighten things up."

Staff Picks: Emmy & Oliver

September 7, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries recently enjoyed Robin Benway's Emmy & Oliver, a contemporary YA romance with heart.

Staff Picks: Scarborough

August 24, 2017
Catherine

Kelly, Coordinator of the Yarker Branch, recently enjoyed reading one of the biggest new CanLit releases, Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez.

Scarborough is the debut novel from playwright Catherine Hernandez,” Kelly explains. The book focuses on a passage of one year in the lives of community members that are associated with a literacy program at a school in Scarborough.”