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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:

Telling Your Story

May 6, 2019
Catherine

Over the past month, the L&A Libraries have been running a series of memoir writing workshops at our Amherstview and Napanee Branches. These workshops, which were filled to capacity, have since been completed, but the participants will have the opportunity to “tell their story” in May by presenting their finished products. Everyone is welcome to attend these presentations at the Amherstview Branch (May 9th, 7pm) or the Napanee Branch (May 7th, 7pm).

Interlibrary Loan Service Discontinued

April 19, 2019
Catherine

Due to recent budget cuts to Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) and Ontario Library Service- North (OLS-North) Interlibrary Loan Service (between other Ontario libraries) has been immediately discontinued.  At the present time, we will not be filling or taking new requests until further notice.  We will provide you with more updates as they become available. Please click here for more information. 

Staff Picks: The Lost Girls of Paris

April 15, 2019
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed The Lost Girls of Paris, the latest offering of Pam Jenoff, the author of the immensely popular The Orphan’s Tale. Inspired by true-life events this novel recounts and celebrates the heroic efforts of female spies during WWII. Here is her review:

I love picture books!

April 15, 2019
Patricia Richard

I love picture books! There is nothing more exciting to me when reading at storytime than finding a book that engages not only the children but the caregivers as well. Below are 3 of my favorite books about books and reading.

Staff Picks: True Places

April 12, 2019
Catherine

Patricia Richard recently enjoyed True Places by Sonja Yoerg, a novel that serves as "a touching reminder of the importance of family, nature and belonging." Here is her review:

Five new tales of murder and mayhem

April 12, 2019
Catherine

So far, 2019 has been especially kind to readers who love the twists, turns and character study of a good psychological suspense novel. Here are five brand new titles that have been receiving a huge amount of buzz and will definitely be keeping thrill-seeking readers busy until the summer.