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Staff Picks

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

If you like the writing of  Amy Tan you may fall in love with this pick. I certainly enjoyed it! I love reading about other cultures. How about you? Give Shanghai Girls a try and let me know. Here is a

The Hour I First Believed

If you are a fan of Wally Lamb's writing, this one won't disappoint. I finally got my hands on a copy

I Am a Reader

In my work as a librarian, I meet people every day that are also looking for ‘a good book’ and part of my job is to help them find it. I start by asking questions: what do you like to read, who are your favourite authors, why did you like that particular book? Do you like a cozy British mystery, medical suspense, literary award winners? I am always meeting people who don’t know they can ask library staff for help finding books to read, although they regularly ask a lot of other questions!

Becoming George Sand

 Becoming George Sand by Rosalind Brackenbury

Maria Jameson, an Edinburgh academic, is passionately involved with a younger man and married to a steady, reliable husband with whom she has two children. She often wonders if it is possible to love two men at the same time? And must she feel guilty? For answers to these questions, she

Vigil

Vigil by Cecilia Samaratin

Attending the deathbed of her cancer-stricken husband, middle-aged Ana reflects on her life. She remembers her journey from war-torn El Salvador, to an American convent,

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Author Reading: Bonnie Burnard

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Join us for a reading from award-winning Canadian author Bonnie Burnard, author of A Good House, at the Central Library. She will read from her new work entitled "Suddenly".

Location location location!

Have you ever noticed the great book displays your library always has? Our staff make it a point to put up interesting displays whether they are fiction or non-fiction.  Displays are usually

Fresh squid heads anyone?

book cover imageMaarten doesn't speak or read Chinese so imagine his surprise when, after ordering a meal in a restaurant by pointing to words he can't read on a menu, the server brings him a tureen loaded with fresh, live squid and some sauces in bowls.

What I read on my summer vacation

I had the pleasure of having an entire month of holidays this summer (again!) so I thought I would drop a few lines about the books I've read. I have to admit I didn't read as much as I had anticipated but