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Gay & Lesbian Teen Fiction

Although gay & lesbian teen fiction has traditionally been an under-represented (and often controversial) genre, recent years have seen more authors recognized for their fantastic contributions to this area of fiction. My favourite happens to be David Levithan whose newest book How They Met, and Other Stories recently made its way into my hands.

Author Reading: Anita Badami

Join us on Tuesday January 6th for a reading from award winning  Canadian author Anita Badami. The reading will take place from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Central Library in Stevenson and Hunt meeting room A. She will read from her novel Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? This novel is set in

Christmas Reading

Need something to get you in the mood for all your holiday shopping? Or perhaps you need a get-away-from-it-all read? Why not try some fiction written about the holidays? The library has

The Graveyard Book

Recently I read a children's book just  for a change of pace. Actually, I read a really good review of it and didn't realize when I put it on hold, that it was a children's book. I was pleasantly surprised when it came in for me. I used to read lots of children's material and it felt good to be reading a kid's novel again. This one is called The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It's about a little boy whose

Lest we forget...

Each November we take the time to remember those brave individuals who fought in wars, in particular, the First World War. The sacrifices these soldiers made are never taken lightly.  The library has

Get spooked by Fiction!

Not a fan of horror fiction? It's the perfect time of year to give it a try!! Check out

A more serious read

I'm reading a wonderful novel by Canadian author Joseph Boyden. It's called "Three Day Road". The story details the involvement of two Cree young men (Xavier and Elijah) in the first World War. We also get a glimpse into the life of Niska, aunt of Xavier, who tries to nurse Xavier back to health after his return from the War. Her story is captivating as well.

LOL reading

Have you ever read a book that literally makes you laugh out loud? If you haven’t you have to try Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. They are truly hilarious and will make you laugh out loud so don’t read them in public (just kidding!). One thing I do recommend with this ‘mystery’ series is to read them in order. The first one is called

"Fresh, Original, Thoughtful or Vital": the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize announces its longlist

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Congratulations to London, Ontario's Emma Donoghue, on the selection of her novel, The Sealed Letter, to the longlist of 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated books! While you are waiting to read The Sealed Letter, why not check out some of Donoghue's other novels and short stories?

These books were also nominated

Look Who's coming to Central!

Celebrated London author Joan Barfoot is coming to the Central Library on Tuesday September 30 at 7:30pm! She will be doing a reading from her new novel Exit Lines  that evening. Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds go to a Book for Every Child. You can also purchase a signed copy of