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Kid's books are good for grownups too!

Because I was a children’s librarian for many years I read a great number of children’s books as an adult. Here are some wonderful titles that I think you may enjoy, even if you are a 'grown up'. I’m willing to bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised, so give these a try!

Tangerine by Edward Bloor  (one of my all time favourite kid's books)

Summer Reads

Sunscreen lotion? Check. Comfy chair? Check. Cool beverage? Check. The latest (please insert title of favorite author here)? Check.

 

Now that summer is here and rerun season on TV is in full swing, there's no better time to get immersed in reading. Whether you're just enjoying a long weekend, an afternoon at the beach, or a weekend at the cottage, summer is definitely the season to catch up on the latest titles, reconnect with old favorites or try something new.

 

What I did on my summer vacation

What I did on my summer vacation… READ!


I had the pleasure of taking the month of July off this summer. It was so nice to be home with my kids, to just hang out at home and pretend to be a stay at home mom. One of my accomplishments was that I read 6 books over that period of time! That was a lot for me. Some of them I really really enjoyed and I wanted to share them with you.

Not Just Olympics...

China is one of the most interesting countries in the world and certainly is in our news frequently. Whether we agree with or fully understand its politics, economic policies or environmental practices, we cannot deny that China has a fascinating history and culture. When I want to

Hot Summer Reading!

With the heat of summer already upon us, grab one of these books - they're fun summer reads and a little bit spine-tingling too!   You just might get enough chills to make you want to turn off the air conditioner!  These books are (mostly) set in faraway places, making them perfect escapist fare. 

Reading outside the box

I enjoy reading fiction. I’ve dipped into a variety of genres over the years, like science fiction, romance, mystery. But my favourite is general fiction or contemporary fiction, as it’s often noted. As it happens recently, I heard a lot of buzz about a book called Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert . When I realized that it was a non-fiction, I thought well, it’s not for me. Then I spotted it on our Quick Pick shelf and I read the fly leaf. It sounded really good!

How to Get Published

If you dream of becoming a published author, this is the workshop for you! We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent. Also you’ll learn how to write an opening and a query letter. Find out what makes a book sell and learn all the steps to getting your book published. Bring 4 copies of the opening page of your manuscript (250 words max) or a draft of your query letter for group discussion. The cost is $40 and registration has already begun! Interested?

A Crank for All Seasons

bookcover image  "Every man looks at his woodpile with a kind of affection."  Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, wrote few more charming sentences than this one.  The man and his woodpile, modestly iconic, suggest a life of pleasurable striving in a homespun utopia -- or so I imagined during an adolescence given over to the teachings of this nineteenth century transcendental hippie.

Author Reading: Mary Swan

On Thursday, March 27, from 7-8pm award-winning Canadian author Mary Swan is coming to the Central library to do a reading! Mary has won the 2001 O. Henry Award for short fiction. She will be reading from her new book called The Boys in  the Trees. A book sale and signing will follow. The library can provide you with 2 hours of validated parking in the Citi Plaza during library hours.

Check out her new book below!

Celebrate Black History Month!

LPL is celebrating Black history Month with a reading from award-winning, Jamaican-Canadian author Horane Smith. Join us at the Central library on Tuesday, Feb.26 at 6:30pm for this event. Horane is the winner of the BURLA award for Outstanding Contribution to African-Canadian and Caribbean Literature. He will be reading from Underground to Freedom and Dawn at Lover's Leap - two of his most popular novels. A book sale and signing will follow. All are welcome and no registration is required.