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April 29, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Rose Dotten


Author Visits

On Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m., we are hosting young adult author , E.K. Johnston at our library.

Her book, The Story of Owen, is nominated for the White Pine Award.

Johnston is a really enthralling speaker. Youth and adults alike are known to enjoy Johnston’s work, so it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Call in and let us know you are coming.


Dufferin Reads: One Book One County

Time is running out! Author, Kim Thúy will be at the Dufferin County Museum on Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. with her discussion about the book and her life. Join us for refreshments after the talk. Tickets are $10 and are limited. They can be purchased at the libraries and Booklore.


Teen Scene

We told you to keep watching for this update, and now it’s official One of our teens, Ariel, won the Forest of Reading Art Award Contest in the White Pine division. Ariel submitted a beautiful depiction of what the enjoyment of reading means to her. Check out her work (and others) at Her prize is a signed copy of whichever author’s book wins the White Pine Award this year. Congratulations, Ariel. We are SO proud of you.


Children’s Programs

Our children’s programs are continuing this week with Super Readers Club on Tuesday afternoon. Paws to Read on Tuesdays with Mac is also on Tuesday afternoon. Our regular Story Time is Friday morning. We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these fun and interactive events.


New Books:

I have two book recommendations this week; very different, but I know many of you will enjoy reading them. Enjoy is really not the right word for When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi. It is a profound conversation with author Dr. Paul Kalanithi who discovers at age 34, he has terminal lung cancer.

The endurance, the courage and the tenacity that he and his wife show during the process is heartwrenching and deeply moving.

Some of their decisions will really touch you. You will probably cry, but the strength and weaknesses of this journey will have you thinking deeply about the meaning of life.

The other book is one for our romance readers who like a slightly different take on the sweet happily ever afters.

The Sea Keeper’s Daughters by Lisa Wingate is one of the Carolina Chronicles.

The characters in this novel are eccentric and delightful at times. The setting is North Carolina where Whitney Monroe is in danger of losing her high-end restaurant; however, with many twists and turns, struggles, and of course, a circuitous romance it is a delightful read.

It does keep you wanting to move along to the end with anticipation as to how it will all work out?



Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury

The Photographer’s Wife by Suzanne Joinson

Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson

Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry

What’s Left Behind by Gail Bowen

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes



Miracles from Heaven by Christy Wilson Beam

Food to Grow by Frankie Flowers

Container Theme Gardens by Nancy J. Ondra

Grow Fruit by Alan Buckingham

Raised-bed Gardening by Simon Akeroyd

The Children’s Garden by Matthew Appleby

Gardening on a Shoestring by Alex Mitchell

Water-smart Gardening by Diana Maranhao



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