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Shelburne Library News: Literacy, Living, and Learning @ YOUR Library!

This Friday evening, September 30, from 5 – 8 p.m., join us for exciting cultural and educational events for Culture Days/Savour Shelburne

We will have exciting special guests talking about art – Rose, Jade, and Bev will be creating some book-ish hors d'oeuvres with recipes taken from our favourite crime writers; Joey from Soaring Hearts will talk about teas with connections to Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mysteries; poetry and Six-Word Memoir walls will involve any creative participants and there will be short sessions on how to use our Ancestry database (registration required)!

For more information check: 1. Watch for details on Facebook (/shelburnelibrary) and our website.


More News

Come and see our Alzheimer display in the library. There are lots of information pamphlets and visuals to aid in understanding this disease and supporting a friend or family member who may be living with the disease. We will also be hosting the Alzheimer's Coffee Break on October 3 – 7 in the library. We will be serving coffee, maybe a few goodies and all donations will go to the Alzheimer Society.


Children's Program

The “Paws to Read” program is continuing Wednesdays from 3.30 to 4.30 for any child who would like to practice reading to our therapeutic dog, Mac. There are four 15-minute sessions, but you need to book ahead of time as they fill up quickly. It is a wonderful program for anyone who is a little shy of reading out loud or needs a little practice with his or her reading skills.

Story time will be back on Friday, September 30 at 10.30 a.m. for children ages 2 and up.

Lego will begin after school starting Wednesday, September 28 at 3.30 to 4.30, for ages 6 and up.

Please register for any of these programs by calling the Library at 519-925-2168, so we can be prepared for everyone.


Teen Scene

Last week our Teens did a superb job creating examples of Blackout Poetry and Six-Word Memoirs for our upcoming Culture Days Events (this Friday, September 30 from 5 – 8 p.m.). There are some very funny and powerful works created by the Teens, so you won't want to miss out.

This Thursday, September 29, is our Pizza & Pages meeting where we will discuss “Gone Too Far” by Natalie Richards! Pizza, lively book discussion, and a few activities pertaining to Banned Books Week (September 25 - October 1, 2016) are on tap. If you don't know what Banned Books Week is, you should come in to the Library to find out! As always, you can stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook (/shelburnelibrary).


Books, Books and more Books:

This week, I read my way through three of Ian Hamilton's Ava Lee crime novels.  I won't even mention how late I stayed up reading King of Shanghai. I couldn't put it down. I'm an avid crime novel reader unless it is toooo…gritty and violent. I'm finding these compelling: great plot, interesting characters and so much cultural background on Chinese society.

The amount of money at play in these novels is a little unreal, but who wouldn't want to spend their working time at the Peninsula or Mandarin hotels in China.

I just started Louise Penny's new book, A Great Reckoning, which promises to be equally as interesting as her other books in the Three Pines, Inspector Gamache series. The other book, I plan to read this week is Elizabeth Hay's His Whole Life. It is a 2015 book but I have really enjoyed her other works, particularly Late Nights on Air, one of my favourites.


Rose's Book Club: Thursday, September 29, @ 2:00 pm

A Great Reckoning will be one of the books I will be discussing at the Book Club this week.

New members are always welcome and there is no prep necessary on your part. You will learn about new authors, new genres and mingle with some great SPL readers. This week you will be taste testing some of the book-ish hors d'oeuvres we will be serving at Culture Days on Friday evening.


Miami Gundown by Michael Zimmer
Different Class by Joanne Harris
Under the Visible life by Kim Echlin
Fallout: The Hot War by Harry Turtledove
Star Wars: Aftermath, Life Debt by Chuck Wendig
Wolf Lake by John Verdon
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Falling by Jane Green
White Bone by Ridley Pearson
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
The Devourers by Indra Das
Private Investigations by Quintin Jardine
Dr. Knox by Peter Spiegelman

Running Into Yourself by Jean-Paul Bedard

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival by Bev Sellars
The 37th Parallel by Ben Mezrich
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