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Shelburne Public Library news: Dufferin Reads, One County, hum if you don’t know the words


Written By ROSE DOTTEN

Tickets are now available for a second event on Thursday, September 20 @ 6:00 pm for this popular event. Tickets are now on sale at the three libraries, Shelburne, Grand Valley, Orangeville, and BookLore; they won't last long, so call to reserve yours before they are gone.

Authors in the Hills of Mulmur: Sunday, August 19 from 1-4.

Once again, three terrific authors in a barn, in the beautiful hills of Mulmur. This year we have Dr. Brian Chapman, Joanna Goodman, and Scott Thornley. They all have a great story to tell and you will have a pleasant day in the country with good authors, good food, and refreshments as well. Tickets are $35.00. Place your holds on their books today!

Limited tickets are now available. This event has usually sold out quite quickly so be sure to get your tickets at BookLore, Shelburne Library or at Mulmur Township Office or online by emailing treasurer@mulmur.ca.

Teen Scene:

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

We are well into the TSRC, and our participants have already surprised us with their enthusiasm! One of last week's challenges asked participants to create a piece of origami; you should see the dog and the heart that have been submitted. Participants are able to register for the events that require registration by going to www.shelburnelibrary.ca.

Upcoming Events:

*Jurassic Park Escape Room- Tuesday, July 24th, 4:00-5:00pm (registrants will be contacted with a start time)

Pizza & Pages Book Club- Thursday, July 26th, 6:00-7:00pm

Budget Brains- Tuesday, July 31st, 4:00-5:00pm *requires registration

Children`s Programs:

We will have a busy week full of history and discovery. Come and check out one of our programs!

Book Club, Monday, July 23rd, 10 am - 11 am - Participants must be between the ages of 8-12 to participate in this club. There are lots of activities as well as book discussions, of course.

Books & Babies, Tuesday, July 24th, 10 am - 11 am - Enjoy some time with your child at YOUR Library while meeting other mothers and expectant mothers. This group is for parents and children 2 and under.

LEGO Club, Wednesday, July 25th, 3 pm - 4 pm - Every week we will have a new challenge that is based on our TD Summer Reading Club theme! Test out your building skill and meet some new friends this week at LEGO!

Story Time, Friday, July 27th, 10:30 am - We will have crafts, sensory activities, books and more!

Don't forget that if you pre-registered for our Cooking Crew workshop that it is this Friday, July 27th from 1 pm - 2 pm. Please RSVP via email or by calling the library at 519-925-2168.

If you would like to sign up for our weekly TD Summer Reading Club emails that list all of our events for the week, please email us at children@shelburnelibrary.ca to add your name on the subscription list.

New Books:

Although I haven't been at the beach yet this summer, I‘ve certainly enjoyed some “beach reads”.

Nora Roberts' Shelter in Place, Kristin Hannah's The Perfect Alone, and Elin Hilderbrand's, The Perfect Couple are the ones I just finished. Nora Roberts is prolific and generally known as a romance writer, unless you read her other books in the “Death” series which she writes as J.D Robb. In this case, I would say it was a psycho thriller and really tense at times; literally, one of those books you can't put down. Kristin Hannah is a writer who I think is a notch above so many of the other romance novelists, in that she develops characters with deep sensitivity and understanding of the issues they are facing. She often introduces social issue and explores them through characters with whom we can relate. In this case, she focuses on PTSD and how it affects families and the deep unconditional love between mother and child. Well worth reading and crying over in the end. Elin Hilderbrand is another of my favourite summer authors. In The Perfect Couple, she compares the life of those who have and those who have not… what does wealth actually buy you in terms of happiness??

Fiction:

- A tiding of magpies by Steve Burrows

- Cast the first stone by James W. Ziskin

- Fade to black by Heather Graham

- Another side of paradise by Sally Koslow

- A sin such as this by Ellen Hopkins

- The death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

- The disappeared by C.J. Box

- Small country by Gael Faye

- The shimmer by Carsten Stroud

- Death notice by Zhou Haohui

- When life gives you Lululemons

by Lauren Weisberger

- The ever after by Sarah Pekkanen

- Turbulence by Stuart Woods

- Brief cases by Jim Butcher

Non fiction:

- Off the clock by Laura Vanderkam

- The call of the world by Bill Graham

- Stone threads by Maggie Vanderweit

- Rough beauty by Karen Auvinen

- Shine on by Cyndi Desjardins Wilkens

- Lincoln's last trial by Dan Abrams
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