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September 25, 2013   ·   0 Comments

The Giller Prize 2013 Booklist was announced last week and we have almost all of the books here in the library. Sometimes they are a little different from what you might ordinarily read but this year’s selections are quite interesting. It will be fun to read them and see which ones are shortlisted on October 8th. The winner will be announced on November 5th in Toronto.

The list comprises:

The Orenda  -Joseph Boyden

Going home again – Dennis Boch

Hellgoing-Lynn Coady

Cataract City – Craig Davidson

How to get Along with Women- Elisabeth De Mariaffi

Extraordinary- David Gilmour

Emancipation Day- Wayne Grady

October 1970 – Louis Hamelin

The Son of a Certain Woman- Wayne Johnston

The Woman Upstairs – Claire Messud

Caught- Lisa Moore

The Crooked Maid – Dan Vyleta

Minister without Portfolio – Michael Winter

The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity for me and the library… all of it wonderful!

For the past eight years, I have been part of a panel of judges for the Arts &Entertainment Essay contest for students.  The contest requires students from Grades 5 to 12 to write an essay titled “ Canadian Lives that Made a Difference”. It is a National contest with students from coast to coast submitting their work. The prizes are substantial and are presented to both the students and the school. As part of the team, this year I was invited to attend the National Art Centre Gala in Ottawa to join the A & E table. I met quite a number of politicians, MPs, Senators, and other dignitaries. And, the feature artist of the evening was  Paul Anka. What an amazing performer who gave a dynamic performance for the “hometown” crowd. It was a wonderful evening with many opportunities to talk to people about Shelburne and our Library.

That was heady stuff and then last night, we were thrilled to attend the Shelburne Council meeting to receive the Excellence in Accessibility Award from the Town of Shelburne Accessibility Advisory Committee. It is a real honour for us to receive this beautiful award for the work we are doing to provide a large collection of Daisy format talking books for patrons with print disabilities. This is the result of our partnership with the CNIB. Cathy Earle, our volunteer who selects and delivers books to Dufferin Oaks and Shelburne Residence joined me  to accept the Award. Along with the Council members, Library Board Chair Geoff Dunlop and the members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee joined in the evening’s presentation. Significant to this program are the number of individuals and organizations who have played a role in partnering with the library and providing the resources to help make this program happen.

Library Literary Event, Sunday September 29th: Just a quick reminder to join us for Barbara Kyle’s presentation and author talk this Sunday at 2 p.m. We look forward to a very interesting  discussion and a social time afterwards. Please call and register for the event. It is a free event but registration is important to us for planning.

Book Clubs: Our adult Book Club, Rose’s Thursday Book Club at 2 p.m. and our teen Book Club, Pizza & Pages at 6 p.m. meet this Thursday. See you there!

Children’s programs: Storytime is on Fridays at 10:30 and we will be starting our Toddler Time on Tuesday, October 8th. Please let us know if you are coming.

Our new books along with the new books in Giller Long List include the following:

Fiction:

Let me go by Chelsea Cain

Omens by Kelley Armstrong

Tell no lies by Greg Hurwtiz

A fatal likeness by Lynn Shepherd

A dying fall by Elly Griffiths

The good lord bird by James McBride

Blood between queens by Barbara Kyle

The bone season by Samantha Shannon

Lookaway, lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt

Holy orders by Benjamin Black

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Hearts of Sand by Jane Haddam

 

Chair of the Shelburne Public Library Board, Geoff Dunlop and CEO, Rose Dotten with the Town of Shelburne, Excellence in Accessibility Award presented at the Town Council Meeting to Shelburne Public Library for their Daisy Reader program.

Chair of the Shelburne Public Library Board, Geoff Dunlop and CEO, Rose Dotten with the Town of Shelburne, Excellence in Accessibility Award presented at the Town Council Meeting to Shelburne Public Library for their Daisy Reader program.

         

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