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Several events coming up at the Shelburne Public Library 

August 31, 2023   ·   0 Comments

Library Card Sign Up Month, September 1st-30th: Each September is library card sign up month! Drop in to explore all that your library has to offer, including books, videos, parks passes, and programming for all ages. Individuals who register during the month of September will be entered into a draw for a Kobo! Don’t worry- for those who come in to renew their memberships during September, you will be entered into a weekly draw for a gift card!

The Home Children of Dufferin presented by Laura of MoD, Saturday, September 16th @ 2pm: Learn about the British Home Children sent to Dufferin County between 1869 and the late 1930s amid the Child Migration Scheme. Many never spoke of their childhood experiences and their stories are lost, some chose to remain in Canada and settled—a family connection many of us are unaware of!

Ontario Public Library Week, October 16th-20th, 2023: Stay tuned for event details! We have events planned for all ages!

Coffee, Conversation & Books featuring Patrick Clark, Thursday, October 18th @ 7pm: Join us for Coffee & Conversation with Patrick Clark, an up and coming, Canadian author from Mulmur Ontario. PORTERS is Clark’s debut novel and takes his love of science fiction, mystery stories, and time travel to a whole new level.

Staff Pick of the Week: Britt’s Pick—The Poppy Wars by R.F. Kuang

An epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the violent history of China’s 20th century, follows the efforts of an unexpected, dark-skinned war orphan. Her goal is to obtain an education at Nikan’s most elite military school in spite of prejudice and the challenges of her lethal shaman skills. These skills raise her awareness about the existence of gods and the imminence of war.

Why Britt recommends this book: For readers like me who love a lengthy series, this could be a new favourite. 

Our protagonist, Rin, has an immense desire for vengeance and a true gift for shamanism. Her gifts reveal that the gods are still alive, and ultimately entangles her with them. It also has a hidden magic element, which will please seasoned fantasy readers!

This is grim story set against a reimagined and bloody Second Sino-Japanese war; it hits hard from the beginning and doesn’t stop until the end. Lucky for us, there are 2 more after this, so we can stay in the setting a little longer!



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