There is so much to love about Downton Abbey! The estates, the clothes, the scandals ‘upstairs’ and ‘below stairs’, and great lines like these by Lady Grantham (Granny) – I have plenty of friends I don’t like”. “What is a weekend?” Cora: “Are we to be friends then?” Lady Grantham: “We are allies, my dear, which can be a good deal more effective.” If you are waiting for your reservation or if you are up to date with Downton and would like to try another BBC period series, try one of the following well reviewed series in our collection- Mr. … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk – I would like to reserve Downton Abbey Season 5 disc 1.
Historical fiction is a popular genre that can be defined as “describing the historical for contemporary audiences”. A well researched historical fiction novel can really bring a period in history to life while at the same time provide the escapism of a personal story. It is sometimes difficult to find new titles since they are interfiled with regular fiction and a subject search does not always list them. Here are a few new and recommended titles in our collection – The Secret Life of Violet Grant – An aunt, her journalist niece, and a story of murder and romance set in Europe in the 1900’s and New York in the … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk – This is a good one, if you like historical fiction.
Luckily, the library has a steadily growing collection of e-books and digital audio titles for you to borrow – for free! To get started go to the library’s home page . Click on the link to emedia download library for English materials, pretnumerique.ca for books in French. If you select HELP you will find complete information on how to proceed. We are also offering two new workshops – e-books & Kobo and e-books & iPad & iPhone. Check the adult programs link for registration information. The next iPhone class will be held on January 28. At the eMedia Library, you can choose a … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk – I have a new eReader, what do I do now?
Going away for the holidays? You can ask for a holiday loan for your books and talking books. The holiday loan period is 6 weeks. The Library will be open over the holidays except for Dec. 24th, 25th, 26th and Dec. 31st, Jan. 1st and 2nd. Note that your items will never be due on a day the Library is closed. D&M Fic B 81106 If you are looking for a good book to read during the holidays try the international best seller Flavia De Luce mystery series written by Alan Bradley. There are six books … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk – Can I keep my books longer over the holidays?
The holiday season is just around the corner and the library has some great resources to help you get into the Christmas spirit. Our craft books for adults and children are available to browse and borrow. We have recently added some new books to our Christmas collection. Some of the more recent titles are: Holiday Crafts – by Catherine Woram 745.5941 W Christmas Crafts – Scandinavian Style by Stenklov & Morleen 745.59412 S Matthew Meads’ Christmas All Through the House 745.59412 M Matthew Meads’ Holiday 745.59412 M Little Christmas Decorations to Knit & Crochet … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk: Are Your Christmas Craft Books Out Yet?
There are a few books currently circulating that feature an older man as the central character. The most popular one seems to be The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2012) by Jonas Jonasson. This funny look at Allan Karlsson’s journey moves back and forth from the present to the past and chronicles Allan’s participation in some of the most important events of the 20th Century. The book has been adapted and released as a Swedish language film with English subtitles. Screenings are showing this fall and winter in many Canadian cities. As well as … Continue reading Heard at the circulation desk – “What is the title of that ‘old man’ book?”
Gone Girl (Fic/F6481) by Gillian Flynn is a dark psychological thriller that examines a toxic marriage. The newly released movie starring Ben Afleck has generated a renewed interest in the book which was released in 2012. The Library has 7 copies of Gone Girl that include audio, digital audio, ebook, regular print and large print editions. While you are waiting for Gone Girl, try the Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison; a Canadian author who sadly passed away shortly after The Silent Wife was published. It is a similarly addictive read that tells the story of the dark side of a marriage … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk – “Can you recommend a book like Gone Girl?”