Library Corner – Week of January 15, 2018

Updated 2018/01/10

Family Literacy Night!

Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually in January to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

To help inspire families to learn together, the Library will host Family Fort Night from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th, 2018.  Families are invited to help us build forts in the Library.  Bring your blankets, pillow and flashlight.  Extra building supplies will be available.  The Library will provide snacks, stories and more!  There is no fee for participating and everyone is welcome.  For more information, contact the Library at (204)345-2653.


What’s New?

An American genius named Seth Borders is brought together with Miriam, a Saudi Arabian princess escaping a forced marriage, after he suddenly gains the ability to see multiple potential futures, in Blink of an Eye by Ted Dekker.

Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her, in J.T. Ellison’s Lie to Me.

As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing: keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer, in Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery.

Four years after a bizarre blindness plague hits the capital, the political arena is thrown into turmoil when Election Day is marked by an unprecedented turnout of blank ballots and rebellious acts that prompt a state of emergency declaration, in Seeing by Nobel Prize for Literature winner José Saramago.

After inheriting an old silk mill near Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Sunny Goodwin falls in love with a greenhouse on the property, and decides to stay and take care of a garden there, as well as the 10-year-old half-brother she never knew she had.  But when Iraq War hero Sawyer Hartwell comes by, Sunny wonders whether she can love again, in Blue Hollow Falls, the first book in Donna Kaufman’s new series by the same name.

In a safe house near the Syrian border, a clandestine American operations team readies to launch a dramatic mission months in the making. Their target: the director of social media for ISIS and Scot Harvath is just the operative needed in Foreign Agent by Brad Thor.

Reluctantly investigating a cold-case murder as a favor for his stepdaughter, millionaire detective Rushmore McKenzie discovers links to a second killing before a series of suspicious coincidences reveal the activities of a dangerous adversary, in What the Dead Leave Behind by David Housewright.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website