Library Corner – Week of January 22, 2018

Updated 2018/01/18

Don’t Miss Fort Night at the Library

 To celebrate Family Literacy Day and 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.

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.


What’s New?

Kim Stanley Robinson (born March 23, 1952) is an American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. Robinson began publishing novels in 1984. His work has been described as “humanist science fiction” and “literary science fiction.” Two of his novels available for the first time at this Library are Icehenge and 2312.

Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims . . . on Tinder, in an electrifying new thriller, The Thirst by Jo Nesbo.

Pike Logan’s search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa; and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce, in Brad Taylor’s Operator Down.

After her only child, eighteen-year-old Luke, dies in a fall, Maine B & B owner Abby Stone must cope with her grief as she plans a memorial, the boy’s biological father comes back into her life, and Luke’s pregnant girlfriend shows up, in What’s Left Behind by Lorrie Thomson.

Set against the back-drop of the great California Gold Rush, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt is a darkly comic novel that follows the misadventures of the fabled Sisters brothers, two hired guns, who, under the order of the mysterious Commodore, try to kill Hermann Kermit Warm, a man who gives them a run for their money.

In Large Print format, we have The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick; Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy; and Ten Mile Valley, a western story by Wayne D. Overholser.

Learn to master your anxious thoughts, worry, and fear in Jennifer Shannon’s Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens; and finally from the stars of TLC’s The Little Couple, Life is Short (no pun intended) by Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website