Library Corner – for the week of April 1, 2019

Updated 2019/04/04

Celebrating Stories and Music

Mark your calendars we are hosting the 7th annual Celebrating Stories and Music on Thursday, April 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

We are pleased to feature STORIES with Gordon Goldsborough with an evening of storytelling based on his book “Abandoned Manitoba: From Residential Schools to Bank Vaults to Grain Elevators” a runaway success in 2016.  Gordon returns with more compelling abandoned sites across Manitoba in his new book “More Abandoned Manitoba: River, Rails and Ruins”.  Join Gordon as he discusses his adventures across our province.

Plus…MUSIC with Paul McIntosh, a singer-songwriter with deep roots in Lac du Bonnet, Paul’s music reflects his varied passions. From agriculture to politics; his stories bring to life the beauty romance and tribulations of life on the family farm. With his eye to the personal and the “heart” of a story, his music will draw you in and make you part of his world.

We hope you can join us for this lovely evening of Stories and Music.  Refreshments will be served and this event is free and open to everyone.

Spring into the Library

Thank you to all the children who joined us for “Spring into the Library.”  We had another terrific turnout this year.  Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and guardians who escorted the children into the library to help us celebrate the end of winter!  We are grateful for all the volunteers who helped us to make this a successful week.   We are grateful for all the assistance from Janice Halliday, Stella McAuley, Payden Schwab and Bonnie Swayze.  We look forward to another successful Spring  celebration next year!

New Fiction

Karin Fossum continues the Inspector Konrad Sejer series with Black Seconds, Bad Intentions, The Water’s Edge and The Caller.

In the 6th book Black Seconds – nine year old Ida Joner rides her shiny new yellow bike to buy her favourite girl’s magazine and a pack of gum. It wasn’t far. She should have returned home within half an hour, but she never made it back home. The 7th book Bad Intentions three friends row across the water in the middle of the night and only two return.  In the 8th book The Water’s Edge Reinhardt and Kristine Ris are out for a Sunday walk.  Near the end of their walk they make a terrible discovery: lying in a cluster of trees is the lifeless body of a young boy. The 9th Book The Caller starts one mild summer evening.  Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in blood.

New Biography

The Master Plan – My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose is the story of Chris Wilson in this moving and thought-provoking book about one man’s incarceration and his ultimate redemption.