February New & Upcoming Fiction

Berry, Steve Blaedel, Sara Box, CJ Briggs, Patricia Buckley, Carla Childs, Laura Coben, Harlan Colgan, Jenny Coulter, Catherine & J.T. Ellison Daugherty, Christi Eggers, Dave Feehan, Christine Fox, Candice Goodman, Carol Graham, Heather Greenaway, R.M. Griffiths, Elly Groen, Hendrik Hamilton, Glen Erik Heller, Peter Hempel, Amy Iles, Greg Jennings, Maur Johansen, Iris Leon, Donna Margolin,... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Teen and Tween Programs

January is almost over and that means high school exams are almost over too. The library has loads of new programs for teens and tweens across town! This year there will be dedicated drop-in teen/tween nights running monthly in the Waverley Auditorium. The Fanfiction Writer’s Club (ages 12-8) meets Mondays at 4pm on Feb 4,... Continue Reading →

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

This semi-autobiographical novel is widely regarded as one of Lawrence’s finest works. With great sensitivity and perception, Lawrence draws on his own experience and explores the close emotional ties that were to dominate so much of his life. The Morel family, the counterpart of his own, live on the Nottingham coalfield at Bestwood (Eastwood). Gertrude... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers – Non-fiction, January 2019

January 25, 2019 Becoming, Michelle Obama An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir.   2. Educated, Tara Westover "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable"-USA Today 3. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson Humorous, surprising and informative. 4. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari Tackles a daunting... Continue Reading →

Rocking the Library

Now that winter has hit us in full force, and the hustle and bustle of Christmas is behind us, many of us are looking for ways to keep busy as we await the arrival of spring. If you are one of these people finding yourself in a winter rut, perhaps rock painting might be the... Continue Reading →

Home Ice

I started reading Angie Abdou’s fiction books several years ago, and have been following her on Twitter (@angie-abdou) for a while. We shared some camaraderie over her tweets about sitting in a cold rink in August, and I was delighted to hear she had a new book coming out about being a reluctant hockey mom.... Continue Reading →

Awards Lists at TBPL

This is the time of year that the “best of” lists start to appear and awards ceremonies begin. The library makes every effort to carry the items from these and here are a select few of the adult fiction awards we monitor and the most recent winners in them. For general fiction, there is the... Continue Reading →

And the Winner Is…

Award-winners in 2018 Alex Awards: The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. All Systems Red, by Martha Wells The Clockwork Dynasty, by Daniel H. Wilson Down among the Sticks & Bones, by Seanan McGuire Electric Arches, by Eve L. Ewing A Hope... Continue Reading →

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