At the Library for December 12th, 2017

Updated 2017/12/13



Lorinda Stewart tells her harrowing tale of negotiating with Islamist insurgents who kidnapped her daughter in 2008 in her memoir ‘One Day Closer.’


While most kids in Canada need to be dragged to school (I was certainly one), education remains a distant dream for millions of children worldwide. Laura Scandiffio presents uplifting stories of those who—despite war, poverty, discrimination, and violence—found a way to be educated in her latest book for younger readers ‘Fight to Learn.’


Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler Story Time is 10:00 and 11:00 am. Both will be all about “Snowmen”.  Baby Laptime Thursday at 10 am.

Please note there is always a Wednesday evening Story Time at 6:30 pm for ages 3 to 9 and their caregivers. Perfect way to unwind.

FOOD FOR FINES: For the entire month of December, the Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food as payment for overdue fines. One item will be worth one dollar of fines. Any canned or boxed non-perishable food items will be accepted. All donations will be delivered to the food bank throughout the holiday season. This is a great way to get rid of those pesky overdue fines while helping others in need.

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On display this month is the warm and festive Christmas display by Kathy Simon.





The Halifax Explosion – Ken Cuthbertson   (971.6)

In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust – Max Wallace  (940.5318)

Healing Arthritis – Susan S. Blum   (616.722)

The Crown: The Official Companion – Robert Lacey   (791.4572)

Ranger Games – Ben Blum   (364.1552092)

The Ghost Orchid – Helen Humphreys   (634.11)

The Mosaic Artist’s Bible – Teresa Mills  (738.5)

Catharine Parr Traill’s the Female Emigrant’s Guide   (641.5971)

Girl Up – Laura Bates   (305.2422)

Well Nourished – Andrea Lieberstein   (616.8526)

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist – Heather Caunt-Nulton   (391.65)

Love Her Wild – Atticus   (811.6)

A Newfoundlander in Canada   (bio)

One Day Closer – Lorinda Stewart   (bio)

Where the Past Begins – Amy Tan   (bio)

Caroline: Little House, Revisited – Sarah Miller   (fic)

Hanna Who Fell from The Sky – Christopher Meades   (fic)

Fairytale – Danielle Steel   (fic)

The Shoe on the Roof – Will Ferguson   (fic)

The Blinds – Adam Sternbergh   (mys)

Behind Closed Doors – B. A. Paris   (mys)

Parting Shot – Linwood Barclay   (mys)

Lies She Told – Cate Holahan   (mys)

Remington 1894 – William Johnstone   (west)

True Detective: Season 2   (DVD)

A Walk Among Tombstones   (DVD)

War for the Planet of the Apes   (Blu-ray) (DVD0

Wonder Woman   (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Neighbors   (DVD)

The Fall: Series 3   (DVD)

Reign: Season 4   (DVD)




Jane, Unlimited – Kristin Cashore   (ya fic)

Rodent – Lisa Lawrence   (ya fic)

The Crying Rocks – Janet Taylor Lisle   (ya fic)

The Awakening of Sunshine Girl – Paige McKenzie   (ya fic)

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl – Paige McKenzie   (ya fic)

And the Trees Crept In – Dawn Kurtagich   (ya fic)

Coding with Scratch Workbook – John Woodcock   (j 005.133)

Making Canada Home: How Immigrants Shaped This Country – Susan Hughes   (j 971.004)

LEGO – Simon Hugo   (j 688.725)

Water Wow – Antonia Banyard   (j 553.7)

Fight to Learn: The Struggle to Go to School – Laura Scandiffio   (j 306.43)

Canada – Emily Rose Oaches   (j 971)

Gasoline Engines – Pam Watts   (621.43)

Mary Anning’s Curiosity – Monica Kulling   (j fic)

The Giant’s Seat – Dave Butler   (j fic)

The Kidnap Plot – Dave Butler   (j fic)

Paw Patrol: Space Pups   (j DVD)

Casper: Peek A Boo   (j DVD)