Have you read PRACTICAL JEAN by Trevor Cole yet? If you were at the Lambs Down Park Festival back in June, we were handing out copies of this fun Canadian book as part of our Great Book Relay! All we asked was that you read the book and pass it on to someone else.  Then, we’re hoping lots of people will join us in September for a fun chat about it. It’s not a book club, it’s a book relay!

So, if you’ve read the book already, you’ll know what it’s all about. If not, we still have some copies available at the library, or feel free to download one on OverDrive to your eReader.  Here is the summary from Goodreads:


Jean Vale Horemarsh is an ordinary, small-town woman with the usual challenges of middle age. She’s content, mostly, with the life she’s built: a semi-successful career as a ceramics artist, a close collection of women friends (if you ignore the terrible falling out she had with Cheryl all those years ago), a comfortable marriage with a kind if otherwise unextraordinary man. And then Jean sees her mother go through the final devastating months of cancer, and realizes that her fondest wish is to protect her dearest friends from the indignities of aging and illness. That’s when she decides to kill them…

Here is a fun video of PRACTICAL JEAN…but be aware, it has spoilers!

 If you’re interested and have read the book, join us at the library on September 8th at 6:30pm for a lively discussion about the book and the entire Book Relay.


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Did You Get a Book?

If you were out enjoying the beautiful weather on Saturday, maybe you made it to the Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place. There was a super turnout for all the activities, and hopefully, you had a chance to stop by the library booth. Meriah and Emma were busy handing out information about the library, summer programs and so much more. And if you were REALLY lucky, maybe you even snagged a copy of Trevor Cole’s, PRACTICAL JEAN, in our great book relay event!


So how does the book relay work?  Well, if you were given a free copy of PRACTICAL JEAN, all of the information is tucked inside. The bookmark serves as a little reminder to pass the book on to a friend once you’ve read it, and also to mark your calendar for the chat we’re going to have about the book on Sept. 8th at 6:30pm here at the library. It’s a funny book by an award-winning Canadian author, and maybe it’ll get you reading something different this summer. If you love it, let us know on Facebook, or drop by the library to tell us what you thought. We’re looking forward to meeting all of the book relay team members this fall!



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