Where Do You Belong?

If you’re a fan of the Canadian band Great Big Sea, you’ll know Alan Doyle. He’s the lead singer, and now author of a memoir called WHERE I BELONG: SMALL TOWN TO GREAT BIG SEA about growing up in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, as well as his musical journey.  He decided to write about his hometown because he feels it shaped him both musically, and as a person. As with many Newfoundlanders, Doyle is a born storyteller, and his memoir will sure to delight fans as well as those who just love to learn about small-town Canada.

where

You can see a bit more about his book, and the place he grew up in the book trailer:

Happy reading!

 

Published in: on September 23, 2014 at 3:09 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,

Book Bingo

Many of our patrons tell us that they hear about books on the radio, on TV, or in the newspaper, and then they come in to request them. If you’re one of those people, CBC Books just put out a fun Bingo Card to help you feel like you’re accomplishing something with your reading. With the Canada Reads coming up in the early spring, this will also help.

cbcbingo-v3-thumb-584x677-379050

 

This is a lot like the Book Buck Bingo cards we do each summer for our teens.  Make your own rewards, if you like.  One line could be a lunch out with a reading friend. Get all four corners, and maybe you can buy yourself something you’ve been looking at in that special store. Or be really creative and purchase a book for a friend or co-worker when you complete the card.  Whatever you decide to do, have some fun!

Published in: on September 22, 2014 at 3:59 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

Our Schedule is Out!

Have you been to the library in the past week? We have our entire fall schedule out! Drop in and pick up a newsletter, which details all of the programs we’ll be running from now until the end of December. It’s got everything from children’s programs to family visits and even a book club invite!

10659328_745408302161835_5496025011232006157_n

 

10676381_745409722161693_305881788380818054_n

 

Happy Fall!

It’s Almost Time!

20140811_102431

While we’re still a week away from starting up fall programs, we’re busy planning everything in sight. First up, it’s Book Buck Spending Week #2!  And while we had lots of teens in to spend their book bucks in the first week, we know there are still plenty of those little green bucks out there. Plus, we have TONS of great things still to spend them on!

So, starting Monday, Sept. 8th….drop in anytime to spend the Book Bucks.  We’ll be re-filling the window all week long, so if you still have a book or two to finish, you can keep collecting. But don’t save these bucks for next year….once Sept. 8 – 13th is over, your book bucks will be no good. So, plan on a spending spree next week. Can’t wait to see everyone!

The Library is Closed Today!

Just a reminder, the library is closed today. Please keep all return materials until Tuesday, as the blue return box won’t be out until then. Don’t worry, you won’t be charged any fines for Sunday or Monday!

 

closed

 

 

We hope everyone has a safe and happy long weekend!

It’s a Long Weekend!

Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Monday, September 1st. Please keep all items for return until Tuesday, Sept. 2nd.

 

closedlibrary

 

Happy Long Weekend!

Published in: on August 29, 2014 at 3:15 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 466 other followers