THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick DeWitt has gone on to sell over 150,000 copies in Canada alone since its release in 2011. And all attention is justified. The book follows the story of two brothers and their journey to California during the gold rush, and it is as funny as it is engrossing. DeWitt captured the oft-times wacky relationship between these two brothers as well as informing readers about the dangerous gold rush period. This is a contemporary western, worthy of all of the awards and accolades it received…and now it’s going to be a movie!

I’m reserving my seats now!


Adult Craft Club

Our last Adult Craft Club of the spring is happening next week. Join us on Monday, June 25 at 6:30pm for another super fun crafting evening.

And remember, adults, it’s okay to colour outside the lines. Go ahead, be creative!

Robin Williams

If you’re a fan of the late Robin Williams (and who isn’t?), we have the latest book about him in our library now. ROBIN, by New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, attempts to answer some of the questions left regarding the beloved comedian and his struggle with depression.

Did anyone really know the true Robin Williams? Was he really as high strung and full of energy as his public persona suggested? Only those closest to him will really know, but Itzkoff tries to bring a few things to light in this weighty book.

Drop by the library to pick it up, or put your name on the waiting list if it’s out. This is bound to be a popular read for a while.

Digital Device Workshop

We’re having our last Digital Device Workshop before summer this week. Join us on Wednesday, June 20th from 2-4pm to ask questions about your cell phone, tablet, or other digital device. Please bring your device charged and ready to go.

We’ll share some quick tips, and then open it up to participants to offer things they’ve learned, or things they want to know about their devices. This is always an informative and interesting session.

Call us to register at 257-2702.

Want More Handmaid’s Tale?

With the popularity of THE HANDMAID’S TALE, people are already talking about the debut dystopian book by Christina Dalcher called VOX. Read this book jacket copy….it sounds amazing!

Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial–this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

This is just the beginning.

Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.

But this is not the end.

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

This is already being called a great book club choice, so make sure to get your name on the list as soon as you see it at your library, or pre-order a copy now. It’s probably going to fly off the shelves at the end of the summer.

Lambs Down Park Festival

Join us this Saturday at the Lambs Down Park Festival at the Woolgrowers in Carleton Place. This is always a fun event–rain or shine. And this year, we’re going to be in the Art Shack!

Look for the large white shack….we’ll be gussying it up this weekend and getting it ready for the summer, so make sure to drop by and say hello to Caroline and Miranda. They’ll tell you what we have planned for summer, and you can pick up a calendar to take home. It’s going to be amazing fun!

Presidents and Books?

If you saw our unboxing video recently (I’ll link it below), you’ll know that THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson is a much-anticipated book by many of our readers. (And yes…Dennis Quaid reads the audiobook version!)

But there is another “presidential” book getting a bit of buzz, and it has nothing to do with Trump.

HOPE NEVER DIES by Andrew Schaffer is a thriller that puts Joe Biden and Barack Obama in the middle of a strange railroad death and the mystery that follows. Honestly, the Goodreads summary says it all:

Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted—the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic.

Part noir thriller and part bromance novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.

It’s going to be a series! The cover alone is worthy of picking the book up. Whether or not it will reach the heights of the Clinton/Patterson novel, we’ll have to see. But it looks like a lot of fun, either way.

Are you planning on reading either book? Let us know in the comments.

You can watch our unboxing video here.