Storytime, Art in the Park(ing) Lot, and more!

This week, we have LOTS of exciting things going on at the library. Storytime begins again, our weekly French storytime starts on Friday, and we’re introducing a super fun Friday night event at the Art Shack called “Art in the Park(ing) Lot”.

What is Art in the Park(ing) Lot? It starts at 6:00pm, and will take place in the parking lot beside the library. You can’t miss the wildly decorated Art Shack, and we’ll be bringing out some chalk for the kids, and a few art challenges. Bring along a lawn chair, some snacks, and if you’re musically inclined, bring your guitar! We’d love to have a family sing along!

Give us a call to register for programs, and feel free to bring along your kids and their friends for the drop ins. And don’t forget to sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club (kids), the Teen Summer Reading program, and the Adult Summer Reading program. It’s going to be fun!

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Happy Canada Day Weekend!

It’s the long weekend, and we’re just as happy about this as you! While the library will be closed on Monday, July 2nd, we’re all fired up for the start of our summer programs next week. We have so many fun things planned! You can find our summer calendar on our Facebook page or here on the blog.

Make sure to stop in this weekend to renew items, take out books or DVDs, or pick up your PIN so that you can access all of our online resources at home. Don’t miss out on anything library related just because we’re closed.

Have a safe and happy long weekend!

New Anne Musical!

This is strictly for our former librarian and Anne fanatic, Janet. It looks like Anne of Green Gables is going modern…and she’s on her way to New York state soon!

A fan of the books only, Matte O’Brien has never seen the Netflix series, never been to PEI, and never gone to see the Broadway musical version of Anne of Green Gables. He wanted to be a purist, and focus on L.M. Montgomery’s vision in the books. Now, though, he plans to binge on everything Anne he can find. You can read a bit more about the new folk musical here.

 

Oh, Please

Libraries are all about order. Last year, an explosion of photos started surfacing everywhere of people who were arranging their books in colour co-ordinated order. Rainbow shelves. It made our heads spin. No authors together, no series, no order at all…except for the perfectly shade-arranged spines. Come on, people.

Now, there’s an even more horrific trend. BACKWARD BOOKS. Seriously? I’m sure it was some perfectly well-meaning designer who turned someone’s books around in order to keep their decor very neutral. But how does this help people who actually want to read their books? Are they supposed to guess which book is where? Randomly pick books based on their page colour or width? The whole thing has librarians feeling jittery.

But if you think this trend might be something you’d like to try, you can read an article by someone who actually did it (and liked it). Just don’t invite any librarians to your home. You might leave the room only to find them rearranging things when you get back. I mean it.

THE SISTERS BROTHERS MOVIE

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!