About: Jodie

Librarian at the Central library downtown is my day job. Hockey mom, reader of fiction, and self-proclaimed tech geek on my off time.

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April Rave Reviewed

April is flying by, and soon it will be time for our next Rave Reviews session; sorry about the delay in posting this month’s gems, which were brought by Sue and Mae. Here are Mae’s picks: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent Iceland, 1828. A woman, Agnes Magnusdottir, convicted of murder, is sent to live in custody at a peasant farmer’s home until such time as she is to be executed.  This...
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March Rave Reviewed

It was another lovely session of tea and Rave Reviews this month where I was joined by the very organized Mae who brought a lovely complement of interesting nonfiction titles for our readers to consider.  I, as usual, brought mostly an eclectic collection of fiction from both the adult and YA areas and presented it in a haphazard fashion (and felt a small bit of shame after following Mae’s great presentation!) Here...
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February Rave Reviewed

It was another great Rave Reviews session, and we saw a few new faces this month.  Miss Kate is away, so I got the opportunity to step into the group again…and can I just say how much fun this hour a month is, and how much I miss it (and the lovely ladies who attend and crack me up!).  We were joined by Sue, our Self-Publishing Facilitator, and we brought...
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Most read fiction of 2016

2016 has come and gone, but we thought we’d take a look back at our patron’s most checked out adult fiction reads of the past year.  We know you read the top 10 during 2016; maybe to start off 2017 you’ll pick up one of the read-a-likes to your fave from last year.  Happy New Year, and Happy Reading! 1. Cross Justice by James Patterson For more fast-paced thrillers and suspense,...
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WPL Teacher Academy starting this week

Calling all teachers or aspiring teachers…our first ever 4-week Teacher Academy is set to begin this Thursday, July 14th from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Central Branch.  Come for the introductory session to learn about what the library can offer teachers and their students, learn how to use our library catalogue to efficiently browse and store materials for units, and take a tour of our Central Branch. Our second week, July 21st,...
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