“Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we’re getting the hang of this thing, you know?” – Keith Richards The Rolling Stones Formed in London, England in 1962 by Brian Jones, the original lineup also consisted of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart. The Stones very first gig though, (and only that gig)featured Mick Avory on drums who later went on to drum...Read more
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Have you ever wondered what a cozy-mystery is? “Cozies” as fans like to call them are a subgenre of mystery or thriller novels. They are typically light reads in that the sex and violence often portrayed in other detective fiction is really downplayed. In most cases, the detectives themselves aren’t even real officers, but rather educated and intelligent women, who most often live in really small cities or towns. There...Read more
I don’t know if it’s the time of year, but as the holidays wind down and the idea of a long winter indoors becomes a reality, I get a bit stir crazy and always tackle my spring cleaning much earlier than the name would suggest. While people are dropping the pounds at the gym, I’m usually found in the back of an old broom closet purging those bits of broken...Read more
Librarian, Library Director, library planner. Fred C. Israel was born in 1933 in Kitchener, Ontario and attended grade school there. After graduating from high school, Israel studied at St. Jerome College which was affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He received his B.A. from the University of Ottawa in 1957, and then went to the University of Toronto to study Library Science. He worked for a while at the Kitchener...Read more
Journalist, newspaper editor, writer Carl Morgan was born in 1931 in Toronto, Ontario. He married his wife Gloria, whom he met while working in Sudbury, Ontario, in 1952. They had three children and four grandchildren together. The Morgans moved to Windsor, Ontario when Carl got a reporter’s job with the Windsor Star in 1955, and remained in Windsor until their deaths in 2008. Carl never wanted to be a journalist, yet a journalist...Read more
On Wednesday, September 7th we had our first Rave Reviews session of the fall after taking a summer break. Jodie and I had loads of books to bring in, many of them lighter than usual since we’d been enjoying some summer reading. We also started meeting on a new date and time meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. It was so nice to be back and...Read more