Pardon my pun, but there seems to be a lot of buzz about bees lately. Whether they are worried about their declining numbers, singing their praises as the lifeblood of global fruit production or complaining about a recent sting, people certainly seem interested in the world of bees. I’ve noticed the topic keeps cropping up in my conversations, in the books I read and the documentaries I watch. So when...Read more
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For the month of September, our Online Book Club is reading/discussing “The Best Laid Plans” by Terry Fallis. This comic novel about Canadian Politics won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads. About this Book (Description from Goodreads): “A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He...Read more
We would like to extend a huge thank-you to the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market for inviting us to set up shop this past Saturday. We had a great time sharing information, making/renewing cards, crafting with fruits and veggies, and discussing all things library-related with the many kind people who took the time to stop by our booth. We had cookbooks and canning guides on hand for customers to borrow for...Read more
The Road Trip. For many it is the quintessential activity of summer. For others it is an agonizing (and often nauseous) period of time cramped into a tiny space, often subjected to lousy music. Personally, I love the idea of tossing a few belongings into the trunk, downloading some podcasts onto my phone and mapping out my route while leaving plenty of time for unexpected stops along the way. Today,...Read more
Your eyes have just landed on the inaugural post of a new feature I’m calling Trio Tuesdays. Every other Tuesday, I plan on writing about three items from WPL’s collection that are linked in some way. The link might be something as basic as genre or topic but could also be something a little more tenuous such as theme, atmosphere, cover art design or the author’s birthplace. Our amazing brains often...Read more
A recent opinion piece from the New York Times titled “Really? You’re Not in a Book Club?” explores the book club boom of the last few years. According to the author, James Atlas, it’s pretty safe to assume that most people belong to a book club in some way, shape, or form. Book clubs have been meeting for ages, but they’ve often been associated with living room chats for the...Read more