Tag Archives: Reading

April Reads

Although April is behind us, it looks like its showers are following us into May. Why not grab a book from your local library and cozy up for a rainy weather read? Read on for some suggestions from my 2015 Reading Challenge. The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig (Book Written This Year) This was a book I found on our New Books Shelf and I am so glad I picked...
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Reading Challenge – March Books

Another month said and gone and it’s finally looking like spring (complete with the dreary rain). For your amusement, here are my reviews of March’s reads on my 2015 Reading Challenge (don’t forget you can see them all here). The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis (Woman Author) To be completely honest, I read this book, or least I had thought I had, for a book club only to find out that...
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Guest Blogger Kay Douglas on Reading to Inspire

We’re back once again with your monthly Guest Blogger feature. For our March blog we invited Douglas Marketing Group founder and president, Kay Douglas to blog for us. She shares her recommended books for success in business as well some personal favorites . Kay is also the author of her very own book!  KAY DOUGLAS: READING TO INSPIRE Thank you for the opportunity to share my reading and library experience....
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Buckingham Palace Asks for Our Help

Buckingham Palace has reached out to Windsor Public Library for information on our city. A comprehensive new history on Windsor Castle is scheduled for publication in 2016 and a chapter will include research and information on settlements around the world sharing the “Windsor” name. Plans call for the history to cover 11 centuries from the foundation of the castle in the 1070s to its current official and private use by...
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Are you ready for CANADA READS 2015?

Go to the CANADA READS page on the CBC website to learn more about this year’s panelists and their picks for the great Canadian read.  Arguments for each book will begin next week, starting on March 16.  If you do not want to buy your own copies of the books, versions can be borrowed through your local branch of the library. The national broadcaster’s web page also contains a carousel...
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RBC Taylor Prize

Yesterday the winner for the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize for literary nonfiction was announced.  This prize is awarded annually “to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception.” [Source: RBC Taylor Prize website] Plum Johnson’s book,  They Left Us Everything,  in ebook format, can be reserved and read through our OverDrive service. You can...
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Goodbye February!

So February is finally behind us (and has set a record as being Windsor’s worst February EVER). And I’ve gotten through four books on my to-read list! Check out my reviews below and don’t forget that no matter how cold it is outside, a hot cup of tea or coffee and a good book will keep you warm and entertained. Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg (Funny) I recently...
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WPL Joins Instagram!

#throwbackthursday #flashbackfriday #picoftheday #instagood #bookworm #library WPL is joining the Instagram world and bringing our picture taking and hastagging to another level. WPL already has a presence on many social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. So far, we’ve been very successful at reaching our patrons and the wider community through these outlets. This week alone the WPL Twitter has blown up with the very popular Freedom to...
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Child and youth narrators

You may have read or heard from the media how an unpublished work by Harper Lee is to be released as sequel to her classic novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.  One of the elements of Mockingbird which made it great fiction is the skillful use of a child narrator. When a novel is told from the point of view of a child, adult readers experience the events of the story...
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