Monthly Archives: May 2011

Waiting for the apocalypse in Riviere du Loup (it’s as good a place as any)

  The Rapture came and went. But California prophet Harold Camping and his followers are still here, Earth-bound, with the rest of us. Some of his flock had gone so far as to quit their jobs and give away all … Continue reading

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How to (ribbit) draw the perfect frog (ribbit)

  Kids know that drawing is more about capturing movement and feeling than it is about getting the nose right. But there comes a time for some when a perfect nose begins to matter. Or at least, when the proper … Continue reading

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The special serial killer edition

  Welcome to the special serial killer edition of Good Reads. And we’re going to start young. At 15, in fact. John Wayne Cleaver is a teenager, just diagnosed as a sociopath. The thing is, Cleaver knows what he’s destined … Continue reading

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Become a Friend of the Library

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE LIBRARY As we are a non-profit organization, your donations help fund our various activities. The Lennoxville Library will host an Adopt-a-Book fundraiser throughout the year. Books will be on display at the front of the … Continue reading

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Party Planning

We need your help for our 2012 centenary celebrations. Do you have library memories to share? We’re looking for your recollections, old and new, whether in writing or in pictures. An eight-year-old talking about Story Time. A parent finding good … Continue reading

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Knit up a corgi or build it a new home – on knitting and woodworking

The arrival of spring is the perfect encouragement to take up a new hobby. How about knitting? The best-selling knitting patterns in the UK these last few weeks feature some of the people and corgis who attended  the royal wedding … Continue reading

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Sympathy for simple human flaws

  It turns out that the classics can go out of style. Or at least, some of the best books ever written languish on the shelves of the Lennoxville Library, as patrons focus on the cool new stuff. Not that … Continue reading

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Biting in to popular culture

“There are such beings as vampires,” Dr. Abraham Van Helsing ominously states, as he stocks up on garlic and crucifixes. He likely buys out every shop in London. The vampire hunter Van Helsing was born of the Irish author Bram … Continue reading

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The magic of the sun’s daily appearance

  Demons and genies and dragons, oh my. Such creatures are the stuff of children’s stories, but they remain with us forever, carried by our imaginations into our adult lives. The warning “Here be dragons” on old maps was updated … Continue reading

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The tragedy of the ‘unsinkable’ ship

The Titanic sank on the night of April 14 to 15, with more 1,500 passengers and crew going down with it. There were not enough lifeboats on the “unsinkable” ship for its size. The year was 1912. That’s 99 years … Continue reading

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