Monthly Archives: June 2011

Superstar kid-lit author Oppal tells tale of the very first bat

Popular Canadian author Kenneth Oppal believes in reading as a double whammy: he’s making it fun and educational – and his books really are entertaining. Truly! Oppal makes the complex concept of evolution understandable to young people, and also manages … Continue reading

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How China is taking over the world

Whatever Pierre Elliott Trudeau is remembered for, it will not be for his daring openness to Mao Tse-Tung’s Communist China. Or at least, that’s the impression set forth in author Nino Ricci’s portrait of Trudeau, published in 2009 as part … Continue reading

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The mirrors allowed for the careful oversight of courting couples

Lennoxville’s annual Friendship Day is marked by its celebration of heritage, history and culture — or rather, cultures in the plural. The French and English in the Townships have long lived and worked here side by side. Though similar in … Continue reading

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Friendship Day Big Book Sale!

It’s time for the Lennoxville Library’s annual Friendship Day Big Book Sale! Come browse the hundreds of books for sale on Saturday, at the corner of Queen and College, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. That’s Saturday, June 11, 2011. … Continue reading

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We love nature, we hate nature

Humans love and even idolize nature, yet we also spend much of our time attempting to tame it, even to destroy it. Consider John Vaillant’s The Golden Spruce: A True Story Of Myth, Madness, And Greed (2005), a book that … Continue reading

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