Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wandering Books

There’s something lovely about finding a book left behind. It’s the gift of serendipity. We’ve left books at two Lennoxville locations in the hopes you will pick them up and read them. The project is called Wandering Books: Read and … Continue reading

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May the Force be with you: ‘I was but the learner, now I am the Mouseketeer’

There were convulsions in the persnickety world of Star Wars fandom when the Walt Disney Co. bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion (with a “b”, that’s no typo), a purchase approved by Darth Vader himself on Twitter (“When I left you … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of Gaelic: 1,000 Townships souls in 1941

The story of this Scottish youthIs filled with tragic woe;The wrongs that drove him to St. Paul‘Tis right that all should know;No desperado steeped in deedsOf violence was he;An honest Scot, he stoutly foughtFor home and liberty. – Oscar Dhu Sherbrooke publisher les Éditions GGC … Continue reading

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Lennoxville Reads

Join us as we celebrate Canada Reads here in Lennoxville! Our date is Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 7 p.m. (light refreshments served after). The books and participants are: Indian Horse by Richard Waganese, being read by Jim Napier The … Continue reading

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Canada Reads

It’s that time of year again, time for CBC Radio’s Canada Reads contest, where five Canucks champion great books. The 2013 contenders are: – Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese – Age of Hope by David Bergen – Away by Jane Urquhart – Two … Continue reading

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Place the ‘headline’ here; That’s a word which here means a teaser intended to convince you to read this column

This week Good Reads — an honorary 12-year-old! — makes a beeline for the new Lemony Snicket. This book is so secret, the library should not even have a copy. BUT WE DO. This inaugural book in a series collectively titled All … Continue reading

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Go on, you might as well ‘fess up; The jig is up

Are you a grownup? Because you’re still reading children’s books. Or at least, a bit more than half the folks reading Young Adult novels, the fiction that publishers have targeted at 12- to 18-year-olds, are in fact legal adults – … Continue reading

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