Monthly Archives: February 2014

The inspector pleaded with the doctor to take on the patient ‘One Sherlock H., a resident of B____ Street in London’

8 June 1881 A new patient today, a troubling case. One Sherlock H., a resident of B____ Street in London. Referred to me by G. Lestrade, with more than a few dark and vague warnings. “A troubled fellow,” he told … Continue reading

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And the people could fly: That winged mechanical monster also requires an imaginative leap

Dimitri is a little boy who lives with his father, and at bedtime, Dimitri spreads his arms out and goes off into the night. “I fly out the window,” he says, and plays with whales and rescues a beautiful woman … Continue reading

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Ancient Olympians would have found Sochi a bit chilly: There are ways to avoid winter…

The original Olympic athletes of Ancient Greece largely performed their feats of strength and skill in the nude, which just goes to show that the modern winter games are an entirely made up event. And so there’s no doubt the … Continue reading

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It’s the AGM, coming to a library near you

The Lennoxville Library holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. It will be held in the library building, at 101 Queen, corner College, in the Sherbrooke borough of Lennoxville. The agenda can be found on our … Continue reading

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It is a truth universally acknowledged… Rich men are always the rightful property of someone’s daughter

Jane Austen never found her Mr. Darcy. Austen, whose books always seemed to end with weddings, famously died in 1817 a singleton, at 41. And she’s never really been forgiven for it. Not to mention that her condition obviously left … Continue reading

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The Sochi winter Olympics

Sochi, in Russia, hosts this year’s winter Olympics, starting this weekend (February 7, 2014) and through to the 23rd. Ask us about books on the history of Russia. As for sports and the Olympics, well…! Here are some promising books … Continue reading

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Lennoxville to pronounce on the winning Canada Reads book – before the CBC does

Do you want to know which book will win this year’s CBC Canada Reads program? Get the inside track at the Lennoxville Library! In fact, you can help make the choice. All are invited to a grand evening of literary … Continue reading

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