Monthly Archives: August 2015

First time on a yellow bus? Read the Magic School Bus. And look, out in the schoolyard: it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s El Deafo!

Do you want to fake your kids into getting ready for school? Read a book with them that’s totally fun and secretly educational. A book like The Fly (by Elise Gravel, 2014, filed in C-12). It’s so gross they’ll never … Continue reading

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The Lost Villages were slowly flooded by the waters: ‘It’s the loneliness of eternity I’m talking about. Can you move all these things?’

Sometimes Jean or Lucjan would choose a painting in a gallery – Rembrandt’s Lady With A Lapdog – or a specific book in a library – Chekhov’s Lady With Lapdog or Growtowski’s Towards A Poor Theatre – and meet there. … Continue reading

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Inspector Gamache’s diet

Fans of Eastern Townships mystery writer Louise Penny (her work is filed in Adult Fiction) are cooking their way through the food in her Inspector Gamache books. Find the blog here, at http://thenightisastrawberry.blogspot.com.br/.

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Book sale, children’s event

The Lennoxville Library joins in the fun for Saturday’s Lennoxville Street Festival, August 22, with a book sale. (Different titles than our last sale, so come on down!) We will also hold two special children’s events.  The storytellers at Maison des … Continue reading

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It was Colonel Mustard, in the library. Or perhaps the butler did it? Come to the Open House to find the answer!

One of the most famous libraries in the world is the red-walled room that sits quietly along one side of the Clue board game (it was Col. Mustard, with a lead pipe). The game was invented in 1944 by a … Continue reading

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Can an author keep everyone happy? Kids want queasy, fluttering bellies, but adults, not so much

Can an author move from writing children’s stories to penning more complex literature, creating books that can keep adults happy? Consider J.K. Rowling. Her series of seven Harry Potter novels are fabulous reads, devoured by children. The first appeared in … Continue reading

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Tinker, Tailor, Spy

Spy novel writer Frederick Forsyth is supposedly going to reveal in his new book that he was an MI6 spy. That might explain why he’s said in the past that his personal experiences helped with his fiction writing. Forsyth’s thrillers … Continue reading

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