Monthly Archives: January 2016

New on the shelves

Here are just a few of the new Adult Fiction novels we’ve put on our shelves over the last few weeks: Avenue Of Mysteries by John Irving; Cross Justice by James Patterson; All Dressed In White by Mary Higgins Clark; City On Fire by Garth Risk … Continue reading

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Are they born as in-between, or as both? Or simply as themselves? ‘Sing now, O Muse, of the recessive mutation on my fifth chromosome!’

It’s all so simple. Boys wear blue; girls wear pink. Few consider switching the colours about – men especially –  and when we do, it’s often with a sense of snide crossdressing. Yet many women wear pants (specifically made for … Continue reading

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There were chores to do, which took up a lot of time — but once the haying was done, the kids would visit the library

Smoky The Cowhorse was written in 1926, and as a child, Wendy Patrick loved it to pieces. “It was an original version with colour illustrations, so visually appealing, as well as the story was about horses! I found the book … Continue reading

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Is there Room at the Oscars?

Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue published Room in 2010, a harrowing story of a little boy (and his mother) kept captive by a kidnapper. The child’s name is Jack; this is the only life he has ever known. The novel won … Continue reading

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Remembering David Bowie

Chameleon rock star David Bowie died this week, at 69. He loved books. He even once published a list of his top 100 on his webpage, at http://www.davidbowie.com/news/bowie-s-top-100-books-complete-list-52061. It includes such classics as (the horrifically violent) A Clockwork Orange (by … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of a number cruncher? Sometimes, it seems like the whole world is….

“You are a mercenary, Ms. Lee.” “I am an accountant,” she said. “Exactly.”   Oh those accountants. We think of them as being earnest and a bit dull, the kind of people who disappear into the woodwork. Not Ava Lee. … Continue reading

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Movies at the library!

In December 2015, Club Video Lennoxville closed its doors after 11 years of operation. However, Mr. Nicolas Rouleau and Mr. Daniel Rouleau, of Transvision group, offered a copy of each film in the collection to the Lennoxville Library so that … Continue reading

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