Monthly Archives: June 2016

A girl finds flowers popping up through relentless cement: She passes forward the colours, and the hope

It’s easy for adults to forget what it was like to be a kid. Everything around you is new, unknown. How will a baby react to snow for the first time? To rain? To a puppy? How should a child … Continue reading

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Gibson’s noir punk

William Gibson creates worlds that are set just a few steps into the future, and yet he presents fully imagined places that are somehow, breathtakingly different. Many of his novels are noir punk, sci-fi which tackles our fears of technology. … Continue reading

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While Holmes is away, the mice will play

In the year 1891, Sherlock Holmes and his arch rival, the criminal mastermind James Moriarty, both famously fell from the Reichenbach Falls to their deaths. Of course author Arthur Conan Doyle later brought his consulting detective back to life because … Continue reading

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Japan’s animators try to out-Disney Disney: Studio Ghibli has created some of the best animation in the world

Just about now, parents are beginning to wonder how to keep the kids entertained over the summer. Well, the animation of Studio Ghibli is renowned around the world. Founded in Tokyo in 1985, the films created by this Japanese anime … Continue reading

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It all started with high school football: It took time, but Tom Cavanagh finally found a book that he liked

  Sometimes it takes a while to find The Book. It’s the one that makes you realize that, while there might be a lot of reads out there that you don’t like, that are boring, that make you roll your … Continue reading

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Play that funky music till you die: Pop culture-loving Brooklyn author rewrites his 1970s childhood

Do you remember Amazing Hair-Raising Monsters? They were bald creatures that “grew” hair when you added water. Or perhaps you, or a parent, mailed off a few coins taped to cardboard for a Crazy Crab (a hermit crab that “loves … Continue reading

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Friendship Day book sale!

Save the date! Our annual monster book sale is set for Friendship Day, on Saturday, June 11. Lennoxville Library folk will set up tables on Queen Street, at the corner of College, and bring out hundreds upon hundreds of books … Continue reading

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