Book Review: A Sunless Sea: A William Monk Novel

Photo of book cover of A Sunless SeaA Sunless Sea: A William Monk novel by Anne Perry

Of all of Anne Perry’s series, I like the William Monk novels best.  The “Pitt” series seem coy, the holiday novels are too romantic for me and the World War I novels didn’t capture my interest.

The Monk series consistently captures the underbelly of Victorian London and the hazards of life in that time and under less than comfortable circumstances.  In A Sunless Sea, Monk, Hester, Rathbone and, surprisingly, Runcorn tackle the problem of unregulated opium.  Monk and his associates are up against ruthless businessmen capitalizing on the highly addictive method of injecting opium directly into the body with a syringe.

As always a very enjoyable read.

~Liz Fenwick

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Beat the Heat at the Library!

Need a great place to stay cool during those long hot days of summer? The library is a perfect escape from the heat and has been designated by the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury as a local cooling centre.

We have a number of great ways to keep you occupied while enjoying a break from the weather. Here are just a few of the things you can do at the library:

  • Bring your children to our many fun, creative and entertaining programs (see our Kid’s Program page for all the details).
  • Catch up on the latest news or check out the latest issues of your favourite magazines in our Reading Room.
  • Surf the Internet on your laptop (or other electronic device) through our wireless network, or on one of our eight lab computers.
  • Research your family history through our online resources and local history room.
  • Dive into your next great read from our extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction titles.

For more information on how to stay cool during a time of extreme heat, please refer to the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit website. They also offer an extreme heat fact sheet.

Come see what we have to offer while keeping cool!

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Friends of the Library Golf Tournament a Success!

Going for the green...Another year and another Friends of the Library Golf Tournament success! Despite a humid afternoon everyone enjoyed a fun-filled day of golf and camaraderie at the Bradford Highlands Golf Club. The event raised valuable funds for the library thanks to the hard work and generosity of many volunteers, sponsors, and of course golfers! We also extend our thanks to the staff at the Bradford Highlands who helped ensure the success of this event.

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Summer Reading Programs for Kids and Teens starting June 22nd

Black and white photo of a girl sitting outside, reading Twilight

Summer’s almost here, and we’ve got summer reading programs for kids and teens launching on Saturday, June 22.

Details on our TD Summer Reading Club for kids aged 3 to 12…

Details on our Teen Summer Reading Program for teens aged 13 to 18…

Creative Commons image by Brendan Murphy, from Flickr

 

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Library Catalogue Unavailable Morning of June 11th

Please note that the library catalogue will be unavailable on the morning of Tuesday, June 11 for regularly scheduled maintenance. Patrons will still be able to check out and renew materials at Borrower Services, but will be unable to search the catalogue or renew items online. Those requiring assistance locating materials should visit the first floor Information Desk where staff will be pleased to help you.

The catalogue should be available again by noon.

The computer lab will be unaffected and available for use as normal. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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