Battle Royal Champion Revealed

Photo of cover of The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, first book in the Percy Jackson seriesOur month long battle for teen/juvenile book supremacy has ended! 32 books entered the ring, and after five rounds of voting, one book was left standing. To the surprise of many, and the delight of more, the winner is Percy Jackson. Rick Riordan’s juvenile series beat out The Hunger Games for first place. Well fought, Percy!

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Book Sale a success!

Man carrying Big pile of booksThanks to everyone who took part in the Book Sale last weekend! The sale raised over $2,700 to support Library programming. Hardworking volunteers from the Friends of the Library, those who donated books, and those who bought books, we are grateful to you all!

We’ll start accepting donations again in the early fall. Stay tuned!

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ART with Purpose Classes for Adults

Photo of Painter's palette, mannequin and brushesExplore your creativity in these six ART with Purpose sessions, covering drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and collage. Cost is $90, which includes all materials. Register at the Borrower Services Desk, or by calling 905-775-3328 x 6100. Fridays, 10 am – noon, starting March 22.

 

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A Big Thank You

Photo of all the food collected through the library's Food for Fines weekThank you to everyone who took part in our Food for Fine$ campaign. Here’s a photo of the collection of staples that was passed on to the Food Bank last week.

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Poor Richard

Photo of cover of Daughter of TimeThe discovery last week of the bones of Richard III, found buried under a parking lot, reminded us of The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. Her fictional detective Alan Grant turns his deductive powers to the mystery of Richard’s behavior and intentions on his route to the English throne.  This Globe and Mail article details the influence Tey’s book has had on historians and lovers of historical fiction.

 

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