Staff Review – The Lion King

Let me tell you, as a 90s child, I have been thoroughly enjoying the Disney movie remakes! However, I was incredibly skeptical of the 2019 Lion King remake. Very rarely am I ever impressed by computer animation, and watching an entire film made up of computer generated animals sounded awful. But, the film was great. It took me a while to get used to the animals because there was something a little too real about them. But a few moments into the movie I was hooked. The new film followed the old film storyline pretty closely, which was nice. I really loved the new personalities of Timon and Pumbaa. Made for some laugh out loud moments. And, the soundtrack was great as well!

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

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Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dread Nation is a historical fiction novel – featuring zombies. Yes, zombies were quite popular about a decade ago and got pretty played out, but now they’re back and I’m not bored by them. Ireland brought them into the story in a unique way and made me curious about how they came to be. They were not the focus of the story, so she let the characters and plot shine first then the creepy undead shamble along behind.

Our main character was born to the lady of a plantation, but she was brought up loved and educated. She is a strong, learned woman of colour – even if she is not treated that way by the people of the time. Despite the fact that this is historical fiction, it’s so poignant in our current climate and should make readers…

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Tip from the Staff

Remember the good old days, when adult education was available at the local high school? It was so nice to select from a class list and learn something new! It seems nowadays, we are on our own when it comes to learning new skills. You might hear, “Oh just go on Youtube” when you ask your peers about how to learn Photoshop or Excel. But that doesn’t work for all of us. Well, fear not, the library has got you covered.

We now offer Lynda.com, free online classes. Learn Excel or Adobe Illustrator. Take a course on business writing or small business management. Not ready for that level? For those looking for something a bit lighter, there are even courses on cartoon drawing and comic book lettering! Visit our website for more information! Happy learning!

Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson

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Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson is a beautifully written world that will appeal to book lovers and make you want to live in its rich depths. It is a world in which certain books are magical, called grimoires, and are capable of magic and destruction if damaged. As a result, there are wardens who keep dangerous grimoires locked up and protect society from them in case of disasters and apprentices who are training to take on the mantle of warden in the future. Elizabeth Scrivener is one of those people, although she was left on the steps of the Great Library as a child and has grown up exploring its halls – unlike her peers.

Elizabeth Scrivener is one of my favourite new characters, but I’m a (future) librarian I’m biased. She is strong-willed, intelligent, loves to…

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Bob by Wendy Mass

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Bob

Bob by Wendy Mass

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bob is an adorable children’s chapter book that seamlessly weaves a tale that blends multiple genres. Livy returns to Australia to visit her grandmother after five years away, she now 10 years old and wishes people would stop asking her what she remembers from when she was 5. It’s not much. So she’s shocked when she discovers this little green zombie-looking creature in her closet who is incredibly vexed that she doesn’t remember him either – until she starts to discover little things that ring a bell.

Bob is a story with magic and mystery, friendship, and quite a few humorous moments. Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist all starred their reviews for this book – which means that they felt it had merit and you should pay attention to it. It is such a cute book that I…

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“In the Know”

Are you the kind of person who needs to know when the latest Patterson books are available for checkout? Do you enjoy reading the latest research on a certain subject? Perhaps you are in search of new artistic inspiration? If so, we suggest looking into our  preferred searches feature. If you sign up for preferred searches, you will receive an email at the beginning of each week, alerting you to what is new! Here is how you get started:

1. Visit our catalog and sign in.
2. Now type in something you frequently search for like an author or topic. (For this example we will use the subject of knitting.)
4.Once your search appears, look to the right of the page for “preferred searches.”

5.Click on the button. That’s it! All done!