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Summer at the Library Newsletter August 28, 2020

Pinawa Public Library
Summer at the Library Newsletter
August 28, 2020



As the number of Covid-19 cases in Manitoba grows higher, the Pinawa Public Library is encouraging the use of masks when in close proximity with other patrons in the library. We have available disposable masks at the library in case you do not have your own. Further policy on masks may come in the upcoming weeks.



This week’s book highlight is Songs for the End of the World, by Canadian author Saleema Nawaz. Written and revised between 2013 and 2019, Nawaz’s book about a new coronavirus draws many parallels with today’s situation. Her three main characters—a first responder in hard-hit New York, a pregnant singer questioning the world into which her child is coming, and a novelist whose bestseller is about a plague with eerie similarities—go through the pandemic creating connections to one another, and to the mysterious AMARIS girl, a woman at the first infection site. As the novel travels back and forth in time, it communicates a powerful message: none of us are ever truly alone, and realizing that may be what saves us.

Be sure to check out the rest of our new books at the Pinawa Public Library!