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Summer at the Library Newsletter July 4, 2021

Pinawa Public Library
Summer at the Library
July 4, 2021



Summer is here, and with it, plenty of time to read in the sun, in the shade, on the beach, in a hammock…the options is endless! The library remains closed to the public, but we are continuing our curbside pick-up/drop-off and interlibrary loan services. If you need any assistance navigating the online reservation process, please call or email us and we are happy to help.



The children’s program returns this upcoming week with storytime on Wednesday July 7! With a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup Finals, the theme this week is Hockey. We only have ten slots, so register your child/grandchild quickly. We hope to see you on the rocks in front of the library at 1:30 next week!



You may have heard in the Biblio File that we have been receiving visits from our library ghost! The library ghost had a lot of fun this week – he knocked down all our pamphlets and recommended some magazines to us by pushing them onto the floor. One of these magazines was a Brainspace magazine. Brainspace is a fun series for kids age 8-14 that combines educational topics kids find interesting and cool graphics to make learning fun. Take up our ghost’s recommendation, and check out a Brainspace magazine for your kid, grandkid or the kid inside you!



With the library closed, it’s hard to browse the shelves for a great book. Each week, Summer at the Library will highlight a few of the new and great additions to our library!

Fiction – The Jane Austen Society, by Natalie Jenner

The debt book of a Canadian author brings together an odd group of companions in their attempt to save the cottage where Jane Austen wrote her books.

“Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England’s finest novelists. Now it’s home to a few distant relatives and their diminishing estate. With the last bit of Austen’s legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen’s home and her legacy. These people—a laborer, a young widow, the local doctor, and a movie star, among others—could not be more different and yet they are united in their love for the works and words of Austen. As each of them endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war, others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society.” (Publisher)

Crime – The Long Call, by Anne Cleeves

The first novel in a new series by an author much-loved in our library: Ann Cleeves!

“In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too.

Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.

The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he’d left behind.” (Publisher)

Non-fiction – The Lesser Known: A History of Oddities from the Heart of the Continent, by Darren Bernhardt

A made-in-Manitoba book, this collection of history stories is an ode to the weird and wonderful parts of Winnipeg’s past. From a notorious bank robber starting a mini-golf craze to election riots, The Lesser Known tells the odd and outrageous stories of Winnipeg that you never knew!

Check out these and other new books on the Pinawa Public Library website!