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Summer at the Library Newsletter August 1, 2021

Pinawa Public Library
Summer at the Library Newsletter
August 1, 2021



This week’s Storytime theme is Olympics! Join us on the rocks outside the library at 1:30 on Wednesday for some Olympic-themed jokes, stories, snack and a craft! Don’t forget to register!

For more information on Covid-19 Protocols during Storytime, please see Pinawa Public Library Summer Reading Program Covid Modifications.



It seems our library ghost is trying to make sure we don’t replace his section in the newsletter again. This past week, he knocked over a bunch of our books written by Pinawa authors! Our Home Grown shelf has a great variety, from the history of Pinawa to the fictionalized story of Helen of Troy to mystery novels set in the Whiteshell. So if you are looking for a new read, take up the library ghost’s recommendations and check out a book by a local author at the Pinawa Public Library!



The library has opened, but it can still be hard to find a great book. Each week, Summer at the Library will highlight a few of the new and great additions to our library!

FictionThe Burning Chambers, by Kate Mosse

This story is the first book in a historical romance duology about love, war and divided loyalties in mid-1500s France.

“Carcassonne 1562. Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE.

But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to get out of La Cité alive…” (Publisher)

CrimeThe Shadow Man, by Helen Fields

From the author of the DI Callanach series, The Shadow Man is a stand-alone suspense mystery thriller.

“He collects his victims. But he doesn’t keep them safe.

Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know why they’re there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won’t let them go.

Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth.

Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare. He’s all too real.

And he’s watching.” (Publisher)

Non-fictionIconic Stories from 150 Years of Sport in Manitoba, by Sean Grassie

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers return to the football field this Thursday, their first game since their victory in the 2019 Grey Cup. That story, along with many others from over the last 150 years, is told in this book celebrating Manitoba athletes. From the Winnipeg hockey team that won the 1896 Stanley Cup to the MLA who won two Paralympic gold medals, this book written by Canadian mixed curling champion Sean Grassie celebrates the athletic achievements of Manitobans.

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