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Summer at the Library Newsletter August 15, 2021

Pinawa Public Library
Summer at the Library Newsletter
August 15, 2021



This week’s Storytime theme is Canada! Join us on the rocks outside the library at 1:30 on Wednesday for some Canada-themed jokes, stories, snack and a craft! Don’t forget to register, as we only have three spots left for this week’s session!

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



Our library ghost had fun this week, knocking down a book from the new section for one of our librarians to trip over! This nefarious tripping device is Die Upon a Kiss, by Barbara Hambly. Die Upon a Kiss is a historical mystery, in which a controversial performance of Shakespeare’s Othello incites violence in 1830s New Orleans. So if you would like to try a historical mystery, take up our ghost’s recommendation, and check out Die Upon a Kiss 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!

FictionFalling, by T.J. Newman

This book is a thriller raved about by authors such as Lee Child, James Patterson and Janet Evanovich, in which a pilot must choose between whose lives to save: his passengers or his family.

“You just boarded a flight to New York.

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.

Enjoy the flight.” (Publisher)

CrimeClaw & Disorder, by Eileen Watkins

Claw & Disorder is a cozy mystery about a cat groomer who finds herself entangled in the mysteries of her small town.

“Around the quaint town of Chadwick, New Jersey, are two families in need of Cassie’s help. Wealthy perfectionist Gillian Foster is orchestrating the restoration of her family’s nineteenth-century home and wants her purebred Himalayan, Leya, boarded at Cassie’s Comfy Cats. Meanwhile, the elderly Tillmans are in dire straits, hoarding possessions and a clowder of cats in their run-down house. Perhaps Cassie can persuade the couple to surrender a few of their furry friends. Unfortunately, neither task is cut and dried…

Mrs. Tillman is mysteriously asphyxiated in the night, and suspicion falls on her husband—and their cats. Meanwhile, the Fosters host a banquet for the local historical society, and when one of their guests falls gravely ill Gillian is convinced someone is out to get her. After a second death occurs, it’s clear a killer isn’t pussyfooting around. Now it’s up to Cassie to get these houses in order before disaster pounces again…” (Publisher)

Non-fictionFinal Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Summary

Over 1,300 unmarked graves have been found at former residential schools across Canada. As a library, we want to provide our patrons with resources to learn about this. Volume One of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is a summary of the six-year investigation by the commission into residential schools, the sufferings Indigenous children underwent there, and the effects the schools have today. The volume also contains the Commission’s 94 recommendations for true reconciliation.

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