In partnership with Books for County Babies and County Kids Read, the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives will be helping distribute hundreds of new children’s books this Christmas season.
The first occasion for children to get their invitation to pick up a free book will be at the library on the day at the Consecon Santa Parade on Sunday, November 17. Watch for invitations being handed out during the parade to redeem and receive a new book, or drop in to the library after the parade. If you don’t already have a library card, pick one up at the same time as you get your free book. Your library card allows you to enjoy free access to books, magazines and movies year round.
Featured bands in this year’s Consecon Christmas parade are the Picton Legion Pipes & Drums, the Brighton Legion Highland Band and the 413 Air Force Pipes & Drums. Also participating is the crowd favourite Rameses Shriners of Belleville.
Throughout the day, the Consecon branch of the library will be holding its second annual Christmas sale with nine vendors selling framed photos, specialty food, lavender products, children’s and household crochet items, jewelry, candles, baked goodies and more. Event organizer, Ena Walton, stresses “all the items we’ll have for sale are handcrafted.” Everyone is invited to come browse, enjoy hot coffee, tea and cider, and consider entering the many raffles. Walton has managed to amass an impressive number of raffle items. The draw for these will take place at 3p.m. on the day of the craft show.
“We have a great collection of raffle prizes from all the vendors in the craft show, as well as gift certificates and products from local businesses who have generously donated to the cause,” says Walton. Raffle tickets are two for a dollar or five for two dollars.
All proceeds from the craft show will go towards the Consecon Library Restoration and Renovation Project fund. “We are fortunate and thankful to have Ena heading up and organizing this craft sale once again,” says library CEO Barbara Sweet. “It not only helps to raise funds for the necessary improvements at the library, but also adds to the Christmas celebrations in the Consecon community.”
The Library’s Arts and Craft show runs from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Shoppers are encouraged to drop by the Bake and Craft show being held at the Consecon United Church on the same day as well.
Additional activities on the Sunday include refreshments in Santa’s workshop at the Masonic Lodge from noon on and after the Parade. Santa will be handing out chocolate Advent calendars and assisting children with writing wish letters and making decorations. “RJ the Balloon Dude” will be on hand, too. From 2p.m. until 5p.m., the Cascades Pub & Grill will hold a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Wellington’s Storehouse Food bank featuring a bowl of chili and a bun (suggested donation $5.00) and hot dogs (suggested donation $1.00), plus free hot chocolate. Peter Rea of The Reasons will entertain in support of this worthy cause.
The Consecon Christmas event is one of a number of seasonal celebrations that the public library is pleased to be a part of this year. Watch for our involvement, and an opportunity for obtaining a free, new children’s book, at events in Bloomfield, Picton, Ameliasburgh and Wellington as the holiday season unfolds.
For more information on these and other library events, visit the website calendar at www.peclibrary.org or call us at 613-476-5962.
Accused by Lisa Scottoline [Rosato & Associates, Bk. 12]
Cartwheel: a Novel by Jennifer du Bois
Corporal’s Wife by Gerald Seymour
Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
The Double by George Pelecanos
Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor by Patrick Taylor [CDN]
Gilt Trip by Laura Childs [Scrapbooking Mystery, Bk. 11]
Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart [Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, Bk. 4]
King’s Mountain: a Novel by Sharyn McCrumb
A Man of His Own: a Novel by Susan Wilson
Pray for the Dying by Quintin Jardine [Bob Skinner, Bk. 23]
Rasputin’s Shadow: a Novel by Raymond Khoury
Solo: a James Bond Novel by William Boyd
Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman [a Leaphorn & Chee Novel]
Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason
Sycamore Row by John Grisham [Sequel to A Time to Kill]
Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor [Joe Gunther, Bk. 24]
Top Down: a Novel of the Kennedy Assassination by Jim Lehrer
We Are Water: a Novel by Wally Lamb
Winners by Danielle Steel
The Wolves of Midwinter: a Novel by Anne Rice [Wolf Gift Chronicles, Bk. 2]
Worst. Person. Ever. By Douglas Coupland [CDN]
50 Canadians Who Changed the World by Ken McGoogan [CDN]
The Flavour Principle: Enticing Your Senses with Food and Drink by Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol [CDN]
I am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christine Lamb
Ice and Water: Politics, Peoples, and the Arctic Council by John English [CDN]
Kate: the Future Queen by Katie Nicholl
Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs by Dave Bidini [CDN]
My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr [CDN]
Pure Joy: the Dogs We Love by Danielle Steel
Skinny Bitch Bakery by Kim Barnouin
Adult Large Print
The Double by George Pelecanos
Identical by Scott Turow
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall
Carnivore’s by Aaron Reynolds
The Cat’s Pajamas by Wallace Edwardsn [CDN]
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett
The Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton
Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun
On a Snowy Night by Jean Little
One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly & James Dean
Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins
The Secret of the Fairies by Thea Stilton
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger [an Origami Yoda Book]
The Tortoise and the Hare by Jerry Pinkney
Wild Born by Brandon Mull [Spirit Animals, Bk. 1]
Willow Finds a Way by Lana Button [CDN]
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? By Catherine Thimmesh
Children’s Early readers
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Batman: Dawn of the Dynamic Duo by John Sazaklis
Lego StarWars: The Phantom Menace by Heather Dolan
Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink by Victoria Kann
Children’s music CDs
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z
A Sesame Street Christmas
Here Come the 123s by They Might be Giants
Partout ou les enfants chantent by Jack Grunsky (French Language)
Dogs and Water by Anders Nilsen
Superman’s Metropolis by R.J.M. Lofficier, Roy Thomas and Ted McKeever
Night of the Crash Test Dummies: A Far Side Collection by Gary Larson
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack by Nicholas Gurewitch
Hard Boiled by Frank Miller and Geof Darrow
Pure Trance by Junke Mizuno
Batman Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean
Billy and the Boingers Bootleg by Berke Breathed
Monster Island Three edited by Billy Mavreas
Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb by Jim Ottaviani, Janine Jonston, Steve Lieber, Vince Locke, Bernie Mireault, and Jeff Parker
Zombie Tales by Cosby
Jan’s Atomic Heart by Simon Roy
Ed the Happy Clown by Chester Brown
Cinderalla by Junko Mizuno
The Blot by Tom Neely
Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud
Batman Black and White
Wonderwoman (Realworlds) by Glen Hanson, Allan Neuwirth, Salgood Sam
Bannock, Beans and Black Tea by John Gallant and Seth
The Amazing Spiderman: Kraven’s Last Hunt by J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, Bob McLeod
The Incredible Hulk: Return of the Monster by Bruce Jones
The Glass Doorknob by Tony Millionaire
Tapping the Vein vol. 1 and 2 by Clive Barker
The Ballad of Doctor Robinson by Paul Pope
Beyond the Threshold by Andi Watson
The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot
Extraction! Comix Reportage ed Frederic Dubois
The MAD archives vol. 1 Issues 1-6
The Library’s DiscARTed Art Show and Sale is inviting applications from creative types to take part in this unique fundraising Show & Sale. Fill out the application form by October 4th. Forms are available at any branch of the library.
Check out the poster for more details. Should be a great show!
DiscARTed Art Show and Sale Guidelines for Artists
Show runs Saturday, October 19 to October 26, 2013
1) To participate, you must complete an application form available at any branch of the County of the Prince Edward Public Library & Archives and deliver the form to the attention of Christine Renaud by October 4, 2013.
2) Books used in the submitted piece(s) must be from The County of Prince Edward County Public Library books designated for recycling.
3) Books slated for recycling will be available free of charge to artists and can be picked up at the Picton branch during open hours. Please call in advance 613-476-5962. You must have applied to participate in the show in order to obtain free books.
4) Pieces may be created or constructed with materials other than books, but the majority of materials used must be books.
5) Artists can enter a maximum of 2 pieces.
6) Work(s) must be delivered upstairs at Books & Company on Thursday October 17 during normal open hours.
7) Pieces must be made available for sale and artists must determine price. 8) 50% of the sale price will be kept and shared equally between The Prince Edward County Authors Festival and the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives.
9) Artists whose pieces sell will be paid by November 15,2013. If the entire price of the item is donated, a tax receipt will be issued.
10) All unsold pieces must be picked up on October 27, 2013. We are not responsible for pieces not picked up after that date.
11) Three People’s Choice Awards will chosen and announced on Friday, October 25, 2013
In addition to the library’s participation in the Picton, Milford, and Ameliasburgh fairs in September, there are exciting new programs and events beginning this month.
On Tuesday, September 17 at 1 p.m. the Friends of the Wellington Library are holding a benefit bridge with dessert and bridge for only $8 per person. Contact Dianne at 613-399-2023 to reserve a table for this fundraiser.
The library is also launching a series of lectures on the third Thursday of each month. The first two will be at the Picton branch, but others will be held in various branches or, if more space is needed, in community halls.
“Understanding Proportional Representation”, is the first in the line up on Thursday, September 19th at 7 p.m. Norm Hart, a member of Fair Vote Canada who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario, will explain the difference between the ‘first-past-the-post’ and Proportional Representation voting systems in this engaging talk that will include an interactive example.
Starting Friday, September 20 and running for six consecutive Fridays at 12:15, the library will offer TED Talks on the big screen in the downstairs meeting room at the Picton branch. Feel free to bring your lunch and stay for a discussion afterward.
The first TED talk “The Case for Collaborative Consumption”, is a 17-minute video of Rachel Botsman, co-author of What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live.
The following Friday, the 27th of September, the TED Talk will be by Wofford College president Ben Dunlap as he tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning. We will also be screening the short inspiring TED Talk by Lisa Bu on “How Books Can Open Your Mind”. The library welcomes suggestions for TED Talks for weeks 3 to 6.
Also running the same six weeks, from 10 a.m to 11:30 on Fridays, is the new Homeschoolers Learn@The Library program. Those interested in this unique learning opportunity for home educating families are asked to contact Liz at 613-476-5962 or e-mail: email@example.com
A very special event is happening on Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. that celebrates the hugely popular new graphic novels for adults collection at the library .We will be “Spreading love for comics and sequential art of all kinds” with comics creator, writer and illustrator Salgood Sam at the Comics & Graphic Novels Launch. Join the well-known artist and 2013 Joe Schuster Award nominee as he shares his experience in the world of comics, from his time with Marvel, to his most recent independent work. Special thanks to the comics lovers in Prince Edward County whose generous donations of over 500 graphic novels and comics for adults have made the library’s collection one of the best in the province!
In addition to these new and special events, favourites such as free weekly beginner French on Thursdays, Social Justice Discussion Group meetings, Tuesday After School Fun Club at the Wellington branch, and computer workshops continue. To view the full line up of programs and events, visit the online calendar at the library’s website at www.peclibrary.org or call 613-476-5962. We also welcome your ideas for new programs.
NEW BOOKS –Sept. 6
A cat tells two tales by Lydia Adamson [Alice Nestleton mysteries)
Heart of ice by P.J. Parrish (A Louis Kincaid novel)
The matters at Mansfield (or, the Crawford affair) by Carrie Bebris (A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy mystery)
Red velvet cupcake murder by Joanne Fluke (A Hannah Swenson mystery with recipes)
Threaded for trouble by Janet Bolin (A Threadville mystery)
The walled flower by Lorraine Bartlett (A Victoria Square mystery)
When the sacred ginmill closes by Lawrence Block (A Matthew Scudder novel)
Bitter River: a Novel by Julia Keller
Blindsided by Fern Michaels
Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson [CDN][Inspector Banks Novel, Bk. 21]
Deceived: a Novel by Randy Wayne White
The First Affair: a Novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch
Minister Without Portfolio: a Novel by Michael Winter [CDN]
Necessary Lies: a Novel by Diane Chamberlain
The Return by Michael Gruber
Shaman: a Novel of the Ice Age by Kim Stanley Robinson
Styxx by Sherrily Kenyon [a Dark-Hunter Novel, Bk 23]
Back to Basics: 100 Simple Classic Recipes with a Twist by Michael Smith [CDN]
Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell are My Keys? By Billy Crystal
Adult Large Print Fiction
Never Go Back by Lee Child
Large Print Fiction
Linford Romance Library
Another chance by Rena George
Isle of intrigue by Phyllis Mallett
Passage of time by Janet Thomas
Rebellious hearts by Susan Udy
An unexpected encounter by Fenella Miller
Vet in power by Carol Wood
ReBoot: V4.0 (My two Bobs ; Daemon rising)
Transformers: the movie, 20th anniversary special edition [Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy]