Author bonanza

Author bonanza

This has been a bookish year for Nova Scotia.  With 150 Forward funding from the Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage, libraries around the province have been hosting a wide range of author readings and events. We’ve been celebrating Canadian authors...
It’s in the bag

It’s in the bag

What’s in those pretty purple bags, you ask?  We’ve updated our Book Club in a Bag with new containers, and some fresh titles to go along with them. Thanks to a generous donation, we’ve been doing some work on making this popular resource even better. If you are not...
Party Time in Annapolis Royal

Party Time in Annapolis Royal

Over 40 people crowded into the small space in the current Annapolis Royal Library on Saturday, August 12 for a celebration. Eight years ago the Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library became concerned that the community had outgrown the space, and started campaigning...
Summer listens

Summer listens

Are you on the road this summer? If you commute to work, or are taking a road trip, one of the best ways to pass the time is audiobooks! School Library Journal just issued a list of author-narrated books. Some of my favourite audiobooks are on this list, including...
Let them eat cake – no more!

Let them eat cake – no more!

This week our blog post was written by Barbara Lipp, manager of our Berwick branch. The conversation started: Once a month the Berwick & District Library hosts an event called Coffee & Conversation. To start the “conversation” an individual or organization...
Valley Ghosts and Superstitions

Valley Ghosts and Superstitions

During the month of May, our featured Book Club 150 author was Christy Ann Conlin, and in her book  The Memento, there are plenty of ghosts and superstitions, including one she made up that appears in the opening chapter (remember that mirror?). For our May contest,...