Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Vampire Fiction

Do you want a different twist on vampires? Do you want more action and less romance? Try 'The Passage' by Justin Cronin.

The Andromeda Strain meets The Stand in this startling and stunning thriller that brings to life a unique vision of the apocalypse and plays brilliantly with vampire mythology, revealing what becomes of human society when a top-secret government experiment spins wildly out of control.

The Passage is the first in a triology.

An Indigo recommended read.

Put on a hold today!

Canada Reads Finalists Revealed!

The five Canada Reads finalists have been revealed along with the celebrity defenders.

1. Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis - defended by Ali Velshi
2. The Birth House by Ami McKay - defended by Debbie Travis
3. The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou - defended by Georges Laraque
4. Essex County by Jeff Lemire - defended by Sara Quin
5. Unless by Carol Shields - defended by Lorne Cardinal

The hour-long debates will air on CBC Radio One on February 7, 8 and 9 2011 at 11 a.m. and again at 8 p.m.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Overdrive E-books have arrived!

The Lincoln Public Library now offers Overdrive e-books. Check out the database section of the Library's website. Click on Overdrive and then choose the Lincoln Public Library from the list of libraries. You sign in with the full 14 digits of your library code and the pin is the last four digits of your telephone number.

A selection of fiction and non-fiction titles are available. Not all titles can be used with all types of e-readers, so check the specifications for each.

Enjoy using your e-reader with these FREE titles from your public library!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2010 Governor General Award for Literature Winners

Fiction (English): Cool Waters, Diane Warren
Non-Fiction (English): Lakeland, Allan Casey
Poetry (English-language): Boxing the Compass, Richard Greene, Cobourg, Ont.
Poetry (French-language): Effleurés de lumière, Danielle Fournier, Montreal.
Drama (English): Afterimage, Robert Chafe, St. John's.
Drama (French): Porc-épic, David Paquet, Montreal.
Fiction (French): Ru, Kim Thuy, Montreal.
Non-fiction (French): C'est ma seigneurie que je réclame: la lutte des Hurons de Lorette pour la seigneurie de Sillery, 1650-1900, Michel Lavoie, Saint-Raphaël, Que.
Children's literature, text (English): Fishtailing, Wendy Phillips, Richmond, B.C.
Children's literature, illustration (English): Cats’ Night Out, Jon Klassen, Los Angeles (originally from Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Children's literature, text (French): Rose: derrière le rideau de la folie, Elise Turcotte
Children's literature, illustration (French): Rose: derrière le rideau de la folie, Daniel Sylvestre
Translation (to English): Forests (Forêts, by Wajdi Mouawad), Linda Gaboriau, Montreal.
Translation (to French): Le cafard (Cockroach, by Rawi Hage), Sophie Voillot, Montreal.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sentimentalists Wins Giller Prize

Johanna Skibsrud's novel, the Sentimentalists won the Giller Prize on November 9.

Skibsrud's novel deals with complexities of the father-daughter relationship.

The library has ordered a copy, and we are taking holds. The book was published by a small publishing company, and it is doing its best to print enough copies to meet demand. Please be patient!

Top Ten Canada Reads 2011

The top ten titles for Canada Reads have been announced:

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Birth House by Ami McKay

The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

Bottle Rocket Hearts by Zoe Whittall

Essex County by Jeff Lemire (graphic novel)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Unless by Carol Shields

Place your holds on these titles today!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Room wins Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Emma Donoghue's novel Room, about a five-year-old boy named Jack who, along with his mother, lives imprisoned in an 11 by 11 modified garden shed, won the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize at the 10th annual Writers’ Trust Awards, which were handed out at a ceremony Tuesday in Toronto.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Playaway Titles

The Lincoln Public Library is now a member of a PLayaway pool with other libraries in Ontario. In addition to the selection of Playaways at the Fleming (Beamsville) Library, both the Fleming and Moses F. Rittenhouse (Vineland) Libraries will receive a new selection which will be changed every four months.

If you have not yet tried a Playaway, it is a good time now with the increased selection. A Playaway is a preloaded audiobook on a device like a MP3 player. You do not have to transfer an audiobook yourself as it is already there. You just supply the headphones and the AAA battery.

Contact your branch for more information on the new Playaways.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Top Ten Books and DVDs

Top Ten Books

Larsson, Stieg - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Connelly, Michael - The Reversal
Larsson, Stieg - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Patterson, James - Don't Blink
Follett, Ken - Fall of Giants
Sparks, Nicholas - Safe Haven
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya - Secret Daughter
Collins, Suzanne - Mockingjay
Follett, Ken - Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy
John Sandford - Bad Blood

Top Ten DVDs

Date Night
When in Rome
Bounty Hunter
Leap Year
Valentine's day
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Clash of the Titans
Percy Jackson and the Olympians