Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May Adult Book Group

The next meeting of the Adult Book Group will be held May 19 at 1:30 in the meeting room of the Fleming Library in Beamsville. The topic is 'Influential Women'. New members are welcome.

For more information, contact Jill at 905-563-7014.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Overbooks ebooks purchased

A number of Lincoln only Overdrive books have recently been purchased. The titles include: The Help, Deadlock, Devious, the Land of Painted Caves and the Wild Zone.

Check them out today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

60 Minutes Expose on Greg Mortenson

A 60 Minutes investigation alleges that the inspirational multimillion seller Three Cups of Tea is filled with inaccuracies and that co-author Greg Mortenson's charitable organization has taken credit for building schools that don't exist.

The report, which airs Sunday night on CBS television, cites Into the Wild author Jon Krakauer as among the doubters of Mortenson's story of being lost in 1993 while mountain climbing in rural Pakistan and stumbling upon the village of Korphe, where the kindness of local residents inspired him to build a school.

The 60 Minutes story draws upon observations from the porters who joined Mortenson on his mountain trip in Pakistan and dispute his being lost. They say he only visited Korphe a year later.

The 60 Minutes report alleges that numerous schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan that Mortenson's Central Asia Institute is said to have established either don't exist or were built by others. According to the CAI's website, the institute has "successfully established over 170 schools" and helped educate over 68,000 students, with an emphasis on girls' education."

Author defends book
In a statement issued Friday through the institute, Mortenson defended the book he co-authored with David Oliver Relinhis, and his humanitarian work.

"Afghanistan and Pakistan are fascinating, inspiring countries, full of wonderful people. They are also complex places, torn by conflicting loyalties, and some who do not want our mission of educating girls to succeed," Mortenson said.

"I stand by the information conveyed in my book and by the value of CAI's work in empowering local communities to build and operate schools that have educated more than 60,000 students. I continue to be heartened by the many messages of support I receive from our local partners in cities and villages across Afghanistan and Pakistan, who are determined not to let unjustified attacks stop the important work being done to create a better future for their children."

Three Cups of Tea was released by Penguin in 2006. Spokeswoman Carolyn Coleburn declined comment, saying the publisher had not seen the 60 Minutes story. The book sold moderately in hardcover, but was a word-of-mouth hit as a paperback and became an international sensation, selling more than 3 million copies.

Mortenson has received numerous honors, including the Sitara-e-Pakistan (Star of Pakistan), a civilian award rarely given to foreigners.

(From a report on

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tickets still available for Monday's Author Reading

A reminder that there are still tickets available for the reading on Monday April 11. You will still get the discounted price of $7 if you come to the library before 7:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Dr. Ross Pennie will be previewing his new novel - Tampered which is coming out in May. The on order record is in the online catalogue, so put your hold on now for this great read!

There will also be great prizes to be won from many local businesses.

This is will be a great evening. Come support our local authors!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Top Ten


The American
Dinner for Schmucks
Life as We Know It
Knight and Day
The Switch
The Social Network
Despicable Me

Adult Fiction

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Secret D aughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Tick Tock by James Patterson
Don't Blink by James Patterson
Legacy by Danielle Steel
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Monday, April 4, 2011

Reminder - Tickets Still Available - April 11 Author Reading

A reminder that tickets are still available for the Lincoln Public Library's "An Evening with Authors" on Monday April 11 at the Lincoln Centre, Central Ave. in Beamsville.

Join Ross Pennie, author of "Tainted" and Eleanor Johnston, author of the "Blessing Game" as they read from locally themed mysteries.

Door open at 7:00 p.m. and the reading begins at 7:30.

Tickets are $7 in advance from both library locations and $10 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Lincoln Public Library.

For more information, contact Cathy at 905-562-5711.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Overdrive ebooks

The Lincoln Public Library has purchased some Overdrive ebooks that are available only to Lincoln patrons. Check out the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or the Secret Daughter from these newly acquired ebooks. More will be coming in the near future.

Just go to the database section of the website, and then into Overdrive.

Why not try some of the library's free ebooks on your Kobo or Sony Reader!