Saturday, May 24, 2014

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Most popular Overdrive eBooks across Ontario

Here is a list of the most popular eBooks in the Overdrive Collection.

Then number one book with the most holds is....... The Fault in our Stars by John Green with 295 reserves. All these books are available through Overdrive or the Lincoln Public Library's physical collection.

The fault in our stars by John Green 295 holds
The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd 255 holds
Sycamore Row by John Grisham 237 holds
Divergent by Veronica Roth 236 holds
Dark witch by Nora Roberts 216 holds
The book thief by Markus Zusak 204 holds
Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northrup 196 holds
Power play by Danielle Steel 163 holds
Shadow spell by Nora Roberts 162 holds
The husband’s secret by Liane Moriarty 153 holds
Natchez burning by Greg Iles 148 holds
Allegiant by Veronica Roth 144 holds
The goldfinch by Donna Tartt (audio) 142 holds
The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion 138 holds
The last boyfriend by Nora Roberts 132 holds
Missing you by Harlan Coban 132 holds
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts 130 holds
Insurgent by Veronica Roth 127 holds
Dust by Patricia Cornwell 119 holds
The collector by Nora Roberts 116 holds
The perfect hope by Nora Roberts 105 holds
The chase by Janet Evanovich 103 holds

Friday, May 16, 2014

Romantic-suspense novelist Mary Stewart dies aged 97

This article is from the Guardian
  • Romantic-suspense novelist Mary Stewart dies aged 97

    Joanne Harris, Sarah Churchwell and others pay tribute to bestselling author of Touch Not the Cat and This Rough Magic for her 'fab, literate young women-centric novels'
    Author Mary Stewart
    Pioneering novelist Mary Stewart: 'I'm first and foremost a teller of tales …' Photograph: Hodder & Stoughton
    The bestselling pioneer of romantic-suspense novels Mary Stewart has died at the age of 97, her publisher has said.
    Known for much-loved novels including Touch Not the Cat, This Rough Magic and Nine Coaches Waiting, Stewart among the first novelists to integrate mystery and romance. She made the archetype of the determined, intelligent heroine her own, thrusting her into daring adventures from which she would emerge intact and happily romantically involved. Stewart was spotted after sending the manuscript of her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk?, to Hodder & Stoughton in 1953. It hit the bestseller lists the following year, and she went on to pen a series of novels in a similar vein.
    Her publisher Hodder & Stoughton said on Thursday it was "so very sad to learn that Mary Stewart has died. We've proudly published her novels from the beginning and we'll miss her enormously."
    CEO Jamie Hodder-Williams said: "Hodder & Stoughton have been proud to publish Mary Stewart's novels throughout her career.  It has been a privilege to work with her, and to see her work discovered and loved by generation after generation of readers."
    Chocolat author Joanne Harris wrote on Twitter that Stewart's novels were "fabulous continents on the world map of my childhood", while Sarah Churchwell praised her "fab, literate young woman-centred thrillers".
    The novels of Mary Stewart 'Light, fast-moving stories' … the novels of Mary Stewart The author herself had once said she would "take conventionally bizarre situations (the car chase, the closed-room murder, the wicked uncle tale) and send real people into them, normal, everyday people with normal, everyday reactions to violence and fear; people not 'heroic' in the conventional sense, but averagely intelligent men and women who could be shocked or outraged into defending, if necessary, with great physical bravery, what they held to be right".
    Stewart called her books "light, fast-moving stories, which are meant to give pleasure, and where the bees in the writer's bonnet are kept buzzing very softly indeed", saying she was "first and foremost a teller of tales, but I am also a serious-minded woman who accepts the responsibilities of her job, and that job, if I am to be true to what is in me, is to say with every voice at my command: 'We must love and imitate the beautiful and the good.'"
    Stewart wrote a trilogy of hugely popular novels about the life of Merlin – The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills and The Last Enchantment – a departure from her previous books, along with acclaimed children's books, including Ludo and the Star Horse and A Walk in Wolf Wood.

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Forest of Reading Award Winners 2014

    Congrats to Rebecca Upjohn & Renné Benoit who have won the SilverBirch Express Award for Secret of the Village Fool!

    Secret of the Village Fool

    Rebecca Upjohn, Renné Benoit

    Second Story Press

    Milek and his brother Munio live in a sleepy village in Poland, where nothing exciting seems to happen. They reluctantly do as their mother asks when she asks them to visit their neighbor Anton, knowing that the rest of the village laughs at him because of his strange habits of speaking to animals and only eating vegetables. Things change quickly when war comes to their town in the form of Nazi soldiers searching for Jewish families like that of Milek and Munio. Anton refuses to tell the soldiers where to find them, and then goes so far as to hide the family in his own home, putting his life at risk without a thought. Based on a true story.

    Monday, May 12, 2014

    What a Dystopian World!

    What a wonderful weekend! I hope everyone got a start on their garden. I bought some grass seed. I hope to be finished getting everything ready for my garden by next weekend, May 24th! Then I can relax and read my books.
    I am currently reading Young Adult Novels at the moment. It all started with the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It reminded me of Lord of the Flies by William Golding and the Giver by Lois Lowry which I read in high school and loved!

    I found this great flow chart that lists all the current dystopian novels on the Lawrence Public Library site.

    Please comment on the Laurence Public Library site about this fantastic chart!
    All the books listed in the chart are available at the Lincoln Public Library.


    Hollywood has re-discovered the popularity of the Dystopian theme.  Here is a list of books from the flow chart that are made into a movie or are going to be movie or have movie options or a television series:

    • Maze Runner
    • Legend
    • Divergent
    • Uglies
    • The Scorpio Races
    • Graceling
    • Cinder
    • The Masque of the Red Death
    • Unwind
    • Delirium
    • Wither
    • Incarceron
    • Matched
    • The Selection
    • Blood Red Road
    • Under the Sky
    • Shatter Me
    • The Adoration of Jenna Fox
    • The House of the Scorpion
    • Ender's Game
    • 1984
    • The Handmaid's Tale
    • Fahrenheit 451
    • Neuromancer
    • Brave New World
    Happy Dystopian reading & watching?  If you know of any other dystopian novels or movies that you would like to share please feel free to write a comment.

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    Oh the weather outside is..... What.... Nice... has spring finally sprung?

    I think it is here.... What I have been waiting for.... Spring... Hurray for Spring... The grass is green, the buds on the trees are starting to burst.... and now what to do with my garden...

    Thank goodness, Wendy from the Master Gardens of Niagara is coming to the Fleming Library on Tuesday May 13 at 7:00 pm to demonstrate  how to create a herb, shade and vegetable container garden.

    At the Lincoln Public Library we do have books on landscaping and gardening. I will be taking out some of them this weekend.  I need a vision for my front yard and I have no idea on what to do. I will also be taking out  magazines. We have Garden Making which has been donated by the Lincoln Garden Club and few other popular titles such as Canadian Gardening, Canadian House & Home, Family Handyman and Canada's Style at Home.

    I am hoping that it does not rain... but, if it does, it is OK because I will not have to shovel.

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    RIP Farley Mowat Article by Allison Jones and Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

    Farley Mowat, dead at 92, remembered for 'enormous literary legacy'


    TORONTO - Farley Mowat was fondly remembered Wednesday for captivating generations of schoolchildren with books such as "Owls in the Family" and "Never Cry Wolf," and for his legacy as a tireless defender of the environment who "spoke for whales and seabirds, for tadpoles and mosses."
    "He was possessed of a ferocious talent, able to write stories that provoked laughter, tears and action," Green Party leader Elizabeth May added in a statement after news broke of Mowat's death at age 92. "We owe him more than I can say."
    Mowat died Tuesday night in his hometown of Port Hope, Ont., his assistant Mary Shaw-Rimmington told The Canadian Press.
    The author was an "absolutely delightful person" who had "strong opinions that he would fight for to the death if he had to," said friend Stephen Smith, who learned of the death from Mowat's wife, Claire.
    "A highly, highly principled man, extremely generous with his time and his wealth. Just a gem, a diamond in the rough," he added. "I think we all felt that it was a real, real privilege to have them as friends, and they were truly good friends."
    There was no word on a cause of death, but Smith said a statement would be issued by the family.
    "He hadn't been very well, it had been a tough winter, but everybody had a tough winter in southern Ontario," he said. "But it had been particularly tough for him. He wasn't very well. He was quite old. He had various issues, as people in their 90s usually do."
    From the time he was 13, Mowat was fiercely dedicated to writing about the natural world. As a young teen he started a magazine called Nature Lore and had a column in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
    He went on to write some 40 books, many based on his own adventures and travels. He said he was lucky to be able to combine his two passions: writing and nature, calling it "the only subject I really want to write about."
    "The literary legacy is enormous," said Smith.
    Throughout his life, Mowat was adamant that humans learn to live in harmony with the natural world.
    "It's a matter of survival," he told The Canadian Press in a 2006 interview. "Either we learn to do this, or we cease to exist. We have no God-given right to survive forever. We have screwed up so badly in so many ways so obviously that only utterly stupid species would consider that we have much of a future, as things stand."
    "Never Cry Wolf," is said to have changed the way people saw wolves; after the Russian version was published, the government there even banned the killings of one of Mowat's favourite creatures.
    But the book, which was based on Mowat's own experiences studying wolves in the North — and became a film in 1983 — was not without controversy.
    The May 1996 issue of now-defunct Saturday Night magazine featured an article by John Goddard titled "A Real Whopper," accusing Mowat of exaggerating key facts in the book, such as how long he actually spent studying wolves in the North and if he visited an Inuit camp.
    Mowat later issued a retort, saying Goddard "consistently misses the truth behind these 'facts.'"
    Mowat was born in Belleville, Ont., on May 12, 1921. The son of a librarian, he grew up in Windsor, Ont., and Saskatoon. He studied at the University of Toronto. His novels and other non-fiction works have been translated into more than 20 languages.
    For the past few decades, Mowat split his time between Cape Breton, N.S., and Port Hope, Ont., where a monument stands in his honour on Smith's property. The structure is in the shape of a boat to represent Mowat's 2000 book, "The Farfarers: Before the Norse."
    "It's a local limestone," said close friend John Shaw-Rimmington, the husband of Mowat's assistant. "He wouldn't have approved of shipping anything in that was non-green."
    Mowat lived a "very private" life in Port Hope and wrote his stories on an old-fashioned Underwood typewriter at his home there, he added.
    "I was talking to him on Saturday and actually he was writing that morning," said John Shaw-Rimmington. "Said he was a little frustrated because he'd only written a paragraph and he said, 'Tomorrow I'll look at that paragraph and probably not even use it.'"
    A remarkable storyteller, Mowat said the pleasure he got from writing was paramount.
    "My motives have been selfish in a peculiar way," he said, "not to attempt to gain recognition, fame, to become an icon, to become a Conrad Black or somebody like that, but simply to satisfy my own appetite for good stories."
    Never one to shy away from controversy, Mowat was outspoken about many environmental and social issues.
    He called Canada's treatment of aboriginals "abominable," said the seal hunt was, "perhaps the most atrocious single trespass by human beings against the living world that's taking place today," and said hunts in general were "symbolic of the massive destruction that we've visited upon life."
    Although Mowat felt the struggle to preserve nature and wildlife was an ongoing one, he said: "I could honestly say I've fought the good fight."
    He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal in 1956, the Governor General's Award for his 1956 children's story "Lost in the Barrens," the Leacock Medal for Humour for "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" in 1970, the Order of Canada in 1981 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2003. He was also inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
    "Every book is a total experience in itself," he said. "It’s a world in itself and when you finish the book you're moving on to another world."
    Tributes to Mowat began to pour in as soon as word of his death broke.
    In Ottawa, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said the author was "a family friend" from childhood.
    "He came up to Harrington Lake a few times .... ah, got along great with my father," said Trudeau. "He gave us a Labrador retriever who we called Farley who had a penchant for running after porcupines as I remember."
    He added: "Mr. Mowat obviously was a passionate Canadian who shaped a lot of my generation growing up with his books and he will be sorely missed."
    NDP Leader Tom Mulcair tweeted: "We have lost a great Canadian today. Farley Mowat's work as an author and environmentalist has had a great impact on Canada and the world."
    Acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood tweeted that Mowat was a "wonderful colleague & friend of many years," while writer Andrew Pyper added: "Owls in the Family. One of the first books I aspired to copy. Farley Mowat, R.I.P."


    I was checking out  Pinterest and one of the topics was Dogshamming.  My parents have two dogs and some of the things reminded me of them. Here is the website if you want to see more shameful things that dogs can do.

    Then I started to think about our library collection. We have numerous books and DVDs on dog training. So if you are getting a new puppy or thinking of getting a puppy, you may want to come to library and browse our collection on dog breeds and training. The library has a few of the Dog Whisper, Cesar Millan's books & DVDs. They are very popular.  One of the titles that I liked is called Catch your Dog Doing Something Right by Krista Cantrell. Or, if you are looking for inspiration dog stories we have Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul.

    The Library also has fictional books where the dog is the main character.  Two books that I thought of right away was Dog on it: a Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn. Here is the summary from Amazon. 
    Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, and Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, are quick to take a new case involving a frantic mother searching for her teenage daughter. This well-behaved and gifted student may or may not have been kidnapped, but she has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. With Chet’s highly trained nose leading the way, their hunt for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locales—until the bad guys try to turn the tables and the resourceful duo lands in the paws of peril.
     The other book is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  Here is the summary of this book.
      Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television and by listening closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming racecar driver. On the night before his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through, hoping, in his next life, to return as a human.
    Both of these books are out at the moment so please put a hold on them. I know that the Art of Racing in the Rain was a book club title and most of the members loved it!

    If you want a tearjerker, you can read or watch the movie Marley and Me.

    Well I can't wait for the Dog Days of Summer!  Till then please check out all our books and DVDs on Dogs.  

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Authors that are Related

     I belong to a group that discusses authors, books and more. One of the themes was authors in the same family. I thought I would share the list with you. I found it very interesting and some of the relations even surprising. 

    Husbands and Wives

    Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman
    Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
    Tabitha King and Stephen King
    Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster
    Lars Kepler
    Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
    Boede Thoene and Brock Thoene
    Owen King and Kelly Braffet
    Gerrad French and Sean French write as Nicci French
    Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson

    Parents and Children

    Stephen King and Tabitha King, sons , Owen King and Joe Hill
    John Cheever and son Ben Cheever and daughter Susan Cheever
    Saul Bellow and sons Adam Bellow and Gregory Bellow
    William and Alexandra Styron
    Horton Foote and Hallie Foote
    Kingsley Amis and Martin Amis
    Robert Lipsyte and Sam Lipsyte
    Anne Rice and Christopher Rice
    Jodi Picolut and Samantha van Leer
    Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
    Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
    Joan Collins and Jackie Collins
    P.J Tracy
    Jeff Shaara  and Michael Shaara
    Robert Nathaniel and Peter Benchley
    Iris Johannson and Roy Johannson
    Anne McCaffrey and Tod McCaffrey
    James Lee Burke and Alafair Burke
    Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer
    Dick Francis and Felix Francis
    Tony Hillerman and Anne Hillerman
    William Buckley Jr. and Christopher Buckley
    Grace Livingston Hill and Ruth Livingston Hill
    Gene Stratton Porter & Jeannette Stratton Porter
    Laura Ingalls Wilder & Rose Wilder Lane
    Hilma Wolitzer and Meg Wolitzer


    Margaret Drabble and Dame Antonia Byatt (A.S. Byatt)
    P.C and Kristen Cast
    Charlotte, Emily and Ann Bronte
    Richard Pelzer and Dave Pelzer
    Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt

    Uncles, Aunts, Nieces and Nephews and Cousins

    William Johnstone and J.A Johnstone
    Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Evanovich
    Kurt Vonnegut and Norb Vonnegut

    If you know of any other authors that are related, please comment.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Comic Book Day!

    Saturday May 3, 2014 is Comic Book Day!


    Pick up your FREE Comic Book @ the Front Desk 

    Did you know that we have graphic novels, comics and manga at the Library?

    Check out our display this Saturday!


    Thank-you to Mostly Comics for donating the Comic Books for Comic Book Day!

    Regional Chair Early Years Niagara Literary Award Winner!

    Regional Chair Early Years

    Niagara Literary Award

    2013 Winning Book

    Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Created and Illustrated by James Dean – Story by Eric Litwin


    Published: 2012

    ISBN: 978-0062110589

    Publisher: HarperCollins


    Summary: Pete the Cat is wearing his favourite shirt – the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song – after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books.

    On behalf of the Regional Chair Early Years Niagara Literary Award Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce the 2013 award winner Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons created and illustrated by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin.  


    Over the past 10 years, more than 14,000 votes for the Regional Chair Early Years Niagara Literary Award have been cast across Niagara.  In partnership with the Regional Chair and the Touch a Truck fundraiser for children’s literacy over 4,300 books have been placed in the community.


    This award highlights the importance of Niagara’s youngest citizens by drawing attention not only to the value of reading with children in their early years when their brains are at peak development, but also to the need for quality books for this age group. The award also helps parents and guardians choose the right books for children from infancy to age six and to celebrate children’s authors.

    Come to the Lincoln Public Library and check out  Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    April's Top Ten DVD and Book List

    Put your holds on these items today! 

     These are the most popular items this month at the Lincoln Public Library

    1.    Captain Phillips
    2.    Saving Mr Banks
    3.    Frozen
    4.    The Book Thief
    5.    The Hunger Games
    6.    12 Years A Slave
    7.    Thor
    8.    Dallas Buyers Club
    9.    American Hustle
    10.  Escape Plan

    1.    Be Careful What You Wish For
    Archer, Jeffrey
    2.    The Book Thief
    Zusak, Markus
    3.    The Invention Of Wings
    Kidd, Sue Monk
    4.    Unlucky 13
    Patterson, James
    5.    Shadow Spell
    Roberts, Nora
    6.    Divergent
    Roth, Veronica
    7.    Mirage
    Cussler, Clive
    8.    Power Play
    Steel, Danielle
    9.    I Am Malala
    Yousafzai, Malala
    10.  David And Goliath
    Gladwell, Malcolm