Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today is National Canadian Film Day!

Happy National Canadian Film Day

This information is from the National Canadian Film Day website.


April 29 is National Canadian Film Day, a day to throw off the shackles of fear and insecurity, stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and sports-related doughnut shops. (Not... that we don’t love ice-related sports and doughnuts.) It’s a light-hearted intervention for our national consciousness, a wake-up call to anyone who has not yet been exposed to the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.

It is a way to get over ourselves and have some FUN!

National Canadian Film Day is presented by REEL CANADA and supported – without apology – by Scotiabank, Cineplex, CBC and a host of film festivals, movie clubs, schools, broadcasters and industry organizations.

On April 29, celebrate Canada by watching a great Canadian film.

Don't forget to take quiz - What Canadian Film are You!

Due to the weather, today is a great day to stay inside and watch a Canadian Film!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lincoln Public Library is hosting a Taste of Our Town Dinner Dance & Auction

Get ready for the Lincoln Public Library's Fundraiser for the New Community Complex.

The Library has DVDs on Ballroom Dancing. Learn the Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, and more with one of these great titles!
  • Ballroom dancing made easy!
  • Foxtrot
  • Invitation to Dance Ballroom: Waltz, Rumba & Cha Chat

We also have books on social and ballroom dancing. Once you have the books, we have music CDS to  help you practice for the dance.
  • Echoes of Swing
  • Singin' with the big bands
  • Learn to Dance : a step-by-step guide to ballroom and Latin dances  by Colette Redgrave
  • Modern ballroom dancing by Victor Silvester

The dinner dance takes place at the Twenty Valley Golf & Country Club in Vineland. If you are interested in learning more about wines, we have books and DVDs on that subject.

Here are a few DVD and Book Titles that are available:
  • Wine, the basics a comprehensive guide to wine for beginners
  • First taste
  • Wine for the confuse
  • Wine 101 by Tom Stevenson
  • The Sommelier's guide to wine : a primer for selecting, serving & savoring wine  by Brain Smith
The Dinner Dance takes place this Saturday May 3, 2014.
The ticket price is $100 per ticket or $750 for a table of 8.

To purchase tickets please Call The Fleming Library 905.563.7014
Cocktails start at 5:45 pm and Dinner is at 6:30 pm

 Hope to See  You at the Event of the Year!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Books set in Toronto

Yesterday we had someone come into the library looking for a book for a book club. The setting was Toronto. I was stumped,  the only book that I could think of was Cabbage Town by Hugh Garner.

I looked up the keyword Toronto in the Lincoln Public Library's Catalogue using the advance settings to narrow down my topic.   This is how my Library Catalogue search screen looked like:

My search resulted in 109 books in the Lincoln Public Library's catalogue with the keyword Toronto. It is was not a perfect search but all the books included going to Toronto or the person is from Toronto or was going back to Toronto or the setting was Toronto.
I thought if I did the same search but  I would use City of Toronto for my keyword . I applied the same limiters:  Item Type : Book, Audience : Adult and Literary Type: Fiction.
My search results were cut down to 13 books.
Then I started to wonder if anyone has created a list or blog about Books set in Toronto. I found this great blog      http://www.blogto.com/books_lit/2011/08/the_top_20_novels_set_in_toronto/   Posted by Derek Flack / August 25, 2011.  It is a list of the top 20 novels set in Toronto that was put together via  reading suggestions.
I also checked out The Toronto Public Library's page;                            http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/books/booklists/historicity-lists.jsp
This list breaks down Toronto through the ages even the future.
Then I began to wonder what movies were filmed in Toronto.
Here is a link from Toronto.com, the article is Hollywood North: Toronto Locations used in film by Jeff Cottrill    http://www.toronto.com/articles/hollywood-north-toronto-locations-used-in-film/
Reader's Digest has an article 10 Famous Movies You Didn't Know Were Filmed in Canada which was included a number of references to Toronto.
Now guess  how many times I used the word Toronto.... 18!
I now want to read a book set in Toronto.... now 19 times!

Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 is the 60th anniversary of William Golding's The Lord of the Flies!

Wow, it’s the 60th Anniversary of The Lord of the Flies! I remember reading this book in high school.

This dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding is about  a group of British boys ages 6 to 12 that have crashed on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean. With no adults around, the boys are left to fend for and govern themselves. Two groups are formed, one lead by Ralph who is responsible and wants the best for everyone. He wants to build shelters, collect food, and maintain watch for help. The other group lead by Jack wants to have fun and hunt and this brings about chaos and savagery.  These two groups illustrate the difference between humanity/ civilization and savagery/ base instincts, which results in death.

There is a Lord of the Flies game which reviews the central developments in the novel. Click on the following link to play the game.  http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/literature/golding/index.html

If you are interested here is a YouTube clip of William Golding discussing The Lord of the Flies
At the Lincoln Public Library we have the DVD Lord of the Flies based on the novel. The motion picture was release in 1963.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of Lord of the Flies, William Golding Ltd will be publishing a special commemorative eBook in 2014. We are looking for contributions from William Golding fans throughout the world to feature in the book, with reflections on the impact of reading Lord of the Flies.

Contributions can be short thoughts, artwork, photography and longer written reflections. Submissions from schools are particularly welcome.
Submissions should be sent by April 30th 2014 to nicola@william-golding.co.uk
Terms and conditions:
Contributions will only be published at the discretion of the editor.
Contributions must be original.
You retain copyright in your submission and, where possible, William Golding Ltd will credit you. However, by entering, you give the WGL a worldwide royalty free licence to use, reproduce and exhibit your submission in all media.
You must be the sole copyright owner of any work you submit including text or images. You warrant that your contribution does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person.
Submissions sent after the closing date will not be accepted.
Contributions may be edited after discussion with the editor.
For more information please click on the following link 



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Canadian Crime Writer Ross Pennie

I was reading my email this morning and one of the threads was crime writers.
A few years ago the Lincoln Public Library was fortunate to have Dr. Ross Pennie come and discuss his books.

This was the first time I was introduced to the character, Dr. Zol Szabo, a  medical health officer at Hamilton-Lakeshore, Public Health Clinic.  Pennies' novels take place in the Hamilton, Niagara Region. Which I find fantastic; I get very excited when I can recognize an area  or place when I am reading a book.

Dr. Ross Pennies' books are medical thrillers that could possibly happen; epidemic outbreaks, tainted prescription drugs and more.  His novels are fast paced and very hard to put down once you start reading. I recommend his novels if you like Kathy Reichs.

 Here is a short bio about Dr. Ross Pennie from the Good Reads Website.

Dr. Ross Pennie’s career as a specialist in infectious diseases spans the globe and three decades. He is a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and practises at Brantford General Hospital where he takes care of hockey stars and donut lovers alike. He started writing at age ten by chronicling the four-day train trip he made solo across the Prairies and Rockies between his home near Medicine Hat, Alberta and Vancouver, B.C.

His award-winning memoir of Papua New Guinea, The Unforgiving Tides (2004), continues to delight readers with its grit and charm. His debut mystery novel, Tainted: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery, is garnering terrific reviews on PW, Booklist, Amazon, the Brantford Expositor, and the Hamilton Spectator. Father of two grown children, Ross lives with his wife in southern Ontario.

Please visit his Web site at http://www.rosspennie.ca 

Here is a list of Dr. Ross Pennies' books available at the Lincoln Public Library:

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/11/05/ross-pennie/ - Book review on The Unforgiving Tides
 http://rosspennie.ca/site/tainted-reviews/ - Book review on Tainted
 http://rosspennie.ca/site/category/reviews/ - Book review on Tampered

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/11/04/ross-pennie-up-in-smoke/ - Book Review on Up in Smoke

If you are interested in other Canadian Crime Writers please visit the following site
http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/ or check out some of these authors that are available at the library:

  • Linwood Barclay
  • Giles Blunt
  • Maureen Jennings
  • Louise Penny
  • Peter Robinson
  • Robert Rotenberg

Here is an article from the Globe and Mail - 8 New Crime Novels you Should be Devouring

 Happy Crime Reading!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Novelist - a great database to find out about books!

Novelist can be accessed via the Lincoln Public Library Website


Once you are at the homepage of the website please left click on the word databases.

This will take you to the database page. Move your page down until you see the following descriptions:

Novelist (EBSCOhost)

NoveList is a fiction and non-fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 160,000 fiction and 50,000 non-fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, award lists and Annotated Book Lists.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers.

Novelist Mobile

This mobile version is designed for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important NoveList Plus features and functionality right in the palm of your hand. Users can search for titles, authors, and series. Log in using the last 6 digits of your library card.

NoveList French Interface

These are the Reader’s Advisory, Book and Author information databases that the Lincoln Public Library has to offer.

To find out more about these databases, please click on the title of the databases to access information like Author Readalikes, Book Discussion Guides, Award winning booklists and more!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Thinking of Summer... Bring on the Sunshine

I was just thinking that I can not wait for Summer 2014. Why you may ask? Because... I am wondering what we should be doing for our Adult Summer Reading Club. I was looking at the past files and came across 2013 recommended books from the club. So. I thought that I would share them with you.

All these books were read by our participants. Please browse the list and come to the library and check one of them out today.

Recommended Books
Thank you to everyone who participated in LPL’s Adult SRC.
Enjoy one of their recommendations today!

Flowers in the Attic / V.C. Andrews
The Eleventh Commandment / J. Archer
Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility / Jane Austen
A Woman’s Place / Lynn Austin
The Spark / Kristine Barnett
Catch a Rising Star / Tracy Bateman
Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow
/ Cynthia Baxter
Nights of Rain and Stars / Maeve Binchy
Breaker’s Reef / Terri Blackstock
Last Light / Terri Blackstock
Just Desserts / Barbara Bretton
Proven Guilty / Jim Butcher
A Dog’s Journey / W. Bruce Cameron
The House on Olive Street / Robyn Carr
Crazy Love / Francis Chan
Material Witness / V. Chapman
Silent Voices / Anne Cleeves
The Truth About Delilah Blue / Tish Cohen
Three Letters / Josephine Cox
Good Intentions / Joy Fielding
When Good Things Happen to Bad Boys / Lori Foster
A Place of Hiding / Elizabeth George
It Happened at the Fair / Deeanne Gist
The Confession / John Grisham
15 Seconds / Andrew Gross
The Dark Tide / Andrew Gross
No Way Back / Andrew Gross
Ice Cold Kill / Dana Hayes
The 9th Girl / Tami Hoag
Close your Eyes / Iris Johansen
Eve / Iris Johansen
On the Run / Iris Johansen
Taking Eve / Iris Johansen
Oprah / Kitty Kelley
When Joy Came to Stay / Karen Kingsbury
I Know This Much Is True / Wally Lamb
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons / Lorna Landvik
A Spy in the House / Y.S. Lee
Red Sparrow / Jason Matthews
Trains and Lovers / Alexander McCall Smith
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil / Alexander McCall Smith
No Time to Wave Goodbye / Jacquelyn Mitchard
Gone With The Wind / Margaret Mitchell
Heartbreak Hotel / Deborah Moggach
Anne of Green Gables / L. M. Montgomery
Courtship / G. Morris
The Homeplace / G. Morris
Sword / G. Morris      
A Woman named Damaris / Janette Oke
Private Berlin / James Patterson
Choke Point / Ridley Pearson
Distant Dreams / Judith Pella & Tracy Peters
Embers of Love / Tracie Peterson
The Ivy Chronicles / Karen Quinn
The Sunday List of Dreams / Kris Radish
Three Girls and her Brother / Theresa Rebeck
The Personal Shopper / Carmen Reid
Bitter Harvest / Ann Rule
Silken Prey / John Sandford
Storm Prey / John Sandford
Perdita / Hilary Scharper
Mother’s Day / Kristy Scott
Don’t Go / Lisa Scottoline
A Country Affair / Rebecca Shaw
Country Wives / Rebecca Shaw
A History of Foods in 100 Recipes / Bill Stewart
Black List / Brad Thor
Full Black / Brad Thor
Presumed Innocent / Scott Turow
The House of Mirth / Edith Wharton
Sleeping Arrangements / Madeline Wickham

I am dreaming right now  of reading on a book on a nice sandy beach....

Friday, April 4, 2014

Which Dewey Decimal Category Are You? Take the Quiz and Find Out

The Dewey Decimal Classification system is a one way  of categorizing books in a library by subject matter. It is a number system using groupings of ten and it was created by Melvil Dewey in 1876 .

The ten main classes of the Dewey Decimal system are as follows:

000 – Computer science, information, and general works, encyclopaedias
100 – Philosophy and psychology, books on feeling, how to study, thoughts & ideas

200 – Religion

300 – Social sciences, government, laws, folklore, holidays, fairy tales

400 – Language, English grammar, foreign languages

500 – Science, mathematics, astronomy, earth, planets, birds, plants, wild animals

600 – Technology - cars, space ships, cooking, how to make things, care of pets, medicine

700 – Arts and recreation, drawing, photography, painting, music, games, sports

800 – Literature, poems, plays

900 – History and geography , travel, countries

Which Dewey Decimal Category Are You? - Take the Quiz and find out your number!

Amish Books are very popular at the Lincoln Public Library

Have you ever read any of  Beverley Lewis' novels and wondered if they were any more books out there similar to her style?  At the Lincoln Public Library we have a few authors that you may be interested in reading.

  •    Erin Bates
·         Wanda E. Brunstetter
·         Linda Byler
·         Linda Castillo
·         Vannetta Chapman
·         Mindy Starns Clark
·         Amy Clipston
·         Lori Copeland
·         Dale W Cramer
·         Jerry S. Eicher
·         Suzanne Woods Fisher
·         Amanda Flower
·         Tricia Goyer
·         Shelley Gray
·         B.J Hoff
·         Cynthia Keller
·         Irvin Kelly
·         Naomi King
·         Rosalind Lauer
·         Beverly Lewis
·         Kate Lloyd
·         Beth Wiseman
·         Cindy Woodsmall
I  found an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal site dated June 6, 2013 by Valerie Weaver-Zercher. The title of the piece is "Why Amish Romance Novels Are Hot: The top three authors have sold more than 24 million books." Click on the following link to read the article http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324063304578525410241743412

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ebook News- Blackberry to be discountinued

Do you use a Blackberry to read eBooks?

Make sure you have the Overdrive app installed before Apr.10, as it will no longer be available!

Here is  a YouTube video on how to download the app.

Blackberry - http://www.youtube.com/embed/aJ2PeN0fRHQ
Videos courtesy of Essex County Public Library

To access the Overdrive site please click on the following link

I’d Kill For That - Kathy Reichs

Someone came into the library and was inquiring about Kathy Reichs' Bone Series on Television.  They were looking for  some quick information on the author. I  check her website for her bio. http://kathyreichs.com/about-Kathy/

I thought I would share this information from her website. She is an amazing person and all that she has accomplished is awe-inspiring. Did you know that she is still the  consultant for Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec

Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers.

 For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec.

 Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Dr. Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dr. Kathy Reichs is an author, forensic anthropologist and  she is also a producer of the series Bones which is based on her work.

I’d Kill For That - click on this link for more information

Here is a list of her books available at the Lincoln Public Library

 Deja Dead
- The first in the Tempe Brennan series - off to a great start. Published in

Death du Jour - The second book in the
Temperance Brennan series, this book was published in 1999.

Deadly Decisions - Her first book was published
in 2000.

Fatal Voyage - This was her 4th book in the
series, published in 2001.

Grave Secrets - #5 in the Tempe Brennan series,
this book was first published in 2002.

Bare Bones - Her 6th in the Temperance Brennan
series, published in 2003.

Monday Mourning - #7 in the Temperance Brennan
series was published in 2004.

Cross Bones - #8 was published in 2005.

Break No Bones - Her 9th Temperance Brennan
book, was first published in 2006.

Bones to Ashes - #10 in the Tempe Brennan
series, this book was published in 2007.

Devil Bones - This book was published in 2008,
and it's her 11th book in the famous series.

206 Bones - This is her 12th book, published in

Spider Bones - It was published in 2010 as her
13th novel involving Tempe Brennan

Flash and Bones - So far her latest published
novel about Temperance Brennan, it was published in 2011.

Bones Are Forever - Her book #15 in the Tempe
Brennan series, this was published August 2012.

Bones of the Lost - The 16th book (so far the
latest one) in the Tempe Brennan series

Virals - The first in the new Tory Brennan
series, this book was published in 2010.

Seizure - So far her second Tory Brennan book,
it was published in 2011.

Code - Code is the third Tory Brennan book March

Exposure is the fourth Tory Brennan Book April
If you have read all of Dr. Kathy Reichs books you may like one of these following authors:

  • Beverley Connor
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • Karen Slaughter


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What is Reader's Advisory?

I have always been interested in Reader's Advisory. Working at the Lincoln Public Library it is my goal for everyone to leave with a book.
So when I hear the words... I have read every Catherine Cookson book and now I have nothing to read and what should  I do... Here is the answer....  Readalikes

What you may ask is a readalike? It is an author that writes similar to another author or has similar settings or characters.

So back to Catherine Cookson question...



Here is a list of authors that are similar to Catherine Cookson or Catherine Cookson Readalikes.

·         Lyn Andrews
·         Anne Baker
·         Lillian Beckwith
·         Maeve Binchy
·         Josephine Cox
·         Margaret Davis
·         Katie Flynn
·         Helen Forrester
·         Christine Fraser
·         Margaret Graham
·         Audrey Howard
·         Maureen Lee
·         Lena Kennedy
·         Jessica Stirling
·         Jean Stubbs
·         Phyllis Whitney


So if you have finished reading all the current books from your favourite author, ask one of our helpful library staff to find you your best next read.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Top Ten

Divergent by Veronica Roth


The Invention Of Wings by Sue Kidd Monk


Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer


Allegiant by Veronica Roth


Insurgent by Veronica Roth


Mirage by Clive Cussler


Unlucky 13 by James Patterson


I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai


David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell


Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup




Captain Phillips


Dallas Buyers Club




American Hustle


Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2


Saving Mr Banks


The Hunger Games


12 Years A Slave


The Fifth Estate


About Time