Saturday, May 23, 2015

Check out the Lincoln Public Library's Catherine Cookson Display

Catherine Cookson June 27 1906 –  June 11 1998

At the Fleming Library we are currently displaying  Catherine Cookson Read-a-Likes.

Here is a list of authors that are available at the Lincoln Public Library that write similar to Catherine Cookson.

·       Lyn Andrew

·       Anne Baker

·       Lillian Beckwith

·       Maeve Binchy

·       Harry Bowling

·       Rita Bradshaw

·       Josephine Cox

·       Margaret Davis

·       Katie Flynn

·       Helen Forrester

·       Christine Fraser

·       Margaret Graham

·       Audrey Howar

·       Maureen Lee

·       Lena Kennedy

·       Jessica Stirling

·       Jean Stubbs


Lyn Andrews pseudonym used by Lynda M Andrews


Hugh Rae writing as Jessica Stirling

Born November 22 1935, died September 24 2014

Helen Forrester born 6 June 1919; died 24 November 2011



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Top 10 Books for 2015 According to Amazon.... so far

These books are available at the Lincoln Public Library! Put a hold on one today!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Back By Popular... The Top 10 Holds List

DVD Title
1.     Big Hero 6
2.     Night at the Museum
3.     Game of Thrones
4.     The Hunger Games
5.     Boyhood
6.     The Imitation Game
7.     Downton Abbey Season 5
8.     Gone Girl
9.     St Vincent
10. The Captive

Fiction Title
1.     The Girl On the Train
By Paula Hawkins
2.     Inside the Obriens
By Lisa Genova
3.     Orphan Train
By Christian Baker Kline
4.     The Nightingale
By Kristin Hannah
5.     The Liar
By Nora Roberts
6.     Mightier than the Sword
By Jeffrey Archer
7.     The Bone Tree
By Greg Iles
8.     Hot Pursuit
By Stuart Woods
9.     NYPD Red 3
By James Patterson
10. Gathering Prey
By John Sandford


Monday, May 4, 2015

Ruth Rendell has passed away over the Weekend

Ruth Rendell,  crime writer has died  at the age of  85  due to complications of a stroke.

She will be missed. There is a display of some of her work at the Fleming Library.

For more information on Ruth Rendell, please click on the following link.

The Leacock Medal for Humour goes to Terry Fallis for No Relation

Here is the press release from the Leacock Association Website.

2015 winner

Fallis wins Leacock Medal for Humour for second time

Orillia, ON — He won it in 2008 and was shortlisted in 2011 and 2013. After making the cut again in 2015, Terry Fallis can add a second Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour to his resumé.

The Stephen Leacock Associates today announced Fallis as the winner of the medal, which comes with a $15,000 cash prize, courtesy of TD Bank Financial Group. The medal will be presented at a gala dinner in June. Runners-up receive $1,500 each.

The book that won over the judges this time is No Relation, Fallis’s fourth novel, earning the Toronto author Canada’s only national literary award for humour writing.

The announcement was made during a luncheon today at the Best Western Mariposa Inn in Orillia.

Runners-up are Aaron Bushkowsky’s Curtains for Roy, Alan Doyle’s Where I Belong, Zarqa Nawaz’s Laughing All the Way to the Mosque and Robert Wringham’s A Loose Egg.

The Leacock Medal for Humour has been awarded since 1947 to honour the dean of Canadian humourists and to perpetuate comedic writing in Canada. Some of our finest writers — Pierre Berton, W.O. Mitchell, Mordecai Richler and Robertson Davies — have been recipients of the award in the past.

Keep up with the Leacock Associates on Twitter @leacockmedal, on Facebook at and at


For information, contact:

Mike Hill

President, Stephen Leacock Associates