Assiginack Public Library Feature

Neil Pasricha is a New York Times bestselling author.  He is also an excellent and entertaining motivational speaker.  Pasricha, a Canadian, is on a pursuit to discover the one thousand most influential books in the world – now there’s a quest!  Pasricha’s newest book, ‘You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure and Live an Intentional Life,’ gives much necessary guidance to a generation that needs to realize the importance of failures on the road to success – the key factor in life travels is resilience.  I had the good fortune to hear Neil Pasricha when he was a guest speaker at a conference a few years ago.  When I think of all the speakers I have listened to over 36 years of conferences, his was the most truly outstanding presentation/conversation with an audience that I have experienced.  No one better describes or lives “AWESOME” like he does.  This book is yet another gift from a man with charm, insight, curiosity and compassion.  I highly recommend this read for everyone – all ages, walks of life and stations on the planet!

Richard Wagamese’s book, “For Joshua: An Ojibway Father Teaches His Son,” is the chronicle of a man’s life experiences – a legacy of knowledge and wisdom gained.  This writer has the heart of a poet – a broad spectrum of feelings and emotions are created by this book’s beautifully written, forthright, honest and profound message.

“Camino Winds: A Novel” by John Grisham is his second book set on this beautiful island.  When a hurricane hits this tropical paradise there is incredible destruction and loss of life.   However, one victim’s body trauma suggests foul play may have been the cause of death. The local authorities are overwhelmed by the problems caused by the natural catastrophe.  It is up to a friend of the deceased victim to begin looking into ‘why’ someone might want them dead – could this be a dangerous decision?  This story has lots of twists and turns – a Grisham specialty!  

Inspired by an eerie, true story, author Emma Sonex’s novel, “The Lamplighters,” is part mystery, part love story and part ghost tale all wrapped up in one.  Three lighthouse keepers disappear from an isolated lighthouse far from shore.  When the relief keepers arrive they find the doors locked from the inside, all clocks have stopped and the head light-keeper’s logbook is a jumble of inaccuracies and oddities.  This is a gripping story that attempts to explain this most bizarre incident.

Young Adult Read:   “Cryptic Canada: Unsolved Mysteries From Coast to Coast” – by Natalia Hyde and Matt Hammill – seven of Canada’s most fascinating and baffling mysteries brought to life.

DVD Pick:  “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” – Like All Great Mysteries They Hide Just Beneath  the Surface” – a vital documentary about the lakes that contain one fifth of our planet’s freshwater.

The Library is continuing to provide Curbside Pickup Service.  You can access the Library’s Book & DVD collection on the Township of Assiginack Homepage under Library.  The instructions on how to use the Curbside Service is there also.  Or you can call the Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays (705-859-2110) between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm for help or assistance.  The Library Wireless Internet is always on and can be accessed outside the building and from the parking lot.  The password is on the front door of the Library.  Stay safe and well.