Assiginack Public Library News

How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos, by author David Pogue (correspondent for the CBS Sunday Morning show) is a compilation of in-depth research, well-documented information, reliable data and good advice.  All aspects of our lives: finance, agriculture, psychology and emergency readiness are covered in this book.  There is also a section on how to prepare your family, home and business for climatic transformation and re-alignment.  Everything you will need to survive in a changed world.

Jesse Thistle’s book, ‘From the Ashes: My Story of Being Metis, Homeless and Finding My Way’ is a deeply moving account of a young man’s struggles to mend and change his destructive lifestyle patterns brought about by an extremely traumatic upbringing. Thistle’s memoir is touching, heartbreaking and a powerful example of perseverance and determination. It is a true story interwoven with joy, remembrance and humour on the road to recovery and redemption.

For those who enjoy dark, scary tales, ‘The Shadow Man,’ by Scottish author Helen Fields is just the ticket. This book has you hooked from beginning to end. It is dynamic, shocking, clever and disturbing–great storytelling and a cast of complex and intriguing characters (good and bad). It’s a page turner!

Canadian writer Emily St. John Mandel can really cast a spell. Her newest book, ‘The Glass Hotel,’ is an unforgettable tale that intertwines ominous threats, daring ponzi schemes, nefarious characters, desperate innocents and strange disappearances. It is a tangle of avarice, blame, crime, love, fraud, fallout and adversity–a perfect combination for a terrific read!

Young Adult Read: ‘The Light Jar,’ by Lisa Thompson, a really thought-provoking story that highlights dread, hope, being alone and solid friendships–keeping the light within us to brighten and survive the dark times.

DVD Pick:  Dave Not Coming Back’ a real life documentary featuring two modern day explorers–their successes and adversities in their cave-diving adventures–awesome underwater footage.

The library is continuing to provide curbside pickup service. You can access the library’s book and DVD collection on the Township of Assiginack homepage under ‘library.’  The instructions on how to use the curbside service is also there. Or you can call the library on Tuesdays and Saturdays, at 705-859-2110 between 10 am and 3 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.

Be safe and well!