Claire’s Top 5 Picks
1. ‘Night Watch’ by Iris Johansen
2. ‘Stories of the Game’ by Wayne Gretzky
3. ‘The Whistler’ by John Grisham
4. ‘The Obsidian Chamber’ by Preston Child
5. ‘A Life Well Played’ by Arnold Palmer
‘Night Watch’ by Iris Johansen – “Sometimes, what you can’t see will kill you.”
Born blind, Kendra Michaels spent the first 20 years of her life living in darkness. Then, thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure, she was given the gift of sight. She is a remarkable investigator with her highly developed senses and combined with her newfound vision, she is sought after by law enforcement agencies all over the country.
She has been in several novels by Iris Johansen, this is the best one yet.
‘Stories of the Game’ by Wayne Gretzky – In this book Gretzky looks back on the last 99 years and tells us, from his point of view, about the NHL’s most memorable moments. We already know what he means to the game. Now he shows us what the game means to him. We are taken onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to share never-before-published stories about the great players and great characters who have inspired him.
‘The Whistler’ by John Grisham – We expect our judges to be honest and wise. We trust in fair trials, to protect our rights, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice.
But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens and this is a story of what actually has taken place more times than we realize. A good read.
‘The Obsidian Chamber’ by Preston & Child – Another novel involving Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast a beloved character in several books by Preston & Child. He is missing, presumed dead and his dear friends are sick with grief. Pendergast’s ward, Constance, is taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast’s longtime bodyguard springs to action chasing Constance’s kidnapper throughout cities, across oceans and into wastelands unknown. By the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late.
‘A Life Well Played – My Stories’ by Arnold Palmer – These stories are a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom from on and off the course told by world famous golfer Arnold Palmer. He is a man with a down-to-earth common touch that has made him one of the most popular and accessible sports figures in history.
Ontario Library Week has come to an end. Our winners of the “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin” was Julia Sanders at the Mindemoya library and Nancy McDermid was the winner at the Providence Bay library. “Guess the Number of Candies” was won by Jack Bridgeman and Silvio Berti in Mindemoya and Nancy McDermid was the winner at the Providence Bay library. Eric Wahl was the grand winner in the colouring contest!
Congratulations to everyone and thanks for participating. Thanks to everyone that also baked for our patron appreciation days.
Remember our IT tech is here at the Mindemoya library every Wednesday morning from 10 am to 12 noon, ready to help you with any problems you may be having with your computer or wanting to learn “how to do” whatever on your computer. This is a free service available to all our Mindemoya and Providence Bay library patrons.
We are still hoping that more 12-year-olds will want to come for the Babysitting Certification Course that will be offered at the Mindemoya library if we have enough people attending. This is a one-day course and is a great learning experience for young people. Please call the Mindemoya library at 705-377-5334 and leave your name and number and we will get back to you.
Now that winter has sprung (snow this morning) remember our hours to come in and find some good books to help you get through the next few months. Providence Bay library is open Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Wednesdays 1 to 3:30 pm and Fridays 1 to 4:30 pm.
At the Mindemoya library we are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm and on Thursdays 1 to 8 pm.
See you at your library!