On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man’s life.
When a strange key is found in Stephen’s possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d’Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art.
It sends them deep into the secrets Armand’s godfather has kept for decades...
The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. When the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the Pierces’ son, Bennie. The loss sends First Lady Jane Pierce into mourning, and casts Franklin’s presidency under a pall of sorrow and grief.
As the Pierces move into the White House, they are soon plagued by events both bizarre and disturbing. Strange sounds seem to come from the walls and ceiling, ghostly voices echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history pass through empty hallways...
It Started with a Secret
The trouble with secrets is that you can't guess what the consequences will be... Lainey has lost everything. Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps nail her dream job. Soon she's living in a stunning house by the sea, fending off obsessed fans for a retired - if far-from-retiring - actor and organizing his charming but chaotic family. It's definitely worth the challenge of keeping her secret.
At least Lainey isn't looking for love. It's time for a break from all that. And yet... Seth, the actor's grandson, really is rather attractive. There's growing chemistry and a definite connection between them. But how would he react if he knew she hadn't been honest with him?
Cast Iron Keto
Alex & Lauren Lester
Fancy equipment need not apply: These incredible Keto recipes are all crafted to be cooked in one tried and true kitchen staple—the cast iron skillet. Where other cookbooks would have you busting out bulky appliances that take up valuable kitchen space—not to mention the hassle of cleaning all those dishes at the end of a busy night—Cast Iron Keto gives you deliciously easy low-carb, high-fat meals all in one pan.
The ease of using just one cast iron skillet allows you to get the best sear and lock in all the robust flavors these recipes have to offer...
Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country
In the 1930s, iconic American author Ernest Hemingway spent five summers at a ranch on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. Here he did some of his best writing, and his experiences in the mountains are connected to twelve of his most famous works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls. Hemingway declared that the ranch near the small, wilderness town of Cooke City, Montana, on the edge of Yellowstone, was one of his favourite places to write in the world, on par with Paris and Madrid. Author Chris Warren takes readers on an astonishing journey into one of the most important periods in the life of one of the world’s most important writers.
New in Young Adult:
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined -- every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death.
Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
A Song Below Water Bethany C. Morrow
Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she's also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes.
But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she's also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore—soon Portland won’t be either.
New in Children's:
Ready to Read: Sharks Can't Smile!
Super Facts for Super Kids is a fun and fresh take on nonfiction for beginning readers. Filled with engaging photographs, comic-style illustrations, and cool infographics, this Level 2 Ready-to-Read series about animals is sure to flip, float, and fly off the shelves.
What are the most amazing facts about sharks? Whale Sharks can grow to be longer than a school bus, Greenland Sharks can live for up to 600 years, and some kinds of sharks can actually glow in the dark! Find out more super facts in this book that presents information in a highly visual way for young readers.
Dog Man: Grime & Punishment
The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter!
The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree?
Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.
The Revenge of Magic:
The Last Dragon
Fort Fitzgerald can’t stop having nightmares about the day his father was taken from him in an attack on Washington, DC. In these dreams, an Old One, an evil beyond comprehension, demands the location of the last dragon. But other than some dragon skeletons dug up with the books of magic on Discovery Day, Fort has never seen a dragon before. Could there still be one left alive?
And weirdly, Fort’s not the only one at the Oppenheimer School having these nightmares. His new roommate, Gabriel, seems to know more than he’s letting on about this dragon as well. And why does everyone at the school seem to do whatever Gabriel says? What’s his secret?
Do you enjoy the element of surprise? Then you might like to check out one of our Mystery Bags!
Reserve in advance - select your genre and item type. Then, we will hand-pick a selection of items for you to pick up during our
soft re-opening hours.
Everyone is invited to participate, of course, but we wanted to give a special shout-out to teachers and to parents who have chosen to homeschool. We have a wonderful collection of junior non-fiction & fiction, easy readers, picture books and much more! We would be more than happy to accommodate the number of children in your class or in your family.
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Back to School!
We wish all students a wonderful school year ahead!
A new school year, a new beginning. You can do it!
Click the image below to visit our Kids' Learning Portal! Filled with fun and educational resources, from virtual tours to science workshops. There are many wonderful resources to supplement homeschooling.
Orange Shirt Day
September 30th, 2020
Wear an orange shirt to "commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation."
Just a friendly reminder that the province of Ontario is still in
phase 3 of COVID-19 re-opening. While patrons may enter the
physical library space, there are limitations.
The library will allow 15 patrons in the physical library space at a time. Maximum 4 per family. Please practice physical distancing while waiting in line and while you're within the library.
While within the physical library space, patrons must wear a mask or other appropriate face covering. There are exceptions to this rule, as specified by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. Please click here for more information.
Currently, public computer use is limited to 15-minute express sessions. Personal device use within the library is limited to
30-minutes at one of our
designated laptop stations.
Please note that technology help
is unavailable at this time.
These guidelines will be in place until further notice.