The following are the top 5 fiction and non-fiction titles as requested this week at the Haliburton County Public Library.
HCPL’s TOP 5 FICTION
#1. Stranglehold by Robert Rotenberg
#2. Inferno by Dan Brown
#3. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
#4. Mistress by James Patterson
#5. How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
HCPL’s TOP 5 NON-FICTION
#1. The Spark: a mother’s story of nurturing genius by Kristine Barnett
#2. Wave: a memoir by Sonali Deraniyagala
#3. Happy Money: the science of smarter spending by Elizabeth Dunn
#4. The Juggler’s Children: a journey into family, legend and the genes that bind us by Carolyn Abraham
#5. A Curious Man: the strange & brilliant life of Robert “Believe it or not!” Ripley by Neal Thompson
The ninth in Canadian author Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series is new to our high holds list this week. Set in the dead of winter in the province of Quebec, it follows Chief Inspector Armand as he investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world. The cool weather outdoors is no match for the conditions Gamache is facing inside his division, as most of his best agents have been relocated to new departments, and hostile forces are lining up in opposition to him. Facing his most challenging and personal case to date, Gamache must attempt to solve an uncrackable case and reunite his fractured division.
On Thursday September 19th from 3:00-4:30pm the Shakespeare and Theatre Club will be meeting at the Dysart Branch of the Haliburton County Public Library. This session’s theme is what does it mean to be human? We will be examining Shakespearean plays including The Tempest, Cymbeline, and The Winter’s Tale, as well as Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
On Thursday September 26th at 12:00pm The Friends of the Haliburton County Public Library will be hosting a Lunch and Learn event with photographer Tim Tofflemire, who will share his mountain climbing adventure in Banff, Alberta. This event will be held at the Community Room on 13523 Hwy 118 in Haliburton and tickets are $20.00/person, which includes a buffet lunch, the presentation, and door prizes. For tickets call Brenda at 705-457-2695.
* Originally printed in The Highlander on September 12th