Between the Covers – October 27

This week’s new books are The Listeners” by Jordan Tannahill, “Cul-De-Sac” by Joy Fielding, “The Noise” by James Patterson and J.D. Barker, “Yours Cheerfully” by AJ Pearce and “Somebody’s Daughter”, a memoir by Ashley C. Ford.

Staff Pick of the Week – A Noise Downstairs” by Linwood Barclay

(from book jacket)

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That’s when Paul’s “normal” existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter—complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys—to encourage him to get started on that novel he’s always intended to write.

However, the typewriter itself is a problem. Paul swears it’s possessed and types by itself at night. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn’t hear a thing. And she worries he’s going off the rails.

Paul believes the typewriter is somehow connected to the murderer he discovered nearly a year ago. The killer had made his victims type apologies to him before ending their lives. Has another sick twist of fate entwined his life with the killer—could this be the same machine? Increasingly tormented but determined to discover the truth and confront his nightmare, Paul begins investigating the deaths himself.

But that may not be the best thing to do. Maybe Paul should just take the typewriter back to where his wife found it. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can. . .

Join Indi on Facebook Live Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the Afterschool Program. We have some craft and clay bags available for pick up at the library. The fun starts at 4:15 so check it out!

Thank you to all who made donation to Social with a Purpose.  We raised just shy of $280.00!

Ontario Public Library week (OPLW) is an opportunity to recognize, promote and showcase the programs, services and accomplishments of Ontario’s public libraries. This year’s OPLW theme is “One card, one million possibilities / Une carte, un million de possibilités.”

COVID-19 has demonstrated the critical importance of public libraries to communities across the province. Ontario’s public libraries have worked tirelessly to meet the evolving and rapidly changing needs of the people they serve.

The Wawa Public Library will be busy celebrating OPLW with a few events to bring awareness of your Public Library and the services we offer. Help us celebrate OPLW by showing us how much you love your library.  Take a picture of you with your library card and we will enter your name in for a draw. Email pictures to [email protected] or send via facebook to our Wawa Public Library Page. There will be a prize for children and a prize for adults so everyone can participate. If you don’t have a library card, it is the perfect time to get one. Come on in to the library or go to our website at and download a registion form.

The library has too many used books so all print books are on sale! In honour of OPLW we are having a $2.00 a bag book sale. Come on into the library, we will give you a bag and it is your job to fill it up! We also have a used DVDs and Blu-rays for sale and well as Audio Books. Check it out.

Help us give back to our community by filling the food bank. We are offering FOOD FOR FINES coupons. When you bring in non-perishable food items, we give you TRIPLE library coupons ($2.00 each) to apply toward any future library fines.

All of these activities will continue until October 29th, 2021. So, if you haven’t been to the library in a while, why not come in and check it out!

Parents can sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by contacting the Wawa Public Library at 705-856-2244 ext. 290 or email us [email protected].  This wonderful program provides FREE books on a monthly basis for children ages 0-5!  Call or email the Wawa Public Library and sign up today.  Our local contact is Cathy Cannon and she can be reached 705-856-2250 or email at [email protected]. Proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wawa.

COVID-19 – Masks must be worn covering mouth, nose and chin. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the library.  All returned materials must be placed in the Drop Box for quarantine.  We ask that if you are not feeling well, to NOT come into the library. For those who can’t wear masks or for whatever reason cannot comply with AHU recommended measures, we are happy to continue curbside pickup! Please be sure to check in at the circulation desk so that we can complete contact tracing.

All library materials go through a sanitization process before they are checked out to the public. When materials are returned through the Book Drop, we are using gloves to handle items and then place them in a box for quarantine. When materials are removed from quarantine, they are checked in and wiped down with 70% alcohol solution and then returned to the collection, ready to be checked out again!   



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