Between the Covers – April 8

The Wawa Public Library was very pleased to welcome author and retired Judge Norm Douglas to Wawa.  Norm was born in Hawk Junction and was excited to come back and visit and promote his book “You Be the Judge”! Norm’s book is an interactive book that puts the reader in the Judge’s seat to decide someone’s innocence or guilt! It was a wonderful afternoon, and everyone enjoyed talking with Norm. Hopefully we can do it again when the next book comes out! Thank you to everyone who came out and the excellent showing from Hawk Junction! Thank you to Norm for making the trip up North to reconnect!

Congratulations to Parker who was the lucky winner of the Wawa Public Library’s Easter Egg Hunt! Thank you to all who participated! We had a lot of fun and hope you did too!


The Wawa Public Library’s staff and friends have been busy making these adorable Pocket Hugs. We are using donated and scrap yarn to make these lovely Pocket Hugs. If you would like to support our fundraiser, the cost of a Pocket Hug is $2.00, and they are available at the Circulation Desk at the Wawa Public Library.  Thank you for the yarn donations and for your support!

New Books this week are: “Fourteen Days”, a collaborative novel by authors including Margaret Atwood, Emma Donoghue, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, John Grisham, Celeste Ng, Tommy Orange and many more, “Crosshairs” by James Patterson, “Last to Die” by L.L. Abbott and “The Lost Book of Natural Remedies” by Amanda Adams. The new audio book this week is “The Breakaway” by Jennifer Weiner. En Français, nous avons “Les Yeux de Mona” par Thomas Schlesser.


New Movies on the Shelf this week are “Book Club The Next Chapter” starring Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton, “Stephen King’s Golden Years” starring Felicity Huffman and Keith Szarabajka and “Grey’s Anatomy the Complete Nineteenth Season” starring Ellen Pompeo and Chandra Wilson.


The staff pick of the week is “The Orphan’s Tale” by Pam Jennoff.

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival.

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another – or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.



DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSD&D is back!  This is such a popular program that we are now going to have a Youth group ages 9-15 and an Adult group ages 16 plus! Join our adventures into the fantasy world of D&D. Helmed by Jacob L and James S our parties will take to new lands in this ever-growing table top game.


ADULT CRAFT CLUB: Join us for Adult Craft Club every Tuesday starting at 1:30! Watch our Facebook page or our website ( to find out what we’re doing!  There is something for everyone! Come on in and get crafty with Lesley!


POKEMON GO CLUB: Join us on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at 11:00am for our Pokémon Go Club. If you are looking for someone to battle, trade, or play with, or need some tips on how to battle a legendary, you should check this out. The Club is open to adults and kids, anyone who is playing Pokémon Go or any Pokemon card collectors looking for a trade or a battle! Gotta catch’em all!


AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM:  Join us for the Afterschool Program with Jake, Tuesday- Friday from 3:30-4:30. If your child is new to the program, a registration form will need to be filled out. Parents of returning children will need to verify that there are no changes to current information. For the month of March, we will have Story and Craft Club on Tuesday, Creative Comics/Drawing Club on Wednesday, Clay Club on Thursday and Game Club on Friday. March Break programming is Dinosaur themed! Visitors are welcome! Follow us on Facebook to see what’s happening at the library!


SENIOR’S CORNER: Any seniors interested in joining our Knitting Connections please drop by the library for more information. We are currently knitting for the Lady Dunn Centre Extended Care Unit. We are hoping to fill up the box with lap blankets and shawls!

If you are a senior who is unable to get out, the library offers a program Senior’s Shut-in Program. We will deliver library materials to patrons living in the Wawa area. For more information please call the library at 705-856-2244 ext 290 or 291!

We have a large selection of large print books and audio books for seniors and anyone else with sight issues.

The library has a puzzle mat! If you are interested in popping in and working on a puzzle we can set you up! Puzzles are also available for all patrons to check out!

If you are just looking for a safe, warm place to go for social activity, the library is the place to go. We have very comfortable seating available in a lovely, active environment.





















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