At the Library

Hello everyone!

 Welcome to Spring! Hopefully we will start getting a few more Spring-like days after our long cold weather. I for one will be leaving my winter coat out until the end of May. I don’t want to tempt fate.

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Scrabble - Together with Senior’s Hands the Library has been hosting Wednesday afternoon Scrabble games at the Library. The response has been so good that we have decided to extend it until the end of April.  Scrabble takes place Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. We have beginner to advanced players having fun. So, whether you have played Scrabble before or not at all please join us. You can call us at the Library to sign up at 207-877-3673 or call Senior’s Helping hands at 204-877-3920 to sign up.

Moms and Tots Group - After our long winter of sporadic Moms and Tots the Library finally got to see a bunch of kids on March 27th  during spring break. We had 17 with kids and moms. It was great to see all the smiling faces. The kids were all excited to see their friends and play with the toys and listen to stories. 

 Moms and Tots is every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Library. Please join us for book reading, play time, coloring and coffee. Thank you to the Moms who have invited new people in town to our Moms and Tots. We want everyone to feel welcome.

Author Visits in 2019 - Manitoba Author Gordon Goldsborough will visit the Reston & District Library on Thursday, May 16 from     7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Gordon will talk about his latest book, More Abandoned Manitoba. He will also have copies for sale. Please mark your calendars for Goldsborough’s visit and tell your friends. Watch for our posters around town, our website and Facebook for this upcoming event. The Reston and District Library has Gordon Goldsborough’s first book, Abandoned Manitoba. Many of our patrons have been enjoying his both his books. Come in and check out these interesting books on different places in Manitoba.

 If anyone would like to hear other Authors that Reston & District Library could invite, please stop in and talk to us or contact the Library at 204-877-3673 or email at .  I would like to thank the people who have already made some very good suggestions. I will be contacting more Authors in the future for possible visits to Reston & District Library.

Book Club

 March’s Book Club book was The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. The Book Club met on March 27 at 5:30 pm at the Dennis County to discuss this great book.

 April’s Book Club book is a Young Adult book, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. The Book Club will meet to discuss this book on Wednesday April 24t at 5:30 p.m. at the Dennis County Café.

 The Book Club meets at the Dennis County from October to April. Once the Golf Course is open in May, the Book Club meets at the Golf Course for the months of May, June and September. If you want to join please the Book Club please contact the Library at 204-877-3673. We are always looking for book suggestions for Book Club as well. So, if you have any books or authors you would like to suggest just give us a call.

 Please watch each month for our posters around town, on Facebook and our website for announcements for the book choice and meeting date. The Book Club meets the last Wednesday from September to June.


 If you haven’t signed up for the new Overdrive Libby app for your e-reader or device, call the library and we’ll set up a time and date to help get you started by setting you up with your library number and password and show you how to download and how to use the Libby app. This will allow you to take out books at your convenience.

 All the eBooks read by our patrons go towards our stats. So, it’s a win-win. You have books at your fingertips and we get to count them towards our stats.


 Thank you to everyone who has submitted their email. This has helped to bring the Reston & District Library up to the 21st Century and allowing us to be more efficient. We are able to notify patrons by email if the book they ordered is in, their book is overdue, or that someone is waiting to read the book they have borrowed.

 We do not share emails at all. This is entirely voluntary. If you don’t wish to be contacted by email, we will then just leave phone messages for you. If you need to update your phone number, please do so by calling the library or stopping in.

New Reads

Adult Fiction

The Lost Man, By Jane Harper

 Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland.
They stand at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. Today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother. They find him dead there at their feet. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death?

The Huntress, By Kate Quinn

 A historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who was the only witness to escape the dreaded Huntress. They join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.

CUJO: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice, By Curtis Joseph, Kirstie McLellan Day

 Curtis Joseph, known affectionately to hockey fans around the world as Cujo, was an unlikely NHL superstar. The boy from Keswick, Ontario, didn’t put on a pair of skates until most kids his age were already far along in organized hockey, and he was passed over by every team in the NHL draft. Despite an unorthodox start, he would go on to play eighteen seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames. He was ranked among the all-time greats in several key categories; and won an Olympic gold medal while representing Canada. 


Dear Me: The Widow Letters, Compiled by Dianne Young

 If you could send a letter back in time to your newly-widowed self - that heartbroken, overwhelmed woman - what would you say?" Dianne Young, an author and editor in Martensville, SK asked that question of 20 women of various ages, widowed under various circumstances. These women from across North America courageously responded by writing heartfelt letters to their newly-widowed selves - letters of grief, of love and, most importantly, of hope. These letters will resonate with other widows, who may recognize similarities to their own grief journeys. The letters will also help friends and families who may be at a loss of what to say or do.

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crisis Changed the World , By Adam Tooze

 From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis (and its ten-year aftermath) as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today. 

 In September 2008 President George Bush could still describe the financial crisis as an incident local to Wall Street. In fact, it was a dramatic caesura of global significance that spiraled around the world, from the financial markets of the UK and Europe to the factories and dockyards of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, forcing a rearrangement of global governance. In the United States and Europe, it caused a fundamental reconsideration of capitalist democracy, eventually leading to the war in the Ukraine, the chaos of Greece, Brexit, and Trump.

Children’s Board Books

Picture a Tree, By Barbara Reid

 From bare branches tracing the sky to an explosion of colour, a place for adventure or a friend to shelter us from the sun - a tree can be so many things.

 With lyrical text and her signature Plasticine magic, Barbara Reid captures these majestic beings: in all weather, in every season, growing and changing, interacting with the people and animals around them.


Sisters, By Raina Telgemeier

 Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, when something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

What is D-Day, By Patricia Brennan Demuth

 In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Up until then the Allied forces had suffered serious defeats, yet D -Day, as the invasion was called, spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into the heart of the action and discover how it was planned and carried out and how it overwhelmed the Germans who had been tricked into thinking the attack would take place elsewhere. D-Day was a major turning point in World War II and hailed as one of the greatest military attacks of all time.


Please check out the Reston & District Library’s Website at

 I have Reston District Library’s website up everyday on the public access computer at the library. The next time you are in check it out. I can show you how it works and how you can do searches for an author, book and subject matter etc. If you want to be able to put books on hold or start your own list of favourites, ask the library staff how and we’ll set you up with your Library number and password.

 On the website you can find out what’s happening at the library by clicking on the What’s Happening Tab at the top of the home page. On the next page you click on the download button. A grey box, Word document will appear on the bottom left side of your screen. Click on that and you will see the events and programs at the library.

 Please be sure to like and follow us on Facebook to see what’s happening at the Library. Thank you to everyone who has liked us and shared with friends.

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