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e-Readers boosts library patronage

Anne Marie Aikins, the TPL’s manager of corporate communications, said that demand for downloadable e-books saw a spike in the midst of the holidays. Even after an over 80 per cent increase in popularity in 2009 and another jump of over 70 per cent in 2010, the desire for e-books during the holiday season was stunning.


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Local author tells animal tales

Fauna is the Alberta native’s third novel. Her other two, Mercy (2003) and Effigy (2007) explore similar themes of nature, animals and isolation. In Fauna, both humans and animals struggle with loneliness and painful memories of the past.


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Shakespeare comes alive at Highland Creek library

The Highland Creek library bustled with animated adaptations of Shakespearean plays recently. The library is one of 30 to host the Shakespeare for Kids Library Club, a kids literacy program created by Shakespeare in Action, a professional theatre company bringing the playwright’s works to young people across Ontario.