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Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Newsletter

January 2019

From Cathy's Desk

As we say goodbye to 2018 here at the Library, we are also saying goodbye to a long-time friend.  Terry Flynn was a big supporter of the library during his 21 years on Town Council and 12 years on the Library Board.  Terry was first elected to council in 1997 when the library was starting to explore moving from its cramped and inaccessible basement home on Queen St. 
The move to our current home on Anderson Lane was a contentious issue at the time but Terry knew what had to be done and, as he recalls, “was the fifth vote that saw the Library move to its present location.”  He was also instrumental in moving the Community Centre to Anderson Lane, serving as member and Chair of the Community Facilities Committee. 
Terry was serving as Library Board Chair in 2011 when the Board was recruiting a new Chief Librarian/CEO.  Thanks to his position as Supervisor with Niagara EMS, he was able to confirm there was indeed an accident that closed down the QEW and made me late for my second interview.  Terry was also an invaluable resource when we renovated the Library in 2017 using his knowledge of the original build to guide us through this major project.
Throughout it all Terry kept his good humour and managed to work a very high-pressure day job while chairing the Airport Board, serving on Town Council and the Library Board and volunteering with the Lions Club.  His service to his home town is impressive and we are very grateful for his work on behalf of the Library.  We wish him all the best in his future endeavors and look forward to seeing him visit the Library as a civilian.
We wish you all the best this holiday season and look forward to seeing you at the Library in 2019.  

Library Website
One of our all-time favourite Wine and Words authors, Ian Hamilton, has graciously offered to launch his much anticipated "Uncle" series at our library.  The event will be held in the rotunda and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are only $10 and include food and drink.  Hope to see you there!
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New and Notable


New Fiction

The Other Woman: A Novel by Sandie Jones

Forever and A Day: A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz

Vox: A Novel by Christina Dalcher

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

The Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton

Broken Ground by Val McDermid

Pandemic by Robin Cook

A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler


New Non-Fiction

Text Me When You Get Home; The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Shaefer


Becoming by Michelle Obama

Thanks A Lot, Mr Kibblewhite: My Story by Roger Daltrey

The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip by Michael Barclay

Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein

Happier Now: How To Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones) by Nataly Kogan

Rick Steves' Travel As a Political Act by Rick Steves

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life Of the Teenage Brain
by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore


New DVDs 

Poldark Season 4



Mission Impossible: Fallout

Killing Eve

Incredibles 2


Save the Date
Nobel Prize Series

Tuesday January 8

Have you ever wondered about how the Nobel Prizes are awarded?  Join Dr. Bill Brown as he focuses on the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.

Please register at 
Yoga with Jenny

Friday January 11

Yoga with Jenny is a gentle, beginner Hatha yoga for all levels.  Classes are free, will run for 60 minutes, and will include meditation and breathing basics at the end.

Please register at 
Info Health

Wednesday January 9

Dean's Report:  Achievements and Hopes

Please register at 
Practical Genealogy

Thursday January 17
1:00pm & 3:00pm

Learn about the resources available through the library and online to uncover your roots in this interactive workshop presented by author and genealogy expert David Hemmings.

Please register at 
A Piece of History
Niagara Hockey team
Photograph of seven members of Niagara Hockey team (many firemen among them) wearing hockey uniforms with letter "N" and skates. There are three men in civilian clothes sitting in the middle of this group. Undated but probably taken 1895-1897
Pictured from left to right (front row): John Campbell, Dick Reid, John Hartley; (middle row) Frank Walsh, Fred McClelland, Bob Patterson, (back row) Joe Dorrity, Bill Curtis, Charlie Bishop, and Charlie Sherlock.
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