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Check out library resources from our bi-weekly articles in the Amherst News.

What’s Your Favourite Scary Movie?


Published Oct 13, 2017
1.   The Shining by Stephen King
2.   The Witch by Robert Eggers
3.   Poltergeist by Steven Spielberg
4.   The Conjuring by James Wan
5.   The Babadook by Daniel Henshall
6.   What We Do In The Shadows by Taika David Waititi
7.   The Cabin In The Woods by Drew Goddard
8.   Shaun Of The Dead by Edgar Wright

Reading Across Canada Pt 2, by Denise Corey


Published Oct 6, 2017
1.   Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas Dickner
2.   The Name Therapist: How Growing Up With My Odd Name Taught Me Everything You Need to Know About Yours by Duana Taha
3.   Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji
4.   Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

The Hygge Way of Life by Chantelle Taylor


Published September 15, 2017
1.   The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Art of Japanese Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
2.   The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
3.   Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Sřderberg
4.   The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection by Louisa Thomsen Brits
5.   How to Hygge: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life by Signe Johansen
6.   Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World by Malene Rydahl

Back To School Books


Published September 8, 2017
1.   A Tiger Tail by Mike Boldt
2.   Bear’s Big Day by Salina Yoon
3.   School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex and Christian Robinson
4.   Tool School by Joan Holub and James Dean
5.   The Class by Boni Ashburn and Kimberly Gee
6.   Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka
7.   Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten by Marc Brown
8.   Steve, Raised by Wolves by Jared Chapman
9.   The Pout-Pout Fish Goes To School by Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna
10. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
11. We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
12. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
13. Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

The Library Top 10


Published August 18, 2017
1.   Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
2.   The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
3.   The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
4.   Hidden Figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly
5.   Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

The Dreaded Reading Slump


Published August 4, 2017
1.   Small Victories: Recipes, advice and hundreds of ideas for home-cooking triumphs by Julia Turshen
2.   EveryDayCook by Alton Brown
3.   Rose Water and Orange Blossoms: Fresh and classic recipes from my Lebanese kitchen by Maureen Abood
4.   Dinner: Changing the game by Melissa Clark
5.   Relative Happiness (DVD) by Leslie Crewe
6.   Sense & Sensibility (DVD) by Jane Austen
7.   The Bourne Identity (DVD) by Robert Ludlum
8.   Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
9.   Carrie (DVD) by Stephen King
10. James Bond (DVD’s) by Ian Fleming
11. The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
12. Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
13. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
14. The Martian by Andy Weir
15. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
16. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
17. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
18. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
19. Shades of Magic series by VE Schwab
20. Dorothy Must Die series by D. M. Paige
21. The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
22. His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman
23. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
24. The Guardians Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Read On Down The Road


Published July 21, 2017
1.   On The Road by Jack Kerouac
2.   Roughing It by Mark Twain
3.   Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
4.   Wild by Cheryl Strayed
5.   The Road by Cormac McCarthy
6.   Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
7.   A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
8.   The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean
9.   An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
10. Paper Towns by John Green
11. Let’s Go For A Drive by Mo Willems
12. Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat

Canada 150 - Read Across Canada


Published July 14, 2017
1.   Company Town by Madeline Ashby
2.   Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery by Laurie Glenn Norris
3.   The Great Amherst Mystery by Walter Hubbell
4.   Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School by Chris Benjamin
5.   Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia by Isabelle Knockwood
6.   Relative Happiness by Lesley Crewe
7.   Psychosis by Adam Atkinson
8.   Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life by Beth Powning

Summer Reading Program For All Ages


Published June 9, 2017
1.   Cumberland Public Libraries houses 5,161 Titles or Subjects on Canada that are available to any library cardholder by Various Authors.
  Read books and win prizes, all summer long!
  For ages 3 - 103. Contact your local library for more information.

Authors Are Coming!


Published April 29, 2017
1.   The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
2.   The Birth House by Ami McKay
3.   Witches of New York by Ami McKay
4.   Her Mother’s Daughter by Lesley Crewe
5.   Hit and Mrs. by Lesley Crewe
6.   Ava Comes Home by Lesley Crewe
7.   Relative Happiness by Lesley Crewe
8.   Amazing Grace by Lesley Crewe
9.   Mary Mary by Lesley Crewe
10. Chloe Sparrow by Lesley Crewe
11. Kin by Lesley Crewe
12. Shoot Me by Lesley Crewe

Singing and Dancing at the Library!


Published April 15, 2017
1.   Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin and James Dean
2.   I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
3.   Rockin’ In My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
4.   Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
5.   Pete the Cat’s Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by James Dean
6.   Old MacDonald Had a Farm by James Dean
7.   The Nuts by Eric Litwin
8.   Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin
9.   Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin
10. Keep Rolling - This title will be released later this year by Eric Litwin
11. I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison
12. If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley
13. Wiggle by Doreen Cronin
14. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
15. Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth
16. Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
17. Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth
18. Ballet Cat series by Bob Shea
19. Music is For Everyone by Jill Barber

If I fall you’re going down with me


Published March 31, 2017
1.   The Princes series by Elizabeth Hoyt
2.   The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
3.   Historical Romance author by Lisa Kleypas
4.   Historical Romance Author by Tessa Dare
5.   Historical Romance Author by Sarah MacLean
6.   Historical Romance Author by Courtney Milan
7.   Historical Romance Author by Eloisa James
8.   Historical Romance Author by Julia Quinn
9.   Contemporary Romance Author by Nora Roberts
10. Contemporary Romance Author by Helen Fielding
11. Contemporary Romance Author by Bella Andre
12. Contemporary Romance Author by Sophie Kinsella
13. Contemporary Romance Author by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
14. Sullivan series by Bella Andre
15. The Donavan Brother’s Brewery series by Victoria Dahl
16. Lucky Harbour series by Jill Shalvis

Author Spotlight: Chris Bohjalian


Published March 17, 2017
1.   The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
2.   Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
3.   The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
4.   The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
5.   Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

Freedom to Read Week


Published Feb 24, 2017
1.   Barometer Rising by Hugh McLennan
2.   Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
3.   Sex by Madonna
4.   Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
5.   James and the Giant Peach - Sound Recording by Ronld Dahl
6.   Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
7.   Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine
8.   Junie B Jones by Barbara Parks
9.   Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey
10. The Harry Potter - Series by J. K. Rowling

Library Turns 50


Published February 3, 2017
1.   The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
2.   In The Heat Of The Night (DVD) by Norman Jewison
3.   Rolling Stone Magazine
4.   Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Billy Martin
5.   The Carol Burnett Show (DVD)
6.   One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian author Gabriel Garcěa Maěrquez

Technology Help Available


Published January 19, 2017
1.   Windows 10 All-In-One for Dummies by Woody Leonhard
2.   Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10 by Paul McFedries
3.   Microsoft Windows 10 Made Easy: Take Control of Your Digital Life by James Stables
4.   Teach Yourself Visually Office 2016 by Elaine Marmel
5.   Office 2013 Simplified by Elaine Marmel
6.   Office 2013 All-In-One for Dummies by Peter Weverka
7.   iPad in Easy Steps by Drew Provan
8.   Teach Yourself Visually iPad: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn by Guy Hart-Davis
9.   iPad with iOS 9 for Seniors: Learn to Work with the iPad with iOS 9 by by Edward C. Baig and Bob LeVitus
10. My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 by Eric Butow and Lonzell Watson
11. Android Tablets for Dummies by Dan Gookin
12. Android Tips and Tricks by Guy Hart-Davis
13. Facebook for Dummies by Carolyn Abram
14. Facebook & Twitter for Seniors by Marsha Colllier
15 Twitter Safety and Privacy: A Guide to Microblogging by Susan Henneberg
16. Facebook Marketing for Dummies by John Haydon
17. The Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing by Ramon Ray
18. Twitter Power 3.0: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time by Joel Comm & Dave Taylor

2016 Least Favorite Reads


Published January 6, 2017
1.   Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
2.   Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
3.   The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
4.   The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
5.   Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
6.   By Gaslight by Steven Price
7.   Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye
8.   These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
9.   How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire- Available on Overdrive by Karelyn Sparks
10. The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

Best of 2016


Published December 23, 2016
1.   Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
2.   End of Watch by Stephen King
3.   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
4.   The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
5.   The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
6.   Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
7.   The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Evil Genius Club


Published December 9, 2016
1.   Maker Lab: 28 super cool projects: build, invent, create, discover by Jack Challoner
2.   Edible science: experiments you can eat by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen with Carol Tennant
3.   Junk drawer chemistry : 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing by Bobby Mercer
4.   Hands-on grossology : really gross science experiments by Sylvia Branzei
5.   Try this! : 50 fun experiments for the mad scientist in you by Karen Romano Young
6.   101 great science experiments by Neil Ardley
7.   Mythbusters science fair book by Samantha Margles
8.   Craft camp : over 40 fun projects for kids by Sue Havens
9.   Trash to treasure : a kid's upcycling guide to crafts : fun, easy projects with paper, plastic, glass & ceramics, fabric, metal, and odds & ends by Pam Scheunemann
10. Martha Stewart's favorite crafts for kids by Martha Stewart Living
11. Christmas crafts : festive things to make and do! by Danielle Lowy and Kate Riley
12. Fun and festive winter crafts : snow globes, groundhog puppets, and fairy masks by Randel McGee
13. Craft projects for Minecraft and pixel art fans : 15 fun, easy-to-make projects by Choly Knight
14. ART2-D2's guide to folding and doodling by Tom Angleberger
15. LEGO awesome ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz
16. Brick vehicles : amazing, air, land, and sea machines to build from Lego by Warren Elsmore
17. Cool creations in 101 pieces by Sean Kenney
18. Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
19. Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
20. I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president by Josh Lieb

Holiday Traditions


Published November 25, 2016
1.   Ghostbusters 1 & 2 DVD published by Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures :
2.   Gremlins DVD published by Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video
3.   National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation DVD published by Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video
4.   A Christmas Story DVD published by Burbank, Calif.: Warner
5.   Scrooged DVD published by Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures
6.   Miracle on 34th Street DVD published by Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
7.   Alistar Sims, A Christmas Carol DVD by Burbank, Calif.: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
8.   Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer DVD published by New York, NY : Sony BMG Music Entertainment
9.   Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town DVD published by Universal City, Calif. : Vivendi Entertainment
10. The Year Without A Santa Claus DVD published by Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home
11. The Bishop’s Wife DVD published by Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment
12. Multiple Movies: Christmas in Connecticut, The Shop Around The Corner DVD published by Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2009.
13. White Christmas DVD published by Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount
14. It’s A Wonderful Life DVD published by Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount
15. Arthur Christmas DVD published by Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
16. The Night Before Christmas DVD published by Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
17. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales DVD published by Hollywood, Calif. : United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
18. Olive The Other Reindeer DVD published by Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox
19. Frosty the Snowman DVD published by Santa Monica, CA : Montreal : Classic Media
20. The Muppet Christmas Carol DVD published by Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Bookrage: For the Mad Reader


Published November 11, 2016
1.   Furiously Happy by The Bloggess a.k.a. Jenny Lawson
2.   Walt by Russell Wangersky
3.   Wool by Hugh Howey
4.   The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

You've Been Gilmored!


Published Oct 28, 2016
1.   Gilmore girls. The complete first season [videorecording (DVD)]. by Lauren Graham
2.   Gilmore girls. The complete second season [videorecording (DVD)]. by Lauren Graham
3.   Gilmore girls. The complete third season [videorecording (DVD)]. by Lauren Graham
4.   Gilmore girls. The complete fourth season [videorecording (DVD) by Lauren Graham
5.   Gilmore girls. The complete fifth season [videorecording (DVD)]. by Lauren Graham
6.   Gilmore girls. The complete sixth season [videorecording (DVD)] by Lauren Graham
7.   Gilmore girls. The complete seventh season [videorecording (DVD) by Lauren Graham
8.   Harry Potter by various authors
9.   Ulysses by James Joyce
10. Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach
11. Parenthood DVD Series by Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
12. Pushing Daisies by Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video
13. Veronica Mars by various authors
14. Supernatural Series by Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video
15. Someday, someday, maybe by Lauren Graham
16. Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
17. Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of the Gilmore Girls by Kristi Carlson

Money Please!


Published October 14, 2016
1.   Debt-Free Forever by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
2.   Money Smart Kid$ by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
3.   Saving For School by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
4.   It’s Your Money: Becoming a Woman of Independent Means by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
5.   The Modern Couple’s Money Guide by Lesley-Anne Scorgie
6.   The Smart Cookies’ Guide to Couples and Money by Smart Cookies (Money Mentoring Group) and Jennifer Barrett
7.   Money: Make It, Spend It, Save It by J. E. Bogart
8.   How Much is Enough?: Balancing Today’s Needs with Tomorrow’s Retirement Goals by Diane McCurdy
9.   Never Too Late: Take Control of Your Retirement and Your Life by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
10. The Moolala Guide to Rockin’ Your RRSP by Bruce Sellery
11. Money Sense Guide to Retiring Wealthy: A Financial Plan for Canadians of All Ages edited by Duncan Hood, Dan Bortolotti, and David Aston

Lists of Questions


Published Sept 30, 2016
1.   The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey
2.   The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullogh
3.   Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
4.   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
5.   Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
6.   Landline by Rainbow Rowell
7.   Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
8.   Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
9.   Carry on: the Rise and Fall of Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell
10. The Coming of Winter by David Adams Richards
11. Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
12. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Hobbies You Never Knew You Were Interested In


Published September 16, 2016
1.   Growing Marijuana by Kevin Oliver and Chadd McKeen
2.   Ship modeling from scratch : tips and techniques for building without kits by Edwin B. Leaf
3.   Home taxidermy for pleasure and profit by Albert B. Farnham
4.   The pocket guide to field dressing, butchering, and cooking deer : a hunter's quick reference book by Monte and Joan Burch
5.   Cleaving : a story of marriage, meat, and obsession by Julie Powell
6.   The flower workshop : lessons in arranging blooms, branches, fruits, and foraged materials by Ariella Chezar with Julie Michaels
7.   Orchids for every home : the beginner's guide to growing beautiful, easy-care orchids by Wilma and Brian Rittershausen
8.   Classic whittling : basic techniques and old-time projects by Rick Wiebe
9.   Whittling handbook by Peter Benson
10. Make mead like a Viking : traditional techniques for brewing natural, wild-fermented, honey-based wines and beers by Jereme Zimmerman
11. 101 magic tricks : any time, any place by Bryan Miles
12. Magic up your sleeve : amazing illusions, tricks, and science facts you'll never believe by Helaine Becker
13. The complete book of home canning by the United States Department of Agriculture
14. Amazing macrame : 29 knotted and beaded accessories to make by Claire Rougerie
15. The urban homesteading cookbook : forage, farm, ferment and feast for a better world by Michelle Catherine Nelson
16. Barnyard kids : a family guide for raising animals by Dina Rudick
17. Crafting with wood pallets : projects for rustic furniture, decor, art, gifts and more by Becky Lamb
18. Building your own drones : a beginner's guide to drones, UAVs, and ROVs by John Baichtal
19. Letter carving : techniques & projects to hone your skills by Andrew J. Hibberd
20. Basic marquetry and beyond : expert techniques for crafting beautiful images with veneer & inlay by Ken Horner
21. Cowboy skills : roping, riding, hunting, and more by Stephen Brennan
22. I, spy : how to be your own private investigator by Daniel Ribacoff
23. How to write a romance novel : a beginner's guide to getting it written and getting it published by Susan Palmquist
24. Homemade nail polish : create unique colors and designs for stunning nails by Allison Rose Spiekermann
25. DIY temporary tattoos : draw it, print it, ink it by Pepper Baldwin

September is Pokémonth


Published September 2, 2016
1.   Pokémon Adventures(Series) by Various Authors
2.   Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice by Momota Inoue
3.   Hoopa and the Clash of Ages by Gin Kamimura
4.   The Haunted Gym by Tracey West
5.   Splashdown in Cerulean City by Tracey West
6.   Legendary Pokémon : the essential guide by Katherine Fang
7.   The official Pokémon Handbook by Maria S. Barbo
8.   Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook : the need-to-know stats and facts on over 700 Pokémon by Catherine Coulter
9.   Night In The Haunted Tower by Tracey West
10. Pokemon Academy by New York : Scholastic, 2010.