New Books at the Library

New Books at the LibraryAlthough the library will be closed, there is another option – edigital editions of books are readily available. Although not every title, there are a vast number of books to choose from.

“The doors to your local library may be closed, but the eLibrary is always open.,” says Librarian Heather Hawyluk.

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If you belong to a public library in Manitoba you can access books 24/7 at eLibraries Manitoba: http://elm.lib.overdrive.comYou need a valid library card and PIN number (if you aren’t sure what your library PIN number is, you may email our coordinator, Mary Anne, at brlcoord@rfnow.comfor help), internet access, a computer or other device that meets the system requirements for the type of digital materials you wish to check out.

Free software is available for the computer or device you wish to use (available on the eLibrary website). Download and install either the original Overdrive app, the Libby app and, if you are downloading to Kobo, you will need Adobe Digital Editions.

Click on “sign in” and select your library (for example, Border Regional Library, Virden, Elkhorn or McAuley), enter the fourteen-digit number on your library card and your PIN number. Go to “settings” to personalize your account. Browse the selections, download and enjoy!


Adult fiction

Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. (A Hannah Swensen mystery, with recipes!) Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter … and murder.

Last Girl Standing by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush. A tight-knit high school “It” clique takes a dark turn when one member is lost to a tragedy. But it’s only the first in a series of misfortunes as the friends become frenemies, and the girls become women who wonder …  who will be the last one standing?

The Big Lie by James Grippando. For the sixth time in American history, the winner of the popular vote will not occupy the oval office. The incumbent was spared from impeachment only because his political foes were certain they would oust him at the ballot box. Now he appears to have secured a second term, thanks to a narrow victory in the Electoral College.

Blindside by James Patterson and James O. Born. The mayor of New York City has a daughter who’s missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who’s in prison. The two strike an intriguing deal.

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel. One drunken night can have tragic consequences. People will have to choose between truth or lies, between what is easy and what is right and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.

Science fiction

Through Fiery Trials by David Weber. Those on the side of humanity progressing through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over the human colonies, many secrets of Safehold’s past still remain to be unearthed.

Adult non-fiction

The Grim Reaper; the life and career of a reluctant warrior by Stu Grimson with Kevin Allen. Hockey players all grow up dreaming of skating in the big league. No one dreams of patrolling the ice, threatening violence. But dreams and reality inevitably collide.

Music; a subversive history by Ted Gioia. Histories of music largely downplay its disreputable roots, its deep connections to sexuality, trance, magic, political unrest, even violence and murder. Ted Gioia reclaims the history of music for the riffraff, insurgents and provocateurs.

The Future We Choose; Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. How we address climate change in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and bequeath to our children, and to theirs.

Junior easy fiction

The Little Engine’s Easter Egg Hunt by Watty Piper. The Little Engine is on the hunt for eggs, and the clown has written a series of riddles for her to follow. Will the Little Engine crack the code?

Little but Fierce by Joan Emerson. Find out how a French bulldog, an alpaca and a squirrel beat the odds to show the world that size does not matter.


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