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From science fiction to inspirational, in the newly re-opened Virden library

New books at the library
Full of parenting moments this sweet, silly, and boldly illustrated—ideal read-aloud book to share with the family.

The library has reopened with adjusted hours for the time being. We are here Tuesday to Friday from 12-5 p.m. Please use social distancing and one of our staff will come with you through the stacks to pick out your books to avoid contamination between members.

Adult Mystery
The 20th Victim by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Three victims, three bullets, three cities. Sergeant Lindsay Boxer tackles an ambitious case that spans San Francisco, L.A., and Chicago. Book 20 in the Women’s Murder Club series.

Adult Science Fiction
The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer. After exploding the first atomic bomb in 1945, J. Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project collaborators next try to save the planet from an environmental catastrophe in this breathtaking adventure through both real and alternate history.

Adult Inspirational
Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury. One frozen embryo, two families with secrets, and a guy who never planned to fall in love again. The sixth book in the Baxters series.

Adult Non-Fiction
From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle. This memoir details how the author’s issues with abandonment and addiction led to homelessness, incarceration and his eventual redemption through higher education. A 2020 Canada Reads selection.

Junior Easy
Cave Dada by Brandon Reese. A laugh-out-loud testament to tricky bedtimes, favourite books, and the lengths any Dada will go to for the Baba he loves. A loving read with beautiful illustrations.

Junior Fiction
Rabbit & Bear: Attack of the Snack by Julian Gough, illustrated by Jim Field. A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear’s peaceful summer lake, leading to a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poop.

Young Adult
The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson. A stunning debut novel about life after tragedy. How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you’ve lost it all? May and Zach meet which leads to both finding out surviving could be an option after all.