UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22

17/02/2021

Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

30/08/2016

Being a big fan of Disney’s Descendents series I was very excited when I heard that a follow-up story, titled Return to the Isle of the Lost was now published. Author Melissa De La Cruz surprises us with a powerful story about completely different friends coming together to help one another. 

Return to the Isle of the Lost takes place in Auradon, an island ruled by Belle and The Beast from the classic story Beauty and The Beast. This story is centred around Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, children born to iconic Disney Villains such as Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar. The arrival of a series of letters with instructions to come home to the Isle makes the villain children wonder if their parents are up to something. Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay face individual challenges and discover they need to work together in order to solve this mystery. Can they do it? 

I really enjoyed this feel-good story. This novel is filled with twists and turns, some so unexpected, that I had to put down the book at times and think hard about what just happened. While I loved this novel, I would have liked some more details concerning some characters as well as some events covered in the story. At times I found it was hard to figure out what relation one character had with another, or the visual setting of a location. 

Overall, I find this novel is a brilliant and exciting tale. It definitely keeps you wanting more and on the edge of your seat.

-Amélie, Blackburn Hamlet branch teen volunteer

Image: Return to the Isle of the Lost

Return to the Isle of the Lost

A Descendants Novel
By De la Cruz, Melissa
Image: Return to the Isle of the Lost

Return to the Isle of the Lost

By De la Cruz, Melissa
Image: The Isle of the Lost

The Isle of the Lost

A Descendants Novel
By De la Cruz, Melissa