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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Quick Fiction Picks from Rosemary

26/03/2020

Looking for a good read from OPL's online content?  Here are my recommendations, available as an ebook and/or downloadable audiobook.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett:   This is an engrossing family mystery.  I highly recommend the downloadable audiobook from Libby, as it is narrated by Tom Hanks!   He is an excellent narrator and even the author was impressed:  “Tom Hanks took The Dutch House and gave it a layer of depth and nuance I never could have imagined". It is also available as an Express ebook from Cloud Library.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: A New York Times Bestseller!  Such beautiful desciptions of the North Carolina marsh that is home to the "Marsh Girl".  Available as an Express ebook from Cloud Library and from Libby in ebook and audiotbook format.

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben:  A 2020 release from Harlan Coben, this is available as an Express ebook from Cloud Library and from Libby.  This is another suspenseful thriller that will keep you reading into the wee hours.  Cloud Library offers three other Harlan Coben thrillers if you need more from this author.

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende:  Historical fiction at its best depicting the story of two young people who flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.  Available as an Express ebook from Cloud Library, and from Libby in ebook and audiiobook format.

The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsiion:  This is a fun, light romantic comedy series available in ebook format from Libby.  Get on the wait list for all 3!  The Rosie Project was a Globe and Mail best book of the year .

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid:  Libby and Cloud Library.  A rocking good read!

 

Image: The Dutch House

The Dutch House

A Novel
By Patchett, Ann
Image: A Long Petal of the Sea

A Long Petal of the Sea

A Novel
By Allende, Isabel
Image: The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

By Simsion, Graeme C.
Image: Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six

A Novel
By Reid, Taylor Jenkins