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Longview Library – Jul 2021

The library is open again, and we will resume our regular hours. They are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 5pm. Our phone number is 403-558-3927, should you have any questions. The use of masks is still required and they are available at the library should you forget yours. Physical distancing is still in effect.

June was National Indigenous History Month. We have a good selection of books of and by our Indigenous neighbours. This is a good time to introduce yourself to them. June was also Pride Month, celebrating our lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer friends. Two good young adult books about this subject are Heartstopper by Alice Oseman and Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan. Heartstopper is about friendship, first love, and coming out. Some Girls Do is about the heartache and trauma felt when coming out, and how the heroine deals with it.

A fascinating read is Remember by Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Love Antony. Genova is a neuroscientist, and writes about her subject with clarity and ease. It is not a book about Alzheimers disease and dementia, but is, instead, a book about the two kinds of memory we humans have. Genova provides us with strategies and insights on how to improve our memories and to enhance our lives.

Another is The Gilead by Marilynn Robinson. It’s an oldie (2004), but a goodie. It is in the form of a letter from a pastor to his son when he realizes his health is failing. It is a memoir told from a position of serenity and peace. The pastor explores the meaning and the practice of a spiritual life and expounds on the wisdom he has achieved over his lifetime.

Happy Reading!
Sylvia Binkley, sliv@telus.net

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