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This summer we celebrate the richness and diversity of Canada's authors. Participants are asked to read 5 books, choosing one book that will satisfy one choice for each of the challenges. Canadian authors and/or settings preferred! Author and title suggestions for each category are available at the Information Desk. 

Challenge #1

Read a book that takes place before or during the First World War OR Read a book by an author from the Maritimes or the Prairies.

Challenge #2

Read a book that was originally published before or in the year 1967 (Canada's Centennial!) OR Read a book that takes place during the Depression years, or the Second World War.

Challenge #3

Read a book about immigration to Canada OR Read a book involving a cultural group that differs from your own heritage.

Challenge #4

Read a book by a Canadian author who's surname starts with the same letter as your surname OR Read a book by an author from British Columbia or the North.

Challenge #5

Read a Short Story collection. (Canada is known for its short stories!) OR Read a book that was nominated for, or has won a Canadian literary award (either the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the Giller Prize, the Evergreen Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, or the Governor-General's Award).

Afternoon Book Club

The Afternoon Book Club meets from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

DateBook Title
October 5 Evergreen Book Club Challenge Read as many of the current Evergreen titles as you like and come prepared to share your thoughts.
November 2 Miller's Valley / Anna Quindlen
December 7 The Last Days of Night / Graham Moore
January No meeting
February 1 Hidden Figures / Margot Lee Shetterly
March 1 Ginny Moon / Benjamin Ludwig
April 5 The Accusation: Forbidden stories from inside North Korea / Bandi
May 3 Floating Admiral and/or Sinking Admiral / Detection Club
June 7 The Other Einstein / Marie Benedict

For more information, call Susan Earle 519-539-4801, x3013

Evening Book Club

The Evening Book Club meets from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

DateBook Title
October 5 Hidden Figures / Margot Lee Shetterly
November 2 Dear Ijeawele and Purple Hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
December 7 The Accusation: Forbidden stories from inside North Korea / Bandi
January No meeting
February 1 This month's book will be announced in the November meeting
March 1 Goodnight, Beautiful Women / Anna Noyes
April 5 The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley / Hannah Tinti
May 3 The Hidden Life of Trees / Peter Wohlleben
June 7 Short-listed title from Stephen Leacock Award 2018

For more information, call Jackie Thompson 519-539-4801, x3001

Hours of Operation

Mon to Fri: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Book Drop: Available 24/7
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Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
Tel: 519-539-4801
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