Kindergarten Readiness

The Prince Edward County Public Library & Archives is pleased to be able to offer a hybrid Kindergarten Readiness program this year. The program will take place both in-person and online, and will have limited capacity to ensure COVID protocols are maintained. Classes will take place from 10:30-11:15 August 24, …

Saturday Storytime in the Park!

Join us weekly on Saturdays at 10:30 am in Picton’s beautiful Benson Park for stories, songs and games from your local library. Covid protocols will be in place. Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes early.  Want more details? email Joanna at jhoward@peclibrary.org 

Book Review: Song of Achilles

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles is a retelling of the story of Patroclus and Achilles, featured and most well-known because of their involvement in The Iliad by Homer. However, Miller tells the story from the beginning, drawing from different myths as well as taking …

Book Review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

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Before the coffee gets cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi In a small alleyway in Tokyo, there is a small café that has been brewing coffee for more than one hundred years. At first glance there is nothing out of the ordinary about the café, but according to legend: the café possesses …

Book Review: The Secret History

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt A brief summary, attempted without any spoilers. Richard Papen, from California but moves to a small private university in Vermont. There he meets an eccentric, isolated, and clever group of students in the Greek program. In their company and that of ancient texts, they …

Book Review: Interviews with Francis Bacon

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Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester The book is broken up into a series of 9 interviews, however the interviews due occur over varied periods of times (a day, days, weeks, etc.) and also cover a variety of subjects during each interview. I would recommend reading the book from …

Book Review: Penderwick Series

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PENDERWICKS SERIES By, Jeanne Birdsall Book review By, Alana Howe Penderwicks is a great novel series with lots of interesting adventures. This is a fiction, coming of age, adventure and drama book series. Some of the characters in this novel are Mr. Penderwick, (the father of the four sisters), Rosalind …