Library Corner

NEW opening hours are now operating at Brechin Library.

They are as follows:- Monday - 10 am to 7 pm; Tuesday - 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesday - 10 am to 4 pm; Thursday - 10 am to 5 pm; Friday - 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday - 10 am to 1 pm.

Remember you can always telephone to renew books on 01356 622687 or renew them online

Now that the clocks have changed and hopefully the weather also, many people find themselves outside a lot more again.

Brechin Library has many books in our non-fiction section that may be of interest to you, from gardening and walking to places to visit or you may be more interested in just sitting outdoors with a good novel.

Whatever, the library is sure to have something for you.

Some of the new books recently acquired are as follows:-

The complete 20th century Antiques – which is an interesting book in which you will find items that you may well have in the attic or that you may recall from Grandparent’s houses.

Craft – by Kirstie Allsopp – following on from her TV programme on Channel Four.

New fiction includes:

The Wife Who Ran Away – Tess Stimson, Red Mist – Patricia Cornwall, The Faithless – Martina Cole and James Lee Burke – Feast Day of Fools.

As always, if you can’t find what you are looking for when you visit the library please ask a staff member.

This month the library staff has read and recommend the following:-

Me before You – JO JO Moyes:

“There is nothing I like better than a book you can’t put down, (except perhaps chocolate or a nice glass of wine!) and this book was exactly one of those,” explains a staff member.

“I had read the blurb and thought it sounded a nice read, but had no real high expectations of it.

“It’s always nice to be surprised by a book and I have to say that this book was not entirely what I had expected.

“It was billed as a love story, which it is. The cover says “Majestic, utterly compelling, tremendous. A heart-stopping read”. I agree it is all of those things.

It also states “Heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting”. Again no dispute there,

“There are also four references to either tissues or crying. Now I don’t know about you but I find this a challenge, so challenge accepted, I embarked on a story about a relationship between Lou & Will, who are so opposite they would never have met in another life.

“However, they do meet and they go on a journey that ends up changing both of their lives forever.

“It’s lovely and I will just leave it at that as I don’t want to spoil a single minute of it.”

The Weight of Silence – Heather Gudenkauf:

“Two little girls are missing from their beds when there parents awake, Petra & Calli are the very best of friends, but immediately their families are under suspicion,” explains a staff member.

“One of the little girls, Calli, is selectively mute following a tragic event when she was a toddler and her friend Petra does a great deal of her speaking for her.

“The story is told from the various perspectives of the people involved, the girls themselves, Calli’s brother, their parents and a local policeman.

“This makes the story slowly unravel and reveal mysteries as it does so, it really caught me up and willed me to the end to find out the truth.

“But does Calli eventually overcome her difficulty and manage to find her voice?”