Monthly Archives: July 2016

Amazon Summer Reads

Hi Raiders!

Did you know that Amazon has recommendations for summer reading? You didn’t?! Well today is your lucky day! Check out the wide variety of titles available here. Then you can check out our catalog, and if we don’t have the book we can buy it or interlibrary loan a copy for you, free of charge. Aren’t libraries the best?

Happy summer reading!

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Book Showcase: The Bricks that Built the Houses, by Kate Tempest


This week we’re showcasing a book from the fiction collection! Currently on display, this is a book you can take anywhere and read. Want to know the gist? Here’s a summary, courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing:

About The Bricks that Built the Houses


Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging

It gets into your bones. You don’t even realise it, until you’re driving through it, watching all the things you’ve always known and leaving them behind.

Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving town in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money. They are running from jealous boyfriends, dead-end jobs, violent maniacs and disgruntled drug dealers, in the hope of escaping the restless tedium of life in south-east London – the place they have always called home.

As the story moves back in time, to before they had to leave, we see them torn between confidence and self-loathing, between loneliness and desire, between desperate ambition and the terrifying prospect of getting nothing done.

In The Bricks that Built The Houses Kate Tempest explores contemporary city life with a powerful moral microscope, giving us irresistible stories of hidden lives, and showing us how the best intentions don’t always lead to the right decisions

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Not your cup of tea? Come browse our displays and find something that better suits your taste. The Regina Library is happy to serve a wide variety of readers–come cool off with a book!

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New Fiction and Nonfiction

Hello Raiders!

Summer is heating up, and what better way to enjoy those long days on the beach than with a sizzling new read? Stop in at the library and check out our fiction and nonfiction displays, which are full of hot off the press items on a wide range of topics!

Not sure what you’re in the mood for? No problem! You can browse through our collection digitally on the main library home page:


Paging through the books is a good way to find what you want in advance, and you can even place a hold on your items so they’ll be ready at the desk for when you arrive–time saved for more sunny reading!

So what are you waiting for? Stop in at Regina or the ERC and pick up something new, something edgy, or something different. The world is your literary oyster at the Regina Library.

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