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Fall in Love with Reading Challenge

We’re excited to announce that our first ever “non-summer” Reading Challenge is live! Fall in Love with Reading runs from October 19th to December 20th.

This Fall, we’re challenging readers of all ages to log the minutes that they read using Beanstack. Readers can earn badges, keep track of their reading, and strive for the glory of achieving the coveted 15 hour badge!

Grandmother Moon Ceremony

Elder Mary Louise Bernard will lead the Grandmother Moon Ceremony, an indigenous ceremony that acknowledges Grandmother Moon and Women’s teachings. It is said that Grandmother Moon “The Female Energy” watches over the waters of the earth. We see this in her regulating of the tides and all female life. Women are the keepers of the Waters of the Earth, as they carry one of the sacred waters within, to bring forth life. Women who wish to participate can bring a bottle of water with them to be blessed, and a drum or other musical instrument they can bring along with their voices.

Giant (Used) Book Sale

Greetings, Friends and Supporters of the Annapolis Royal Library. Our very popular, annual, giant, used book sale will again be held this year! Please tell your friends and family! Time to stock up for your winter reading!

The sale will be held  in the Academy Gymnasium. 590 St. George St., Annapolis Royal

Please note that all Provinvial COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter.

Network Knitting

Bring your projects (knitting or crochet) and come and join the fun. For adults, everyone is welcome! Registration is required.

Proof of full vaccination for persons ages 12 and up is required to enter all AVRL programs. Proof of vaccination is the law in Nova Scotia under the Health Protection Act Order. Masks are required in all indoor public spaces.

Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11

New York Times Bestseller

From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others might live

When Chief Joe Pfeifer led his firefighters to investigate an odor of gas in downtown Manhattan on the morning of 9/11, he had no idea that his life was about to change forever. A few moments later, he watched as the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Pfeifer, the closest FDNY chief to the scene, spearheaded rescue efforts on one of the darkest days in American history.

A holly jolly Diwali

Niki has always been practical. Despite her love for music and art, she became an analyst. She's always dated guys that seem good on paper, rather than the ones who give her butterflies. When she's laid off, Niki is impulsive for the first time ever and books a last-minute flight for her friend's wedding. Arriving in India to celebrate Diwali, Niki is immediately drawn to London musician Sameer. At the wedding, the champagne flows and their flirtatious banter shows the attraction is mutual.

MacArthur Park

A captivating, emotionally taut novel about the complexities of a friendship between two women--and how it shapes, and reshapes, both of their lives

"Filled with gorgeous prose and deep emotion . . . Explores what it means to be an artist, delves into the vicissitudes of life and death, and takes us on journey through the splendor (and sometimes ugliness) of the American West--with dollops of Flaubert, Faulkner, Chekhov, Collette, and Chandler along the way."--Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women


A darkly funny, frightening novel about a young woman learning how to take what she wants from a witch who may be too good to be true, from the author of The Return .

All her life, Annie has played it nice and safe. After being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Annie seeks a fresh start. She accepts a teaching position that moves her from Manhattan to a small village upstate. She's stunned by how perfect and picturesque the town is. The people are all friendly and warm. Her new apartment is dreamy too, minus the oddly persistent spider infestation.