Local Book: Paddy by R.D. Lawrence

Posted to Books on Feb 1, 2009
Book cover: Paddy by R.D. Lawrence

This is naturalist R.D. Lawrence’s story of raising a baby beaver in the Canadian wilderness. Parenting the beaver kit for a summer, Lawrence observed animal nature firsthand, learning fascinating answers to many questions about beavers and their behavior. From the real purpose of their tail slapping and scent mounds to the truth about beaver family life, PADDY provides an engaging account of the beaver's natural history and the bonds of animal companionship.

Available for loan from the Haliburton County Public Library and is available for purchase at R.D. Lawrence Place in Minden.

Local Book: River of Life by Joy Mackinnon Ballard

Posted to Books on Jan 1, 2009
Book cover: River of Life by Joy Mackinnon Ballard

This collection of verses expresses some of the local author's thoughts and feelings and is presented with the hope that it may be of help to someone by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith.

Local Book: The Essential Haliburton - Discover Highland Ontario by Michael Barnes

Posted to Books on Aug 1, 2008
Book cover: The Essential Haliburton by Michael Barnes

This souvenir book will appeal to those intending to travel to the Haliburton Highlands for a casual visit or vacation, or to retirees and others scouting the area for a home in this quiet country just south of Algonquin Park.

Including an introduction to the Highlands, an aerial view of this wild, rugged land and a survey of its past including the story of the now-gone railways. Find ideas about where to stay, what to do and which touring opportunities to pursue. Observe the arts, meet people with interesting businesses and jobs and find more useful facts, services and lore of the area.

Available for loan from the Haliburton County Public Library.

Local Book: Haliburton - Memories of Past Years by Michael Barnes

Posted to Books on Jul 1, 2008
Book cover: Haliburton Memories of Past Years by Michael Barnes

Take a look back at the time when life was somewhat slower paced than today. This history of Haliburton in original picture postcard form reminds us of various aspects of the county from views of its lakes and rivers, resorts, the sporting life, small communities, as well as the two villages of Haliburton and Minden.

This volume of historic treasures will appeal to those whose past and present have made Haliburton their home, and others who wish to visit and thus know more of this very special Ontario country gem just south of Algonquin Park.

Enjoy discovering familiar places in the country as they were between fifty and hundred years ago.

Available for loan from the Haliburton County Public Library.