The Library's drop box is now open 24/7 at the Queen St. entrance to the right of the door. Please note, it may take up four days for items to show as returned on your account as a result of the quarantine period.
Curbside Pickup is available Tuesday 4-8pm, Thursday 1-5pm and Saturday 1-5pm. After you receive a notice that your hold(s) are available, bring your library card during curbside pickup hours to the Library's Queen St. entrance between the Town Hall and Tim Hortons and ring the doorbell for staff assistance to receive your items. No appointment necessary.
After a harrowing voyage from Italy, during which his mother died, seven-year-old Vittorio arrives in Canada with his newborn half-sister, and is reunited with his estranged father, a dark, isolated, and angry figure he hardly knows. The story that follows spans two decades of Vittorio's life within an immigrant Italian farming community in Southwestern Ontario, through his university years, and then into Africa where he goes to teach. At the centre of Vittorio's existence is his strained relationship with his father and with his half-sister, Rita. In a Glass House is a haunting tale about perseverance and longed-for redemption. Ricci juxtaposes the intimate, complex world of family, with "its shadowy intricate web of alliances," against the dislocations of the immigrant experience. The result is a richly textured and memorable novel.