Media Roundup - February 17

February 17, 2017 | Beth

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CBC Radio - Books The Break by Katherena Vermette eBook Podcast Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King eBook Podcast The Orchardist by Amand Coplin eBook eAudiobook Podcast The Black Coat by Neamat Imam eBook Podcast Days Without End by Sebastian Barry eBook...

Singles Awareness Day Movies

February 13, 2017 | Cameron

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Every February 14th those of us who are not in committed relationships or dating anyone get to celebrate one of the most special of all occasions Singles Awareness Day (SAD). While others are out on romantic dates or eating chocolate those who are single are enjoying themselves by sitting and...

In Memoriam: Richard B. Wright

February 9, 2017 | Maria

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Remembering multiple award-winning Canadian author Richard B. Wright, who passsed away on February 7, 2017. Photograph © John Reeves Click on a book cover to borrow one of his books:

The new OverDrive website is coming February 13th

February 9, 2017 | Maria

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The new OverDrive website is scheduled to be launched next Monday, February 13th. To preview the website click here. The updated website has been given a fresh new look and key enhancements include a simplified borrowing process and new browsing options. The transition to the new site should be seamless...

Media Roundup - February 6

February 6, 2017 | Beth

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CBC Radio - Books Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours) by Harold S. Johnson eBook Podcast Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains by Yasuko Thanh eBook Podcast The Waking Comes Late by Steve Heighton eBook Podcast Still Here by Lara Vapnyar eBook Podcast Spain in Our Hearts...

Winterlicious

February 2, 2017 | Beth

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Are you hoping to combat the February freeze by nesting and cooking up a storm? Whether you're conjuring a feast or simple comfort food, our Zinio digital magazine collection has cooking titles to inspire. Download current and back issues now and start savouring. New to Zinio? Check out our "Getting...

Loan Stars: February

February 1, 2017 | Beth

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The Loan Stars February list is out! These are the ten most highly recommended new releases as selected by Canadian librarians: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai eBook eAudiobook The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak eBook eAudiobook My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella eBook eAudiobook A Conjuring...

Media Roundup - January 27th

January 27, 2017 | Maria

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Books in the media this week: The Globe and Mail How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell eBook eAudiobook Better Now by Danielle Martin eBook Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear eBook Own It by Sallie Krawcheck eBook eAudiobook The Strays by Emily Bitto eBook Dragon Springs Road by...

What are you (e)reading, Toronto? New site shows a live feed from the city that reads the most library ebooks

January 27, 2017 | Maria

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Check out this great post from guest blogger Dara Renton who originally posted this on TPL's Digital Library Services blog: Last week you may have heard that you live in the most well-read city in the world according to our ebook lending service. In 2016, Torontonians downloaded over 3 million...

Media Roundup - January 20

January 20, 2017 | Beth

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Globe and Mail Difficult Women by Roxane Gay eBook Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World's Best Writers by Joel Whitney eBook Chosen Maiden by Eva Stachniak eBook New York Times - Books Section American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus by Lisa Wade eBook Transit: A Novel...