Great Reads: Prefer Something Suspenseful?

April 25, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Looking for something suspenseful? This list will help you find the thrills your life is missing – whether you want a traditional mystery or something a little bit different. The Bear...

Books to Movies: Percy Fawcett and Henrietta Lacks

April 22, 2017 | Kelli

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In a weird coincidence, two of my favorite nonfiction books of the last few years have been made into new films that are available within days of each other. The Lost City of Z by David Grann has been made into a feature film which is in limited release in...

"Love and Truth are Indivisible": Meet Joy Kogawa at Don Mills Branch on May 2, 2017

April 20, 2017 | Book Buzz

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In her memoir, Gently to Nagasaki, Joy Kogawa examines atrocity – by countries and by individuals – and describes the difficult task of maintaining one's faith when confronted with barbarism. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun's Douglas Todd, Kogawa stated that reconciliation cannot be achieved without first confronting the...

Great Reads: Just for Fun

April 18, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. These quirky and engaging reads may not solve the world's problems, but they might take your mind off them for a little while. Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman A quirky tale...

Great Reads: Learn Something New

April 11, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. These are some of our favourite non-fiction titles. Pick one up and see what you learn! Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it by Ian Leslie...

Spring Into Reading

April 7, 2017 | Lynn

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Spring is finally coming to Toronto. I know it was officially spring March 20, but the weather is finally showing promise of warmth, sun shine and finally we can venture outside to read out favourite new books. There is nothing nicer than sitting outside a coffee shop with the sun...

Great Reads: Great Lives

April 4, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. This list of biographies, memoirs and novels recounts the lives of the famous, the powerful and lesser known individuals with fascinating lives. Non-Fiction The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the...

Great Reads: Family Matters

March 28, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Families – you can't live with 'em... These novels are all about families – good, bad, dysfunctional. Enjoy these stories of mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, partners, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters...

Six Books From Ireland for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2017 | Kelli

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I'll admit, I generally avoid novels in the magical realism genre. In the past, I've found the added element of magic in a story otherwise based in reality more irritating than interesting. That's just me. Yet, when I came across Himself by Jess Kidd, I thought I'd try again. I'm...

Mmmmm...3.14159265359

March 13, 2017 | M. Elwood

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Pi Day is observed each year on March 14 (3.14). It has become traditional to eat pie as part of the celebration. I am fond of pie. Except pumpkin. Who came up with that nonsense? These books will help you find the perfect pie for your own Pi Day bash....