New and Upcoming Indigenous Books: Spring 2022 Edition

March 18, 2022 | Jamie

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The seasons are starting to change, and the sun is staying up later and later every day. With warmer weather around the corner, it makes me think of roots growing deep and plants stretching their leaves up to the sun. I'm once again thrilled to share new and soon to...

A Book About Family: Picks for the TPL Reading Challenge 2022

March 14, 2022 | M. Elwood

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Each year I assign myself an extra component for the Reading Challenge. One year I completed it using only graphic novels; another year I read only books written by women. This year, I decided to complete the 2022 challenge using only books about families. Here are some of my choices...

Culture and Technology Book Club: A Year in Review

March 9, 2022 | margaux s

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In January 2021 my colleague Naomi and I launched a new virtual Culture and Technology Book Club. We get together once a month to discuss books that explore how technology transforms our cultural, political and cultural lives. We've found a great deal of meaning and enjoyment through our conversations with...

International Women's Day 2022: Indigenous Authors

March 8, 2022 | Jamie

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Happy International Womens' Day! This year, I've decided to highlight women-identified Indigenous authors who have made an impact within and beyond Canadian literature. I'm sharing one book by each author, but you are welcome to check out more of their works too. If you'd like to read books by some...

A 2022 Pi Day Reading List

March 4, 2022 | Jen McB

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Sine, sine, cosine, sine 3.14159! Happy Pi Day! March 14 is dedicated to the mathematical constant, π (pi), or 3.14159265359. That's right – this day is about celebrating all things math, hopefully with tasty pastries (pie) to help with the difficulties of rigorous studying. Anyone may partake in the festivities...

A Book by an Author from Toronto: Picks for the TPL Reading Challenge

February 24, 2022 | Nalini

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If you are a data geek like me, you already know that the 2021 Census population data is now available by Statistics Canada. The results show that there are over 2.79 million people who call Toronto home! While only population data is currently available, data sets on age, type of...

Black d/Deaf and Disability Excellence

February 17, 2022 | Kim T.

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By Kim and Winona Happy Black History Month! We’d like to contribute to the festivities by offering up some fantastic titles by Black authors with disabilities and Black authors who are d/Deaf. Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash. Children's picture books Change Sings: A Children's Anthem by Amanda Gorman and...

Cookbooks: 2021 Critics Picks

February 14, 2022 | M. Elwood

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At the end of each year, I look at booklists to see what cookbooks were mentioned the most. I look at lists from book critics, food writers and bloggers. Everyone has an opinion about food books. It's taken a bit longer than usual to get the best cookbooks of the...

Have a Heart Day

February 11, 2022 | Jamie

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Ten years ago on February 14, the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada made Have a Heart Day. Have a Heart Day is a children and youth-led reconciliation event. The aim of this day is to bring "together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have...

Accessible Book Clubs for All

February 7, 2022 | Winona

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Book Clubs are a great way for all who enjoy reading to share our love of books, discover new ones and connect with others. But for people with disabilities, it can be difficult, or even impossible, to join a book club and experience its many benefits if there are barriers...