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April 30, 2014 | stephen | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Brilliance Book CoverBrilliance

by Marcus Sakey

Imagine if you could read a person as easily as you could read a book. 

Imagine if you were a football player who could never be tackled because you knew precisely how to go where defenders were not. 

How great would life be if picking successful stocks on the stock market was as easy for you as finding black cards on a white table?

Since 1980, 1% of the population has been born "brilliant" and although their gifts have contributed significant advances to society, they have also caused unimaginable terror.

Nick Cooper is a "brilliant" and a Federal agent, hot on the trail of the most intelligent and ruthless terrorist the world has ever known. 

This is the premise behind Marcus Sakey's cerebral new work Brilliance. 

Give it a read and let me know what you think. What kind of ability would you want to have if you were a "brilliant"?


Rainbow Rowell and Elaine Lui are coming to the Northern District Library!

April 24, 2014 | Thomas Krzyzanowski | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Rainbow RowellRainbow Rowell, superstar author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and more, sits down with Elaine Lui (of LaineyGossip, The Social, and new book Listen to the Squawking Chicken) for a conversation about books, movies, and anything else.

Stop by the Northern District branch (steps away from the Eglinton subway stop) on Thursday May 8 for what's sure to be a really amazing evening!

Rainbow Rowell: In Conversation with Elaine Lui

Northern District Branch
40 Orchard View Blvd.

Thursday May 8, 7 PM


Photo credit: Augusten Burroughs

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1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas

April 20, 2014 | Thomas Krzyzanowski | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

1000 incredible costume and cosplay ideas1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas

By Yaya Han (2012)

Whether recreating superhero, video game villian or shojo heroine, cosplay fans are a force to be recokoned with. Demonstrating the (considerable) skill of some of the world's leading cosplay costume designers, 1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas is less a how-to and more a 'oh my gosh how did they do that' photo essay. If you're a costume maker, it'll either inspire you to new heights of creativity, or sink you into the pits of despair that the creations in here are so unbelievably, unmatchably perfect...

Get 1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas from the library today!

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WORD OUT 2014 is coming... get ready for it!!

April 14, 2014 | Ray | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Of course it's coming... it comes every summer... unless summer doesn't come this year... OMG... let's just not go there... let's just assume that summer is coming and so WORD OUT is coming, and it's coming a bit earlier this year... so where can you find WORD OUT... besides here, I mean... I mean here is the main place you will find WORD OUT... but there are other places you can find it... and if you want to find it early (and who wouldn't?) you can find it at...drumroll please...



Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)


May 10 & 11 

  Toronto Reference Library

There's going to be a contest

You can win a signed book

Not just one of you, a bunch of you can win a signed book

The contest involves an awesome scavenger hunt

The scavenger hunt involves running around the reference library (hee hee)




 Visit the Toronto Public Library table at TCAF to find out how to play!