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After reading my colleague's wonderful post about the vegetarian grill, I felt the need to talk about the other side. Frankly I believe when most people think of the word barbecue, we think of juicy charbroiled meat. Don't get me wrong, veggies have an important role in a barbecue but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
Apparently the book was named after the first sentence that one of his children ever wrote. I'm sure he'd be happy to hear that you don't agree with the statement.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2013 on Dad is Fat at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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I'm a big fan of live stand-up comedy. I love the entertainment value of going to a local comedy club and getting some laughs for an hour or two. When one of my favourite comedians comes to town, I try to attend and when they write a book, it usually... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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I take the TTC to work most days and on my daily commute I'm usually curious to see what other people are reading. I like to think of it as research for work or just to see if it's something that I'm not familar with. One thing that's fairly obvious... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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Lillian H Smith is having it's third Out of This World Booksale. Previous events have been very popular and this years is going to be just as memorable. It started out as a Science Fiction and Fantasy booksale and it still is for the most part, but this year we... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an interesting figure in the art world and a major force in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Most people would know him for his "drip painting" technique that made him famous in the late 1940's. Hollywood even made a film about his life starring Ed Harris in... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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We recently put out a Maple Leaf hockey display to celebrate the team's appearance in this year's playoffs. The display was mounted in the front window in the College/Huron corner of the branch. "We plan to keep the display up as our Maple Leafs push through the 2013 playoffs race,"... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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May is Asian Heritage month and we always have various programs at our branch to commerate it. If you're interested in what we'll have here at our branch you can check out the program section of our website to find out the latest and greatest. One upcoming program that is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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On March 18th we were happy to welcome author Nic Labriola to our branch for a reading of his recently published collection of short stories titled Francis and the Animals. There were even baked goodies provided by Leaping Lion Books. It was a great program and we'd like to thank... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is an American painter who was born in Wisconsin, studied art in Chicago and New York, but is probably best known for her work in New Mexico. She started going there in 1929 during the winter months and eventually made it her permanent home in 1949. She... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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The Toronto Blue Jays started Spring Training last week in Florida and I can honestly say that I haven't been this excited for a Jays season since the mid 90's. I've always been a Jays fan but let's be honest, being in the American League East, it hasn't always been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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On Monday March 18th at 6pm, Lillian H Smith is very happy to be hosting Nic Labriola's debut collection of short stories, Francis and the Animals. The author will read excerpts from his new book, Francis and the Animals; talk about this collection of short stories; and afterwards answer questions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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Last year we had a very successful Silk Screening program for teens with artist Rob Matejka and we're happy to announce that he's coming back. On Thursday March 14th at 2:30pm, youth will be able to silk screen designs on reusable bags and take home their creations. I attended the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
Two documentaries by SkyWorks will be screened here at Lillian H Smith Branch. SkyWorks is a non-profit documentary organization that deals with contemporary social issues. The first film titled Home Safe Toronto reveals how recession and the decline of manufacturing have left families with low wages facing the terrible choice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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Photo Credit:hfmsantos I just returned from a trip to Portugal and one of things I realized there is that when it comes to wine, I usually stick with a couple of regions that I like and rarely go out of my comfort zone. Well, I've decided that for the coming... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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Photo Credit: Yodod For all you cyclists out there......you know it's coming. Winter is just around the corner and the question is, are you prepared? If there's any doubt or you feel the need for a refresher, then we've got something for you. On November 17th, swing by Lillian Smith... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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The other day I was having a conversation with a colleague here about crosswords when she recommended the documentary titled Wordplay. Its about the world of crossword puzzles and it features Will Shortz who is the editor of the New York Times Crossword Puzzle. It also focuses on the American... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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I was checking out the program section of Toronto Public Library's website, when I came across Sanderson's Haunted House. It caught my eye because I have fond memories of attending Bloor/Gladstone's Haunted House many, many years ago as a child. So if you're in the neighbourhood this Saturday October 27th,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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If you've been in the neighbourhood in the last couple of days you may have noticed a film crew on Huron St. right beside the branch. The TV show Covert Affairs did some filming in and around Lillian Smith Library. The show stars Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham and is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
I just realized that last night was the "21st night of September". I couldn't resist posting this video for all the EWF fans. Earth Wind & Fire have been enjoying a bit of a resurgence the last couple of years due in part by being one of Barack Obama's favourite... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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We have a pretty cool program coming up for the Culture Days programming called BLOCK LETTERS, but I was curious as to what was going on at our other branches. So I took a look through all the activities and I was impressed with the variety of programs going on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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As part of the Culture Days programming, we are very happy to be teaming up with Small Print Toronto on Saturday Sep 29, 2012 for BLOCK LETTERS. Award-winning artist-author Cybele Young along with Chris Reed and Rani Sanderson of Small Print Toronto will be guiding urban explorers, ages 2-8, on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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Every year University Settlement organizes the Grange Festival just behind the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Grange park. Check out who was at our table this year! Don't be fooled by the expression on my face, I was very excited to see Polkaroo. Polka Dot Door and Polkaroo have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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On Wednesday July 18, we were very happy to welcome best selling author Kelley Armstrong to our branch. She spoke about her current and future projects along with the direction some of her series are headed. After a great talk, she held a Q&A session where she answered everyone's questions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog
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I was looking for a magazine here at Lillian the other day when I stumbled upon Mental Floss. I wasn't too familiar with this title but it caught my eye because John Hodgman was on the cover. If that name doesn't ring a bell, he's on the Daily Show with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Lillian H. Smith Blog