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Wendy
North York Central Library
Opinionated librarian; v. avid eReader.
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Valerie has every book-lover's dream job: she coordinates the selection of print books for adults at Toronto Public Library. In other words, she's a nonstop reader who, with her team of selectors, investigates nearly every book that we order. So when we want to know what new books to get... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks, David! *high fives*
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Hi Jeff! Thanks for doing this research. Looking into their homepage, I'm wondering if this might be a different organization from The Criterion Collection (criterion.com)? They seem to be carrying films from other distributors. That said, we appreciate your interest - and we're looking into different ways we might offer more Criterion Collection streaming films in the future.
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Hi everybody, I'll be away from the library and not monitoring comments here until mid-August. For tech support, please contact Answerline at 416-393-7131.
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Hi Kevin, Here's a link to a detailed help sheet - you'll notice that the procedure for accessing PressReader for free through the app is, um, more complicated than you might expect - in that you have to sign in to your Pressreader account via the app, then open your browser to log in to tpl.ca/pressreader with your library card, *then* return to the app to read the news: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/content/books-video-music/downloads-ebooks/pdf/pressreaderhandout.pdf Please let me know if this works for you! If you're still having trouble, you can get more detailed help at Answerline, at 416-393-7131.
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Hi Wanda, Yes, you can! Here are the steps: 1. Select the menu (three lines in the upper left-hand corner of NYTimes.com). 2. Select More 3. Select Tools and Services 4. Select Times Machine 5. Enter the date you want You'll get a scan of the original paper. You can click on individual articles, then select "Continue Reading - PDF" in the sidebar to see an expanded version of the scan.
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Hi Kevin, Yes, it is frustrating. Our I.T. department has been working on the problem, but I don't have a timeline for when it's going to be resolved. Thanks for bearing with us, and sorry it's taking so long.
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Hi Mark, try following the steps in our Getting Started Guide: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/pressreader-help/ - you have to create an account and log in. Hope this helps!
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Jeff, you're right! OverDrive magazines are so new they completely slipped my mind! I'm going to edit the post to include them - thanks for catching that.
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It's mutual! We love hearing stories like this! ❤️❤️❤️
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Our PressReader service (see link above) gives library card holders access to thousands of newspapers from all over the world, including the Toronto Star.
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Thanks, Jessica! I feel the same. But I suspect that people who liked Criterion will find a lot of value in Kanopy as well, so at least there's that...
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Hi Vicky, Unfortunately I don't have a lot of information - we were just told that we wouldn't be able to renew the Criterion Collection after this month. Apparently it's the same for all public libraries, although Kanopy has secured licenses for a smaller collection of Criterion films. Sorry I can't be more informative!
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Author Tom Wolfe participates in the White House Salute to American Authors hosted by Laura Bush, Monday, March 22, 2004. White House Photo by Susan Sterner. Tom Wolfe, author of "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test", "The Right Stuff" and "Bonfire of the Vanities", has died, aged 87. Wolfe's 1973 anthology,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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Valerie has every book-lover's dream job: she coordinates the selection of print books for adults at Toronto Public Library. In other words, she's a nonstop reader who, with her team of selectors, investigates nearly every book that we order. So when we want to know what new books to get... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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It's Freedom to Read Week! The last week of each February, libraries everywhere celebrate their defence of people's right to read whatever they want. And in honour of the occasion, we've gathered some quotes from books that have been challenged, at Toronto Public Library (TPL) and elsewhere. (A "challenge" is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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It's Valentine's Day; and whatever that means for you at the moment, you're probably finding yourself forced to think about love. The good news: whether you're happy or sad or bitter or wistful or just baffled about love, literature's got you covered. We've asked library staff for their recommendations on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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The sad thing about the Winter Olympics is that, once you've watched your favourite event, it's over, and then there's no more skeleton for four more years. But isn't that what art is for? To resurrect and prolong and deepen life's fleeting moments of happiness? Fortunately, here at the library,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Arts & Culture
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Since 2014, when Korean pop star Psy's mega-hit, Gangnam Style, stormed the charts, K-Pop (Korean pop music) and K-Drama (Korean T.V. series) have captured the imaginations of millions of fans around the world. And now, with the Winter Olympics starting up in Pyeongchang this week, we're taking a look at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Arts & Culture
Thanks, JB! Najat, please take note: the link Kelli shared, above, gives you the opportunity to present this suggestion to the CRTC.
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Hi Chris, Here's the official word on age limits: We are guided by the Kanopy Terms of Service: "https://www.kanopystreaming.com/terms Terms of Service | Kanopy www.kanopystreaming.com KANOPY TERMS OF SERVICE Revised: 31 October 2017 1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS "You represent and warrant that you are: (i) over eighteen years of age or the age of majority in our jurisdiction, whichever is greater; (ii) of legal age to form a binding contract; and (iii) not a person barred from using the Service under the laws of your country of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction. Individuals under the age of eighteen, or applicable age of majority, may utilize the service only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian and otherwise subject to these Terms of Use." We have blocked children's and teen cards for this reason. Parents or legal guardians can use their TPL card to set up a Kanopy account, and provide access to their children or teens this way if they so choose. Hope this helps! Wendy
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Here's what I've got: each lecture counts as one of your 8 titles per month. Great Courses are also available on Hoopla: http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/digital-services/2016/05/the-great-courses-now-on-hoopla.html They are also available on OneClick and can be checked out for 21 days: http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/digital-services/2016/01/great-courses-lectures-now-available-on-oneclickdigital-audiobooks.html Hope that helps!
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Excellent questions. Let me consult with my contacts in Collections and get back to you!
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Thanks, Chris! You're right - while Toronto Public Library cards are free to anyone who lives, works, goes to school or owns property in Toronto, it's also possible for non-residents to acquire a card, in person, for $120.00 per year. And hey - a trip to Toronto's always fun! :)
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Hi Vince, That's great! Here's a link for filmmakers to submit their work for consideration by Kanopy: https://www.kanopystreaming.com/about-us/filmmakers Wendy
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