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Wendy
North York Central Library
Opinionated librarian; v. avid eReader.
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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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Another season, another (if we do say so ourselves) amazing lineup of author talks at the Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library. From January to May, the Appel Salon will host some of this year's most thought-provoking authors, in conversation, free. Reservations are required – see the program page for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
Sacre bleu! My virgin ears! Thanks for the lulz (and the shoutouts), Bill.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2018 on Sh*t Happens: Swearing at Arts & Culture
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As temperatures dropped and snow piled up, Toronto's readers cozied up with thrillers, mysteries, and one extremely popular epic tale of 20th-century China. Here are the books that adult readers borrowed the most in December, 2017: 10. Camino Island, by John Grisham Book - Ebook - Audiobook CD - Eaudiobook... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
These both sound like delightful traditions!
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Hi Joyce, Here you go: Beaches-East York: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Davenport: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Don Valley East: To Kill A Mockingbird Don Valley West: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Eglinton-Lawrence: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Etobicoke Centre: The Couple Next Door Etobicoke Lakeshore: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Etobicoke North: The Couple Next Door Parkdale-High Park: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Scarborough Centre: The Girl On The Train Scarborough East: The Whistler Scarborough Agincourt: To Kill A Mockingbird Scarborough Rouge River: The Alchemist Scarborough Southwest: The Wrong Side of Goodbye St. Paul's: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Toronto Centre-Rosedale: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Toronto Danforth: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Trinity-Spadina: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Willowdale: Do Not Say We Have Nothing York Centre: Do Not Say We Have Nothing York South-Weston: The Twenty-Three York West: Animal Farm
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Thanks, Elsa! Oooh - I didn't know there would *be* a manga version! Sign me up...
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Thanks!!
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Hi Paula, Your wish is my command! Note that many of these are "always available" - i.e., you never have to place them on hold; you can just download and go: Here are the top 10 fiction audio titles: 1984 (always available audio title) One Hundred Years of Solitude (always available audio title) Brave New World (always available audio title) My Brilliant Friend (always available audio title) The Nest The Couple Next Door All the Light We cannot see Gone Girl Everything I Never Told You (always available audio) Man Called Ove Here are the top 10 nonfiction audio titles: You Are a Badass (always available audio) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (always available audio) Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up (always available audio) Zookeeper’s Wife (always available…) The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Daring Greatly (always available…) The Subtle Art of Not Give a F*ck The 4-Hour Workweek (always available…) Why Not Me A Long Way Home (always available…)
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Thanks!
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That's great! Happy reading!
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What a great addition to that exhibit! (And yes, very moving, too.)
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At Toronto Public Library, we really like maps. So when we saw this literary map of the world by Reddit user Backforward24, our first thought was: how would Toronto look decked out in all of its favourite reads? We calculated the most-borrowed book for nearly two dozen loosely defined neighbourhoods... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Just looking this up, and you're right, I should have realized this. Here's a good background article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/10/living/thug-kitchen-controversy-eatocracy/index.html
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Thanks for pointing that out, Lindsay! I wasn't aware of the controversy, so I'm glad you brought it up. Apologies for missing this important point.
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Content Warning: Swears ahead! Please don't read this post if you don't like swearing! As we've observed elsewhere, swearing in book titles is all the rage these days; and what's true for self-help books goes double for cookbooks. Is Gordon Ramsay to blame? Or Anthony Bourdain? Or those spatula-flipping foulmouthed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
Ahh, memories! We had the Mork From Ork board game. You had to periodically grab a styrofoam egg and shout "Shazbut". Good times.
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