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Il n'est pas encore trop tard pour tenter ta chance! Invitation lancée aux enfants : nous t'invitons à relever le Défi de lecture en français. S'inspirant du Club de lecture d'été TD, le Défi vise à encourager la lecture en français. Après avoir lu un livre, remplis ce formulaire pour... Continue reading
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Have you seen the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope? NASA unveiled the spectacular full-colour pictures on July 12. It's difficult to describe the vast beauty and mystery of the universe, and how it makes us feel. Does gazing at cosmic cliffs fill you with curiosity and wonder?... Continue reading
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Mars holds a special fascination for space fans of all ages. There's no shortage of Red Planet-inspired stories. Earthlings have imagined all sorts of things about our neighbour, creating plenty of books, radio dramas, movies, TV shows and video games to fill Wikipedia subcategories. When NASA's Perseverance rover landed on... Continue reading
Hmm... should I bring jam or Jell-O? Is there room in our virtual blanket for both? :)
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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot... but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT! It was a dark and stormy night. A great first line in a book is an invitation. It takes your... Continue reading
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Celebrate every child for who they are! Books are wonderful ways to build empathy, and reading together as a family can bring home a message of unconditional love and acceptance. While the library is closed, Storytime at Home videos are available online to watch anywhere and anytime. Read and sing... Continue reading
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The longest March Break ever won’t stop kids from learning at home! Although mars has turned into mai, the library remains here to support you with lots of online reading material. Browse French ebooks in the Cantook Station collection, which offers titles from Quebec and Franco-Canadian publishers. Whether children are... Continue reading
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Question: This recent Jeopardy! star will be returning for the Tournament of Champions later this year. Answer: Who is James Holzhauer? Viewers of the long-running trivia game show were amazed by Holzhauer's incredible knowledge, bold wagers and lightning fast reflexes. He amassed an astounding $2.46 million in 32 games from... Continue reading
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How do planes stay up there? Are there aliens in the universe? How do fish talk to each other? Is there technology to make cars fly? Those are just some of the questions that have been posted on Wonder Walls by kids in different libraries around the city. Visit your... Continue reading
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"For a brief time, I was here; and, for a brief time, I mattered." –Harlan Ellison Science fiction lost another influential writer when Ellison passed away on June 28 at the age of 84. Although he bristled at being pigeonholed, Ellison was recognized as a Grand Master of the genre... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
Cinematic stuff! Saoirse Ronan as Aloha, Vincent Kartheiser as Walter?
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Black Panther has leaped to the top of the international box office in a single bound! The hotly anticipated superhero adventure is a landmark in what is already a milestone year for the lucrative Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is it a vibranium anniversary and not an aluminum one if we’re celebrating... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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Book lovers mourn every time a bookstore closes its doors, whether it was part of a retail chain or an independent shop. It was a sad day for many people when the Chapters location at the Bayview Village Shopping Centre shut down at the end of 2017, after almost two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
This subgenre is my jam! Hercule Poirot's Christmas is the perfect holiday murder mystery. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM1569602&R=1569602 The only problem is that it's more fun to forget whodunit before a reread... Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty has a really neat sci-fi take on the format: a closed circle mystery, in space! A bunch of clones wake up and discover that their starship is adrift and their previous selves have all been murdered. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3495660&R=3495660
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Withered leaves are crumbling underfoot and watchful pumpkins with carved smiles are standing sentinel outside shops and homes. It's trick-or-treating season, and as much as you may love candy corn and chocolate bars paired with "Stranger Things", there's no treat quite like reading a book somewhere warm and safe, while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Canada's biggest fair has opened its gates! Make the most of the summer home stretch during these 18 days of excitement, entertainment and extravagant eats. Before you hop on a streetcar destined for Exhibition Place, take a look at the schedule and see if there are any special events you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Daenerys Targaryen finally returns to Westeros on Sunday, but Season Seven's late premiere date means that Game of Thrones missed the deadline for this year's Emmy Awards. The silver lining is that the fantasy drama, having set a record last year for the most Emmys won by a series, can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Buffy Summers and Daria Morgendorffer are turning 20! Fictional characters don't age like we do, so it may be slightly surreal to learn about the milestone birthdays of these two iconic teenage heroines. Fun fact: their TV shows premiered in 1997 within a week of each other — Daria first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Just when you thought we've played all the hunger games, run through all the mazes and mapped all divergent paths, dystopian and apocalyptic futures are trendy again! But they never really go out of style – in 1826, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man, envisioning the end of the 21st... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks, Marie! I couldn't get Castle out of my head for days. And very interesting observation about the cover!
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It is blisteringly icy outside, which means 'tis the season to curl up with a hot drink and a book. Looking for a different type of chills and shivers than the ones offered by the wintry weather? Alternatively, would you like to be warmed by the unexpected domestic comfort of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
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On Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to our veterans in different ways, reflecting on the lives lost and sacrifices made in times of war and treasuring what peace can be found during these sobering days. It is especially important that the stories of women dedicated to serving their country are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
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The literary world is agog at the unmasking of Elena Ferrante, the mysterious author of the internationally popular Neapolitan Novels. Using financial records and real estate documents, an investigative journalist traced the true identity of the writer behind the pseudonym and published the results of his detective work in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
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National treasure Margaret Atwood will be attending Fan Expo Canada on Saturday, September 3 to launch her first graphic novel, Angel Catbird. The book kicks off a planned trilogy about a part bird, part cat superhero who gains his powers after a lab accident, as one does in comics. Atwood... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at The Buzz...About Books
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? :) http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM147854&R=147854
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