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There were some other really cool ones I read recently, too! Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials Not about clothing/fashion, but instead about using fabrics and things we'd normally throw out to create accessories and home goods https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?R=2879970&Entt=RDM2879970 Wear, Repair, Repurpose This one is very similar to Mend! in look, feel, and tone. It also includes a lot of really basic mending techniques that are good to get familiar with https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?R=3884990&Entt=RDM3884990 Simple Tailoring & Alteration Fantastic book for learning to adjust thrifted pieces, hand-me-downs, etc. that don't necessarily fit you. Or updating older styles to be more modern/contemporary https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?R=3310618&Entt=RDM3310618 I hope you enjoy Marie! :) Amy
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I'm going to try Salt Baby and This Accident of Being Lost (both from the adult list). I didn't know Cherie Dimaline had a new book so I'll place that on hold too!
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2020 on Read Indigenous 2020 at The Buzz...About Books
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In celebration of Pride Month, the Reading Challenge team got together and picked some of our favourite books by LGBTQ2S+ authors for each of the main Reading Challenge categories. Here are our suggestions. We'll be holding a Pride-themed book discussion on Tuesday, June 9 at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at The Buzz...About Books
I'd like to add Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs. Not all of the stories were my cup of tea, but the ones about The Cow were amazing - recommended for all pet owners: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4294881710&Ntt=possible+side+effects&view=grid&Erp=25 Very irreverent and lots of swearing in this book.
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Our Reading Challenge 2020 has already begun, but we wanted to take a quick look back at some of the most popular books that you read or listened to for last year's Reading Challenge. Based on the responses we received, here are the most popular from books last year and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at The Buzz...About Books
Gremlins 2: The New Batch! https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3727631&R=3727631 I love it just as much as the first, and I love them both a lot.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2020 on Sequels That Don't Suck at Arts & Culture
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It was a revelation for me. It's probably just as well I had years between discovering the movie and discovering the book, because they are really quite different... "But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can."
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I loved "Other Minds". I also read "The Soul of an Octopus" which was great - but may cause some crying because *spoiler* an octopus dies during the book! https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4294649663&Ntt=the+soul+of+an+octopus&view=grid&Erp=25 It's by the same author of "How to Be a Good Creature", and there's some overlap in content.
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Black socks with multi-coloured bow ties (red, green, purple, and yellow) with brown shoes and a charcoal suit. No actual tie. Very dapper!
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Maggie, I always used to read her signature as "Guid" (said "Geed" with a hard "G"), and thought of her as Guid Blyton for many years. I also never thought to look at the title page as a child! My favourite books were the On the Farm series (Children of Cherry-Tree Farm, The Children of Willow Farm and More Adventures at Willow Farm). I still own an omnibus edition from Scotland. As a child, I wanted my parents to change my name to Penny!
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Hi Anne Kay, This particular sale happened back in 2017! Check back for updates for upcoming sales. This year's sale is on Thursday, March 14th: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/book-sale/ We often find that people start to line up before we open, but depending on the weather we can't say at this time how long the wait may be! Amy
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You're right, it isn't very clear! The PDF link above (or click on the challenge picture) contains both the main challenge and the advanced challenge in the same file. Thanks for pointing this out - we'll update it to make it more obvious!
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Thank you for the compliment! It was a joint effort. I love Outlander, and most fantasy books. If you're looking for recommendations of similar books that can be used for other categories, let us know.
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It definitely counts!
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Hi Susan, Thank you for pointing out this error. As of January 21, 2019, the post has been corrected and sources have been added for further reading. Best wishes, Amy
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Yes, you're definitely welcome to keep posting questions and discussions here. We'll be adding articles with staff picks for specific categories throughout the year, and they'll be accessible from this main page and will have comment threads for discussion too. (I am also not a Facebook user!) Best, Amy
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Amazing. I've only done 1 category, "A graphic novel" and I read so many in a year that definitely doesn't count as a challenge for me. I tried Fence vol. 1, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=fence&N=4288372955
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Congratulations, that's a lot of reading! I, too, read the same things over and over (sci-fi, fantasy, YA, children's novels, graphic novels)... and will definitely need to spread out this year!
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Hi Amber, You're going to get a very Librarian answer to this one! The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is generally catalogued and shelved in the "Self-help" section (158.1 in this case), as opposed to mental health (360s or 610s, depending on the exact focus). That being said, since the book also talks about personal development and happiness it could definitely be beneficial to your mental health and would therefore suit the category. We're happy to let you pick if it fits. If it doesn't feel right to you, perhaps it could work for "A book on a topic you know nothing about" instead. Part of the fun of this challenge is seeing how people interpret the categories. My coworker Myrna agrees that this could go either way! Hope this helps, Amy
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Sorry about that. It seems it hyperlinked the bracket and comma, which aren't part of the link! This is it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214569429424183/
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Hi Katie, You can discuss on the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/214569429424183/), on Twitter with the hashtag #TOpicks, or even here in the comments. Hope this helps, Amy
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Hi Karishma, Thanks for the question! All of these programs are FREE, so there's no fee for you to pay! Registration is done online, and you will receive the free ticket(s) via email. If you click on any of the program titles - such as the one for the launch - you will be taken to the full event listing, which has a Related Link "Click this link for tickets". You should see what I mean if you click on the link below: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT364087&R=EVT364087 Hope this helps!
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Thanks for letting us know. We'll look into getting this fixed!
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Hi Jean Paul, A list of the 3D Certification and 3D Design classes is here: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=37867+37848&Ntt=3d+design To sign up for a class, click on the title of a specific session, then follow the link that says "Click Here for Tickets" or "Click Here to Register". The registration site will ask for your name and also an email address to send the registration confirmation to. Hope this helps!
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You're very welcome. There are so many possibilities to share, it's hard to pick which ones to include!
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