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The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy. Lillian H. Smith Branch
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With Pride month 2022 just a few days away, why not pick up a 2SLGBTQ+ novel to celebrate? Here in The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, we've pulled some new arrivals to highlight. We're one of Toronto Public Library's Special Collections. So although our copies of these... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2022 at The Buzz...About Books
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Staff at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy have been busy investigating sleuths in speculative fiction. They’ve uncovered books, graphic novels and original art featuring detectives, private investigators (PI’s), and everyday people who find themselves caught up in a mystery. They’ve followed the clues and have put... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2022 at The Buzz...About Books
Thank you Rene! Anyone who wants to try Among Others by Jo Walton, here's the catalogue link: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4294686330&Ntt=among+others&view=grid&Erp=25
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Thank you for the additional recommendation! I read Klune's "The House on the Cerulean Sea" and loved it (contemporary fantasy, no ace characters that I recall). I have "Under the Whispering Door" on hold as well. I'll have to add "How to be a Normal Person" and "How to be a Movie Star" to my TBR pile! https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=how+to+be+tj+klune&view=grid&Erp=25
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So happy to hear this! Thank you for your lovely comment.
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Denise recommended that one - I will pass along your thanks!
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Awesome! Enjoy :)
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I'm happy to hear it! I hope you enjoy the book :)
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Thanks for the contribution, Pamela! We even have some of those movies for borrowing as DVDs. https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=roxy+hunter
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If you thought this post would be about playing cards or magic tricks, I'm afraid you've been misled. October 24-30, 2021 is Ace Week, formerly Asexual Awareness Week. It's "an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness and expanding education of asexuality." And since I'm asexual, I truly do have an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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October is Canadian Library Month, and October 17-23, 2021 is Ontario Public Library Week. The theme this year is "One Card, One Million Possibilities." And it's true. With a Toronto Public Library card you have access to: 100 locations over 10.5 million items eLearning courses Digital Innovation Hubs live programs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2021 at Arts & Culture
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Back in February 2021, we had a fantastic online discussion for "a book of speculative fiction by a BIPOC author" along with "a book set in the future". BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. It's an umbrella term that, while definitely not perfect, is a way to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
I'm happy to hear it! My TBR is infinite, I think Ames
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I loved The Deep by Rivers Solomon! I'm currently on the waiting list for their newest book, Sorrowland right now https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=solomon%2C+rivers+sorrowland&view=grid&Erp=25 Thank you for the additional recommendations! (As a fellow Sci-Fi reader) Ames
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July 14 is International Non-Binary People's Day. It's a day to recognize non-binary people and raise awareness of this gender identity. In this post, I'm recommending music, books and movies with non-binary creators. Some of them you may have heard of, even if you didn't know they're non-binary! The non-binary... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at Arts & Culture
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We're just about halfway through the year, and we're on to the first of the categories in our Advanced Challenge... a debut book! Have you ever read the first book an author ever wrote and thought, "Wow! This is their FIRST book?" Well, here's some recommendations to provoke just that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organization decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2004, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (sometimes abbreviated as IDAHOT) was established as May 17, every year, in recognition of this historic date. The goal of IDAHOT is to draw... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at Arts & Culture
I've noticed "Joyful Mending" is popular! I tried to borrow it again and it definitely has a wait to it. I also find mending books are far more useful to me in print rather than ebook. Alas! Enjoy :)
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A good time to read it - for its centenary!
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Wow... time sure does fly! And how different 2021 looks to the world in Children of Men.
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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