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Since its release in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula has become an icon of vampire and horror literature. The story of Count Dracula's blood thirsty crimes in Transylvania and England is read around the world. But the book’s journey to global fame was not straightforward. Books in our Merril Collection of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Arts & Culture
Hi Mac, Glad you enjoyed the blog post! The use of long s definitely slowed down my reading a couple time as I was researching this post. Luckily for modern readers, Cobwebs to Catch Flies was her most popular book and there are several later editions which use the more easily readable "short" s. We have an edition from the 1870s, which might make easier reading for modern children and adults:
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By Melanie L. and Myrna ASL spelled out in American Sign Language fingerspelling. By Psiĥedelisto from Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain. As we seek new information about the COVID-19 pandemic, many Torontonians and Canadians are tuning in to our governments' regular news briefings. And many of those watching are commenting... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Arts & Culture
Very interesting to see the panel format developing in the book you linked!
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We have a couple French editions of Charles Perrault's stories digitized! The oldest is this 1742 collection of his stories: Here are some more French language collections:
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The outer senshi are part of the game! I have to admit, it is the one that appeals to me most as well.
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Did you know that our Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy has the world’s largest collection of tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) in a library setting? Our collection boasts more than 1500 items, including guides for Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Pathfinder and other popular RPGs. Yet, alongside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2020 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
March Break begins next week, and we have a fun-filled line-up of programs to keep children, families and teens busy all week long. With 400+ programs planned at branches throughout the city, there is something for everyone, from music and magic to science and maker programs. Information about our full... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at What's On at the Library
January is Family Literacy Month​, a time to share the joy of reading and literacy as a family. Family Literacy Day is celebrated nationwide on January 27, but the Toronto Public Library is keeping the fun going all month long with more than 60 programs for kids and families at... Continue reading
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