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"Spring Forward, Fall Back." It's that time of year again! On November 6, we all had to set our clocks back an hour as we mark the end of daylight saving time. Every year, there are debates about whether we should cancel the practice. Admittedly, I've never really had a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2022 at Arts & Culture
Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month? No? That's ok. It's still pretty new and not yet formally recognized like 2SLGBTQ+ Pride or specific cultural heritage events. But many disabled people around the world have chosen July to unapologetically celebrate our identities as disabled people. Celebrating disability might... Continue reading
In case you haven't noticed the sudden appearance of a lot of rainbows, June is Pride month. Despite the celebratory atmosphere, Pride can be a difficult time for many members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Sometimes it's because a person is still struggling with their identity or because their situation makes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at Arts & Culture
Whether it's a non-fiction memoir or a classic superhero adventure, comics and graphic novels are a fun and engaging way to experience a story. They are very visual, which can be great for people with certain disabilities and anyone who enjoys an illustrated story. But this also means that comics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at Arts & Culture
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Have you been working at home for the past two years? Did you get a pet to keep you company? Animal companions have helped a lot of people cope with uncertainty and isolation during the pandemic. I may not have gotten my cats because of the lockdown but their antics... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks Lia!
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Thanks! Happy reading!
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You are most welcome. Enjoy the comics!
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Thanks Robert! I'm looking forward to seeing more of Echo too.
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It's March again, and that means it's time for Toronto Comicon. It's the first time the convention will be held since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The shift from virtual events back to in-person events is exciting for many people, but there's a group of comic book nerds that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at Arts & Culture
Did you know that the teddy bear was named after United States president Theodore Roosevelt? It's true! And it all began with a hunting expedition. In November 1902, while hunting with the Governor of Mississippi, Roosevelt refused to shoot a black bear that was already captured and restrained. To him,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2021 at Arts & Culture
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is an annual campaign to promote disability inclusion in the workplace. Although discussions about diversity issues are increasingly common in the employment sector, these discussions often do not address disability. As a result, people with disabilities continue to face significant barriers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2021 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
I'm pleased to say that LGBTQ2S+ characters are no longer a complete rarity on television. It's true that there's still a long way to go. There are still too many people not seeing characters like themselves on TV. There are still so many stories left untold. But the world of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at Arts & Culture
For people with disabilities, assistive technology and devices are both ordinary and life-changing. The World Health Organization defines assistive technology and devices (AT) as "those whose primary purpose is to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence to facilitate participation and to enhance overall well-being." This can include wheelchairs,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2021 at The Innovation Hubs
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The nerdiest day on the calendar has to be Star Wars Day! Every year on May 4, Star Wars fans around the world celebrate their love for a galaxy far, far away. As a librarian and a Star Wars fan, I can't think of a better way to mark the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at Arts & Culture
Did you know that April 5 is First Contact Day? Probably not because it hasn't actually happened yet! Technically, it won't happen until 2063. In the Star Trek universe, First Contact Day celebrates the first time that humans have contact with an alien race. Humanity's first successful attempt at achieving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Arts & Culture
You are most welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
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Hi Lo! Cat Sebastian is a great choice for gay Regency romances. KJ Charles and Joanna Chambers are a couple other authors you might want to check out. KJ Charles' books: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4287861886 Joanna Chambers' books: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=4289302880
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I enjoyed that one as well! The only reason it didn't make the list was because it's already had lots of great publicity and I wanted to highlight some lesser known books.
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With winter temperatures taking hold and new lockdown measures in place, chances are good that cabin fever is going to set in soon for a lot of people. To cure that boredom, you need a project! And you know what? Your pet needs a project too. I know that sounds... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at Arts & Culture
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Growing up, I was very involved in the Girl Guides so "Be Prepared" was a phrase I heard often*. They're good words to live by, and ones I have taken to heart over the years. This group of Girl Guides definitely knew how to be prepared. They are all receiving... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at The Buzz...About Books
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While we're physical distancing, you might not be able to access our DVD collection but our digital resources are still available! You can still use your library card to watch free movies, TV shows and documentaries through our streaming services. To make the videos accessible to as many people as... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at Arts & Culture
Oh no, another classic franchise I haven't seen. My "Must Watch" list is getting long!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2020 on Sequels That Don't Suck at Arts & Culture
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I’ve recently realized that my movie-viewing practices have been sadly lacking in classic 1980s and 90s action/adventure films. On several occasions, I have said something like “I’ve never seen *insert movie title*” only to be met with surprise and disbelief from my friends. Case in point, I watched the Indiana... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Arts & Culture
Oooh, good choice!
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