Read This Next – Funny Stories

Notes from the fall 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Visit our online catalogue to place holds on these titles. Not sure how to place holds? Visit this Guide for details. Highlights An Abundance of Katherines by John Green When it comes... Continue Reading →

Teens Review: Tom’s Midnight Garden - by Philipia Pearce “One.  Two.  Three.  Four,”  Tom counts lying in bed.  “Five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen.”  Thirteen?  “That can't be right!” Tom exclaimed.  But the next night he spends in the small bedroom at his Aunt and Uncle’s flat is the exact same.  A... Continue Reading →

Graphic Novel Spotlight – LGBTQ+ Graphic novels

One of the great things about LGBTQ+ graphic novels is that they can defy stereotypes.  An excellent example is the manga My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame. Homosexuality in Japanese comics is mostly of the Yaoi (Gay) and Yuri (Lesbian) variety, which tends towards the very romantically dramatic and artistically stylized, and is often written... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Vampires

Notes from the fall 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Visit our online catalogue to place holds on these titles. Not sure how to place holds? Visit this Guide for details. Highlights Midnight Sun (The Twilight Saga #5) by Stephenie Meyer When... Continue Reading →

Teens Review: Fire by Kristin Cashore

Fire by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Realm Book 2) follows a girl named Fire, a monster with irresistible beauty and a strange ability to control the minds around her. Fire is a wonderful book that explores the trials of a crumbling kingdom and two Lords who try to unseat the king. Deeper than that, it follows... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Public Library Week

While October is Canadian Library Month in the country, the third week of October is celebrated as Ontario Public Library Week.  During that week each year, we organize activities to meet and greet our patrons and encourage non-patrons to explore all the benefits that being an active member of a library can enjoy.  Whether you're... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Fluffy Reads

Notes from the fall 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Visit our online catalogue to place holds on these titles. Not sure how to place holds? Visit this Guide for details. Highlights Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs #1) by Jacqueline Winspear  Maisie Dobbs,... Continue Reading →

Massey Lectures

The 2020 Massey Lecture is going to be presented soon! Due to the covid-19 pandemic, this year’s lecture will be presented digitally in November (although it will also be broadcast as usual by CBC Radio). 2020’s lecture, titled Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society, is by Ronald J. Deibert; Deibert will be talking about... Continue Reading →

Interview with Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of fifteen published novels and numerous novellas, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction.  In 2005, her work won the Utah Best of State award, and she received a Whitney Award for My Fair Gentleman.  She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her... Continue Reading →

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