Essay Collections & Memoirs

This week Laura and Nicole talk about personal storytellers and suggest titles that run the gamut from funny to heartbreaking. Watch this and past episodes on YouTube or find and subscribe to us on your favourite podcast app. Place holds on these titles in print through our online catalogue, or search for them on cloudLibrary.... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: Wonder by RJ Palacio

This has been one of my all-time favourite books, and I was thrilled when I could watch this book as a movie after. This book follows August Pullman, who was born with facial differences that have made him a target of bullies, low self-esteem, and prevented him from going to public school... until he and... Continue Reading →

The Book Club Hub – YA Novels

Book clubs offer a great opportunity for friends and book lovers to gather (whether virtually or in person) to catch up and discuss a good book. There’s only two problems with this activity and they seem to come up at every meeting: what book should the group read next and how do you find enough... Continue Reading →

Kanopy Streaming Service

We are pleased to introduce Kanopy, a film and video streaming service that provides access to over 30,000 movies, documentaries and kids programs. Here’s how the content is described in promotional material: “From thought-provoking documentaries to the latest festival hits, from classics of the Arthouse and the Oscars to the deep catalog discoveries that inspire... Continue Reading →

Read This Next

This week, Laura and Nicole talk books about cults! Laura's read quite a few while Nicole has no interest in reading any of them, so the episode is chock full of Laura recs. You can watch the episode on our YouTube channel, or listen wherever you get your favourite podcast. Don't forget to subscribe so... Continue Reading →

Just In Time For Family Day

It is important for children to be able to see themselves in some of the books that they read. It can be particularly challenging to find materials that display families that look just like your child’s. We have collected the titles of some of our favourite picture and board books that celebrate and normalize families... Continue Reading →

Interview with Rosemary Keevil

Rosemary Keevil has been a TV news reporter, a current affairs radio show host, and managing editor of a professional women’s magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism and is currently a journalist covering addiction and recovery. Rosemary has two grown daughters who are content with their chosen careers. She lives in Whistler, British... Continue Reading →

Slow Burn Romances

Do you love a slow burn, gradual build, learning to love romance? Then this is your episode! We've got a great list of highlights including contemporary and genre titles, and our personal recommendations are SO different, one or the other should appeal. Finally, we've included a list of past books covered on the series that... Continue Reading →

Read This Next

Are you a reader who likes personal recommendations and some conversation about their next reads, but doesn’t have time to watch a video episode? The Read This Next podcast is here for you! Find us on your favourite podcast platform like Apple podcasts or Stitcher and search for Read This Next. You can stream or... Continue Reading →

High Concept Romantic Comedies

This week on Read This Next, Laura and Nicole are talking high concept romantic comedies. Wondering what that is, exactly? It's the sort of plot that can be described in a sentence or two - the ones that get made into movies, like two people get stuck in a broken down elevator. Check out these... Continue Reading →

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