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Role Reversal: Vampire Lit – YOU Tell ME What to Read

Often times, in small-talk situations, people will ask me what I do for a living. When I tell them that I am a librarian, I am typically met with one of three responses: Really? Do people still use libraries? Can’t you get everything online? Oooh, cool. I’ll try to keep it down – I don’t want to get shushed. Wow – you must really love books then? (Side note: I...
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Celebrating Ontario Public Library Week

October is Canadian Library Month, and from the 19th to the 25th libraries in Ontario are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week.  This year’s theme is Libraries Inspire, and throughout the month library lovers from across Canada have logged into librarymonth.ca to share personal accounts of how libraries and librarians have helped shape their lives. We have a lot to celebrate… Over 97% of Canadians live in communities that are served...
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#BigLibraryRead is Back!

From now through October 28th, you have the opportunity to join the world’s largest global e-Book club through Overdrive’s Big Library Read.  The title for this round is ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes, and for the next two weeks you can borrow the eBook or eAudiobook without any waitlists or holds. About the Book (from http://windsor.lib.overdrive.com/) In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale,...
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Online Book Club Update: “Two Women” & Teenage Drama

October is shaping up to be an eventful month for our online book club. We’re kicking things off by reading and discussing “Two Women” by Christene Browne. Two Women is a story about five women: Eva & Ava – twin sisters in their fifties who are blind, and who have lived a very sheltered life; Rose and Violet – two young women from opposite sides of the world who just so happen to share...
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Overdrive…It just keeps getting better and better

Why do people love eBooks so much? They’re portable. They’re lightweight. You don’t have to pick them up…or return them. The font size is adjustable. You don’t have to worry about losing your page. Really, this list could go on and on and on, but I’m not here to sell you on why you should give eBooks a try (I did a lot of that in June). If you’re already...
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