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Problems with Indieflix

The other day I was checking out Indieflix and as I was trying to login a pop up appeared on my screen.  It was telling me to check my email to authorize the mobile app but I was on my computer.  Here is what I found out:

IndieFlix has expanded library patron access to mobile devices and smart TV devices such as Roku. This enhancement increases the ways library patrons may view the films across many devices.

Shopping for the Holidays?

Are you thinking of buying a special gift for someone this year?  Or perhaps you have bad luck and your dishwasher has just clunked out the week before your extended family is due to come for dinner.  You can easily search the Consumer Reports from the comfort of your home and check out the reviews. 

What Happened to Zinio?

Users of the Zinio for Libraries app were recently asked to switch to the RB Digital app.  However, many users have found the new app less reliable.  The good news is that RB Digital is aware of the problems there was an update on October 16th to help address the issues.  Please ensure that you have the latest app and operating system on your device.  Any continued problems should be reported to

Many thanks from your digital services team!

Lake on the Mountain by Jeffrey Round - Gay Guys next book

Book Cover Lake on the Mountain by Jeffrey Round

This month the Gay Guys' Book Club chose Canadian author Jeffrey Round's Lake on the Mountain

The Children's Crusade

Book cover The Children's Crusade

I've noticed this book listed on many websites as one to watch. It is also listed on the upcoming Fiction A to Z newsletter

Where Did You Sleep Last Night

Book cover Where Did you Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie

If you were a teenager in the 1990s, Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie is a must read. 

Pulitzer Prize Winners 2015

book cover of All the Light We Cannot See

The 2015 winners were announced.  For those who have read Anthony Doerr's All The Light We Cannot See, you might not be surprised it took home the prize for Fiction. 

A Book for Lumbersexuals!

Book cover The Backyard Lumberjack

Stumbled across this book and thought it would be great to hand it out to all the bearded, plaid loving guys out there who need a little help with how to use an axe.

CBC's Q is relaunching with Shad

CD Cover Flying Colours by Shad

Local hip hop artist Shad will be hosting CBC's radio show Q starting April 20th.