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book cover image Trumpocracy

Toronto-born David Frum may have become a respected Republican insider and go-to conservative commentator, but he is no fan of The Donald. Here's why.

book cover image The Evolution of Beauty

Charles Darwin once said he was "sickened" by the sight of a peacock's tail; its impressive length was contrary to evolutionary fitness. Then he had an idea.

book cover image The Creative Spark

Of all the species on Earth, says anthropologist Augustin Fuentes, only one has composed a symphony, built a spaceship or written a novel.

book cover image France

Is France on the rise? If so, what are the roots of its renaissance? Historian and commentator Jonathan Fenby explores.

Broadcasting Happiness

We are all broadcasters, says former national CBS news anchor Michelle Gielan. What we say - or tweet, or email - has a powerful impact, positive or negative.

Hiddensee

The holidays are a great time to catch up on some reading! What could be better than curling up by your Christmas tree and settling in to a new book? There are so many great holiday books to get you in the spirit of the season! Here are just a few:

book cover image The Soup Sisters Family Cookbook

Here's a cookbook to warm the heart. SoupSisters.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth in crisis.

book cover image 100 Years, 100 Moments

What's your favourite NHL hockey moment? This is a fan-friendly, discussion-starter of a book, compiling a century of fascinating stories from league history.

book cover image The Empath's Survival Guide

“Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person,” says Dr. Judith Orloff, “but for empaths it goes much further."

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.