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On Thursday, March 27, from 7-8pm award-winning Canadian author Mary Swan is coming to the Central library to do a reading! Mary has won the 2001 O. Henry Award for short fiction. She will be reading from her new book called The Boys in  the Trees. A book sale and signing will follow. The library can provide you with 2 hours of validated parking in the Citi Plaza during library hours.

Check out her new book below!

On Thursday, March 27, from 7-8pm award-winning Canadian author Mary Swan is coming to the Central library to do a reading! Mary has won the 2001 O. Henry Award for short fiction. She will be reading from her new book called The Boys in  the Trees. A book sale and signing will follow. The library can provide you with 2 hours of validated parking in the Citi Plaza during library hours.

Check out her new book below!

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"How do I build a suspension bridge?", "How many people paid income tax in Ontario last year" and "Can you recommend other authors who write like Meg Cabot?"

These are all questions we've answered through our askON virtual reference service. Quicker than sending an email, you can now ask us a question and we’ll help you with the answer simply by typing in a chat box on our website.

I was raised by parents who were serious gardeners. Each winter we awaited the arrival of the spring seed catalogues when pages and pages of brilliant looking flowers and vegetables were scrutinized and seed packets ordered. While winter raged outside, plants placed inside our makeshift basement greenhouse thrived. As a child, it was fun to watch the seedlings grow into plants which were transplanted into the garden as the weather grew warmer and the days longer.

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And the winner of the CBC's Canada Reads 2008 is...

King Leary
   
by Paul Quarrington!  


This book won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 1988, and is still keeping people laughing 20 years later.  It was championed by

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If you have a digital camera and you’re like me, you have hundreds, if not thousands, of photos trapped in your computer. One of the selling points of digital photography is that you don’t have to print out all those pictures. No more paying for fuzzy, thumb-filled and crooked prints. The problem is that because we don’t have to print them all, we often don’t print any!

If you are fed up with winter, the Foo Fighters are sure to rock you out of it. The band, formed by Nirvana's drummer Dave Grohl, appears at the John Labatt Centre Thursday, March 20. My favourite Foo Fighter CD is Skin and Bones. I saw them open for the enigmatic Bob Dylan at the JLC in 2006, and was impressed by their acoustic arrangements.

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And the winner of the CBC's Canada Reads 2008 is...

Our everlasting gloomy skies, cold temperatures and grouchy temperaments have me thinking about happiness these days.

Have you ever noticed how much we are encouraged to be happy? Magazines at the grocery store counter advertise articles such as "The Secret to Happiness" and "How to Find Happiness". A quick search of our library's catalogue for books on the subject of "happiness" reveals that we have 101 books on the topic!