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London is the place for live music!

Congratulations to Call the Office and Aeolian Hall.  Both venues have earned a spot in the Top 20 Live Music Clubs in Canada.   Way to go!!

The voting continues.  Sign up to CBC Radio 3's website and vote for your favourite each and every day until a winner is announced!

Tim Cook wins the Charles Taylor Prize

Congratulations to Tim Cook, who received this year's Charles Talyor Prize for his book Shock Troops : Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918.

Big Wins at the Grammys

There were lots of great performances last night on the Grammys:

Vote for Canada's Best Live Music Club

Congratulations to Aeolian Hall and Call the Office----they both made the longlist of Canada's Best Live Music Club.  You now get a chance to vote for them :  Voting ends Feburary 2nd for the Top 20.  Vote for your favourite and help put London on the map!


Grammys announce nominees

This year's Grammys are on Sunday February 8.  Here are the nominated titles for Album of the Year:


100 Most-borrowed CDs of 2008

Here they are, the 100 most-borrowed CDs of the year!  To tabulate this list, we added up the circulation for all copies of CDs purchased in 2008 (not necessarily released in '08, but purchased by the library in '08!)


Charles Taylor Prize nominees announced

Finalists for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction have been announced.  Here are the nominees:


Sugar: a bittersweet history / by Elizabeth Abbott


Top 10 CDs at LPL

Interested in knowing what the most popular (highest hold) CDs are at LPL?  Here is our top ten:



The UN's Statistical Division has a produced a robust, easy-to-use website for global data dissemination.  Whether your topic is on industry, agriculture, employment or eduction, this site is a must:

The Endless City

In 1900, only 10% of the world's population lived in cities.  Today it's just over 50%, and by 2050 that number will be at 75%.  "The Endless City" takes a look at this rising global phenomenon, with a look at some of the major cities of note today:  New York, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg