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ECO Homes

Eco HouseHome design ideas for either new homes or additions to your current home can be found by checking out Terence Conran's new book "ECO House" the latest in his "House Book" series.

Guide to Canadian Arts Grants

The Guide to Canadian Arts Grants for 2010 is now available for consultation at the Central Library's 3rd floor Help Desk.
This publication is an invaluable resource for government and private sources of financial assistance for the visual arts, the performing arts --dance, music, theatre-- the media arts, writing, publishing and more... The directory includes

Stand Up for Your Life-Inspirational Films @ Central

Join us for another Inspirational film on Tuesday, Dec.8 at 7pm in the Wolf Performance Hall in Central Library.

Christmas Fiction

book jacket Are you looking for a little holiday inspiration? Well then you must check out your library's Christmas fiction collection! LPL has a great selection of fiction titles to get you in a Christmasy mood. Check out

Urban fiction

book cover image Have you ever read urban fiction? I wanted to read outside the box (my box) for a change and try it out. This one was recommended by a colleague, and I really liked it. Again, it's not what I usually read but it was a good story. And that's what I like... a good story. The main character Midnight, grows to be a strong young man, both

150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs

 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs

Are you looking to explore career opportunities that will sustain you through the current economic crisis? Try "150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs" from the

"In Transition"-premiere London screening

Join us on Wednesday, December 2nd in the Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library at 7pm for documentary film titled "In Transition" .

Life on a Small Farm on Salt Spring Island

Brian Brett is an noted Canadian poet and author. His latest book Trauma Farm is both a memoir and a treatise on small mixed farming operations. Brett has lived for 18 years on a small farm on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, that he and his wife Sharon rescued from disrepair. Trauma Farm the book, is those eighteen years presented as a day's journey in the life of the farm and it's residents. The official name of the farm is Willow Pond Farm, but "we came to refer to this land as Trauma Farm, because we soon realized beauty also demands a little terror and laughter

Five star Canadian Mystery!

Well you may remember me raving about Inger Ash Wolfe's first book - The Calling.  Trust me - I raved and I've been waiting for the sequel.

The "Golden Age"

book cover imageArt of the 17th Century in the Netherlands is known as the "Golden Age", one of the most spectacular periods in the history of Western Art. The Age produced some of the most celebrated painters of all time such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Franz Hals and Jan Steen.