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Planning to Celebrate New Year's Eve at home?

If you're looking for recipes for fancy cocktails or appetizers, try these books for some creative mixing, cooking and entertaining ideas.

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BookNet Canada - the top selling books of 2009

If you're looking for something to read, you may find some ideas in this just-released list from BookNetCanada of the top selling books in Canada in 2009. In addition to print formats, we also have many of these titles available as audiobooks on cd and downloadable audiobooks for your iPod/ mp3 players.

Is your life affected by vision loss?

Hear from doctors, educators and individuals on topics including: Age Related Macular Degeneration, Treatment for Glaucoma, Gene Therapy, Access to Free Health Information, Rights for the Visually Impaired and Coping with Vision Loss. Along with the wonderful speaker series, there will also be exhibits of over 25 services, community groups, health professionals and more. 

I Am a Reader

In my work as a librarian, I meet people every day that are also looking for ‘a good book’ and part of my job is to help them find it. I start by asking questions: what do you like to read, who are your favourite authors, why did you like that particular book? Do you like a cozy British mystery, medical suspense, literary award winners? I am always meeting people who don’t know they can ask library staff for help finding books to read, although they regularly ask a lot of other questions!

Getting Naked Again

book cover imageIn Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When You've Been Divorced, Widowed, Dumped, or Distracted, a practical guide to romance for the "suddenly single" mature woman, clinical psychologist Judith Sills dispenses advice on how to re-enter and negotiate the t

Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob

Essayist Siegel is known for passionately arguing contrarian points of view, which is why he's the perfect person to write a critical book,
Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob, about the Web that has almost nothing to do with technology and everything to do with what it's doing to the people who use it.

Money Management for Canadians

book cover imageLooking to expand your knowledge of money management? Money management for Canadians all-in-one desk reference for dummies, is an all-in-one resource that may be the only tool you need.

What I Thought I Knew

book cover imageAt 44 years old, playwright Alice Eve Cohen feared the worst when she discovered a lump in her abdomen. Several months and misdiagnoses later, Cohen found out that she wasn't dying, but was rather--to her utter astonishment--six months pregnant.

The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger

book cover imageIt may be hard to believe, but folk singer Pete Seeger turned 90 earlier this year (May 3rd, to be precise).

How to Build a Dinosaur

Evo devo, more formally known as evolutionary developmental biology, is a field dedicated to comparing the developmental processes of organisms in order to determine how they might have evolved over time. So, what does that mean in practical terms? Well, for one thing, it could mean bringing dinosaurs back from extinction.