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Artists in Canada

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Did you know that the Central Library has over 4000 information files on individual Canadian visual artists?  These files are housed on

The Astaires

In the 1920's Fred Astaire and his sister Adele were at the height of their success dancing and weaving and bringing to life classic Gershwin tunes.  They pretty well single handedly defined the Jazz Age.  Author Kathleen Riley's new book The Astaires' traces the history of this great brother and sister team fr

Mick and Carole - Still standing after 50 years

Marc Spitz's new book Jagger: rebel, rock star, rambler, rogue will keep you almost as spellbound as the rocker himself who has remained a constant presence in popular culture for fifty years, albeit aloof and distant.  Spitz is an experienced and well renowned journalist, author (Bowie: A Biography) and music blogger for Va

The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany (begins her life's work) at 72

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Toronto poet Molly Peacock has written a fascinating account of the life of Mary Granville Delany (1700-1788) :
 The Paper Garden.