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Cassidy, Queen's Square | August 10, 2020
Whether you've always been curious about the world of Dungeons and Dragons, or whether your curiosity was sparked be a recent show, podcast, or even... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | August 1, 2020
Movies for 2020 Theatre Fans Summer 2020 was supposed to be a great one for theatre lovers. With the amazing touring productions arriving in Toronto... Read More»
Author Emma Donoghue
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | July 21, 2020
Emma Donoghue is nearly always writing. At our event with her last fall, she confessed that in addition to her scheduled work times, she tries to... Read More»
Adele Parks
Veronica, Queen's Square | July 13, 2020
Is there anything better than sitting on the beach with a cold bevy beside you and a good book on your lap? We don't think so. Thrillers and... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | June 30, 2020
There are many reasons to celebrate Canadian literature beyond the obvious connection with Canada Day on July 1. To say that 2020 has been... Read More»
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Shawna, Old Post Office | June 22, 2020
Whether you are traveling light to your summer vacation or at home planning for next year, here are some lake side reads from our digital collection... Read More»
Samantha Bailey
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | June 9, 2020
There is nothing I love more than digging into a good mystery story. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of genres, but I can always count on a mystery... Read More»
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Veronica, Queen's Square | June 1, 2020
June is finally here, which means warm weather, sun, and lots of fun! This month, Thursday Fun with Friends has lots of extraordinary events lined up... Read More»
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Veronica, Queen's Square | May 12, 2020
Music has always been an important part of my life. I grew up listening to 80’s & 90’s music while roller skating at The Forum, where my parents... Read More»
View of Earth from a spaceship
Shawna, Old Post Office | April 29, 2020
Before I celebrate the unofficial holiday of Star Wars this May 4, I decided to look at the origins of the science fiction (Sci Fi) genre.  Sci Fi is... Read More»