Remembering a Master Storyteller: The Centennial of Ray Bradbury

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Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror and Mystery Fiction Author Ray Bradbury
(August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)

This year marks the Centennial of late sci-fi fantasy legend Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012). Over his 70-year writing career, Bradbury sparked imagination in the minds of his readers, transporting them to worlds like no other.  (more…)

Olympic Strength & Unity: A Reading List

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Olympic Strength & Unity: A Reading List 

Every four years, hundreds of thousands of people come together from around the world to cheer for their countries as they compete at the Summer OlympicsLike many events, this year’s iconic international sporting competition was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequently postponed until 2021 (July 23–August 8)In the 124-year history of the Olympic Games, this is the fourth time that they have been postponed; once prior in World War I and twice during World War II. 

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10 Buzzworthy Canadian Authors to Watch

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In honour of Canada Day on the first of July, we’re paying tribute to our national roots by highlighting a number of authors who are making waves in Canadian literature. These writers come from across the country and from all walks of life, have different beliefs and backgrounds, and offer us unique perspectives of the world. Their work demonstrates the vast talent and diverse experiences taking place between our coasts. Here are ten noteworthy authors the watch. 

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Libraries Find Ways to Deliver Hope & Positivity in Uncertain Times

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Quietly in the background, as the world went into lockdown, the COVID-19 pandemic saw library activity increase around the world. People began to seek refuge in reading and rediscover the books at their local libraries. As a result, libraries have been forced to adapt quickly to radically increased readership, the demand for digital content and the enforcement of social distancing measures. 

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Travel the World in 6 Books

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Are you craving some international travel? If so, you’re in luck because the Toronto International Festival of Authors has just planned your next round-the-world trip. It traverses three continents, stops in six countries, and won’t cost you a cent in airfare or accommodation. You won’t even need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

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