Congratulations to last week's winner of our #bookquotewhodis challenge. Andrea received our exclusive #PeaceLoveLibrary stickers. You could win them too by participating in our next challenge! Keep checking back so you don't miss it!
And this is what we mean when we say that getting parents a membership to our Sharing Depot (or any library of things with a toy section) is like buying them a few moments of peace 😂 Upon arrival last night at our 1803 Danforth location, Scarlett zeroed in on a new donation and played with it for half an hour straight! Kids love coming into the space and selecting new toys every week to borrow. Toys become more of an experience and less of a possession this way #BorrowDontBuy
For those of you interested in picking up a membership as a gift, see the link in our bio for the awesome Holiday Membership Deal we have going on right now with @torontotoollibrary!
The past week or so of reading. Pull Me Under was flying under my radar until I read a short review in the FT, while Manhattan Beach feels like it’s been everywhere. I really liked Manhattan Beach - it’s not as stylistically ambitious as Visit from the Goon Squad, and I think is better for that. Her descriptions and characterizations really leap off the page, and Anna in particular is wonderful. I missed her when I closed the book. But Pull Me Under is one of my books of 2017, alongside Pachinko and Homegoing. It’s an examination of life in the aftermath of committing a horrific crime, and both an air of menace and of the possibility of redemption twist and turn around each other. You’re never quite sure where you are or what to think. Incredibly well-done. #bookstagram#currentlyreading#loveyourlibrary
Library Haul!!! #loveyourlibrary#rittmanlibraryisthebest 📘📗📕📘📗📕📘📗📕📘📗📕📘📗📕📘📗 Tag Time: I was tagged by @literarycritique to do #bareyourbookshelf. I'm finally getting around to it (I'm never timely). ❄📘❄📘❄📘❄📘❄📘❄📘❄📘❄📘❄ 📘 a book you own but have never read: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I listened to the audio book but wanted to support the author with a book purchase.
📘 a book your friends love: Harry Potter
📘 a book that was made into a movie: The Princess Bride
📘 a book you bought for the cover: Gulliver's Travels (we used a copy as a part of my #literarywedding )
📘 a book published this year: I don't think I have anything published this year! I am listening to The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity McCoy. It's just lovely!
📘 a book by an author you love: Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey
📘 a book at the bottom of your tbr: Reclaiming the Body in Christian Spirituality. I've started it and love it, but it's a compilation of essays so it doesn't have to be read all at once.
📘 a book with a color in the title: A White Bird Flying
📘 a book by an author you've never read before: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Michelle - found it at the thrift store but it's a really popular read right now!
📘 a book set somewhere you want to visit: any of the Anne of Green Gables books - visiting Prince Edward Island is on my bucket list!
#12DaysAtWarwick begins tomorrow! Countdown the last 12 days until Christmas with Warwick Library. New content on all of our social media, every morning at 8:30am. So check back with us each day as you eat your advent calendar chocolate/breakfast! #FestiveFun#Christmas2017#LoveYourLibrary
Don't forget our noise levels when you visit us! Please be mindful and respect the other patrons around you by going to the appropriate floor when you come here to work. Our main floor is a social study space, the concourse/second floor is a quiet study space, and the ground floor is a silent study space. Thank you, and good luck on finals!
If the #weather outside is frightful, then you might need this #BookOfTheDay from the #KCL - The Harrowsmith Country Life Guide to Wood Heat by Dirk Thomas. Lots of us #UpNorth still use a good old fashioned #woodstove to heat our homes in the winter, and if you'd like to be one, this book will tell you how. Just in time for #Christmas!