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Ebooks for Libraries

While social activism isn’t part of our mandate, making sure that everyone has access to books is the reason we exist.  Ebooks are books, and they should be available to anyone who needs or wants them.  Libraries make this happen–but the prices are hindering the reading!

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Why Was Evelyn Waugh “Apalled” By His Own Work?

Some days just need an indulgence in food, wine, the past and drop-dead gorgeous language….

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The critics love Brideshead Revisited. As you know, it’s on the Time list–that’s why I’m reading it–but it’s also #80 on the Modern Library list of English-language novels in the 20th Century. Newsweek listed the novel as one of its 100 best books of world literature, and the BBC lists it at #45 on its literature list.

By all accounts, this is literature at its finest.

However, the novel’s author, Evelyn Waugh, wasn’t a fan of his own work. In 1950, he wrote to Graham Greene saying “I re-read Brideshead Revisited and was appalled.”

Waugh doesn’t even hold back criticizing the novel in the Brideshead Revisited preface:

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Recent Adventures in Library Cookbooks, Vol. 2

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One of the ways I keep my menus fresh and my cooking skills sharp is to check out cookbooks from the library. Here’s a look at some of the recent happenings in my kitchen:

Dark Chocolate Stout Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Pretzels Ice cream…with beer in it. Does it get any better?

Ample Hills Creamery:  Secret and Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shop by Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna
What I made:  Dark Chocolate Stout Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Breakfast Trash ice cream
What I want to make: The Dude (White Russian) Ice Cream, Caught in the Rain (Pina Colada Ice Cream), Nanatella Ice Cream, Cookie Au Lait Ice Cream & the list goes on.
Quick Review: I had never heard of Ample Hills before I picked up this book while browsing the stacks, (My pretentious ice cream of choice to-date had been Jeni’s), but I’m not sure why because these people know…

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Stephen King Week on the Cart

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Someone likes you.

Someone donated a whole lot of Stephen King books.  All the tasty little classics to keep you awake at night and while away the hours that require whiling.  At $2 or $3 each, you can do a lot of whiling.


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Sci-Fi Escapism

Someone donated a whole lot of Star Wars books.  Here are the hard-cover novels:


There are also 15 Scholastic novels for the slightly younger connoisseur.   And some books about characters and vehicles.  In short, this is every budding Star Wars-ian’s dream.

These can be found on the cart in front of the Glass Room door.  They’re kept company by some other sci-fi/fantasy stuff like Tolkien and comic books.

Now, if you’re too hard-core for these, remember we also have The Making of Star Wars (see the first page of our website for details; scroll down to “Special Book Finds” at the bottom of the page).

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And we still have that box of Star Trek magazines!


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Calling all DC and Marvel Comic Fans

For all comic fans, a complete Nightwing and X Men collection is a necessity. With multiple volumes of Nightwing, Thunderbolts and X Men and copies of Batman and Daredevil, these are must haves.

Starring Dick Grayson, a young man trained in acrobats and circus life, Grayson is the evolvement of  Batman’s sidekick, Robin. Later becoming the leader of the Teen Titans, Grayson begins his journey as an independent hero. Grayson takes on the name of “Nightwing”, a legendary Kryptonain hero in the city of Bludhaven where he acts as a police officer and crime fighter. Nightwing relocates to New York and soon establishes himself with the respect of the DC universe as both Batman’s old sidekick and leader and protector.
Formed by ex-members of the Masters of Evil, the Thunderbolts are the perfect disguise to gain trust and catch villains unaware.Later joined by Hawkeye as leader of the Thunderbolts, this team of outcasts becomes a team of heroic protectors.
In a world with mutants, those with supernatural abilities are often hated and feared until a group of moral mutant band together under the care of Professor Charles Xavier. Fighting against villainous plans to change the entire human race into mutants, Wolverine joins the group and becomes the face of the X Men to establish a untitledteam of united mutants about to save the human race.
After watching the death of his parent’s death, Bruce Wayne grows up to take on the role of Batman, a mysterious figure protecting the citizens of Gotham city.
Again, we have multiple volumes of Nightwing, Thunderbolts, New X Men and copies of Batman and the Daredevil.
For more information, please contact or come visit us at Mississauga Central Library on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9-12.

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