Goin’ Indie

This week is Indie Week on the Cart.  There’s everything from poetry to cat stories to local history.  If you’re looking for something that can’t be picked up at Chapters, this is the place for ya.

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July Book Sale

‘Cause you definitely need more books.

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Pride Week on the Cart

It’s Pride Week on the Cart! A few non-fiction books, a handful of literature, a first edition (paperback) of Marie-Claire Blais’ The Fugitive and a first Canadian edition of E.M. Forster’s Maurice.

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The Cart Sales

This week, the cart has Islamic and Arabic books, in honour of Ramadan, which is coming up on June 18th.  Some of the books are in Arabic (one with a side-by-side Persian translation–very nice), and the others are in English.  For anyone who’s game to take on a new language, there’s an Egyptian Arabic cd/book combination.

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Next week’s cart sale will prepare you for Toronto Pride.  Technically, the whole month of June is Pride Month, so you can spend the whole month devouring LGBTQ books.  We’ve got a first edition of Marie-Claire Blais’ The Fugitive for $10.00.  You’re welcome.

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The Jim Wilde Education Award

The Friends of the Mississauga Library System is now accepting applications for our Jim Wilde Library Education Award. The award is for Mississauga students who are entering their full time first year in a university program in library and information science, a library and information technician program at a community college, or an online library technician program.

There are two awards of $2,000 each.

Applications should be received by June 5, 2015.

Please go to our website to download the application form or

telephone the Friends’ Voicemail
905-615-3200, x3604 or

email friendsofthelibrary@rogers.com
for further information

The 2014 Jim Wilde Library Education Award winners were Fawzia Raja and Olivia Harris, pictured here with Board President Michael Jones.

The 2014 Jim Wilde Library Education Award winners were Fawzia Raja and Olivia Harris, pictured here with Board President Michael Jones.

 

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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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