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Join our 2019 Reading Challenge!

Want to read more? Try new authors and genres? Learn new things? This challenge is for you!

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Banned Books

See some of the top ten most challenged books from 2010-2016, with descriptions of the reasons for banning.

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Toronto Public Library staff are offering their #TOpicks on Twitter. Get personal recommendations for books and other materials. Join the conversation and share your #TOpicks

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Daniel Mann on Twitter: "Before I knew what those sticky notes…" | 944412

Before I knew what those sticky notes on the books at @torontolibrary meant, I started reading 'Stranger Than We Can Imagine' by @johnhiggs. It is a terrific account of 20th century history that is approachable and fun to read. #TOpicks #MustRead #History #NonFiction

Toronto Public Library on Twitter: "Maria's ebook pick for this…" | 944626

Maria's ebook pick for this weekend: bid winter goodbye with Waubgeshig Rice's gripping, apocalyptic novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, available all weekend with no waitlist!… #TOpicks

TPLChristie on Twitter: "Hi Arundel! I’m going to suggest ‘Half-Blood…" | 944624

Hi Arundel! I’m going to suggest ‘Half-Blood Blues’ by Esi Edugyan. Jazz, race, love, loyalty & betrayal, set in 1940s Berlin & Paris, this read has it all! The author recently won the #GillerPrize for the 2nd time so there is a waitlist. This novel was her first win 😊 #TOPicks

Toronto Public Library on Twitter: "Maria's pick for this weekend's…" | 953756

Maria's pick for this weekend's listening: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson. #goals. #TOpicks

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The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Game of Thrones

Learn about George RR Martin's real-life inspiration for his epic fantasy series.


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If You Liked...Crazy Rich Asians

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everything sherlock

Everything Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes: The Original Stories and Beyond

Step into a world of mystery and espionage with these titles inspired by adventures of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Explore one of the world's foremost collections of library materials devoted to the life and work of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Reimagining Sherlock Holmes

Since the expiration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s copyright, authors have reimagined Sherlock. Are these novels a disappointment to purists?

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