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The Librarian’s Nightstand, Winter 2023

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Ready to cozy up with a good book? We’ve got you covered. These picks are more than just librarian-approved. They come straight from the librarian’s nightstand! We asked our six branch librarians

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Best Comfort Cookbooks

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When a blustery day is in the forecast, and it’s time for “a little smackerel of something,” take a cue from a famous literary bear and reach for a pot—crock, stock, or instant—to tickle your

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Audiobooks 101

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Listening to audiobooks is a wonderful way to get more reading in. Before we get started with some audiobook basics, we’ll settle the age-old debate. Audiobooks—both digital versions and CDs—are

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Your 2023 Reading Resolutions

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The start of a new year is a chance to pause, reflect, and think about what you want to achieve in the next twelve months. In the spirit of turning over a new leaf, why not try a book-related

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Our Top Hidden Gem of 2022

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Our 2022 Hidden Gems Tournament has ended and we have a winner! After four rounds of voting, our list of 16 champions has been whittled down to just one. 

And the winner is...

Hunt For These Hidden Gems

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Join us as we close out 2022 with a bookish battle featuring exceptional reads you might have missed. 

Our annual Hidden Gems tournament

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New York Times Notable 100 Books of 2022

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Hot off the press! The taste makers at the helm of the illustrious New York Times Book Review have published their annual 100 Notable Books list.

Check out which books made the cut by

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Giftable Goodies to Make and Give

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Handmade gifts leave a lasting impression—even if they are gobbled up in minutes. Creating something special for someone on your gift list is a chance to think about the people you love while you

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Skip the Wait for Magazines

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You'll always be first in line for the most popular magazines from the library when you borrow the online edition. And here's a bonus: digital magazines are instantly available to stream online or

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Save on Streaming Services

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Enjoy streaming with Burlington Public Library… for free! 

With inflation causing many households to take stock of their budgets, it might be time to reevaluate how much you’re

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Stories From the Trenches

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Every November, we take a beat out of our busy lives to reflect on the devastating impact of war. While the Armistice of 1918, which marked the final ceasefire of the First World War, is the

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The Librarian's Nightstand

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Looking for your next great read? Look no further! These picks are more than just librarian-approved. They come straight from the librarian’s nightstand! We asked our six branch librarians to

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Together We Read | Still Hopeful

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Let's read together! Join readers from libraries across Ontario as we read Still Hopeful by Maude Barlow, available as an eBook or eAudiobook without any waitlists or holds from

What a Thrill - Six Spooky Seasonal Reads

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It’s fall y’all! There’s a chill in the air, making this spooky season the perfect time to snuggle up and sink your teeth into a deliciously dark horror book. 

If the idea of reading

2022 Nobel Prize in Literature Announced

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French writer, Annie Ernaux, has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature. The author is no stranger to literary prizes, and is decorated with many other honours including the Prix Renaudot