Category Archives: eBooks

Top 10 lists of 2015

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With 2015 now over I thought it would be fun to ask the staff here at the Guelph Public Library what some of their favourite books, cd’s, movies and other cool things were this year. Everything on these list can be found either in the library or online through our eResources.

Top 10 kids books

Leo: a ghost story by Mac Barnett
Everyone loves bacon by Kelly DiPucchio
I don’t like Koala by Sean Ferrell
The Princess and the pony by Kate Beaton
Wolfie the bunny by Ame Dyckman
The Skunk by Mac Barnett
Where’s the Pair? by Britta Teckentrup
Lenny and Lucy by Philip C. Stead
The Only Child by Guojing
Imaginary Fred by Edin Colfer

Top 10 fiction

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt
The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
Dietland by Sarai Walker
The kind worth killing by Peter Swanson
City on fire by Garth Hallberg
The Turner house by Angela Flournay
The death and life of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A little life by Hanya Yanaghara

Top 10 non-fiction

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg
The home reference to holistic health and healing by Brigitte Mars
Hunger makes me a modern girl by Corrie Brownstein
Trashed by Derf
Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’ll never wright my memoirs by Grade Jones
So you’ve been publicly shamed by JonRonson
The Road to Little Dribbling by  Bill Bryson
Shift Work by Tie Domi
Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes

Top 10 cookbooks

Good Housekeeping Fun Food Fast
Thug Kitchen: Party grub
Milk bar life by Christina Tosi
Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson
Le French Oven by Hillary Davis
Food52 genius food by Kristen Miglore
The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder
Sweet, savory, and sometimes boozy cupcakes by Alison Riede
Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady
Per la Famiglia by Emily Richards

Top 10 CD’s (H-available on Hoopla)

Are you alone? -Majical Cloudz
Sound and Colour – Alabama Shakes
The magic whip – Blur (H)
If I should go before you – City and Colour (H)
Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit – Courtney Barnett
 Ghost notes – Veruca Salt (H)
Honeymoon – Lana Del Rey (H)
Heartbreaker of the year – Whitney Rose (H)

Top 10DVD’s

The Knick (TV series)
Red Army
Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation
Inside Out
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
Ex Machina
Jurassic World

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eCookbooks are free to borrow from you library.

I know that many people covet their own cookbook collection but eCookbooks are a great way to browse a new cookbook or just try a few recipes from a cookbook you might consider borrowing from the library or purchasing for you own collection.

Here are some of the newest titles in our 3M Cloud Library.

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Need help getting started with ebooks?  You can access printable PDF format documents on how to use GPL 3M eBooks with your eReader or tablet and go to the 3M “ Support Page ” for help with 3M books.