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
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)
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)
The Knick (TV series)
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GPL’s large collection of eResources are tools available 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. They can help you with everything ranging from science projects to finding French language news articles. All you need is an internet connection and your GPL library card!
Need a computer to work on your assignment?
The Upper Grand District School Board has generously placed 35 Chromebook laptops exclusively for their students check-out at Guelph Public Library (GPL) locations with a seven day loan period ($2 per day overdue fine). This new homework option provides students of The Upper Grand District School Board equal access to reliable wi-fi services and electronic resources within the library and the ability to retrieve assignments on UGCloud after school, in the evenings, and on the weekends!
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GPL Main Library has a Patron Printing Service. Print virtually any document or web page from your internet connected PC, MAC, Mobile Phone of Tablet deice to our Library Printer. There is no additional software required.
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When I found out I was pregnant my first thought was, what will I eat now? I have a lot of food allergies and I knew what I could eat might not be safe anymore like sushi and soft cheese. Images, like the one above scared me, soy and wheat are in almost everything along with MSG.
So I did some research on the internet. I don’t recommend doing that it only took me to dark scary places where I was bombarded with so many articles about eat this not that, this is bad for you in this article but good for you in this one. I came away very confused, was I supposed to eat fish or not, was wheat good or bad, and what happens if I accidently eat a nut? Plus I don’t know about you but I had morning sickness all day long some days and all I could keep down was Cheerios but then felt bad because I might have been doing some serious harm to my unborn child.
I finally gave up on the internet, I talked to my midwife who cleared up a lot of misconception’s for me and gave me some good books to look at. Turns out if I have wheat and soy my children will be just fine.
The library has some amazing cookbooks that my midwife recommended I take a look at.
Here are the titles I’m currently enjoying. Make sure to talk to your care provider before making sweeping dietary changes.
The everything paleo pregnancy book by Tarah Chieffi
What to eat when you’re pregnant by Nicole M. Avena
Full belly by Tara Desmond
The vegan pregnancy cookbook by Lorena Ball
Feed the belly by Frances Largeman-Roth
I’m pregnant! Now what do I eat? by Hope Ricciotti
The complete organic pregnancy by Deirdre Dolan
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Once the summer is over and the kids are back to school I have the itch to do some decluttering and organizing. I have always wondered if a professional organizer would have some new ideas on how to keep the clutter at bay. If you are looking to hire one, check out Professional Organizers in Canada .
I am currently reading The life-changing magic of tidying up the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. This book provides practical tips and is based on the idea that possessions are full of feelings and energy. It provides detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy”. I am not sure if I agree with everything in Marie Kon’s book, but I have found a few gems of advice and inspiration to do a “whole house” declutter this fall.
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