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100 Great Digital Photos You Must Take Before You Die

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David Busch's Digital Photography Bucket List : 100 Great Digital Photos You Must Take Before You Die is a recent and interesting publication which offers ideas for improving technique and developing creative vision for digital

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

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Are you interested in learning more about kite making? Would you like to crochet a tea cozy but can't find a suitable pattern? Would it be helpful to watch

Knitters Helping Knitters

book cover imageAre you a knitter or hoping to learn how, or just in need of some knitting advice? Do you like the idea of joining other knitters in a social setting every week?
On Wednesday September 8th, another session of our very popular "Knitters Helping Knitters" program began.

China's Terracotta Army

Planning a trip to Toronto's ROM to view the Chinese terracotta army?  First accidentally unearthed in 1974 and dating back over 2000 years, these sculptures are considered to be one of the world's greatest archaelogical discoveries.  If you are interested in some background reading, we have some titles for both adults and children that will enhance your visit.

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Battlefields of Europe

I am planning a trip to France to tour the Canadian battlefields of World War 1 and 11. I was pleasantly surprised to see the wealth of material that we have on this topic. In addition to the general books on travel in France, there is a good collection of both DVD and print material on the battlefields themselves.

Mango for everyone

Are interested in learning a new language? Or maybe you are travelling to a foreign country where you would like to know some basic words to communicate with the residents. Then, London Public Library's Mango Languages is for you.

Handmade Nation

Fbook cover imageaythe Levine has travelled extensively across the United States in an effort to document the emerging indie craft community there.

Her book Handmade Nation highlights 24 craft makers who work with different media and use different methodologies.  This creative community

Are you ready for the Olympics?

Even our logo is getting in the spirit!

Here's a list of books about the Olympics and websites you'll find useful for keeping up on the games and posting messages to Canadian athletes.

Ready for adventure?

Colin and Julie Angus, both writers and adventurers have published exciting Book Cover Imagetravel narratives that have taken them to the Amazon, across the Atlantic in a rowboat and to Mongolia.  Their newest publication, Rowed Trip:From Scotland to Syria by Oar  tests

Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Ahoy!!!  As of September 15, 2009, Canadian boaters driving a motorized watercraft must carry a Transport Canada-mandated Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).  In order to obtain your PCOC you need to score 75% or higher on the Transport Canada accredited exam which covers navigation rules, boating terminology, emergency markers, bouys and safety equipment and right of way regulations.