It’s incredibly easy after an exciting trip to another country to fall in to a rut when returning home. It’s doubly easy when the weather is cold and wintry. And so it was that three days after I returned from … Continue reading Toronto by Library #32: Lillian H. Smith Library
We’ve been settled in Jaipur for a couple of days now and it’s time to venture out from our comfortable neighbourhood to visit one of the local libraries. A quick look at Google Maps tells me that we’ll need to … Continue reading Libraries on the Road: Jaipur’s Government Maharaja Public Library
Saturday morning we wake up and walk out of the house early. Today’s library will take us about 90 minutes to get to by transit and we have to figure out breakfast as well. We take the subway from the … Continue reading Toronto by Library #31: Northern Elms Library
First thing this morning, Sage and I leave the house. Our plan is to go to an art store to pick up canvases and paint for her, and to get breakfast. The art store is right next to the Bus Terminal Diner. This restaurant has been around for decades and has a really nice retro decor with big cushy booths, a counter with round stools for those eating alone, and most importantly big greasy American breakfasts with bottomless cups of coffee. After that we’ll go across the street to the Danforth/Coxwell Library. Continue reading Toronto by Library #27: Danforth/Coxwell Library
I have a bit of extra time today so at lunchtime I make a quick trip out to visit another library. A friend of mine told me about a library within the city that I needed to see. I leave … Continue reading Toronto by Library – Bonus: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
I decided to go to the basement where you can find the newspaper reading room. In addition to most of the local papers, there are newspapers in many languages from around the world. I found one with Hindi script to practice my reading and see how much I could understand and started reading.
I looked throughout the front page and understood a handful of very simple words. It was as if I had completely forgotten everything I knew. Continue reading Give Yourself a Break
t’s late Sunday morning. I’ve had my coffee and breakfast and am getting ready to head out on an adventure. I’ve got a plan: Ride my bike to a library branch a few kilometres away and choose some Hindi picture … Continue reading Toronto by Library #19: Fort York Library