The Aroused blog has offered “Library” as the theme for the latest Friday Foto Fun challenge and of course I couldn’t pass this one up. For almost two years I have been exploring Toronto’s neighbourhoods by way of the 100 … Continue reading Friday Foto Fun – Library
Delicious ramen, rare children’s books and first edition science fiction books are the highlights of our visit the Chinatown neighbourhood. Continue reading Chinatown Neighbourhood: 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
Sage and I journey to the outer reaches of the former borough of Etobicoke to find Somali food, and a Canadian Tire store that is trapped forever in 1984. Continue reading Rexdale Neighbourhood: Northern Elms Library
As usual the restaurant I choose is closed forever. Instead we start our day with a fabulous Ethiopian breakfast. Why not? This neighbourhood is where my dentist is. It is so nice to go here for a reason that does not require novocaine. Continue reading The Danforth Neighbourhood: Danforth/Coxwell Library
After a slight wrong turn, I end up at the Hogwarts library and get to read about gryphons. Continue reading U of T Neighbourhood: 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