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About gpltara

Hi blog readers! I am an information services librarian at the Guelph Public Library (which essentially means I order materials for the library, help customers, look after the book club services and plan adult programs!). Personally, I love practicing yoga, baking cupcakes late at night, reading (surprise, surprise!), and escaping to the mountains whenever possible. I believe GPL plays such an important role in the Guelph community not only helping to connect people to information and great books, but also to each other through programs and other services.

What’s with the hype?: The Girl on the Train

Before I even begin this post, let me acknowledge that I am quite behind in reading what’s new and popular since I just got around to reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins last month. So my apologies … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Mystery of Longevity: What Makes Olga Run

We are a society obsessed with youthfulness and longevity. Hence the appeal of reading a book like Bruce Grierson’s What Makes Olga Run: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier … Continue reading

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Local author event TOMORROW!

Come on out for some stimulating conversation on  Wednesday November 26th at 7pm when the East Side Branch Library Book Club will be hosting local author Nicholas Ruddock. We will be discussing his new short story collection How Loveta Got Her Baby and other thoughts on writing … Continue reading

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Join us for GPL Summer Book Club!

Whether you’re a dedicated member of a long standing book club or have never belonged to a book club in your life, why not come out to one (or all!) of the summer book clubs happening around the city this July … Continue reading

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No Summer Plans? No Problem! Grab a Travelogue

Let’s face it – going away on holiday is lovely, but it’s a lot of work to plan; always ends up costing you more than you’d like; and patience is always tested between family members when there is jetlag involved! … Continue reading

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QUICK! Read These Before the Summer!

I recently finished an obscure little book called Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and by obscure, I mean probably the most talked about psychological thriller of 2012/2013. The story begins with Nick and Amy Dunne – a tumultuous couple married for 5 years … Continue reading

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Guelph’s Very Own: Thomas King

We have many celebrated authors that live among us in the Royal City including Mary Swan, Edeet Ravel, Nicholas Ruddock, Adwoa Badoe, Jean Little and of course Robert Munsch, just to name a few. But there is one Guelph author and academic … Continue reading

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