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Posted On Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Reading on the GoRecently, I find that most of my reading has been happening with audiobooks! Between my commute to work, completing course assignments and keeping up with house work I don’t have much time to sit down and enjoy a good book. But when I read a book through an audiobook, then I can multi-task while also working down my “To-Be-Read” pile. I won’t lie, it was a little bit of a challenge getting into audiobooks and training my brain to understand the story while...
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Posted On Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Child readingHHPL believes children and teens should have barrier-free access to information, and that by removing barriers, their growth and literacy potential can be greatly improved. As a result the Halton Hills Public Library is expanding our fine-free policy for babies to now include children and teens. For many families, this announcement will offer a fresh start. The fear of accumulating late fees for overdue items can be a barrier to borrowing essential resources, using library technology,...
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Posted On Thursday, May 09, 2019

DrawdownThe Halton Climate Collective (HCC) is a group of local organizations focused on educating and transforming Halton into a low-carbon, climate-resilient community. They are doing this by leading a community-wide campaign called #HCCReads and a Book Club that includes the Halton public libraries of Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills, and Oakville.
The selected book for the #HCCReads campaign is Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, by...

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Posted On Thursday, April 18, 2019

What is Fandom imageWhat is FANDOM? A Fandom is a community of people who share a passion for a piece of media be it a movie, television series, book series, video game, a band or a performer. Each fandom has its own culture, with rules, expectations, memes and inside jokes. In preparation for Halton Hills FanFest on May 11 th , here are some library items, about fandoms or that relate to some specific fandoms, that you may not be aware of…
Books about Fandom:
Fandom: FIC Writers,...

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Posted On Tuesday, April 09, 2019

FanFest logoExpress your fandom pride by joining us at the first ever Halton Hills FANFEST at the Georgetown Branch on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event brings together cosplay and fandom as well as those who love them. FANFEST is about a celebration of culture (often known as geek culture), but with a common thread that binds them all together. This thread is a mutual bond formed between people over a book series, TV show, movie, band, or other form of pop culture. There’s...
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