Contactless services inside branches – effective June 14

11/06/2021

As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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And the Lammy goes to...

Announcers on stage reading the Lammy award winners
03/06/2021
On June 1, 2021, the Lambda Literary Awards went virtual, announcing all the awards to attendees via Zoom. The selection panel consisted of more than 60 literary professionals; more than 1,000 books were submitted from over 300 publishers! There are many folks celebrating Pride Month this June and what a way to kick it off! Lambda Literary has been championing LGBTQ authors and books for over 30 years and if the submissions alone are any measure to entertain the idea, will continue to champion the preservation of their culture and legacies for 30 more to come. Congratulations to all the winners!

2021 Lambda Literary Awards - winners!by NG_Celia

Winners not found in the OPL collection the day this was published are listed here: Neotencia by Joon Oluchi Lee - Gay Fiction Winner! The Black Trans Prayer Book by J Mase III & Dane Figueroa Edidi - Transgender Nonfiction Winner! The Lonely Letters by Ashon T. Crawley - LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner! Funeral Diva by Pamela Sneed - Lesbian Poetry Winner! Guillotine by Eduardo C. Corral - Gay Poetry Winner! Salt Body Shimmer by Aricka Foreman - Bisexual Poetry Winner! I love you and I'm not dead by Sade LaNay - Transgender Poetry Winner! A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of a Gay Muslim's Journey to Acceptance by Mohsin Zaidi - Gay Memoir/Biography Winner! The Ghost and Charlie Muir by Felice Stevens - Gay Romance Winner! Aspara Engine by Bishakh Som - LGBTQ Comics Winner! The Book of Mountains and Seas by Yilong Liu - LGBTQ Drama Winner! The Nerves by Lee Suksi - LGBTQ Erotica Winner! Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel by Julian K. Jarboe - LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Winner! Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson - LGBTQ Studies Winner!

2021 Lambda Literary Awards - finalistsby NG_Celia

Check out some of this year’s finalists in one of the most anticipated literary short-lists: the Lammys! *Click on the author’s name (once you're in the full list) to see other other formats of the title available to you!