Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Colson Whitehead wins the 2020 Pulitzer for The Nickel Boys

08/05/2020

The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead’s second Pulitzer Prize for fiction: “A spare and devastating exploration of abuse at a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption”. Whitehead won for Underground Railroad in 2017, a rare achievement and honour to win the prestigious prize twice.

Other 2020 Pulitzer winners are Sweet Taste of Liberty: a True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel for the history category, and Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser for biography.  The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin won for general nonfiction.  For a complete list of winners see the Pulitzer website:

https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2020

 

Image: The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

A Novel
By Whitehead, Colson
Image: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

A Novel
By Whitehead, Colson
Image: Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty

A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
By McDaniel, W. Caleb
Image: Sontag

Sontag

Her Life and Work
By Moser, Benjamin
Image: The End of the Myth

The End of the Myth

From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
By Grandin, Greg