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BOOKS: Canadian librarians pick the best each month
______A list of books read and reviewed by our in house writers
BOOK REVIEWS by guest writers
_____Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
_____The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming , David Wallace-Wells
COOKING: Richard hits the oven, first time ever, with a lot of success
ELECTIONS CANADA: Ongoing guide, updated weekly
HEALTH: Nutritional advice from a professional
_____ Amica MALLWALKER breakfast, Sept. 11, 8am
_____ 25 ways to reduce your risk of dementia
_____ Improve eating habits. Read tips from our nutritionist, Lisa Ireland
_____ Weight change is more difficult than you think.
HONG KONG: Free documentary screening of this major news event
LIBRARY: Always improving, offering you more service
MONEY: A short guide to ‘what you should know’ about your insurance
PICKERING: City Services and Leisure Programs guide
______Tea time in the afternoon, Sept 9 to Nov 25, weekdays 3-5pm
POLITICS: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh interviewed by the Toronto Star
______Federal Liberals becoming desparate too soon
SATIRE: Rotzy keeps cranking out humourous commentaries
TUTORING: Learn how to use your devices better




In loving memory…the HEAVENLY CHOIR



HEALTH: What we get wrong about our metabolism - Changing your weight is more difficult than you think. YOUR METABOLISM IS IN EVERY CELL IN YOUR BODY. A lot of people talk about their metabolism like it's a muscle or organ they can somehow control. But in… Continue reading
POLITICS: Liberals, frightened pirates? - That ship has sailed. The SNC-Lavalin affair is a serious embarrassment for the Liberal Party of Canada. So the party needs to distract voters from its questionable set of values and principles. They have resorted to distraction, resorting… Continue reading
Lisa RECIPES: Whole grain Lemon Raspberry Pancakes - This is healthy eating?  Yup, prepared this way, you get more fibre in your diet. Whole Grain Lemon and Raspberry Pancakes Ingredients 3/4 cup (175 mL)  PC Blue Menu Whole Grain Pancake and Waffle Mix 2/3 cup (150… Continue reading
BOOK_NEWS: The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming , David Wallace-Wells - Fear mongering or forewarning, a book that illuminates as it educates. SynopsisIt is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface… Continue reading
BOOK_NEWS: Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens - Murder, murder, suspense, romance and education, all packed between paper covers. SynopsisFor years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews… Continue reading
POLITICS: NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh, interviewed by Toronto Star - Jagmet Singh demonstrates himself to be a federal party leader who is worthy of real consideration for the office of Prime Minister. Federal NDP Party leader, Jagmeet Singh, was interviewed by the Toronto Star recently. When he entered… Continue reading
MONEY: Know your insurance plans - Know your insurance policy. Don't wait until disaster strikes to find out about your coverage. Exclusions and limitsMany home insurance policies have exclusions and limits. "A standard policy may cover water damage from a burst pipe but not… Continue reading
RICHARD's desk: Historical tidbits…”an arm and a leg” - Ever pay an 'arm and a leg' for something... In George Washington's day, there were no cameras. One's  image was either sculpted or painted.  Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm… Continue reading
From NAKINA...: Aug. 19, 2019 - State of the union message...Toronto, Trudeau, the old bod' and global warming. Toronto The Good?'Good for what'? you may ask. Not sure who coined that phrase, but it was likely first heard half a century or more ago....perhaps… Continue reading
BOOK_NEWS: Sixth Man, David Baldacci - The plot is a stretch in credulity but not in its ultimate destination. SynposisEdgar Roy--an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell… Continue reading
RICHARD's desk: What’s the story? - What's the story behind the story? The Umbrella Movement started when the citizens of Hong Kong occupied the major streets demonstrating for their cause that China keep its word of Hong Kong autonomy for the 50 years as… Continue reading
HEALTH: 25 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia - 25 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia WHEN MARIO GREGORIO was diagnosed with dementia in 2008, he immediately had a dark thought: this is the end. "But then I decided to look at what I could do,'… Continue reading
RICHARD's desk: Couch potato alert ! - Get active Learn something Stimulate your mind Activate your memory… Hey ‘Couch Potatoes’ The City of Pickering and the Pickering Public Library have a treasure trove of activities, programs and workshops. Click on the links below to see… Continue reading