Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chinese in Toronto from 1878, by Arlene Chan

This Thursday (Sept. 27) at 2:30 there’s a lecture at U of T’s East Asian Library by Arlene Chan, the author of the book Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle (which we have at Laidlaw Library).

The lecture’s at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (8th Floor, Robarts Library). Admission is free, but limited seats are available — please contact Lucy Gan if you’d like to attend ( / 416-978-1025).

book cover: Chinese in Toronto from 1878

Word on the Street

There was a lovely air of anticipation at Queen’s Park as the tents were being set up for Sunday’s Word on the Street. Here are a few of the authors featured this year, and where you can find their latest book at Laidlaw Library:

     book cover: Seen Reading by Julie Wilson

From page to screen

Here are four novels in the UC Library collection whose film adaptations were shown at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival — including two I saw. (I admit I was excited that one of the screenings, “Mr. Pip,” featured a Q&A with Hugh Laurie!)

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid    book    film
  • Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones    book    film
  • Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell    book    film
  • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy    book    film

book cover: Mr. Pip

Best Sellers Collection at UC Library

Need a study break? Why not borrow a book from our new Best Sellers collection? It’s just inside the entrance to Laidlaw Library and includes series like The Hunger Games, Twilight, and Game of Thrones.  We have lots of bestselling authors, both fiction (e.g.John Grisham and Jodi Picoult) and non-fiction (e.g.  Malcolm Gladwell, and Tina Fey).