The holiday season is known for giving good bargains and the Toronto Public Library is giving its own Christmas book sale for Toronto to get good deals.
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Justin Wood rolls his metal dolley full of boxes out of the Toronto Reference Library with a look of success on his face, and a smile.
It was brewed, poured, sampled and bought. Tea enthusiasts of all ages eager to learn more about tea culture and specialty loose leaf teas from around the world filled the The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library Feb. 1–2 for the second annual Toronto Tea Festival.
On a day when 60 people – originally from 29 different countries – officially became Canadian citizens, the atmosphere at the Toronto Reference Library was generally upbeat. For 27-year-old Elio Ramirez, however, becoming a citizen is bittersweet.
Last Thursday, when Rabindranath Maharaj won the 37th annual Toronto Book Award, he said he felt great. He admitted it was later, though, that the positive effects really sank in. “My greatest pleasure was two days afterwards when I opened my laptop and I began to write,” Maharaj said.