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February 2018 - Read Alikes: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

What do we know about the universe? Read these books to find out.

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Brianna Smrke, public servant, artist and amateur historian

Brianna Smrke is by day a civil servant who tries to slow climate change and by night, an amateur historian, cardboard carpenter and artist. She would be lost without the Toronto Public Library.

Sue Sharp, retired librarian, Zentangle instructor and gardener

In 2011, Sue Sharp retired from the Toronto Public Library after almost 30 years, citing it as the best job anyone could ever have had! Now Sue teaches Zentangle (a mindful art form), travels, reads, gardens and is living “happily ever after”.

Jeff Lemire, graphic novelist

Jeff Lemire is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of such graphic novels as Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder and Roughneck as well as co-creator of Descender with Dustin Nguyen, Black Hammer with Dean Ormston and Plutona with Emi Lenox and AD: After Death with Scott Snyder. Many of his books are in development for film and television, including Descender; A.D. After Death Essex County and Plutona. He also collaborated with celebrated musician Gord Downie on the graphic novel and album The Secret Path, which was made into an animated film in 2016. Jeff has won numerous awards including an Eisner Award and Juno Award in 2017. Jeff has also written extensively for both Marvel and DC Comics. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son and their troublesome pug, Lola.

Monthly lists of recommended books voted on by librarians.