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Summary: As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realized far before its time. Three decades later the musician, now Glenn Copeland, began to receive emails from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC KEY

Coyote, Ivan E. (Ivan Elizabeth)

Summary: "Ivan Coyote is one of North America's preeminent storytellers and performers, and the author, co-author, or co-editor of eleven previous books, all but one of which have been published by Arsenal Pulp Press. Their most recent book, Tomboy Survival Guide, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, named an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COYOTE, IVAN COY

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: "Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast. But then, in a dangerous and amazing feat of engineering, a 48-mile-long channel was dug through Panama, creating the worlds most famous shortcut: the Panama Canal!"--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 972.8 PAS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHE BASKET

Castro, Catherine

Summary: "Assigned female at birth, Nathan spends his formative years facing questions without answers. As puberty hits and begins to change his body, it all just feels wrong, and something needs to change for it to feel right. He finds himself at a crucial crossroads. Becoming oneself is the work of a lifetime, no matter our gender, sexuality, or refusal to be limited by such categorizations. For...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SelfMadeHero 2022

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 CAS

Shraya, Vivek

Summary: "A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHRAYA, VIVEK SHR

Min, Lio

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Santi Arboleda finally feels settled in his new life in Los Angeles with a growing found family and a relationship with musical prodigy Suwa--until Suwa is offered the chance to step into the spotlight that he has always denied himself and they must finally face their dreams, their pasts, and their futures, whether together or apart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC MIN

Kao Studios

Summary: Although he was assigned female at birth, Max is your average trans man trying to get through high school as himself. But on top of classes, crushes, and coming out, Max's life is turned upside down when his mom reveals an eons old family secret: he's descended from a long line of Magical Girls tasked with defending humanity from a dark, ancient evil! With a sassy feline sidekick and loyal gang...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 THE

Sewell, Amanda

Summary: With her debut album Switched-On Bach, composer and electronic musician Wendy Carlos (b. 1939) brought the sound of the Moog synthesizer to a generation of listeners, helping to effect arguably one of the most substantial changes in popular music's sound since musicians began using amplifiers. Her story is not only one of a person who blazed new trails in electronic music for decades but is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARLOS, WENDY SEW

Summary: Nicole is adrift after college graduation, working a dead-end summer job and spending evenings with her best pal, Veronique. When her older brother Remi unexpectedly returns with his bandmates in tow, disrupting the girls' half-baked summer, it becomes clear to Nicole that something must and will change.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TU

Benoit, Peter

Summary: This book will tell you why people wanted the Panama Canal to be built and what difficulties were faced in the construction of the canal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 972.875 BEN

Chariandy, David John

Summary: "One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Summary: Explore the mind boggling construction of the Panama Canal through historic film footage, rare archival photographs, and insightful narration from David McCullough.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Eductional Foundation 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAN

Robertson, Robbie.

Summary: In this captivating memoir, Robbie Robertson shares the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. It's the story of a time when rock 'n' roll became life, when music legends moved through the same streets and hotel rooms, and above all, the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBERTSON, ROBBIE ROB

Grace, Laura Jane

Summary: The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self. It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a headful of anarchist politics, landed on a riff. Gabel formed Against Me! and rocketed the band...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

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Summary: Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS BAR

Summary: An exploration of the career, music, and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the documentary follows Lightfoot's evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GOR

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC GOR

Dawson, Juno

Summary: "Discover what it means to be a young transgender and/or nonbinary person in the twenty-first century in this frank and funny guide for teens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2022

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Downing, Antonio Michael

Summary: "Blending mythology and memory, Saga Boy follows a young Black immigrant's vibrant personal metamorphosis"-- Growing up as a willful boy in a tiny village in the tropical forests of Trinidad, Downing was steeped in the legacies of his scattered family, the vibrant culture of the island, and the weight of its colonial history. Following his grandmother's death, he was sent to live with his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOWNING, ANTONIO MICHAEL DOW

Gouin, Jacques

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Methuen 1985

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 929.2 PANET GOU

Machias, Jules

Summary: Daniel and Ash cross paths when a pomeranian is about to be euthanized; the sensitive Dan rescues the dog and Ash offers to help on a day when they are female-presenting. As the friendship grows, Ash feels less and less able to be their full self -- sometimes male and sometimes female -- in front of Dan without knowing that both people find themselves constantly at war with their non-conforming...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Jennings, Nicholas

Summary: Lightfoot takes us deep inside the artist’s world, from his idyllic childhood in Orillia, the wild sixties, and his canoe trips into Canada’s North to his heady times atop the music world. Author Nicholas Jennings explores the toll that success took on his personal life—including his troubled relationships, his battle with alcohol and his near-death experiences—and the extraordinary drive and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LIGHTFOOT, GORDON JEN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Lightfoot 2017

Thornton, Jeanne

Summary: "Gala, a young trans woman, works at a hostel in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She is obsessed with the Get Happies, the quintessential 1960s Californian band, helmed by its resident genius, B----. Why did the band stop making music? Why did they never release their rumored album, Summer Fun? Gala writes letters to B---- that shed light not only on the Get Happies, but paint an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Soho 2021

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Quin, Tegan

Summary: High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 QUI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Quin 2019

Alko, Selina

Summary: "Joni Mitchell painted with words. Sitting at her piano or strumming the guitar, she turned the words into songs. The songs were like brushstrokes on a canvas, saying things that were not only happy or sad but true. But before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prairie, where she learned to love dancing, painting, birdsong, and piano. As she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MIT

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