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Canadian Authors by Sue Culhand

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 06:37 AM

Canadians have much to be proud of. Canada is known for hockey, maple syrup, beautiful scenery, a diverse culture among other things. There is another thing we should be proud of and that is the quantity and quality of Canadian authors. Some were born in Canada whereas others are new Canadians whose writing often reflects their heritage. The list includes poets, children’s authors, literary historians all of whom have a lot to offer readers.

Margaret Atwood writes in a variety of styles all of which...

Non-Fiction for Fiction Lovers by Emily Smith

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 06:44 AM

Plunging into the world of non-fiction may seem a little daunting. It’s also something that we often think we should be doing. Like, maybe we should put down our favourite cozy mystery and learn something new. Good news, non-fiction can be just as enjoyable as fiction, with the added bonus that everything is true!

For fiction lovers, a great place to start can be memoirs. Memoirs are similar to autobiographies. They are the story of the author’s life, but with a focus on one particular...

Summer Reads by Melissa Campsall

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 06:48 AM

Display of books

Summer is finally here. Sunny days and warm nights are perfect for reading with a cool drink in hand at the beach, cottage or home with the AC blasting!

At the Temiskaming Shores Public Library, we have all your summer reads waiting! Our New Liskeard Branch has a new “Sizzlin’ Summer Treats” display that may have your next book. All of the titles on display have the word “SUMMER” in the title. Here are a few examples:

The Summer House by Marcia Willett – In the small inlaid wooden box,...

Summer Reading by Emily Smith

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 06:51 AM

Summer reading is an entirely different experience. While in the winter, we may use reading as an excuse to stay inside where it is warm, during the summer, it’s a totally different ball game! My favourite kind of summer day is one where I relax outside with a cold drink and a captivating novel.

Not only has the setting of our reading changed for the summer, the books we read are usually different too! Does anyone want to slog through complicated Russian literature while lounging on the beach? During...

Looking for a New Author? by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 06:13 AM

People are creatures of habit. When we find something we like, we stick with it. Books are no different. We all have our favourite authors or genres. But what happens when you need something new?

There are some great websites where you can get recommendations.

With your library card, you have access to NoveList Plus and NoveList Plus K-8. This is a wonderful website to find read-a-likes. If you have a favourite book or author, this website will suggest similar titles or authors. You can also choose...