Starting Over and New Beginnings
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 02:48 PM
Winter Solstice and the New Year by Sharren Reil
Our celebration of the New Year on January 1st is not an ancient phenomenon. Many believe that the first recording of this celebration is in Mesopotamia c. 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox in March. A variety of other dates tied to the seasons were used by various ancient cultures. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians began their new year with the fall equinox, and the Greeks celebrated it on the winter solstice.
TSPL Top 100 Checkouts of 2019
Posted on Friday, January 03, 2020 06:29 AM
1. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
2. Past Tense by Lee Child
3. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
4. The Boy by Tami Hoag
5. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
6. The 18th Abduction by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
7. Wild Card by Stuart Woods
8. The House Next Door by James Patterson with Susan Dilallo, Max DiLallo, and Tim Arnold
9. The Reckoning by John Grisham
I Almost Broke Up With This Book....But I'm Glad I Didn't by Hannah Wight
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:53 AM
We’ve all been there. We’ve picked up a book and looked forward to getting immersed into the story, only to find ourselves confused, bored, and wondering if it’s worth the read. One such book that I almost broke up with was Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
Life of Pi is a Canadian fantasy adventure novel. The main character in the novel is Pi Patel, an Indian Tamil man from Pondicherry, who is recounting his childhood story of survival to a journalist. As a boy, Pi finds himself...
Livres ajoutés à notre collection française!! Par Carmen Peddie
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:27 AM
Ici se trouve seulement un petit ensemble de livres pour les adultes que nous avons ajoutés à notre collection française!
Voici les titres mentionnés :
Les jumelles d’Arrowood par Laura McHugh
Roman policier :
le décor : une superbe demeure historique bordant le Mississippi le mystère : des petites jumelles qui disparaissent en plein jour le défi : leur grande soeur partant à leur recherche dix-sept ans plus tard sa conviction : elles sont encore en vie.
More Bang for Your Buck at the Library by Rebecca Hunt
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:05 PM
A question that is occasionally asked of library staff members is, “How is the library funded?” In Ontario, libraries are funded primarily through municipal tax dollars. In Temiskaming Shores, and in most libraries across Ontario, this accounts for about 85% of library revenues. Although they are primarily funded by their municipalities and their boards are appointed by municipal councils, libraries are governed by the Public Libraries Act of Ontario and are somewhat separate from other municipal...