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Chilly Weather Cookbooks by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 07:25 PM

Days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. Usually at this time of year people start to crave comfort food, which is defined on Google as: “Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.”

Both branches of the Temiskaming Shores Public Library have a large selection of cookbooks, including ones with comfort food. Today we’ll take a look at four of them.



Fictional Heroines Through the Ages by Hannah Wight

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:11 PM

The significance of finding a novel that includes a strong female character is paramount, especially when found in literature for young girls and women. Throughout my reading journey I have come across various literary heroines who I believe to be great role models for women.

Below are my top four favourite heroines:


Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice (18th Century)

Elizabeth Bennet is the protagonist of the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Elizabeth is a determined young...

Things You May Not Know about TSPL by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:45 PM

I am a fairly new Library Clerk at TSPL, and getting this job has really opened my eyes to all the library has to offer. Of course we have books, but there is so much more! Let’s start with the building that houses our collection. Our library in New Liskeard is one of 125 libraries across Canada that was funded by a very wealthy business man and philanthropist named Andrew Carnegie. He funded 111 libraries in Ontario, and worldwide he financed, through his foundation, 2509 libraries. He was a very...

Books with Unreliable Narrators by Emily Smith

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:20 PM

The use of an unreliable narrator in fiction books is a common trope, particularly within the mystery and thriller genre. An unreliable narrator adds to the intrigue. It leaves the reader wondering whether or not they can be trusted.  Is the narrator crazy? Or is there actually someone out to get them…

One of the more popular books with an unreliable narrator is Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The main character may have witnessed, or even been involved in a crime, but she was drunk and...

Comfort Reading by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:50 PM

The end days of summer are here and our thoughts are turning to the cooler weather of fall and the comforts of a cozy blanket and warm beverages…or maybe pumpkin spice products if that’s your thing. Fall is traditionally a season of change as we prepare for the coming winter but sometimes it’s nice to hang onto the familiar, like a favourite book.

There are some people who don’t like to re-read books, but I’m not one of those. Like a favourite movie, there’s something wonderful about being able...