Library Stay-at-Home Activities

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 01:09 PM

Mental well-being and physical health are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are all dealing with uncertainty and stress as we try to keep up with the changes in our lives and manage our worry about loved ones. The Temiskaming Shores Public Library can help contribute to well-being and physical health, by offering books and movies in both official languages to help support education and for entertainment, and a wide variety of games, puzzles, magazines, audiobooks and...

TSPL Top 2020 Checkouts

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 02:38 PM

2020 was quite the year. Thankfully we had some great books to escape into. Here's what was popular at TSPL last year.

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly book coverCrooked River by Preston and Child book coverBlue Moon by Lee Child book cover










  1. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
  2. Crooked River by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  3. Blue Moon by Lee Child
  4. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci
  5. A Silent Death by Peter May
  6. The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
  7. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
  8. The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths
  9. The Guardians by John Grisham
  10. Criss Cross by...

Pandemic Pastimes by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 04:02 AM

Numerous books laid out on desk

With the holiday season almost upon us, it might be a good idea to take a few moments to yourself and think about what you can do to keep stress levels under control this winter.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our routines and our lives in so many different ways.  For some of us it has meant time working from home, or having children do virtual classes.  In many ways, the world has slowed down.  People have taken up new interests or gone back to things they used to enjoy. This...

Cuisiner au temps des fêtes par Carmen Peddie

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020 03:21 PM

Ah Noël!!! Oui c’est un temps de l’année très occupé. On dirait que notre liste n’a pas de fin! Mais c’est aussi un temps à se réjouir de tout un tas de bonnes choses!

Même si cette année sera probablement très différente nous pouvons quand même être reconnaisants de ce que nous avons et se rappeler de les années passées. Nous pouvons souhaiter que Noël prochain sera le plus beau de tous les Noëls!

En attendant, je vous encourage de feuilleter nos livres pour vous inspirez à faire la cuisine traditionnelle,...

Christmas Fiction by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 04:48 AM

Four books of Christmas fiction

A lovely lady was in the library recently and made a comment about reading that really resonated with me.  She said, “I live other people’s lives temporarily, through all of the novels that I read.”  I have felt this exact way when reading.  Sometimes we are completely swept up in a story and feel like we’re right there in the midst of all the action. 

I am a fan of Christmas fiction.  Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve read and re-read the classic, Little Women by Louisa...