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Irish Reads by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023 11:42 AM

Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us. If you would like to get in touch with those Irish roots, or even to celebrate, here are a few titles on Temiskaming Shores Public Library’s shelves with Irish themes for our readers.

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg (LP BER) is a historical fiction and a character study of how three sisters and their Irish-American family coped while their sons, husband, and boyfriends were away during WWII.

We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange (FIC LAN) is story...

Un petit coup de pouce pour l'amour par Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 05:27 AM

Ah l'amour est dans l'air. Février est là, ce qui signifie que la Saint-Valentin est ici et que le printemps est à nos portes. Pourquoi attendre?

Que vous soyez amoureux, que vous espériez l'être ou que vous soyez dans une relation ou célibataire, il n'est jamais trop tard pour réessayer.

Vous pouvez y aller doucement ou vous y plonger directement, c'est vous qui décidez. Il n'est jamais trop tard. Et n'oubliez pas qu'une relation, bonne ou non, a toujours une chance de s'améliorer si vous...

In the Mood for Romance? by Elesha Halbert-Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 05:15 AM

Many people like to read with the season. Since it’s February, Valentine's Day is on the mind and people may want to read a romance or two. 

Romance novels are sometimes written off by people as fluff, but they are a tricky genre to write. To build a strong connection between two people that the reader will believe isn’t easy. The genre is often a “feel good” read because it either ends in a “happily ever after” or a “happy for now” for the couple.

Romance comes with many sub-genres that there’s...

Looking Back on 2022 by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2023 05:01 AM

Looking back through my 2022 agenda to see what we’ve accomplished in the past year has really brought back a lot of memories.  We celebrated a few firsts, a couple of special events and have added some new items to our collection.

Due to the pandemic, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library, like many other public libraries, pivoted to take-aways in place of in-library programs for children.  We certainly wanted to continue to inspire creativity and encourage curiosity in our young patrons and...

TSPL Top 100 Checkouts of 2022

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2023 01:35 PM

Here are the top 100 adult books that were checked out at TSPL in 2022.

There are many by the usual authors, James Patterson and Danielle Steel, but also a lot of Louise Penny and C.J. Box were read last year.

1. State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

2. Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child

3. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

5. Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

6. Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower...