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Representation in the Library Stacks by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2022 05:53 AM

June is LGBTQIA PRIDE month.  Here at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library we have been making concerted efforts to be as inclusive and diverse with our collections as we can. Our aim is to see representation of people from all walks of life, regardless of their culture, race, religion, or sexual orientation included on our bookshelves. 

No matter how young or old we are, we all like to see people who look like us, or feel the way we do, and live in places similar to ours, represented...

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Popular Checkouts at TSPL!

Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2022 06:01 AM

(From March 1 to May 31, 2022)

  • Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  • Nothing to Lose by J. A. Jance
  • The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
  • State Of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
  • Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
  • The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  • One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner
  • High Stakes by Danielle Steel
  • The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
  • Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower by Charlie Angus
  • The Chase by Candice Fox
  • Wild Irish Rose...

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Summer Reads 2022 by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 05:49 AM

Summer is quickly approaching! It’s the time of year to grab a book and enjoy the summer sun with a cool beverage. TSPL has received several books recently that would make summer reads.

Hope you're able to find one or more to enjoy!


The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.



When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws...

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National Endangered Animal Day by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 05:41 AM

Every year on the third Friday of May, people from around the world participate in National Endangered Species Day. This day was founded by David Robinson and the Endangered Species Coalition in 2006. We here at Temiskaming Shores Public Library would like to help with awareness of this day by sharing a small book list of fiction and non-fiction titles related to endangered species that can be found on our shelves.

Willodeen by Katherine Applegage (J APP) is a youth novel of uncovering the mystery...

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Container Gardening by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 05:52 AM

With food prices rising so dramatically, it might be the time to consider growing some of your own vegetables in containers or buckets.  Even a small balcony or deck can give you a big harvest!  Many people do not have big yards or may be to frail to have traditional gardens, but that does not mean that they can’t have a salad garden in buckets right out their back door.

There are a few things to learn about growing plants in buckets or any other containers.  The containers must be...