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Books Made into Movies by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 02:03 PM

In the book that I just finished reading, the author, in her Acknowledgements, thanked Dame Helen Mirren for being the inspiration for one of the fabulous characters in her novel. She’s never met the actress, but she pictured her in her mind’s eye as that character when writing the novel and chose to thank the actress for her inspiration. (If your interest is piqued, the novel I am referring to is The Bar Harbor Retirement Home For Famous Writers (And Their Muses) by Terri-Lynne DeFino).

Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Writers and Their Muses cover

When reading...

Book with pages turned in so they form a heart

Read Unapologetically by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 02:07 PM

Everyone is different, so why should we read the same books?

Sometimes people look down on certain categories or genres, which makes me sad. There is a place for every book and every reader. The important thing is that people are reading, no matter what category or genre they choose.

There have been times when I’ve talked to people who apologized for the books they read. There is no need to apologize for books you enjoy. Read what makes you happy. Read what sparks your imagination. Read what you...

Books Becoming Movies in 2019 by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 02:13 PM

Covers for books mentioned in the blog

The book-to-movie trend isn’t letting up this year. If you like to read a book before you see the screen adaptation, here’s a list of books we have that are expected to be released as movies this year.

The historical fiction, Native Son by Richard Wright was released at the Sundance Film Festival. If you want to pick up the book, you can find it in Haileybury.

Stephen King books have become popular again with the movie adaptations in the past few years. There is a remake of Pet Sematary set to hit...

Stack of books

Picture Books on a Variety of Subjects by Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 02:19 PM

Whether your children will be experiencing their first visit to the doctor, maybe having difficulty making friends, or just have so many questions, the library offers books on a variety of subjects! In many cases these great books may ease their apprehension. They could also help you answer the numerous questions they may have about difficult circumstances we all encounter at one time or another!

Here are a few titles in both languages:

English

  • Splat the Cat Goes to the Doctor by Rob Scotton
  • Bugs...

Curl up with a Good Book by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 02:36 PM

Curl up with a good book display

Now that the hustle and bustle of the very busy holiday season is behind us, it is time to rest, relax, and curl up with a good book.

The New Liskeard branch of the Temiskaming Shores Public Library has an in-library program happening right now with the same name.

All you need to do is choose a library book(s) that you wish to read and ask staff for a Curl Up With a Good Book form for each of your books. On the form we ask for your name, the title of the book and then for you to write down a little...