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Opposite Day by AJ Giesen

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024 10:00 AM

It’s Opposite Day! January 25th is observed as Opposite Day nationwide (as per a fun Google search).  This is the perfect day for jokesters, young and old, to participate in.  Now is the time to have dinner for breakfast, or is it really breakfast for dinner? The goal of this day is to have fun all day long, saying exactly the opposite of what you really mean.

Here are a few children`s books about opposites.

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Did You Know? E-Magazines by AJ Giesen

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:00 AM

Temiskaming Shores Public Library has a variety of magazines to check-out in person. It ranges from Children’s magazines like Chickadee and OWL to Cottage Life, Maclean’s, Bicycling and so much more. If you do not see something that you like or have read them all, the ones you want may be available right at your fingertips.

Libby is a free APP that supports users in accessing library services with your library card from the TSPL. Libby has e-books, digital audiobooks, and e-magazines, which is...

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Family Traditions by AJ Giesen

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 02:25 PM

A family tradition is an activity or pattern of behavior that reflects a family’s values, interests, or beliefs. Once established, it will hopefully be passed down through the generations. It represents your specific family unit and is like your own family culture. 

The traditional family is less common today than previous generations. Blended families, extended families, couples without children, and chosen families all have traditions too. 

With Christmastime coming near I want to share one of my...

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2023 Reading Challenge by AJ Giesen

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 10:56 AM

Recently I have signed up to join Goodreads online. I like to use it to find recommendations based on books I have already read, or to see what authors write similar genres.

When making my account, one of the questions it asked was how many books do you want to read this year? (As in 2023). I put 12, thinking that I wouldn't read that many since I’m busy with my two little kiddos. Surprise to me, when I looked up all the books that I have read, the number was sitting at 19 and counting.

Who has a...

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'Tis the Season! by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 10:00 AM

It’s mid-November, Remembrance Day has been honoured and celebrated, and now it’s time to get into Merry Christmas mode. If you’re looking for a little something to help get you in the mood for the holidays, here are some suggestions. This is a list of Christmas fiction books published in 2023.

There are lots more Christmas novels to choose from in our collection, this is just a sampling of the newest ones we’ve recently curated.

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