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Spring is in the Air by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 05:52 AM

Spring is definitely in the air these days.  I hear the birds singing in the mornings, the icicles are dripping, snow is melting and puddles are forming.  A much-missed colleague and friend who passed away a few years ago, Catherine Gillier, often wove the weather, flora and fauna into her blogs for the library. Just by reading this over, made me immediately think of her.  Words have a way of doing that.  Words can evoke images, fragrances and memories of all kinds just with a...

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Fiction to Celebrate International Women’s Day by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 05:37 AM

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. As stated on the International Women's Day website, the day “..is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”

Today, more than ever before, the publishing industry seeks books with strong female characters, women who don’t rely on a man to save them or solve their problems, women breaking free from typical gender roles, basically...

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Popular Checkouts at TSPL

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 02:23 PM

Here are our most checked out books over the past three months:

State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

Mercy by David Baldacci

Talking to Canadians: A Memoir by Rick Mercer

Never by Ken Follett

The Midnight Lock by Jeffery Deaver

Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

The Truth-Seeker's Wife by Ann Granger

The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

The Judge's List by John Grisham

Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight...

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Biographies at TSPL on Black Lives and Experiences by Sharren Reil

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022 05:08 AM

February is Black History month in Canada, so I searched our biography section to see what I could find.  As I have mentioned before, I am reading more nonfiction now than ever before but the biography section is really not my “go to” area.  I am trying to change that because just looking for books for this blog made me realize there are at least fifteen biographies I HAVE to read!

The following books are a few of the selections we hold that speak to black experiences.  I hope all...

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Freedom to Read Week by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Monday, February 21, 2022 05:32 AM

We here at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library invite our patrons to participate in celebrating Freedom to Read Week during February 20 to 26, 2022. By taking part in this annual event it encourages us to reaffirm our commitment to intellectual freedom.

Over the past decades there have been hundreds of books that were challenged across Canada. Our library houses a number of these titles and we would like to share them with the community. By reading below you can see a visual booklist of the...