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In October We Give Thanks for Libraries

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023 02:06 PM

By Alison McCorkle

October is Canadian Library Month. This is an opportunity for libraries and their partners nationwide to raise awareness of the important and valuable role that libraries play in the lives of people in Canada.

In Ontario we kick off the month with First Nations Public Library Week (Oct 2 – 6), and then the third week (Oct 16 – 22) it is Ontario Public Library Week. This year the theme for Ontario Public Library Week is “Libraries For Life”.

Reading is a skill that most of us learn...

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Enjoying the freedom to read all genres, by Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 10:00 AM

Christian fiction has always fascinated me right from the time I became aware of it and was introduced to it a few years ago. Today I find it still does and maybe more so now than ever before, especially since this world seems to be getting crazier as time goes by. People everywhere are looking for hope in these troubled days and we, as individuals and as a nation, all need hope!

This type of fiction not only offers hope but very often can be a life changing and life altering experience. Not...

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National Dog Day - A Reading List by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 05:50 AM

National Dog Day takes place this year on Saturday, August 26. This is an annual event founded in 2004 by American animal behaviorist and pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige to celebrate the impact dogs have on our lives, whether that be law enforcement, therapy, search and rescue, or even just a companion.

This national day has become a globally observed event. Canada, in particular, celebrates through activities of owners bonding with their dogs. Past events have had social media engagements,...






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Arthurian Books and Movies at TSPL by Elesha Halbert-Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 05:49 PM

The legend of King Arthur and his knights have captivated our imaginations for years. I've enjoyed several retellings and movies over the years. According to Britannica, where the legend came from and if Arthur was a real person is uncertain. Despite the unknown origins, most people have an idea who he was and have heard about the sword in the stone.

If you'd like to read some retellings of the King Arthur or stories about characters from the myth, these books and movies may interest you.


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Popular Checkouts at TSPL

Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2023 03:35 PM


Here are the most borrowed books at Temiskaming Shores Public Library between May 1 and July 31, 2023:

  • The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
  • Spare by Prince Harry
  • The Wedding Planner by Danielle Steel
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Night Watch by Neil Lancaster
  • Meet Me at The Lake by Carley Fortune
  • A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews
  • What Have We Done by Alex Finlay
  • Simply Lies by David Baldacci
  • It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Fire With Fire by Candice Fox
  • Dark Angel...