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Boredom, Puzzles, and a Pandemic by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:37 PM

I have had a lot of people tell me that with the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, comes a sense of boredom.  I have heard on CBC radio that many individuals are having a hard time concentrating on books and shows now.  So what is going on?  Is the pandemic having an effect on our levels of boredom?

Well, actually, yes it is.   Research out of York University in Toronto shows that we are more likely to feel bored when we are stressed.  I don’t know about you, but a global...

Nos plus récents livres pour les adultes dans notre collection par Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 06:13 AM

Il me semble que le temps passe si vite! Nous sommes déjà à la moitié du mois de janvier. Noël est terminé et les journées s’allongent au grand plaisir de tous!

Il ne fait pas tellement froid mais à cause de ce qui se passe dans ces temps difficiles nous nous trouvons très souvent pris à l’intérieur. Heureusement, ici à la bibliothèque, nous avons plusieurs articles que vous pouvez emprunter et utiliser!

Voici seulement quelques articles mentionnés qui sont disponibles pour vous: livres, casse-têtes,...

Books and worksheets

Family Literacy Day by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2021 06:23 AM

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family.

Family literacy focuses on family members helping to improve the reading and writing skills of the entire family.

By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities regularly, adults actively keep their own skills sharp and also help children improve their skills.  Just fifteen minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills...

Showshoes, books, and a puzzle

Library Stay-at-Home Activities

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 01:09 PM

Mental well-being and physical health are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are all dealing with uncertainty and stress as we try to keep up with the changes in our lives and manage our worry about loved ones. The Temiskaming Shores Public Library can help contribute to well-being and physical health, by offering books and movies in both official languages to help support education and for entertainment, and a wide variety of games, puzzles, magazines, audiobooks and...

TSPL Top 2020 Checkouts

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 02:38 PM

2020 was quite the year. Thankfully we had some great books to escape into. Here's what was popular at TSPL last year.

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly book coverCrooked River by Preston and Child book coverBlue Moon by Lee Child book cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
  2. Crooked River by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  3. Blue Moon by Lee Child
  4. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci
  5. A Silent Death by Peter May
  6. The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
  7. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
  8. The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths
  9. The Guardians by John Grisham
  10. Criss Cross by...