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Let's Get Outdoors! Camping and Hiking by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 05:28 AM

We are blessed to live in an area that is known for beautiful hiking and camping spots!  I started camping young, as my father was always keen to hook up the tent trailer on weekends and head out.  My dad also introduced me and my brother to hiking, albeit in a somewhat unusual manor.  He had some kind of an overland shortcut gene which made him leave the well-maintained trails and bushwhack!  We got lost, tired, and sometimes frustrated, but we did see some beautiful spots and...

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Canada Day with Canadian Authors by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 05:47 AM

Canada Day is around the corner. Celebrations will be had; friends and family come together and even fireworks for the evening, weather permitting of course. There are other ways to celebrate of course and how better to than by reading a novel written by a fellow Canadian?

Below is a short reading list of recently published novels as well a select few popular Canadian authors’ works worth taking a read.

Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai (FIC SEL)

Published May 10, 2022. Read if...

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Representation in the Library Stacks by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2022 05:53 AM

June is LGBTQIA PRIDE month.  Here at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library we have been making concerted efforts to be as inclusive and diverse with our collections as we can. Our aim is to see representation of people from all walks of life, regardless of their culture, race, religion, or sexual orientation included on our bookshelves. 

No matter how young or old we are, we all like to see people who look like us, or feel the way we do, and live in places similar to ours, represented...

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Popular Checkouts at TSPL!

Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2022 06:01 AM

(From March 1 to May 31, 2022)

  • Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  • Nothing to Lose by J. A. Jance
  • The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
  • State Of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
  • Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
  • The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  • One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner
  • High Stakes by Danielle Steel
  • The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
  • Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower by Charlie Angus
  • The Chase by Candice Fox
  • Wild Irish Rose...

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Summer Reads 2022 by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 05:49 AM

Summer is quickly approaching! It’s the time of year to grab a book and enjoy the summer sun with a cool beverage. TSPL has received several books recently that would make summer reads.

Hope you're able to find one or more to enjoy!


The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.



When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws...