Stop Up and Close Notice - Bond Street

Posted on Friday, March 05, 2021 02:10 PM

Notice of Proposed By-law to Stop Up and Close a Highway

Notice is hereby given in accordance with By-law No. 2004-022 in respect to the permanent closure of a highway;
This public notice is being given to advise the public that Council will be considering the adoption of a by-law to Stop up and Close Bond Street, described as PCL 21006 SEC SST; Bond Street, PL M129NB BUCKE; Temiskaming Shores; District of Timiskaming, as shown in the key map below. The By-law will be considered at the March 16, 2021...

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Family Themed Books by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2021 04:12 AM

On Family Day I got thinking about some reading that might be along that same vein.

From a list I found online by Shara Lee that was written back on June 15, 2017 titled  100 MUST-READ GENERATIONAL AND FAMILY NOVELS. These are the ones that we have in our collection here at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library:

Commonwealth by Anne PatchettCommonwealth by Ann Patchett

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


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Freedom to Read Week by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:53 AM

This week is Freedom to Read Week! It’s a week to reflect on our intellectual freedom. In the library it touches us because we loan out materials without judgement or restriction on the content. We do our best to carry books that cover a range of perspectives.

Sometimes people will bring us a book or movie to complain about the content. We listen but also explain that we do not censor our collection. All information and perspectives are valuable. By reading about topics that make us uncomfortable,...

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February is Black History Month by Sharren Reil

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2021 05:04 AM

February is Black History month in Canada. I hope all of us can take a moment to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians.  These individuals, their families and their communities have done so much, and given so much, to make our country as culturally diverse and prosperous as it is today.

In 1978 the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) came into being.  The founders presented a petition to the city of Toronto to have February formally proclaimed as Black History...

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...