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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...

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Fine-free Pilot Program by Rebecca Hunt

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 05:16 AM

The Temiskaming Shores Public Library is excited to pilot a fine-free material return model that eliminates late fees on many categories of items. The new pilot program supports equitable service to the community by reducing barriers to library resources. While paying a small fine for a late item is affordable for some individuals, there are other residents on fixed incomes who may find this challenging. Outstanding fines can disproportionately affect some members of the community, who rely on...

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A Day to Celebrate Horseback Riding in the West by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 05:25 AM

National Day of the Cowboy falls on the fourth Saturday of July. A brief history of this day can be found from that informs the reader of this national day first being proposed by the organization National Day of the Cowboy as a bill to the state of Wyoming back in 2005. This bill proposed to preserve and celebrate cowboy culture and history in the state.  This bill was passed and by the end of July 2019, 15 different states also passed this bill. This organization has raised...

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TD Summer Reading Club Youth Reading Challenge by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 05:24 AM

To continue to promote children’s reading over the summer even though they’re not in school, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library has created, in both English and French, a TD Summer Reading Club Youth Reading Challenge.  This makes it a little more challenging, as they need to choose books that meet the criteria of six of the eight offered challenges. We think this also offers an element of fun, and best of all there will be a random draw on Saturday, August 26 and one lucky winner will win a...