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More Bang for Your Buck at the Library by Rebecca Hunt

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:05 PM

A question that is occasionally asked of library staff members is, “How is the library funded?” In Ontario, libraries are funded primarily through municipal tax dollars. In Temiskaming Shores, and in most libraries across Ontario, this accounts for about 85% of library revenues. Although they are primarily funded by their municipalities and their boards are appointed by municipal councils, libraries are governed by the Public Libraries Act of Ontario and are somewhat separate from other municipal...

Animals in Literature by Sharren Riel

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 06:06 PM

 

*Note, most of these stories require a full box of Kleenex to get through…

I still get chocked up when I think about the fate awaiting Beauty and Ginger in the book Black Beauty, and have cried my eyes out over the ending of many copies of Old Yeller. There is something about animals that has the potential to hold and enrapture us. There are good animals, like the rabbits Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and Blackberry in Watership Down and Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web. Hard to imagine a spider saving...

The Best Sex I Ever had was in a Book by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2019 06:59 PM

Now that I have your attention let me explain myself.

I wasn’t the one actually in the throes of passion, I was just the reader of this steamy scene.
Spicy romance novels aren’t for everyone. If by chance you might enjoy a little more ‘action of an intimate nature’ in your life (without having to shave your legs or other body parts, worry about pregnancy, STDs, or having to cuddle or sleep with this other person), you might want to give them a try.

Here are some titles that might ‘turn you on’ to...

Chilly Weather Cookbooks by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 07:25 PM

Days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. Usually at this time of year people start to crave comfort food, which is defined on Google as: “Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.”

Both branches of the Temiskaming Shores Public Library have a large selection of cookbooks, including ones with comfort food. Today we’ll take a look at four of them.

 

 

Fictional Heroines Through the Ages by Hannah Wight

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:11 PM

The significance of finding a novel that includes a strong female character is paramount, especially when found in literature for young girls and women. Throughout my reading journey I have come across various literary heroines who I believe to be great role models for women.

Below are my top four favourite heroines:

 

Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice (18th Century)

Elizabeth Bennet is the protagonist of the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Elizabeth is a determined young...