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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...

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Popular Checkouts at TSPL!

Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2023 05:45 AM

Here are our most checked out books between April 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023.

  • The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
  • Spare by Prince Harry
  • A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny
  • Simply Lies by David Baldacci
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Night Watch by Neil Lancaster
  • Worthy Opponents by Danielle Steel
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews
  • The Wedding Planner by Danielle Steel
  • This Bird Has Flown by Susanna Hoffs
  • Storm Watch by C.J. Box
  • Loyalty by Lisa Scottoline
  • The Home for Wayward Girls by Marcia Bradley

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June is National Indigenous History Month by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 05:21 AM

The House of Commons designated June as National Aboriginal History Month in 2009. The name was changed to National Indigenous History Month in 2017.

The Temiskaming Shores Public Library boasts a number of great indigenous authors and their works in our collection. Authors like Wab Kinew, Angeline Boulley, Tomson Highway, Michelle Good, Joseph Boyden and others, including my favourite, Richard Wagamese.

I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Mr. Wagamese at a library conference where I attended a...

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Get Your Summer Reading List Ready! by Elesha Halbert-Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 05:40 AM

Looking for something fun and light or a twisty thriller to read this summer?

Here are some of the recent books we’ve received at Temiskaming Shores Public Library that you may want to add to your reading list!

A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins (FIC HIG): It's a huge surprise to his adoptive mother, Monica, who thought she had a close relationship with Matthew, her nearly adult son. Until he secretly arranged a vacation to Cape Cod so he could meet his birth mother... without a word to...