Tickle Your Funny Bone at Your Library

On April Fool’s Day several years ago I told my hockey-mad son that his big game was cancelled because the ice had melted at the rink. I thought his reaction was hilarious, but he still tells me it wasn’t funny. Humour, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder! At the Library we have... Continue Reading →

Royal Wedding Fever

As you may have heard, there was a pretty big wedding across the pond this weekend.  If you can’t get enough of the wedding excitement, or are planning your own, visit your Library! You can borrow the DVD of Will and Kate’s wedding if you want to see how it measured up to Harry and... Continue Reading →

Work-Life Balance

Last week I couldn’t have told you what the topic for this column would be.  I was racing from one item to the next on my to-do list and hadn’t reached “write @ Your Library Column”.  Today it is top of the list, demanding my attention.  Fortunately, yesterday inspiration struck as I worked through the... Continue Reading →

Dogs

It’s the Chinese Year of the Dog in 2018 and about 35% of households in Canada include a dog. Many dog owners know that pets can influence mood and improve health. In her book Paws & Effect: the Healing Power of Dogs, Sharon Sakson explores the relationships between humans and their dogs. With so much... Continue Reading →

Genealogical Roots

All this month I have been thinking about roots. Recently, I both received my DNA results from Ancestry.ca and have enjoyed the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Hoito restaurant where my grandparents met and fell in love. I always joke that, “No Hoito = No Angela,” and in a way it is true. Fortunately, I... Continue Reading →

Interlibrary Loans

Money, or  lack of it, is a hot topic these days.  Even libraries feel the pinch. Budget restraints force us to try and purchase as wide a range of materials as possible, but unfortunately we cannot hold every title. Space is an issue as well, therefore we are not able to keep all of our... Continue Reading →

Community Led and Needs Based

TBPL is working on its next five year Strategic Plan for the period 2019 – 2023. Previous plans have been produced by external consultants, but this time around we are doing it for ourselves. We are using a tried and tested method of community consultation – known as community conversations - which was developed in... Continue Reading →

Have You Visited Our Blogs Lately?

TBPL Off the Shelf has been the home of our online book reviews, interviews with authors, and book club bag updates for several years. Scroll through the different categories to access tons of library staff book reviews, searchable by genre and linked directly to our catalogue, allowing for quick and easy placement of your TBPL... Continue Reading →

Interview with Jordan Lehto

Jordan Lehto is a playwright with Thunder Bay’s 10x10 Showcase.  He has had five plays produced in the showcase: Just Go With It (2014), People Like You (2015), Noise (2016), Little Endings (2017), and Women’s Work (2018). Shauna Kosoris: You’ve had five plays produced in the 10x10 showcase between 2014 and 2018.  What made you... Continue Reading →

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