The Dolls by James Patterson with Kecia Bal

Imagine signing up for an online writing course and winning the opportunity to write a novel with the number one bestselling author in the world.  While this sounds like the premise for a book, it’s what happened to fledgling author Kecia Bal who won James Patterson’s Masterclass Co-Author competition. The result is a futuristic mystery... Continue Reading →

August New and Upcoming Novels

Adler-Olsen, Jussi Andrews, Donna Andrews, V.C. Armstrong, Kelley Atkinson, Kate Black,Lisa Blum, Jenna Bowen, Rhys Brennan, Allison Coleman, Reed Farrel Cussler, Clive Dailey, Janet Giffin, Emily Gross, Andrew Hamilton, Laurell K Hamilton, Steve Hannah, Sophie Hooper, Emma Jackson, Lisa Jance, J. A. Johnson, Craig King, Laurie R Knoll, Jessica Krueger, William Kent Kubica, Mary MacNeal,... Continue Reading →

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The famous phase “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is a great way to describe the intricacies of the plot of Anthony Horowitz’s “The Magpie Murders”.  The book is in many ways a throwback to the Golden Age of Crime and will challenge even an experienced mystery reader. The plot itself is... Continue Reading →

Library as Place

The Ontario Library Association organizes an Annual Institute on the Library as Place. The purpose of this event is to provide a learning opportunity for the library, municipal, design and architect sectors to learn more about physical space and to become better equipped to plan and respond quickly to capitalize on opportunities for development for... Continue Reading →

What is Hiding in the 800s?

It’s not uncommon to see the Library’s youngest patrons head straight for the picture books. Bold colours and gorgeous graphics catch their eyes, drawing them into the stories they (hopefully) come to love. There is a treasure trove of tales that your children may be overlooking, and it’s found on the non-fiction shelves. Tucked on... Continue Reading →

Library Creates Indigenous Knowledge Centres

Your Thunder Bay Public Library is creating an Indigenous Knowledge Centre at each branch. Although it is still in progress as we are selecting new books and other materials for it and working with the Indigenous Advisory Council and Liaison to design the spaces to include artwork, treaty maps and other key elements, the basic... Continue Reading →

Interview with H. Leighton Dickson

H. Leighton Dickson grew up in the wilds of the Canadian Shield, where her neighbours were wolves, moose, perennial-eating deer and the occasional lynx. She pencilled for DC Comics while studying Zoology in the University of Guelph. Later, she went on to the Edinburgh Zoological Gardens in Scotland, where she was chased by lions, wrestled... Continue Reading →

TBPL Summer Children’s Programs

Having exciting and fun children’s programming is one of my favourite parts of the library. Making sure that everyone has fun can be daunting, but this summer TBPL has an amazing lineup of programs in addition to our regular programs, like drop-in storytimes, Baby Time and Read Sing Play. If you haven’t already, make sure... Continue Reading →

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