Lit On Tour in Thunder Bay This Tuesday!

On Tuesday, October 30th, head to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery for the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)’s 8th annual Lit On Tour event here in Thunder Bay. Lit On Tour brings Canadian authors of contemporary literature to various events across Ontario. Lakehead University, the Northwestern Ontario Writers’ Workshop (NOWW), the Thunder Bay Art... Continue Reading →

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

The Summoning is about a young 15 year old girl named Chloe Sanders. She lives a lonely life with her father after her mother passes away. One day, Chloe starts to see things, like people who disappear without warning. Believing her eyes are playing tricks on her, she ignores it. But when she encounters a... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Public Libraries

October is Canadian Public Library month and here in the province of Ontario we celebrated First Nations Public Libraries during the first week of the month, and this week we celebrate Ontario Public Libraries. To celebrate, the Thunder Bay Public Library is having a Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, October 16 at all branches. If... Continue Reading →

First Nations Language Learning

Learning to speak the language that your grandparents spoke is a precious gift for many people.  This is especially true for Indigenous people, many of whom lost their languages as a result of colonialism.  Last week (October 1-7) was First Nations Public Library Week in Ontario, a great time to explore Indigenous languages.  Here are... Continue Reading →

Retirement

It is with a great deal of excitement, a lot of sadness, and a mixture of fear that I enter into retirement after 33 years of service with the Thunder Bay Public Library. I love the Library. It is a great place to work. Maybe I'm biased but the staff there are a great group... Continue Reading →

Drafting the Next Strategic Plan

The Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) Strategic Plan 2014-18 is drawing to a close and we can look back with some satisfaction at what we have achieved over the last five years in terms of encouraging lifelong learning, supporting our local economy, embracing change and innovation, promoting diversity and social inclusion, and fostering community well-being... Continue Reading →

Interview with Kim Moritsugu

Kim Moritsugu holds a BA and MBA from the University of Toronto, and worked several years in a corporate setting before becoming a novelist. Moritsugu’s novels include Looks Perfect, a romantic comedy shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award; The Glenwood  Treasure, a literary mystery shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award; The Restoration of... Continue Reading →

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