Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

I really love that feeling you get when a book casually catches your eye as you stroll through the stacks of books at a library. For some reason that you may not be able to explain, the book just seems like it’s going to be good even though you have never heard of the author. ... Continue Reading →

The Shock Doctrine

The provincial government has made a 50% cut to the funding that it provides to Ontario Library Services – North (OLS-N), which has downsized from 11 to 5.5FTE positions. This is capacity and expertise that Northern libraries cannot afford to lose. Based on the revised OLS-N budget, a number of programs and services will no... Continue Reading →

Detectives and Private Investigators

In search of some new mystery and crime series? Try some of these titles, featuring Detectives and Private Investigators.         Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson - Jackson Brodie series The Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King - Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series Cover Her Face, by P. D. James - Adam... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Non-fiction-May 2019

May 18, 2019 1. Becoming, Michelle Obama An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir. 2. Educated, Tara Westover "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable."-USA Today 3. Cat and Nat's Mom Truths, Catherine Belknap & Natalie Telfer Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood 4.... Continue Reading →

All About Tea

When I was younger, I didn’t think I liked tea. Then I discovered that teas come in many more varieties than just black. Now I drink teas all day long, making iced teas during the summer months when it’s too hot to be boiling water. And with loose leaf teas so popular (and Thunder Bay... Continue Reading →

Romeo And/Or Juliet by Ryan North

Romeo And/Or Juliet by Ryan North Do you remember as a kid reading Choose your own adventures and being on the edge of your seat planning what your next step be? Should you go left or right? Walk to the haunted house, or the creepy garden? Turn to page 309 or page 209? But after... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Fiction-May 2019

May 18, 2019 1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris Illuminating tale of hope and courage. 2. The Perfect Girlfriend, Karen Hamilton You've never read a love story as twisted as this. 3. The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff A mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women. 4. The Huntress,... Continue Reading →

Fractured Fairy Tales

Working with children you read, re-read, and re-re-read stories all the time. Though we all have a favourite, even the best fairy tale (shout out to Strega Nona) can make you want to skip a few pages when you’ve read it too much. Enter stage right: fractured fairy tales – Hilarious renditions of classic tales... Continue Reading →

May 2019 New & Upcoming Fiction Titles

Atkinson, Kate Black, Cara Brown, Rita Mae Colgan, Jenny Crais, Robert Daniels, Natalie Deaver, Jeffery Ellis, Kate Gilbert, Elizabeth Haines, Carolyn Harris, Joanne Hilderbrand, Elin Hoag, Tami Horowitz, Anthony Hunter, Stephen Jackson, Lisa Jenoff, Pam Jones, Amy King, Stephen & Bev Vincent Koch, Herman Kate, Lauren Mackintosh, Clare Maden, Mike Parks, Brad Patterson, James Perry,... Continue Reading →

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