July 2019 New and Upcoming Fiction

Andrews, V.C. Atwood, Margaret Billingham, Mark Box, C.J. de la Cruz, Melissa Delaney, J.P. Gregory, Philippa Griffin, W.E.B. Grimes, Martha Harding, Robyn Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia Hart, Ellen Hartsuyker, Linnea Herron, R.H. Higgins, Kristan Howard, Linda & Linda Jones Jio, Sarah Michaels, Fern Moreno-Garcia, Silvia Musso, Guillaume Neggers, Carla North, Alex Parker, T. Jefferson Patterson, James &... Continue Reading →

Reading Young Adult Books This Summer

Summer is approaching quickly and school is winding down, so everyone will finally have a chance to rest, relax and, most importantly, read! With that in mind, here are some of my favourite young adult books you can get from your library! If you like fantasy novels Kelley Armstrong is famous for her Women of... Continue Reading →

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

  Glass Beads is an anthology of twenty-three interconnecting short stories dealing with the lives of four Saskatchewan First Nations friends over a couple of decades. As her characters age, Dumont paints their lives as buffeted by tragedy and complicated by being aboriginal, which effects how they are treated and how they perceive the world... Continue Reading →

Making our Community Safe, Clean, and Healthy

One of your Library’s new strategic objectives is to foster a safe, clean, and healthy community.  You may be wondering how a Library can do this, so here are a few ideas. As community hubs, your four library locations bring positive activity to their neighbourhoods.  Many people walk, bike, or bus to the Waverley, Brodie,... Continue Reading →

June 2019 New & Upcoming Fiction

Atkins, Ace Castillo, Linda Chiaverini, Jennifer Clark, Martin Coes, Ben Coulter, Catherine Davis, Fiona Dickson, Allison Doiron, Paul Gaynor, Hazel & Heather Webb Graham, Heather Greany, Mark & Hunter R Rawlings Green, Jane Guillory, Jasmine Haddon, Mark Henry, Patti Callahan Jackson, Joshilyn Johansen, Iris La Plante, Lynda Lindsey, Johanna Lippman, Laura Lovesey, Peter Lustbader, Eric... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Non-Fiction-June 2019

June 29, 2019 1. Educated:  A Memoir, Tara Westover "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable."--USA Today 2. Becoming, Michelle Obama An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir. 3. Howard Stern Comes Again, Howard Stern A magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. 4. The Mueller Report, The Washington Post One... Continue Reading →

Summer Programming at TBPL

Summers in Thunder Bay are short, and the weather can be unpredictable. The Library is here to save the day! We offer a wide variety of family-friendly programming at all four of our branches. Drop in to Brodie rain or shine for Movie Mondays at 2:30pm beginning Jul. 8, featuring movies like How to Eat... Continue Reading →

The Line Painter by Claire Cameron

      This book is a true page turner which provides the reader with a unique appreciation of the lines on long, lonely stretches of highway.  Cameron tells the story of Carrie, who embarks on a solo road trip north from her home in Toronto, after her boyfriend dies as a result of a... Continue Reading →

Time to Freshen Up

I have a confession to make, when the mood to have a lazy evening or Sunday afternoon strikes, invariably the television will end up on one of the home improvement channels.  Whether it is building a new deck, renovating a heritage property, updating a beachfront cottage or transforming a fixer upper into a chic modern manor,... Continue Reading →

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