The Year Ahead at TBPL

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the amalgamation of the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William into the City of Thunder Bay. As such, it also marks the 50th anniversary of the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL). To mark the occasion, TBPL has been hard at work on several big projects for the coming... Continue Reading →

New Decade, New Library Programs

‘Tis the season to go skiing, sledding, and skidooing but soon the New Year will be upon us and the Library likes to plan ahead! You could say we have…2020 vision...And so should you! For Thunder Bay’s teens and tweens we’re revving up for a winter/spring season filled with fun stuff but if you’re looking... Continue Reading →

Stories Matter. Many Stories Matter

I recently watched an interesting TEDx talk entitled “The Danger of a Single Story”. It was done by a Nigerian-born writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who grew up reading American and British books. These spurred her to write her own stories, which were populated with British and American children who worried about snow, drank ginger beer... Continue Reading →

Free Speech and Hate Speech

The recent hate speech versus free speech debates (or screaming matches) at Vancouver (VPL) and Toronto Public Library (TPL) have demonstrated an irreconcilable contradiction between two values that are at the very heart of public libraries: freedom of expression and safe spaces. We cannot open our doors to all points of view and also guarantee... Continue Reading →

New & Upcoming Fiction for December at TBPL

    New December Fiction 2019 Allende, Isabelle Anderson, Lin Benedict, Marie Black, Benjamin Brown, Karma Carr, Robyn Chamberlain, Diane Dallas, Sandra Dorsey, Tim Elgar, Emily Furst, Alan Gardner, Lisa Gibb, Camilla Greenwell, Garth Hamilton, Ian Harris, Charlaine Hurwitz, Gregg Kelly, Julia King, Thomas Lewis, Susan MacDonald, Andrew David McEwan, Ian Melinek, Judy & T.J.... Continue Reading →

Interview with Lanie Mores

Lanie Mores has her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and is a certified hypnotherapist and personal trainer. She lives in Ontario with her husband, son, and forever barking Chihuahua, Batman. You can find her online at laniemores.com. Shauna Kosoris: What inspired your first book, Father of Contention? Lanie... Continue Reading →

Become a Pro Propagator!

Succulents: we all love them, want them in our homes and want to see them thrive. If you’re anything like me, you’ve killed one or two plants, have a few hanging on and occasionally overwater them… I’m just trying to be attentive but apparently succulents like to be left alone. Who knew! Learning the ins... Continue Reading →

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