Making the Best of Being at Home

So, it’s been a week and you’re still stuck at home. You’ve binge watched nearly everything on Netflix and as you’re social distancing, ‘cabin fever’ is starting to set in. Now is the time to discover what your Thunder Bay Public Library can do to help you pass the days as we all work to... Continue Reading →

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is coming up quickly! With the sun peeking out, snow melting, and everything in flux, there is plenty of inspiration for the poets out there. I’m personally a fan of Emily Dickinson - and we have many books about her and her poems! Writing poetry can be extremely cathartic but sometimes it’s... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Non-Fiction-March 2020

March 7, 2020   1. Educated, Tara Westover "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable."--USA Today 2. From the Ashes, Jesse Thistle A remarkable memoir about hope and resilience. 3. Open Book, Jessica Simpson Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. 4. Successful Aging,... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Fiction-March 2020

March 7, 2020 1. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins A rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything. 2. The Wives, Tarryn Fisher A thriller you won't be able to put down! 3. Where the Crawdads sing, Delia Owens An exquisite ode to the natural world. 4. The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell... Continue Reading →

Tell Your Story

People don’t relate to issues. People relate to other people.  People relate to other people by their stories. Stories connect the past and present to the future. Our stories and our learning from them honors and respects our ancestors and us. Stories can awaken future generations to their potential. In essence, the exchange of stories... Continue Reading →

Interview with Iona Whishaw

Iona Whishaw was born in British Columbia. After living her early years in the Kootenays, she spent her formative years living and learning in Mexico, Nicaragua, and the US. She travelled extensively for pleasure and education before settling in the Vancouver area. Throughout her roles as youth worker, social worker, teacher, and award-winning high school... Continue Reading →

“Why Libraries?”

When I was finishing my undergraduate years at Lakehead in 2015, I had a conversation with a fellow student about my decision to enter the Masters of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Alberta. He then asked me a question that has recurred in various forms and from various people in the... Continue Reading →

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