Celebrating Christmas 2020

With less than a month to go before Christmas, excitement is growing while at the same time we’re aware that Christmas is going to be different this year.  With that in mind, how are we to prepare for Christmas?  There are lots of suggestions on various web sites about taking Christmas virtual, but, let’s not... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Wild Cards

You're probably wondering - what is a wild card read, anyway? Here's how we defined it: it's a book that might have a wacky premise or format, weird characters, or wild plots. It's one where you might hear the description and think, really? That's a book? It's the kind of book you'll want to tell... Continue Reading →

Toddler Reading Favourites

One of my favourite things to do with my son Gavin is read books together. He is coming up on two years in March, so his reading tastes are not fully developed; but he’s already making his opinions very clear. Some books sit on the shelf untouched, while others are constantly being found on the... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Massey Lectures

Nicole and special guest Shauna are talking Massey Lectures this week. Have you read or listened to any of these fascinating talks before? Recommend a title to us, and watch this episode on YouTube! Information about past CBC Massey Lectures found here. Notes from the fall 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and... Continue Reading →

New Picture Book Choices

Despite all the challenges children are facing in today’s world, one thing is still a constant: Thunder Bay Public Library continues to add some fabulous new picture books to our collection, and this is a great opportunity to showcase some new favourites! I Am Brown is a gorgeous new picture book written by Ashok Banker... Continue Reading →

Read This Next – Westerns

You may have thought Westerns had ridden off into the sunset, so to speak, as a book genre. In fact, Westerns are still being written, but they are often remixed with other genres and tell stories about citizens of the wild west other than the same white male gunslinger. Watch the episode to hear Laura... Continue Reading →

Interview with Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today best-selling author of witty and charming historical romances, including 2019’s Foreword Reviews INDIE Awards Gold Winner for Romance, The Lady and the Highwayman, and 2020 Holt Medallion finalist, Healing Hearts. She is a two-time “Best of State” Gold Medal winner for fiction and a three-time Whitney Award winner.... Continue Reading →

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