Baking @ Your Library

It’s hard to believe that a year ago it was nearly impossible to purchase flour or yeast. While they certainly weren’t the only empty shelves, hello toilet paper, those empty shelves in the baking aisle impacted a lot of people. Whether you were a habitual baker who suddenly couldn’t get yeast or someone looking for the comfort... Continue Reading →

The Book Club Hub – Works of Poetry

Book clubs offer a great opportunity for friends and book lovers to gather (whether virtually or in person) to catch up and discuss a good book. There’s only two problems with this activity and they seem to come up at every meeting: what book should the group read next and how do you find enough... Continue Reading →

Warm Hugs

This week, Laura and Nicole talk warm hugs: those books that are heart warming, life affirming, and make you feel good! Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books through our online catalogue, or search... Continue Reading →

Staff Favourites

This week, Laura and Nicole stop sharing their own favs for once and do a TBPL-sourced Staff Favourites episode! Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books through our online catalogue, or search for eBooks... Continue Reading →

A Whole New World of Library Programs!

Wow! We are in such difficult times.  The past year has been one of tragedy, struggle and loss for many people.  It is sometimes hard to remain positive and even more difficult to see the future.  The inability to plan or predict our future seems impossible on many levels.  While I miss my loved ones,... Continue Reading →

Media Literacy

Information access has exploded in the last 20 years. With the advent of broadband internet, smartphones and social networking, we have at our fingertips an amount of information that would boggle the minds of librarians a century earlier. This fact is truly a mixed blessing. Early excitement about the democratic and liberating effect of easily... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: My Hero Academia

A newer and more recent shonen, My Hero Academia written by Kohei Horikoshi is an absolutely splendid modern take on the shonen blueprint. The story is set in a superhuman society, where a large amount of the population possesses some kind of superpower, known as a quirk. It follows a young boy by the name... Continue Reading →

Fiction in Translation

This week Laura and Nicole talk about literary fiction in translation. Watch this and past episodes on YouTube or find and subscribe to us on your favourite podcast app, and then place your TBPL holds in our online catalogue or by searching cloudLibrary. The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischwili, translated by Charlotte Collins The Memory... Continue Reading →

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