Sheila Watt-Cloutier in Conversation with CBC Radio’s Cathy Alex

On March 1st, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, whose book, The Right To Be Cold, is on the Canada Reads 2017 Shortlist, was here in the Waverley Auditorium having a conversation with CBC Thunder Bay‘s Cathy Alex. If you missed it, you can listen to a clip from it that aired on Superior Morning on March 2nd. Watt-Cloutier is…

Shakespeare in Prisons (SPN) and London Shakespeare Workout Prison Project (LSW)

Following the standard channel flip, I found a fascinating documentary about the use of Shakespeare in prisons as part of the rehabilitation programming for long term offenders.  The documentary “Shakespeare Behind Bars” by Curt Tofteland, premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and has been screened by over 40 film festivals worldwide. The documentary has…

TBPL Staff Poetry Favourites- April Poet Tree Event

  April is Poetry month and this year to celebrate we have collecting poems at the branches for a Poet Tree. Poems will be read at the Brodie Resource Library on the 23rd of April at 7pm.  Whether it’s your poem or a work from someone else, we’d loved to see the words that have…

Bridget Jones returns in “Mad about the Boy”

This October, the grande dame of chick lit is returning with her beloved, beleaguered and bewildered creation , Bridget Jones, but is it too late or too different a world for Fielding and Miss Jones?  I fell under the spell of Bridget, Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver, as well as the myriad of other characters …

Big Library Read – the One eBook Everyone is Reading!

Join TBPL and other library supporters all over the world in reading a single eBook! Together with Sourcebooks, the leading independent publisher, OverDrive and your library are providing a compelling novel for all to read – with a valid library card, of course. This pilot runs from May 15–June 1, 2013, and during that time…

Cover of new Diana Gabaldon novel released!

Jump over to Entertainment Weekly for a brief interview with Gabaldon answering some burning questions about this latest installment, or click here to read the first book in the Outlander series.

New and; Improved!

Come check out the TBPL Best of the Backlist blog for book news, reviews, and lots more.

Book Nerds Unite!

If you’re a Facebook user you might have noticed a note spreading around called “Book Nerds Unite” (or something to that extent). It asks you to write down the 15 books that have stuck with you over the years (and to not over think it, just say what comes to mind). Instead of posting my…

Dinner and a Murder (The Final Clue)

Dinner and a Murder Murder and Mayhem at the Library! Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner and Ultimate Sleuth….. Genevieve Cernjul! She and a guest will be enjoying a meal at the Valhalla Inn. Thank you to the many participants this summer,  together reading more than 170 different books. Please join us again next year!…

Dinner and a Murder

Murder and Mayhem at the Library! Can you be the sleuth who solves the case? Join us for our Adult Summer Reading Game – Dinner and a Murder. Great reading, great prizes and a chance to solve the case! Clues available on June 29th at all branches of your library. Clue #1:  The murder weapon…

What’s a backlist?

Backlist books are all those books that aren’t newly published.  Most of our favourite books come from publisher’s backlists and in time it’s where all the new books go too.  Here we’ve collected (and are continuing to collect) some of our favourite backlist titles available at your library.