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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
History Channel Worldwide Brand Campaign, “Know Where You Stand”
Amazing. Especially the first image on the beaches of Normandy.
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... Continue Reading →
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!... Continue Reading →