Interview with Brent Scollie

Brent Scollie, a graduate of Fort William Collegiate Institute, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Library Science, retired from the federal public service in 1997. His insights on the Victorian era in Thunder Bay are derived from many years of research. This has resulted in numerous publications about the period mostly focussed... Continue Reading →

Memoirs/Autobiographies/Biographies

When you think back on the story of your life, do you ever think about writing a book? The beauty of reading memoirs and autobiographies is that, no matter how interesting a person’s life may be, everyone comes from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences, so there is always something to learn. Some give us something... Continue Reading →

Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor

In “Becoming Belle,” Nuala O’Connor brings the extraordinary life of Isabel (Belle) Bilton into the mind of her readers. As someone who appreciates a believably written period piece, I was grateful for O’Connor’s appropriate choice of language and sentence structure. It allowed me to fully immerse myself into this almost unbelievable story set in the... Continue Reading →

Royal Wedding Fever

As you may have heard, there was a pretty big wedding across the pond this weekend.  If you can’t get enough of the wedding excitement, or are planning your own, visit your Library! You can borrow the DVD of Will and Kate’s wedding if you want to see how it measured up to Harry and... Continue Reading →

Into the Wild

The story of Chris McCandless will captivate you, intrigue      you and at times infuriate you.  Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild is a non-fiction book that tells the tale of 22 year old Chris McCandless, a young man who gave up all of his possessions and savings after graduating college to begin his journey of hitchhiking... Continue Reading →

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