Read This Next

Are you a reader who likes personal recommendations and some conversation about their next reads, but doesn’t have time to watch a video episode? The Read This Next podcast is here for you! Find us on your favourite podcast platform like Apple podcasts or Stitcher and search for Read This Next. You can stream or... Continue Reading →

Things To Do If You’re Feeling Blue

Normally, this is the time of year when the winter blues hit.  Months of cold, dark days start taking their toll. Add to this the isolation COVID-19 has forced upon us, and many of us are left with feelings of anxiety and loneliness and are not sure how to cope. Thankfully, Thunder Bay Public Library... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Public Library Week

While October is Canadian Library Month in the country, the third week of October is celebrated as Ontario Public Library Week.  During that week each year, we organize activities to meet and greet our patrons and encourage non-patrons to explore all the benefits that being an active member of a library can enjoy.  Whether you're... Continue Reading →

Massey Lectures

The 2020 Massey Lecture is going to be presented soon! Due to the covid-19 pandemic, this year’s lecture will be presented digitally in November (although it will also be broadcast as usual by CBC Radio). 2020’s lecture, titled Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society, is by Ronald J. Deibert; Deibert will be talking about... Continue Reading →

First Nations Public Library Week

It’s hard to believe but this year is the 20th anniversary of First Nations Public Library Week, running from Oct. 4-10. It also coincides with Canadian Library month and it’s intended to raise aware of the resources, services, programs and activities of the 46 public libraries on First Nations in Ontario. This year’s theme is... Continue Reading →

Lunch Box Ideas

Regardless of what school might look like for your children this fall, they’re going to need lunch!  Your Library can help make this part of the day stress-free, with these cookbooks. The school year survival book : healthy recipes and sanity-saving strategies for every family and every meal (even snacks) by Laura Keogh and Ceri... Continue Reading →

Making the Best of Being at Home

So, it’s been a week and you’re still stuck at home. You’ve binge watched nearly everything on Netflix and as you’re social distancing, ‘cabin fever’ is starting to set in. Now is the time to discover what your Thunder Bay Public Library can do to help you pass the days as we all work to... Continue Reading →

More Than Just Books!

You might be thinking you don’t need libraries, in this age of easy access to information.  But, I think you do.  Here are some ways you can use your library which you may not know about. With your library card you can access Transparent Languages, an easy to use, online language learning program.  Go to... Continue Reading →

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