With the stay at home order in place once again, being at home has led to many creative and innovative ways to spend time. One way that has become apparent to us at the library is the increased interest in family history. Many library patrons have expressed that this is something they have always wanted... 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 →
Connecting to Your Past
Many of us are currently working from home and/or physically isolated as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. For the first time in my professional career, I am writing this column from the guest room of my home. The dog is very confused at the change in his routine of napping, sunbathing, and neighbourhood... 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 →
All this month I have been thinking about roots. Recently, I both received my DNA results from Ancestry.ca and have enjoyed the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Hoito restaurant where my grandparents met and fell in love. I always joke that, “No Hoito = No Angela,” and in a way it is true. Fortunately, I... Continue Reading →