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 →

TBPL celebrates 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

The Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) is hosting its first Indigenous languages gathering to celebrate the United Nation’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. The Maawandoo’itiwin* ᒫᐗᓐᑑ''ᐃᑎᐎᓐ Language Gathering will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Waverley Park in Thunder Bay. Our vision for Maawandoo’itiwin is to create a safe and respectful environment... Continue Reading →

First Nations Language Learning

Learning to speak the language that your grandparents spoke is a precious gift for many people.  This is especially true for Indigenous people, many of whom lost their languages as a result of colonialism.  Last week (October 1-7) was First Nations Public Library Week in Ontario, a great time to explore Indigenous languages.  Here are... Continue Reading →

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