Interview with Patricia Caine

Patricia Caine (nee Rusnak) is originally from Thunder Bay, ON. She wrote the book Gedo’s Hammer, Baba’s Borscht: Raising a Family in Current River, 1929-1989 after transcribing stories from her parents, who were both immigrants from Ukraine. She also has a blog, The Rusnaks, where she shares recipes as a tribute to her parents, for... Continue Reading →

TBPL Enters the World of Scripted Audio Dramas

Picture this: A team of amazing library workers, known for offering superb customer service, find something amazing hidden in the old vault at the Brodie Library (the Brodie Resource Library actually has an extremely large vault). This amazing object will lead the team on the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. Clues will lead this eclectic group... 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 →

Life in a Thundering Bay: Voices from Thunder Bay’s Past edited by Tania L. Saj and Elle Andra-Warner (River Rocks Publishing, 2007)

I've been on a history kick lately.  My main focus is Native North American history, especially around the Great Lakes.  Because of the time period and the rapid growth of North America in the last 150 years, I'm also interested in non-Aboriginal history from the same time periods.  Life in a Thundering Bay contains stories... Continue Reading →

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