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 →

Tell Your Story

People don’t relate to issues. People relate to other people.  People relate to other people by their stories. Stories connect the past and present to the future. Our stories and our learning from them honors and respects our ancestors and us. Stories can awaken future generations to their potential. In essence, the exchange of stories... Continue Reading →

The Year Ahead at TBPL

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the amalgamation of the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William into the City of Thunder Bay. As such, it also marks the 50th anniversary of the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL). To mark the occasion, TBPL has been hard at work on several big projects for the coming... Continue Reading →

‘From Here’ Music Festival

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the City of Thunder Bay. TBPL is a member of the City’s 50th Anniversary organizing committee and is planning a number of events to celebrate this significant milestone. The ‘From Here’ Music Festival will inspire today’s musically inclined youth to add to Thunder Bay’s vibrant... Continue Reading →

Drafting the Next Strategic Plan

The Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) Strategic Plan 2014-18 is drawing to a close and we can look back with some satisfaction at what we have achieved over the last five years in terms of encouraging lifelong learning, supporting our local economy, embracing change and innovation, promoting diversity and social inclusion, and fostering community well-being... Continue Reading →

Community Led and Needs Based

TBPL is working on its next five year Strategic Plan for the period 2019 – 2023. Previous plans have been produced by external consultants, but this time around we are doing it for ourselves. We are using a tried and tested method of community consultation – known as community conversations - which was developed in... Continue Reading →

Interview with Kim Casey

Kim Casey is the author of five books, including Thunder Bay District’s True Murder Investigations 1885 to 2016 and Thunder Bay City’s True Murder Investigations 1882 – 2014.  Her books are self-published through her publishing house, Ahneen Publishing.  Casey will be at Brodie on Wednesday, April 4th to talk about Thunder Bay District’s True Murder... Continue Reading →

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