Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Growing Up in the Library by Hannah Wight

I grew up in the library. From toddler to teen, and now into adulthood, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library has been my place of solace and inspiration. In my early days, I loved walking to the library with my family … Continue reading

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The Origins of Books by Sharren Reil

I work in a library, so every day I am surrounded by shelf after shelf of books. I have always taken my access to books for granted, and do not think about the history, and inventions, that have led to … Continue reading

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Literary Quotes by Hannah Wight

Everyone likes a good inspirational quote. We like to post them on social media, hang them on our walls, and incorporate them into our conversations. Certain quotes have a way of sticking with us, and we may even rely on … Continue reading

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Starting Over and New Beginnings: Winter Solstice and the New Year by Sharren Reil

Our celebration of the New Year on January 1st is not an ancient phenomenon. Many believe that the first recording of this celebration is in Mesopotamia c. 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox in … Continue reading

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Livres ajoutés à notre collection française!! Par Carmen Peddie

  Ici se trouve seulement un petit ensemble de livres pour les adultes que nous avons ajoutés à notre collection française! Voici les titres mentionnés : Les jumelles d’Arrowood par Laura McHugh Roman policier : le décor : une superbe … Continue reading

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More Bang for your Buck at the Library by Rebecca Hunt

A question that is occasionally asked of library staff members is, “How is the library funded?” In Ontario, libraries are funded primarily through municipal tax dollars. In Temiskaming Shores, and in most libraries across Ontario, this accounts for about 85% … Continue reading

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Animals in Literature by Sharren Reil

*Note, most of these stories require a full box of Kleenex to get through… I still get chocked up when I think about the fate awaiting Beauty and Ginger in the book Black Beauty, and have cried my eyes out … Continue reading

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Fictional Heroines Through the Ages by Hannah Wight

The significance of finding a novel that includes a strong female character is paramount, especially when found in literature for young girls and women. Throughout my reading journey I have come across various literary heroines who I believe to be … Continue reading

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Calling All Royals Fans! by Hannah Wight

If you’re anything like me, then you’re captivated by the British Royal Family. I love reading and learning about all things Royal, and have thus discovered a great collection of books here at the library that have met this need. … Continue reading

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My Brain on Books! by Sharren Reil

I have always preferred a good book over a movie or T.V. show and now neuroscientists are telling me that this benefits my brain!  Recent studies into how the brain works are revealing that reading, and also listening to stories, … Continue reading

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