Category Archives: reading

Spooky October Reads by Elesha Teskey

Once October hits, some people like to pull out spooky or horror stories. Reading classics like Frankenstein, Dracula, or The Haunting of Hill House is wonderful, but the Temiskaming Shores Public Library has some other books that may give you … Continue reading

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Book Clubs – Yea or Nay? by Alison McCorkle

  I’ve always wanted to be in a book club but have never had the privilege. The closest I’ve come is working the evenings when one of the library’s book clubs would have their meetings. I love reading and read … 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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TSPL Top 100 Checkouts of 2019

1. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny 2. Past Tense by Lee Child 3. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci 4. The Boy by Tami Hoag 5. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich 6. The 18th Abduction by James Patterson and … Continue reading

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I Almost Broke Up with this Book…But I’m Glad I Didn’t! by Hannah Wight

We’ve all been there. We’ve picked up a book and looked forward to getting immersed into the story, only to find ourselves confused, bored, and wondering if it’s worth the read. One such book that I almost broke up with … Continue reading

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Comfort Reading by Elesha Teskey

The end days of summer are here and our thoughts are turning to the cooler weather of fall and the comforts of a cozy blanket and warm beverages…or maybe pumpkin spice products if that’s your thing. Fall is traditionally a … 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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What’s Your Reading Routine? By Alison McCorkle

We’ve been busy at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library with Summer Reading Contests for both adults and children who read in English and Défi de lecture for adults and children who read in French. I’m sad to say that I … Continue reading

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Experience a Different Culture Through Fantasy by Elesha Teskey

Fantasy books are a wonderful escape to worlds full of potential and adventure. Typically thought of as a male savior with a sword or magic who sets off on a quest to defeat evil looking to conquer a world based … Continue reading

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Read Unapologetically by Elesha Teskey

Everyone is different, so why should we read the same books? Sometimes people look down on certain categories or genres, which makes me sad. There is a place for every book and every reader. The important thing is that people … Continue reading

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