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Books about Remembrance Day

Nous nous souviendrons ! par Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 06:29 AM

Oui, nous nous souviendrons, nous devons nous souvenir! La réalité de ce fait me rappelle de l’expression souvent entendu en anglais “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”–George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905. Cette citation nous dit que ceux qui oublient le passé sont condamnés à le revivre. Comme l’histoire nous a démontré cette citation de George Santayana a devenue une terrible réalité seulement vingt et un an après la première guerre mondiale. Cette guerre a duré...

Spooky October Reads by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 06:12 AM

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 your creepy read fix.

 

book cover for Wonderland by Zoje Stage

Wonderland by Zoje Stage

This is Stage’s second novel and is quite different from her first, Baby Teeth (also a good horror read). In Wonderland, we meet the Bennett family who has given up a busy New York City life for an...

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Attitude of Gratitude by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 06:30 AM

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving despite all the changes and protocols to follow in our “new normal”.

There is still lots for all of us to be thankful for, even if it feels like we have to look a lot harder and deeper than we used to.

Here at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library, we are truly grateful for our patrons. You are all part of our library family. Without all of you, where would we be? While we were closed due to Covid-19, packing to move, moving, and setting up in our new location,...

Growing up in the Library by Hannah Wight

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 06:40 AM

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 to check out books and movies. The smell of the building is one I can still recall (must, sunshine, and the mingled scent of books old and new). Some people might be turned off by that description, but I love it! I remember the clerks being so friendly and helpful (some I now work...

Dreaming of the Cold by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 06:49 AM

person standing on snowy mountain

I live in a beautiful farming town, and thus we have many farmers and farms. I would assume that this was a summer that warmed the cockles of their hearts. It was very warm, sunny, and we had ample rain. My heart was not so happy. This is hard to admit, but I am not a warm weather girl! I found this summer so hot that I spent most of it indoors close to the beloved air conditioners. I am a keen gardener, so keen I may actually be a plant hoarder of sorts, and I do love to putter in the garden. At...