*Signing Off*

It has been a good run on the TNRD Library Blog, but after 4 years we’ve decided to sign off…

Thank you for following our blog throughout the years!

Thank you!

In the future…

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March 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Mental Floss

Looking for a fun website to spend some time on? Take a look at Mental Floss!



Mental Floss is a website full of random and amazing facts, plus it has fun mental-floss-ithacaquizzes and trivia.

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

March 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Library Hosts Interior Authors Group

The TNRD Library System will host a reading by the Interior Authors Group at the Kamloops Library, Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. They will read from their most recent anthology, Away fromIAG Home.  The Interior Authors Group is local collective of 43 writers, some of whom are well known,
award-winning published authors, historians and photographers, while others are aspiring to be published for the first time. Away From Home is the group’s third collection and covers a wide range of topics and emotions.

The group will be represented at the
reading by Coco Aders, Hugh Burton, Rhonda
Chandler, Eleanor Witton Hancock, Ferne Hinse, Kay Knox, Danielle Mathieson Pederson, June Carter Powell, Dana Ramstedt, Kathy Richins, Ben Rathbone, Dennis Robertson, Tricia Saxby, Ken Sommerfeld and Wendy Weseen.
This event is free, but seating is limited. Please call the library to
reserve your seat at 250.372.5145 or talk to a staff member.

March 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

New Books!

Take a look at some of the great books new at the library this week!

greenThe Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs by Karla Dakin, Lisa Lee Benjamin and Mindy Pantiel

Green roofs have come of age. From Monterrey, Mexico, to Dhaka, Bangladesh  designers are creating rooftops that address critical environmental issues like extreme heat, storm water management, and ecosystem development, while offering aesthetically pleasing spaces that integrate people with nature. These projects move beyond sedum mats. They focus on the garden itself as art form.

Place a hold now!

titanicTitanic Style: Dress and Fashion on the Voyage by Grace Evans

Titanic Style explores the world of fashion and dress at the time of RMS Titan’s famous voyage. With stunning images and enlightening historical analysis, this book takes us through the wardrobes of passengers and crew of all  classes and ages, from the most intimate undergarments to the warm overcoats needed on the last fearful, cold night.

Place a hold now!

chineseThe Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home by Diana Kuan

In The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, Chinese food blogger and cooking instructor Diana Kuan brings Chinatown to your home with this amazing collection of more than eighty popular Chinese takeout recipes – appetizers, main courses, noodle and rice dishes, and desserts – all easy-to-prepare and MSG-free.

Place a hold now!

March 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Freedom to Read!

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library is celebrating our Freedom to Read!


Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Freedom to Read week runs from February 24 to March 2 and the library is celebrating with a contest!!

Go into your local library branch and fill out a ballot entry with your name, phone number, the name of a banned or challenged book that you have read in the past and a reason why you think someone may have challenged it. On March 2nd each branch library will draw a winner for a prize!

freedom to read prize 2013

February 19, 2013 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Chinese New Year & Family Day

February 10th is Chinese New Year – and this year is the year of the snake!




Also, a reminder that tomorrow (Feb.11) is BC’s first Family Day.  Family Day is a statutory holiday aimed to give families extra time to enjoy each other.  The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Libraries will be closed on February 11th for Family Day, but we will re-open on Tuesday at 10:00am.

We hope you have a great Chinese New Year & Family Day!

February 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

New Books

Take a look at the great new books at the library this week!

photoMay I Be Happy: a Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind by Cyndi Lee

The revered yoga instructor and author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind reveals her own struggles with body image and the student-prompted journey of self-discovery that led her to visit other world regions including the drought-stricken Indian countryside and the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, where she practiced the Buddhist philosophy of loving-kindness and received counsel from wise women mentors.

Place a hold now!

horseThe Horse in My Garage and Other Stories by Patrick F. McManus

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.”

Place a hold now!

naturalAll Natural: a Skeptic’s Quest to Discover if the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier by Nathanael Johnson

Scrutinizes “all-natural” philosophies to consider the negative aspects of extreme approaches to health care, an investigation that explores potential sources of health-care paradoxes.

Place a hold now!

dolittleChasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals by Con Slobodchikoff

Groundbreaking research has been done teaching animals human language, but what about the other way around? Studies have shown that lizards, squid, monkeys, and birds are talking to each other, communicating information about food, predators, squabbles, and petty jealousies. These animal languages are unique and highly adaptive.

Place a hold now!

homeHome Baked Comfort (Williams-Sonoma): Featuring Mouthwatering Recipes and Tales of the Sweet Life with Favorites from Bakers Across the Country by Kim Laidlaw

This delicious new baking book from Williams-Sonoma has over 100 decadent, down-home, comfort food recipes, highlighting America’s most revered bakeries and bloggers with recipes from each. Stunning photography and a gorgeous design bring it all to life.

Place a hold now!

February 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

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