Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sunday September 27th, 2015 Exciting Fall Activities

The Thunder Bay Public Library is the place to be this fall if you are an outdoor enthusiast or just interested in the natural world.  We've always had a good collection of hiking, canoeing, camping books and DVDs because we know that anyone living in Thunder Bay is more than likely to be taking in some of those activities.  Titles such as Bill Mason's Path of the Paddle, or the Thunder Bay Hiking Association Trail Guide are standards you will find.  But we also support these interests by providing programming in this area as well.  This fall we have a couple of sessions that are Must Sees for anyone claiming or wishing to be the quintessential outdoorsman/woman!

October 5 at 7 pm; the Waverley Library welcomes Nancy Scott, a park planner for the MNR hailing from Sault Ste Marie.  Nancy will offer a visual presentation of her book Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin in which she provides a fascinating overview of the lake's natural history, species at risk, as well as the story of human incursion into the area from fur trading, recreational fishing to eventual settlement.  Situated in the heart of Northwestern Ontario, almost every map of North America shows Lake Nipigon as a significant geographic feature, yet few people know its story.

October 6 at 7 pm; join us at the Waverley Library for a presentation of the Path of the Paddle. Carrie and Jon Nolan will share stories, videos, and photos of their 2015 1183km, 10 week paddling adventure from Thunder Bay to Manitoba along the Path of the Paddle.  The Mission of the Path of the Paddle Association is to support the development, stewardship and sustainability of Path of the Paddle water trail network in Northwestern Ontario in partnership with regional stakeholders.  For more information contact

November 17 at 2pm; the Mary J.L. Black Branch will be hosting the second program in the popular LU In Conversation series, Thunder Bay 1.1 Billion Years ago - Making the Nor'Westers.   For the past 14 years, Dr. Peter Hollings, Chair of the Department of Geology, has been studying the formation of the rocks and mineral deposits of Northwestern Ontario. He will discuss the formation of Thunder Bay's Nor'Westers and the 1.1 billion year old Midcontinent Rift of which they are part. We will investigate the geology in and around town and relate it to the evolution of the region.

Mark these dates on your calendar and be sure to join us for these exciting presentations. 

 Barbara Philp 

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