Sunday, 3 July 2016

Sunday July 3rd, 2016 New Items at Your Library

Hey Thunder Bay, this may be a surprise to you, but the Thunder Bay Public Library has brand new items that you can borrow for free with a valid library card! This includes recently released movies, books, audio books, graphic novels, music cds, and magazines.

I know that some of you think we only have older or educational movies. While we do have some of those, we also have many recently released movies and television shows on dvd that you can borrow for free with your library card. Some of our recent dvds are listed in our newsletter, Connect, including Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, and Brooklyn. Some new family and children’s DVDs include Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Hotel Transylvania 2, and The Peanuts Movie. All of these movies were recently in the theater (November 2015 for Brooklyn, December 2015 for Star Wars, and January 2016 for The Revenant). You can also check out the New and Upcoming DVDs list on our website, for our newest dvds, like Deadpool, Gods of Egypt, Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Orange is the New Black Season Three, Zoolander 2, and Game of Thrones Season 5.

Like our dvds, we have brand new books, too. Looking for the new Tilly Bagshawe, Clive Cussler, Janet Evanovich, Stephen King, Diana Palmer, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, or Stuart Woods? They’re all available at your local library. Want a new children’s or teen book? Those are here, too. Some of our new physical books and audiobooks are listed in Connect, while the even more recent titles are listed under New DVDs, books, and more on our online catalogue . Or check out our New & Upcoming list of adult books (available at our branches and on our website) to see what’s currently available.

Please note: after July our New and Upcoming Lists will be going on hiatus over the summer while we change to a new distributor. The lists will return this fall!

If you’re looking for our new music cds, the best list we have is in Connect. Our current issue’s list includes Santana’s Santana IV, Martina McBride’s Reckless, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals’ Call It What It Is. You can also look on our catalogue under New DVDs, books, and more for all the new music cds we have.

Our graphic novels and magazines are unfortunately not listed in Connect or in dedicated lists on our website. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have them! You can try running an advanced search of our catalogue to find the new graphic novels we have, like The Mighty Thor or Howard the Duck. You can also wander into one of our branches to browse through our collections. Or just ask us! Be aware that the collections at our different branches differ from one another.

I should warn you though: while we own copies of these recently released items, that does not mean you will see them in the library. Our super new releases usually have multiple holds on them (for example, at the time of writing this, Deadpool has 26 holds on it, and James Patterson’s Bullseye has 21). In most cases we have several copies of these items available, but due to the number of holds it may still take you awhile to get one. Things that have been out for a few months are more likely to be available when you wander into one of our branches, although they may also be out; if that’s the case, put it on hold to get the next available copy. And don’t forget, you can borrow all of our items for free with a valid library card!

Shauna Kosoris

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