An Evening with Dorothy Thompson

On May 23, 2013, we attended the launch of Dorothy L. Thompson’s book, Threads from the Loom of Time. Please enjoy the write-up from this event, and our biography of Dorothy Lenore Thompson (1941-2020)

Dorothy Thompson at book launch at Lindsay branch library.

On May 23, 2013, the Kawartha Lakes Public Library hosted Dorothy Thompson, author of Threads From The Loom Of Time, as part of the Local Author Series. Chief Librarian Linda Kent introduced Thompson to a crowded, eager roomful. Thompson captivated the audience with passages read aloud from her book and photos of her ancestors.

Threads From The Loom Of Time is a fictionalized account of the life and times of Thompson’s ancestors. Her book could be considered part of a genre with the freshly-coined term “faction”, meaning fiction based on facts, for Thompson’s book is made up of the stories about her grandparents handed down through the generations.

Her story also covers a fair bit of history in Ontario. Ever heard of The Battle of Crysler’s Farm? When Thompson’s Casselman ancestors emigrated to Canada, they owned land along the…

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2022 in Review

This year 11 writers were added to the Directory of Writers, bringing the total listed writers to 80:

Anne M. Barbour

Heather Bradley

Lucy E. M. Black

Hollay Ghadery

William George Hardy

R. D. Lawrence

Dale A. Leadbeater

Natalie Lougher

William “Squire” McDonnell

Ethel Cody Stoddard

Gwen Tuinman

Click on the above names to read more about these writers and their works.


This year also saw the first Kawartha Lakes Writers Festival. The event was a collaboration with Kawartha Lakes Arts Council and the Kawartha Lakes Public Library. Three writers presented free workshops for anyone to attend, and 8 writers offered their books for sale and presented their work in the Kawartha Art Gallery.

Many thanks to these organizations and writers for creating this event!

Hope to see you again next year!


Writers Festival poster, click to read more:

Friends of the Library Book Sales – April

Stop by the Lindsay Library and check out the excellent selection of books for resale.

Saturday April 13 at 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Tuesday April 16 at 10 AM to 6 PM

Funds raised support special projects of the Lindsay Library such as the restoration of archival material, purchasing AV material, children’s programming material and sponsoring the Writers’ Contest.