October is designated as Canadian Library Month. Throughout Canada, the month raises public awareness of the valuable role that libraries play in the everyday lives of Canadians. The theme for Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week 2014 is “Libraries Inspire”
Return any overdue or lost library item during amnesty week and the library will waive the fines for the returned item. So check the car, look under the bed, empty your locker and get your overdue fines waived.
The Bracebridge Public Library Board is presenting a powerpoint slide show on Monday October 20 at 7 p.m. in the Library which shows exactly how your own public library has adapted, evolved, modernized and expanded. It also demonstrates the challenges faced today and the planning that must happen for the future. Please join us October 20 to view the presentation and express your own thoughts on the role of the library today and in the future.
The Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting will be held at the Library on Monday October 20 following the Library Board slide presentation. Everyone welcome.
There will be a group computer workshop on Wednesday October 22 at 10:00am - 11:00am. Boost Your Brain Power is the topic. Use your computer to exercise your brain in just minutes a day. Registration is required as space is limited. Please call Kathy the library's internet trainer to reserve your space. 705-645-4171.
Join us Saturday October 25 10:00am - 2:30pm for the 2nd annual Human Library Event. Participants will have the unique opportunity to "check out" or have a conversation with a living "book" - a real live person with an interesting life story to share. Sign up at the library for your 20 minute conversation. Space is limited.
Human books include: Dr. Eva Olsson, motivational speaker and Holocaust survivor; Detective Dave Allen of the local OPP; Robin Knowles-Clipsham, performer, producer and teacher of drama; Dr. Patrick Boyer, noted local author and former parliamentarian; Shawn Forth, spokesperson for the Gay community in Muskoka and Graeme Murray, paralympian on the Canadian sledge hockey team.
Book Bags on sale now! Versatile book bags in a choice of two colours both with a unique Muskoka graphic by local artist Wendie Donabie. $12 each. Support your Friends. Support your library.
We are pleased to acknowledge the Province of Ontario for the Seniors Community Grant has enabled us to offer additional hours for our Internet Training service. Make an appointment for one-on-one training by calling the library at 705-645-4171
The final Environmental Study Report for the Bracebridge North Transportation Corridor incorporating comments from the District of Muskoka is now available for public review. A copy of the study is available at the library circulation desk.
Bracebridge Public Library now accepts VISA, Mastercard, VISA Debit, Discover and Interac/bank debits. Payments of a minimum of $1.00 may be made using one of these cards. We will not be providing cash back.