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Now FeaturingGreat virtual programs created by staff, including Tech Talks, Special Guests, Story Time & more! And other links useful during pandemic.

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View the latest edition of the Bracebridge Public Library newsletter. October 2021

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The Library is open for in-house browsing with safety protocols in place. Masks must be worn and we ecourage everyone to use their time browsing the collections and checking materials out. The children's room is limited to 8 people at a time so we hope you will select books to read with your family at home.

Open to the public: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6pm. Tuesday 1pm to 6pm. Thursday 1pm to 8pm. Saturday 9am to 4pm

Curbside Pickup: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 1pm

The Book Return slot is open 24 hours and there are no overdue fines. Library staff are available to assist you and answer any questions.

Public computers may be reserved in advance during in-house hours. Printing and photocopying is available.

The Library will assist in printing your Ontario Vaccine Receipt free of charge.

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Adult Make-and-Take: Book Pumpkin

Celebrate books and fall by making a simple book craft. Pick up your kit during Ontario Public Library Week, October 18 to 23. While supplies last.

Crochet Circle - Tuesday October 19 at 12pm

Show and Tell! The Crochet Circle will meet in Memorial Park and share our latest projects. Dont forget to bring your colourwork heart to take part in a special activity. Email to RSVP.

Virtual Author Talk with Jennifer Ryan - Thursday October 21 at 12pm

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"The Kitchen Front" was the most popular book of this year's Summer Reading Contest! An irresistible novel about a BBC-sponsored wartime cookery competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives. Join the conversation with best-selling author Jennifer Ryan about her book and writing process. Register for free at for your Zoom invite.

Friends of BPL Book and Bake Sale - Saturday October 23, 10am - 2pm

The Friends are excited to announce their annual Halloween book and bake sale at the Library. The sale have delicious homemade treats and great nearly new books. Great selection and great prices!

Tech Talk Series

Tech Talks are a live virtual series on basic computer/internet instruction offered online. Register for free at and a Zoom invite will be sent to you.

Downloading Apps on Your Smartphone or Tablet - Tuesday October 26 at 11am

Muskoka Libraries Event with Lisa Unger - Tuesday October 26 at 7pm

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one-on-one Tech Training - online!

Need help with your tech? Our Librarians are offering FREE one-on-one tech help via Skype and Zoom. Sign up for an one hour session by emailing or call and book an appointment at 705-645-4171

Free WiFi Available

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Access free wifi from the Library parking lot behind the building. No library card or password is required. Bring your own device, go to the network settings, select Library WiFi and connect as a guest.

Ancestry Library Edition available from home!

The library is offering Ancestry Library Edition accessible from home with your library card. Access to Ancestry Library is not from our Online Resource page but from our Library catalogue page. 1. From the Library website home page, click the red search button to access the Library catalogue. 2. In the Library catalogue, Log In with your library card. 3. From the Library catalogue Home page, click the Ancestry logo on the right hand side. Ancestry Library Edition contains a wealth of genealogy research tools including census records, vital statistics, military records, immigration records and more! Start tracing your family history today.

In accordance with O. Reg. 191/11: INTEGRATED ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11, staff at the Bracebridge Public Library shall provide access to or arrange for the provision of access to accessible materials where they exist, upon request.

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