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Adult Programs & Events

Therapeutic Paws with Love to Share

Monday, April 8 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Drop-In

Therapeutic Paws of Canada will offer their Paws with Love to Share seniors program once a month at the Library. Enjoy a special pet visitation and enhance your wellness with this human/animal connection. They are paws-itively excited to meet you!

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Appy Hour: Tarot Tech

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Want to get started with reading Tarot Cards? There is an app for that! Learn about different apps for learning about Tarot Cards and the pros and cons of each.

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Poetry Night with Kathy Ashby

Wednesday, April 10 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | RSVP

Now open for Registration!

Celebrate Poetry Month! Local author Kathy Ashby will be reading from her new poetry book “From the Rim of the Bowl”. These poems are fresh and lively, with a deep rooted connection to nature.

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Drop-In Tech Help

Third Wednesday of Every Month | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Drop-In

Need help with your tech devices? Drop-in to the Library to get help with your computer, tablet, eReader, or smartphone! Any questions you have about tech, we’re here to help.

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Genealogy Group

Tuesdays | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | Drop-In

Are you interested in researching your family tree and lineage? Learn how to discover your history through Ancestry Library Edition, print documents, and online resources. Join our weekly drop-in genealogy workshops for assistance with digging into your family roots. All are welcome.

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Canadian Film Day Movie Night

Wednesday, April 17 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

The Library will celebrate with a screening of “The Grizzlies”. This movie is based on a true story of a small arctic town where a group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.

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Library Book Club: Environment

Wednesday, April 24 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Welcome to the Library Book Club! Each month we will discuss books on different topics or genres. Suggested reading lists are available. The topic for April is Environment.

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Local History Sessions: Bracebridge Street Names

Saturday, April 27 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

What’s the story behind a street name? Join us for a Local History Session on the meaning behind some of the most notable streets in Bracebridge. Landmarks and heritage hills will also be included. Everyone welcome.

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Board Games Night

Wednesday, May 1 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Drop-In

Roll the dice or pick a card at our Board Games Night at the Library! Play board game classics like Catan and Clue, or try something new. Snacks provided.

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Fiesta Fun for Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 4 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Join us on Cinco De Mayo for a fun fiesta filled with mocktails! Learn how to make Mexican-themed drinks like a Strawberry Margarita and a Pink Senorita. Then create your own cocktail rim salt to add a bit of pizzazz.

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Therapeutic Paws with Love to Share

Monday, May 6 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Drop-In

Therapeutic Paws of Canada will offer their Paws with Love to Share seniors program once a month at the Library. Enjoy a special pet visitation and enhance your wellness with this human/animal connection. They are paws-itively excited to meet you!

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Appy Hour: LinkedIn Learning

Wednesday, May 8 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Did you know LinkedIn Learning is free with a Bracebridge Library card? Register to learn how to get started with LinkedIn Learning and access over 21,000 online tutorials.

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Crafting for Critters with the OSPCA

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now Open for Registration!

Do you have a soft spot for animals and love crafting? Combine the two with our Crafts for Critters program, an interactive workshop where you create pet-friendly toys for animals staying at the local OSPCA. Donations to the OSPCA will also be accepted during the event.

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Macramé in May: Wristlet with Cord and Crystal

Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now Open for Registration!

Get ready for Macramé in May with local business Cord and Crystal. Learn basic macramé knots in this hands-on workshop and create a wristlet perfect for car keys! All supplies provided.

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Macramé in May: Plant Hangers

Wednesday, May 22 | Two Sessions: 1:30 – 2:30 PM OR 6:30 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now Open for Registration!

Jump into Macramé in May! This hands-on workshop will teach you basic macramé knots while you create your own plant hanger. Perfect for small space décor with a retro feel.

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Local Author Talk: Patricia Stott-Prince

Saturday, May 25 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Do you enjoy a good whodunit mystery mixed with a dash of the supernatural? Join local author Patricia Stott-Prince as she provides reading from her latest book, “Detective O’Patrick’s Ghostly Encounters”.

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Library Book Club: Books Starting With “M”

Wednesday, May 29 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Welcome to the Library Book Club! Each month, we will discuss books on different topics or genres while enjoying some refreshments. May’s theme is books that start with the letter “M”.

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Adult Summer Reading Challenge: Summer Reads Pack

Registration ends: Friday, June 28 | Pick up before: July 2

Boxes and ballots are due by September 18 at the new Library

Our excellent staff will curate a pack of ten books based on a theme of your choosing that you will get to keep all summer long! Available topics are beach reads, mystery, historical fiction, and more!

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Seed Swap at the Bracebridge Farmer Market

Saturday, June 1 | 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Drop-In

Stop by the Bracebridge Farmers Market for their opening day and join in our Seed Swap! Bring seeds you have harvested or are not using to the market tent and swap them out for fun new seeds from the Bracebridge Library’s Seed Library. We love a seedy Saturday!

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Soil 101 with the Bracebridge Horticultural Society

Saturday, June 1 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Get ready for gardening season with our Soil 101 workshop in partnership with the Bracebridge Horticultural Society! Find out what type of soil you have, and how it impacts your plants.

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Therapeutic Paws with Love to Share

Monday, June 3 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Senior Program | Drop-In

Therapeutic Paws of Canada will offer their Paws with Love to Share seniors program once a month at the Library. Enjoy a special pet visitation and enhance your wellness with this human/animal connection. They are paws-itively excited to meet you!

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Appy Hour: Beanstack

Tuesday, June 4 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Learn how to track your reading and participate in Library reading challenges with our new app Beanstack! You can also earn badges and prizes through participating in challenges all summer long!

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Fabulous Fritters with The Muskoka Fritter Company

Tuesday, June 4 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

If you are a fan of fritters, you do not want to miss our Fabulous Fritter program with The Muskoka Fritter Company. Learn how owner Chelsey got started in the food business, the process of making fritters, and sample her delicious products!

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Seniors Tea

Wednesday, June 5 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Seniors Program | RSVP

Now open for registration!

June is Seniors’ Month, and we want to celebrate it with you! Join us for a beautiful afternoon tea with a southern hospitality twist at the Bracebridge Library’s third annual Seniors Tea!

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Board Games Night

Wednesday, June 5 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Drop-In

Roll the dice or pick a card at our Board Games Night at the Library! Play board game classics like Catan and Clue, or try something new. Snacks provided.

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Custom Creation: Herb Baskets

Thursday, June 6 | Two Sessions: 1:30 – 2:30 PM OR 6:30 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Do you love fresh herbs and want to grow your own? Get hands-on and plant some herbs of your choosing in a basket container and watch them grow!

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Custom Creation: Canvas Tote Bags

Wednesday, June 12 | 2 Sessions: 2:30 – 3:30 PM OR 6:30 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Get ready for farmer’s market season by creating a custom canvas tote bag. Learn how to use a Cricut maker and heat press to turn an ordinary canvas bag into a work of art.

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Appy Hour: Beanstack

Tuesday, June 18 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Learn how to track your reading and participate in Library reading challenges with our new app Beanstack! You can also earn badges and prizes through participating in challenges all summer long!

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Appy Hour: Mango Languages

Wednesday, June 19 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Start your language journey and choose between over 70 different languages for FREE with Mango Languages! All you need is your Library card and a smart device.

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Muskoka Indigenous Friendship Centre: Beaded Talking Feather

Wednesday, June 19 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday, June 21, the Library has partnered with the Muskoka Indigenous Friendship Centre to provide a beaded talking feather workshop.

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Summer Solstice Self-Care: Bath Scrubs and Floral Candles

Thursday, June 20 | Two Sessions: 1:30 – 2:30 PM OR 6:00 – 7:00 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Celebrate the summer solstice and amplify your self-love routine! Using all natural products, learn how to create a personalized bath scrub, and a coconut oil floral candle. The perfect pairing for relaxation and reflection on the past and present seasons.

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Custom Creations: Canada Day T-Shirts

Wednesday, June 26 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Celebrate Canada Day with a custom Canadian-themed t-shirt. Learn the ins and outs of using a Cricut and show your love for Canada in your unique style. From a canoe to a Canada flag, bring your imagination, and we will bring the supplies!

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Library Book Club: Graphic Novels

Wednesday, June 26 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | RSVP

Now open for registration!

Welcome to the Library Book Club! Each month, we will discuss books on different topics or genres while enjoying some refreshments. Learn about new authors and broaden your reading list. The theme for June’s book club is Graphic Novels.

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Stock up on Books!

Pick up: June 1 to July 6 | Books due back before Sept 30 | Drop-In

The Library will be closed this summer due to our preparation for the opening of the Coulson Family Bracebridge Library; we want to ensure all our readers have plenty of books to fill the summer sunshine with! Stop by the Library between June 1 and July 6 to check out as many books as you please. There is no limit! Stockpile the books to keep you reading all summer, and once our new facility is open, swing by and drop them off.

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Final Goodbye to the Carnegie Library

Saturday, July 6 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | All Ages | Drop-In

Now open for registration!

The time has come for the Bracebridge Library staff to say our final goodbyes to the lovely Carnegie Library. Drop by the Library and join us for a local history display, children’s crafts, write a final goodbye note to the Library, and take one final photo.

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