Common Denominator: No Relation

Ernest Hemingway, Marie Antoinette, Mahatma Gandhi, Professor James Moriarty, Clark Kent, Peter Parker, Diana Ross, Jesse Owens, Jackie Kennedy, Mario Andretti, Julia Roberts, John Dillinger. What do they all have in common? Find out in "No Relation" by Terry Fallis.

One Book, One New Tecumseth 2014.

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The Bubble Show

Bubbles, bubbles here and there.

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere.

How big can a bubble be?

Can it really grow around me?

Find out that the Bubble Show on Thursday, August 14 at 11:00 am. Where? The Beeton Community Memorial Arena. Tickets are only $4.50 each, but are in limited supply (only 125 tickets available) and selling quickly.

Here’s an Exciting Sneak Peak of what you may see and experience at the Bubble Show!

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Create. Craft. Read. It’s Fun & It’s Free!


Drop-in for interactive book activities. Create and craft jewelry fit for royalty. Material geared for 9 years and up.

Beeton: Thursday, July 24th

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Zootek Tickets Selling Fast

Don’t miss your chance to see Zootek this summer. NTPL is proud to present an encore performance by this wonderful, educational troupe. Always a popular event, tickets are selling quickly for all three performances.  Wednesday, August 13 – 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 am @ the Tottenham Community Centre.  $4.00 per ticket (50 tickets available per presentation)


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One Book, One New Tecumseth 2014

One Book, One New Tecumseth is back for a second year, and we’re ready to start talking about this year’s hot new title No Relation by Terry Fallis. This year’s program officially launches on Monday, July 28th. Already, local actor Booth Savage, from the hit TV show Mr D. has been caught reading our new one book title.


For a sneak peak, check out the Herald’s online article:

Get caught reading it today!

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Food for Thought….

Introducing Food For Thought. We’ll post a concept and look forward to your thoughts on the idea presented.  Can’t wait to hear what you think….

Food4Thought - July 21st-14 Eureka Effect

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Word of the Week

Word of the Week - July 15-14Last week’s word was aestivate. What does it mean? “To pass the summer.”


The word for this week…. “Canicule” (noun).


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Word of the Week


Introducing the Word of the Week. Each Tuesday, we’ll post a new word. All week, you can weigh in on what you think it means. Then, on the following Tuesday, the correct answer will be given and the new word of the week listed.This week’s word: Aestivate (verb).

Word of the Week - July 8-14

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One Book, One New Tecumseth

It’s that time of year again, when Library staff are busily planning for One Book, One New Tecumseth. Last year, our inaugural season, met with huge success. This year, we are working to make it bigger and better.

Are you ready to Join; Read; Discuss; Connect? Will you get caught reading, like so many did last year?

This year’s selection will be announced soon. Library copies will be available for loan. Personal copies will be available for purchase – so you can get it autographed at the Author Talk at the end of the One Book, One New Tecumseth season in October.

Watch this spot for more details as they are released!


Memories of last year….

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July eReader Seminars

Trying to decide if you want an eReader and if so, which one to get? Looking for free books for your eReader? Not sure how to use the Library’s PULSE site to access free library eBooks? Register for one of our eReader Seminars. We’ll discuss the differences between an eReader and a tablet, as well as how to access the library’s PULSE eBooks – from setting up your device to browsing and downloading your selections.

Getting started with an eReader or with a Tablet or iPad is easier than ever when you join a seminar and receive the take-home manual.  eReader Seminars run once a month in each branch, with minimum registration requirements. They are designed in a lecture-style for adults, to assist them in making use of the library’s technology to enjoy free eBooks at home and on the road.

Seminars are approximately 1.5-2 hours in duration depending on size of group.  Maximum of 8 participants per seminar.

July seminars are:

  • Wednesday, July 9th @ 6:00 pm at the Memorial Branch (Alliston) 705-435-5651
  • Friday, July 11th @ 2:00 pm at the Pam Kirkpatrick Branch (Tottenham) 905-936-2291
  • Monday, July 21st @ 10:30 am at the D A Jones Branch (Beeton) 905-729-3726

Call today and register! Be prepared to leave your name, email address and the type of device you have. If you don’t have one yet, that is okay, please just let staff know that as well.

Can’t make the July dates? See the list of all training dates through to December 2014 by visiting our website.









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