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Collecting for Annual Alliston Potato Festival Book Sale

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It’s that time of the year again, when the library is collecting donations for our annual Alliston Potato Festival Book Sale. Potato Festival weekend is August 10, 11 & 12, 2018, and our book sale will fall on the Saturday.

We are happy to accept books in EXCELLENT (like new) condition for the book sale. Please note, no materials older than 2 year will be accepted unless in good condition.

Please bring your donations to the front desk. Library staff will look at them and take what we are able to accept.

We are unable to accept:

  • National Geographic Magazines
  • Encyclopedia
  • Reader’s Digest Books
  • Damaged or Mouldy Books
  • Textbooks

For items that we cannot accept, consider taking them to one of the many thrift stores and second-hand book stores in New Tecumseth.

**Please bring your donations to the Memorial Branch in Alliston 

17 Victoria St. E.**

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Beat the Heat – Love 2 Learn

Extreme Heat Stop SignCanadian summers can get hot -very hot! After a long cold winter the summer heat can be very welcoming – but if the temperature gets to be too hot it can become very dangerous.

Extreme heat events involve high temperature and high humidity. Extreme heat can also result in heat exhaustion and heat stroke both of which are considered medical emergencies. The unusually high heat can have negative impacts on your health with some individuals at a higher risk of contracting a heat related illnesses than others.   Individuals could struggle with the effects of heat stress → this is when hot humid conditions and physical activity overcomes the body’s natural cooling system.

The following groups of people are considered to be in the high risk category: infants under 1 year, those who work outdoors, homeless, individuals who exercise vigorously or play outdoor sports, individuals living in homes that are poorly ventilated or without cooling devices, pregnant women, individuals who are overweight (retain body heat) and individuals aged 65 or older.

Have you listened to an extreme heat warning and wondered “Why seniors? Why are they at risk in this heat?” then this month’s Love 2 Learn seminar is for you!

A representative from the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit will be this month’s guest speaker. They will share information on why seniors are considered to be High Risk Individuals and what we can do to stay cool. We’ll learn about the various heat illness and what the signs, causes and treatment are for them.

Our program will be on Tuesday July 24th from 2pm to 3pm in the afternoon in the Older Adult Room in the Tottenham Fitness and Community Centre.

A minimum number of participants are required for this program to run with our Guest Speaker. Please contact me at jdresser@ntpl.ca with “Love 2 Learn: Beat the Heat” in the subject line to register. Drop-ins will be allowed space permitted.

Resources:

Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/Enviornment/weather/extremeheat.aspx

Ministry of Labour

https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/heatstress.php

Ministry of Health

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/sun-safety/extreme-heat-heat-waves.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

– Justine D.

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Tottenham Community Week & Cozy Music

TWCIt’s Tottenham Community Week! There’s something happening every day for Community Week. Find out more at their website, then come on out and get to know your community!

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NTPL is pleased to be offering FREE tickets to

Cozy Music

with Cosima Grunsky on Thursday, July 5th. This fun-filled concert for children is being held at the Tottenham Fitness and Community Centre at 10:30 am. Drop by your local branch of the library to pick up your free tickets! Can’t make it to the library in time? Never fear! Any tickets still available will be at the door.  Please note that all attendees require a ticket. Maximum 4 tickets per family.

See you there!

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Summer Sizzle Book Club Returns

Tangerine_ManganThe Summer Sizzle Book Club returns August 23rd, featuring the novel Tangerine by Christine Mangan.

“Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book—a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless.”
 
“As if Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, and Patricia Highsmith had collaborated on a screenplay to be filmed by Hitchcock – suspenseful and atmospheric.” Joyce Carol Oates  
Join us for a discussion of both the book and genre; refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, August 23rd

7-9 pm

D.A. Jones Branch, Beeton

For more information or to register, please all 905-729-3726.

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