Teen Programs & Events
New Tecumseth Public Library’s One Book, One New Tecumseth 2017 featured Charlotte Gray and her latest book: The Promise of Canada: 150 Years – Ideas And People That Have Shaped Our Country, and culminated with an author talk and book-signing at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
The One Book Team could not be more pleased with the way the evening went. Thank you to everyone in the community who participated:
- Our sponsors: Honda of Canada Manufacturing, The Rotary Club of Alliston, Nottawasage Inn Resort, Circle Theatre, Simon & Schuster Canada, our amazing “Get Caught” photographer Tessla Stuckey, Wendy Gabrek from The New Tecumseth Time and Brad Pritchard from The Alliston Herald;
- The people and organizations that shared their own inspirational “Promise of Canada” in our “Get Caught Reading” photo essay;
- The Sugartones Quartet Rhapsody;
- Everyone who came out and enjoyed the event; and
- Charlotte Gray, we still have a literary crush on you.
We’d love to hear what you thought of the evening, too.
Celebrate #Canada150 with a classic Canadian film.
Please join us tonight, Wednesday, May 3rd in the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E) at 7 pm for the airing of this film, mentioned in Charlotte Gray’s “The Promise of Canada”, our One Book, One New Tecumseth title for 2017.
Drylanders is an epic drama that looks at the opening of the Canadian West and the drought that led to the Depression in the Thirties. It is the saga of a family who left Eastern Canada to stake their future in the Prairies. Principle roles are played by Frances Hyland and James Douglas.
For more background information about this film, please visit the NFB.ca blog.
The New Tecumseth Public Library is pleased to announce that the 2017 One Book, One New Tecumseth author will be Charlotte Gray featuring The Promise of Canada: 150 Years – People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country. The event will culminate in an author visit and book signing on Saturday, May 13th at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at all three library branches.
Charlotte Gray is the author of ten acclaimed books of
non-fiction, including The Massey Murder, Gold Diggers, Nellie McClung, Reluctant Genius, and Sisters in the Wilderness. Charlotte has won numerous awards, holds five honorary doctorates and appears regularly on radio and television as a political and cultural commentator.
Copies of The Promise of Canada can be borrowed from any NTPL branch. Copies are also available for purchase for $25.50. Please call your branch for more details.
Please join us for a wonderful evening with Charlotte Gray as we begin our celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Tickets are on sale now!
Photo of Charlotte Gray courtesy of Valberg Imaging.
Film Showing: Drylanders
The epic saga of a family who left eastern Canada to stake their future in the prairies.
Mentioned in Charlotte Gray’s book The Promise of Canada
Memorial Branch (Alliston): Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 pm
Bronze Medal Olympian, Deanne Rose, proudly shows what The Promise of Canada means to her. Charlotte Gray’s book The Promise of Canada is NTPL’s One Book, One New Tecumseth’s 2017 selection. This renowned biographer will be joining us for an author talk and book signing at the Nottawasaga Inn & Resort on Saturday, May 13 th at 7pm.
Whose Promise of Canada will be caught next?
PHOTO BY TESSLA STUCKEY
The World’s Largest Film Festival. EVER. National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 19th at 1:30 pm at the Circle Theatre for a FREE screening of “The Grand Seduction”.
A funny and fresh English-language adaptation of the 2003 Quebecois comedy La grande séduction, this film tells the tale of a small fishing village in Newfoundland that must secure a new doctor in order to keep the community alive.
When city doctor Paul Lewis (Kitsch) arrives for a court-ordered trial residence, the townsfolk rally to charm and hoodwink him into staying. Under the guidance of an unemployed fisherman (Gleeson), they go to hilarious lengths to fabricate all the amenities of the big city and make it seem as though their sleepy town has everything Dr. Lewis could possibly want. Will the good doc fall for their tricks, or will he see through them to the truth about small town life?
Board Game Club returns Saturday, November 19th from 2:30-4 pm at the Memorial Branch. See you there!
New Tecumseth Public Library is pleased to offer a new date for the Harry Potter event that we had to postpone due to issues with the air conditioning unit at the Memorial Branch. We apologize for any inconvenience the postponement caused you and hope you can join us on Thursday, August 25th.
Tonari no Seki-Kun: Master of Killing Time.