Teen Programs & Events

Canadian Library Month – #GetTheCard

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October is Canada Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week takes place between October 15 and 21, 2017. Show your support for your local library by entering the Ontario Library Association’s #GetTheCard Contest! Here’s How You Can Enter:

  1. Gather your library card(s) and take a photo with them!
  2. Tell us how you use your library card!
  3. Share your photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #GetTheCard.

You Could Win:

  1. A Forest of Reading Award nominee book set (approx. $200 value);
  2. An e-reader for yourself and for your library (approx. $270 value); or
  3. A prize pack from The Library Marketplace (approx. $200 value).

Don’t have a card? Visit any of the New Tecumseth Public Library  branches to get yours today!

Memorial Branch: 17 Victoria St. E., Alliston

D.A. Jones Branch: 43 Main St. W., Beeton

Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: 55 Queen St. S. Tottenham (in the Tottenham Mall)

This contest is being held by the Ontario Library Association and open only to residents of Ontario, Canada.

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October is Canadian Library Month

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October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. We would love to hear the role that the library has played in your life – so much so that there will be a contest announced soon on that very topic! Watch this blog, our Facebook page, Twitter feed and library website for details to be released.

In the midst of Canadian Library Month is Ontario Public Library Week – October 15-21st, and to celebrate, we have lined up a variety of programs and events that highlight some of the things the library can do for you.  Please join us!

Friday, October 13th: The Spoken Word Poetry Reading    7-9 pm

This will be a free open mic poetry reading at Classique Espresso Bar & Cafe 34B Queen St. N. Tottenham, sponsored by New Tecumseth Public Library. Please drop in.

Tuesday, October 17th: Fiction Writer’s Workshop   7-9 pm

Presented by local author Judy Penz Sheluk in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch in Alliston (17 Victoria St. E).  Free. Please drop in.

Wednesday, October 18th: Genealogy Workshop  – Getting More Out of Your Ancestry DNA part 2 & Introduction to Y-DNA Testing  2-4 pm

Presented by Karen Johnstone, research consultant with Mending Broken Bonds Family Research Services in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E.). This is a free program. Please drop in.

Wednesday, October 18th: Tech Assist Seminars Presents:  Library Catalogue & Databases    6-8 pm

(for parents of school age children) Wondering how to use the library catalogue? Wondering what online tools the library offers to assist with school projects and research? This seminar will give a brief introduction to what the library offers in digital content and help you become comfortable using our catalogue. This free program requires pre-registration, please call or drop by your local branch to register. It will be held in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch in Alliston (17 Victoria St. E).

Thursday, October 19th:At Our Age: Fire Safety for Adults 65+      2 pm

Presented by the New Tecumseth Fire Department, in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E). This is a free program, pre-registration is requested, call or visit your local branch to register.

Thursday, October 19th: Just the Ticket: a comedy     7 pm sharp

Presented by New Tecumseth Public Library’s Play Reading Series. Just the Ticket, a play  by Peter Quilter will be presented in the Joansie’s Room of the D.A. Jones Branch, Beeton (43 Main St. W). Directed by Catherine Burns. Reading Participants: Colleen Williams & Graeme Peters.

Susan, an eccentric sixty-year-old, decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20. This time, she’s travelling alone – carrying the same hopes and dreams, but with 40 years of extra baggage! Her wit, charm, chaos and hint of sadness have given her a unique outlook on life – and make her an unforgettable character. Just the Ticket is a poignant 90-minute journey through Susan’s hilarious life. The playwright Peter Quilter also wrote the play upon which the movie Florence Foster Jenkins(starring Meryl Streep) was based.

Discussion and Q&A will follow the Reading. Refreshments will be served. Please contact the Beeton DA Jones Branch to register for this free event – 905-729-3726.

Friday, October 20th: Family Friendly Movie – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Join us for a Family Friendly Movie, popcorn and juice provided, free drop-in. Choose the location that best suits you!

10:30 am: Joansie’s Room of the D.A. Jones Branch, Beeton (43 Main St. W.)

2:00 pm: W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E.)

 

Come Celebrate with Us!

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Children’s Programs Are Back!

School is back in session and the library’s fall programming is underway once more.

Baby Time: Language is fun! Get started early and help your baby develop language skills with rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories for babies. Enjoy the social time, too!  Free, Drop-in!   2:00 pm   Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Lively Tales: Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and a simple craft. Adult attends to encourage participation. All welcome. Free, Drop-in!  10:15 am  Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 / D.A. Jones Branch: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 / Memorial Branch: Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23

Learn to Knit: Knitting is fun, creative and uses math skills. Learn basic stitches and complete a simple project. We supply the materials. Bring your creative spark! Suggested for Grade 5 and up. Free, Drop-in! 4:00 pm Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: First and third Thursday of the month. October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December 7, 21

Family Lego: Come create, play and experiment.  We supply the Lego. Bring your imagination! Free, Drop-in! All branches, any time.

Free Family Movies: Join us for family friendly movies. Popcorn and juice provided. Free, drop-in!

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 
  • 10:30 am D.A. Jones Branch: Friday October 20
  • 2:00 pm   Memorial Branch: Friday October 20

Teen Book Review Crew:  Do you want to earn volunteer community service hours but it is difficult for you to get to the library? Do you love books and sharing your opinions? You can earn volunteer hours by submitting book reviews. Submit one book review and earn a ½ hour of volunteer time, providing the review meets several requirements below and is posted on the library website. Write in your own words

  • Write 75 to 100
  • Tell us a little bit about the story. Keep the spoiler alert in mind!
  • Convince us to read the book or not.

Work at your own speed, earn the number of volunteer hours you like and on your schedule right from home.  The completed review can be dropped off at any branch. We have provided a Review Form to make it easy to work at your own speed, earn the number of volunteer hours you like and on your schedule right from home. The completed review can be dropped off at any branch.

 

 

 

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An Evening with Charlotte Gray

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One Book, One New Tecumseth enjoys An Evening with Charlotte Gray

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.

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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.

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Drylanders Film Viewing

Drylanders_(movie)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.

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One Book One New Tecumseth Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Promise of Canada CoverThe 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 charlotte-gray-credit-valberg-imaging-2books 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.

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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

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One Book, One New Tecumseth: The Promise of Canada

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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

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National Canadian Film Day 150

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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.

the-grand-seduction-poster1Please 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?

 

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Board Game Club Returns

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Board Game Club returns Saturday, November 19th from 2:30-4 pm at the Memorial Branch. See you there!

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