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!