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October is an exciting month for public libraries! We are celebrating Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week which takes place October 20 - 26. This is a great time to recognize the important contributions public libraries make towards a community's literacy, education and life-long learning.
Wellington County Library will be celebrating this week with a number of exciting activities! Some highlights include:
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 pm
Elora Branch, 519.846.0190
Let Nora Zylstra-Savage help you to ignite your writing potential in this introductory workshop! Nora has 20 years of inspiring and teaching others how to write their life stories. She brings humour, enthusiasm, and sensitivity to all her programmes. Adults, please register - space is limited!
Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm
Mount Forest Branch, 519.323.4541
Join us as author Brad Smith visits the Mount Forest Branch to talk about his Virgil Cain series. Brad was born and raised in Southern Ontario. He has worked as a farmer, signalman, insulator, truck driver, bartender, school teacher, maintenance mechanic, roofer and carpenter. He lives in an eighty-year-old farmhouse near the north shore of Lake Erie. Red Means Run, the first novel in his Virgil Cain series, was named among the Year's Best Crime Novels by Booklist. Adults, please register. Books will be available for purchase at the event!
Thursday, October 24 at 4:00 pm
Arthur Branch, 519.848.3999
Lucas discusses his songwriting process and shows the students how to tap into their inner songwriter to create listenable and honest songs. Teens, please register.
Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Hillsburgh Branch, 519.855.4010
Sit, stay, read! Spirit Ridge K9 Training and Rescue will be bringing their dogs to the library for you to read to. Ages 6 and up. Please register.
Wednesday, October 23 at 10:30 am
Palmerston Branch, 519.343.2142
Thursday, October 24 at 11:00 am
Puslinch Branch, 519.763.8026
Join us as children's musician Andrew Queen entertains with spooky songs and tall tales at this concert for all ages! Please register.