Ontario Public Library Week

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: 

  • Book draws for all ages
  • Food for Fines - Bring in a non-perishable food item to your local branch and receive $2 off overdue fines.  All food collected will be donated to community food banks. 
  • Evergreen Award voting - vote for your favourite 2013 Evergreen nominee and be entered to win a pair of tickets to see "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the River Run Centre!

Special Events:

Intro to Writing - Ignite your Writing Potential!

Writing workshop with Nora Zylstra-Savage 

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!

Author Visit from Brad Smith
Author Brad Smith

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!

Brad Smith Book Covers

Savvy Songwriting with Lucas Rogerson

Songwriter Lucas Rogerson

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.

Paws for Literacy

Paws for Literacy event photograph
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.

Witches, Gators and other Spooky Songs!
Musician Andrew Queen

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.