For programs requiring registration, sign up at the Information Desk at the Main Library or call 519-756-2220. Registration for summer programs starts Friday, May 1, 2015.
August 19th, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library Auditorium
Interested in tracing your family tree? Not sure where to start or perhaps you’ve hit a dead end in your research. The BPL Genealogy Club meets once a month. Learn about various resources that may help you with your research and talk to fellow genealogists. New members welcome!
August 4th, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab
Learn to create basic Excel spreadsheets and workbooks. Basic computer skills required. Only 9 spaces. Registration required.
Note: This computer seminar is offered in 2 sessions for 45 minutes each time.
August 18th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Computer Lab
Drop in and learn how to set up your own Facebook account, find friends, upload photos, and choose privacy settings. Participants must have a current, active email account.
Clinics are held from time to time and will appear below. One-on-one assistance with digital devices can be scheduled with the Library's Book a Librarian service.
August 3rd, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library Community Room
If you have a question about your new E-reader, drop in to our Tech Help clinic on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. No registration required. Please note: If this drop in time doesn't work for you just give us a call or fill out the Book A Librarian form for some one-on-one help.
The Evergreen Award is part of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading program. It gives adult library customers the opportunity to vote for their favourite work of Canadian fiction or non-fiction.
The nominated titles for the 2015 Evergreen award are:
- Between Gods by Alison Pick
- This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
- Forgiveness: a Gift From My Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto
- Juliet Was a Surprise by Bill Gaston
- Little Bastards in Springtime by Katja Rudolph
- The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner
- Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
- Somewhere in France: A Novel of the Great War by Jennifer Robson
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- Who By Fire by Fred Stenson
Start reading now and be ready to enter the monthly prize draw. For every title you read, you may fill out a ballot at the library for a chance to win a prize basket. Ballots are available at the library or on our website. The winner of the 2015 Evergreen Award will be announced in the fall of 2015.
June 29 to August 31
You’re planning to relax and enjoy some good books this summer, right? Excellent. Now, we want you to get the most out of your reading experience, so be sure to participate in the Adult Summer Reading program. It’s free, easy, and open to all BPL cardholders 19 years of age or older. Simply submit brief reviews of the books you read either at the library or on our website before August 31st – and remember, the more you read and review, the more chances you have to win prizes!