Try our 2018 Reading Challenge!
To help you get started we have arranged the challenges into a BINGO card, and have created a contest for January and February. Enter for a chance for a $50 Chapters gift card.
There are two ways to win. Enter the book titles in the applicable squares and drop your BINGO sheet in the entry box at the Library anytime before March 1, 2018. If you have completed five challenges in a row for BINGO, you will receive one draw entry for each BINGO (maximum five entries). If you have not completed BINGO, you will be entered in our second draw for all Challenge participants. Books can be used for more than one challenge.
For recommended Challenge titles, check our Goodreads group – BWGPL Community of Readers, book display, website, or ask at the Service Desk. If you have any questions, contact Wendy at 905-775-3328 ext. 6108 or Elizabeth at 905-775-3328 ext. 6122.
You can pick up a BINGO card at the Library or download it here: 2018 BWGPL Reading Challenge.
It’s the time of year where BWGPL Staff reviewed what we love the best that came out in 2017.
Staff unanimously voted for these following favorites:
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is BWGPL Top Book Pick for 2017!
This year Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman became the buzz-worthy book of BWGPL, appearing multiple times as a top pick among BWGPL staff. Eleanor Oliphant’s funny viewpoint of the world didn’t change our opinion of her. With her quirkiness and social anxieties in abundance serving us a dose of realness that keeps us grounded and coming back to this page turner. Big fans of this book: Siiri, Stephanie, Sharon, Kirstie, Ann, and Elizabeth.
This is Us the TV series got the staff glued to their TV as they binge watch this imaginative series. This is US stole our hearts with its realistic drama that covers modern day topics that no one likes to speak about. From child loss, obesity, and trying to understand the decisions that were made in the past that impacted the present, this TV series is one to snuggle up to. Library fan favorites are: Lorri, Kirstie, Sharon, Ann, Elizabeth, Linda and Judy.
Nothing thrilled us more this year than the mystery Emma inthe Night by Wendy Walker with the suspense riding high, Emma In the Night kept staff up at night about the disappearance of sisters and the secrets they held for each other. Library fans who loved it: Stephanie, Siiri, Kirstie, and Elizabeth.
No surprise that that the blockbuster Wonder Woman was also included in the top list as a staff favorite. Can’t get enough of Wonder Woman? Check out our graphic novel collection all about her! We have books for all ages, from children to adults. Paige, Stephanie, Lisa W, and Michael were fans of this marvelous hit.
Audiobook listeners rejoice for this book is not to be missed. Featuring a star studded cast and voices of 166 actors, the audiobook version of Lincoln in the Bardo is highly recommended for everyone. Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Julianne Moore, Miranda July, Lena Dunham, Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon, Megan Mullally and Don Cheadle are just a few of the actors who lend their voices to perform the audiobook. Lincoln in the Bardo is also the winner of The Man Booker Prize for 2017. Ann, Wendy, and Brendan were great fans of this novel. Wendy and Brendan listened to the audiobook sensation, and Ann enjoyed the print so very much.
With poems, artwork, interviews, photos, letters, and covering subjects from the traumatic past to the potential in the future, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale stands out as a favorite for Stephanie, as well as many others as it has made the best books list for Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalist, from YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association.)
From the big screen to the comics books we have a recommendation from Paige who chose the graphic novel Spider-man/Deadpool: Side Pieces by Scott Aukerman. With an appearance from Penn and Teller, this graphic novel will show you the shenanigans that we don’t expect comes from heroic behavior.
Readers of Shutter Island, Mystic River, and Gone, Baby, Gone will want to get their hands on this book. Those who like to look into the minds of what makes people tick will enjoy this novel. Kim was fascinated by this psychological thriller.
Each page is a story, each story is a life. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls celebrates the lives and accomplishments of extraordinary women. From Frida Kaloh, Serena Williams, Grace Hopper, to Elizabeth I, Simone Biles, and J.K Rowling. These good night stories are not just bed time stories for kids but for everyone to enjoy and find inspiration. Lisa B raves about it and for good reason!
Why not say goodbye to 2017 with a hello to 2018 with The Canadian Guide to Will & Estate Planning? The author Douglas A. Gray is LLB is a lawyer, businessman, lecturer, and wrote many other books in related fields such as investing, mortgages, and marketing, making the subjects easier to navigate for the rest of us readers and planners. Lisa B. at the library is a fierce endorser of this nonfiction guide that will get you prepared for the new year.
What are your top picks for 2017? Tell us at the front desk and we can help you discover new favorites for 2018!
Please be advised that the library will be closed between noon and 2pm on Tuesday, December 5th for professional development. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Come by the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library to book your spot for a step by step comprehensive instruction in understanding what a computer is and the various uses it has from Michael.
SCHEDULED FOR: Saturday, Dec 9th, 2017 @ 11:00AM till 1:00PM (don’t need to stay the whole time)
LOCATION: Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
Come in with any and all questions as it relates to tech. Maybe that’s a recent technology development, a question relating to your computer, or just trying to make sense of it all.
You also have an opportunity to meet and work with people who are at the same learning level as yourself, as it is a group setting.
When booking your spot, there is the option to add what you want covered, of course it must be relevant to the current workshop.
Some examples for this workshop could be:
- Recent technology developments such as Virtual/Augmented Reality, mobile phones and open source
- Choosing a good phone plan, to how to use the new smartphones
- How to fix slow computers or simple troubleshooting on any device
There is limited space so book your spot either at the library, or call 905 775 3328 ext.6109.
And for other topics relating to computers, do remember that there are One-On-One tutoring on the same day (Saturday) from 2:00Pm to 4:00PM.