Children's Fall Program Registration Opens September 3rd

Terry Fallis Author Visit September 25 at 7:30 pm

6th Annual BWG Studio Art Tour

La soirée d'histoire

Bradford Farmers' Market

New Technology Books for Older Users

In this increasingly digital age, the pressure of keeping up with the grandkids (let alone the Joneses) is getting harder and harder. Feeling daunted by technology? Looking to add some new skills or fine-tune some old ones? Being “encouraged” to get a tablet by your kids? The Library has just added some great new titles aimed just at you. All titles are linked directly to the item in our catalogue.

Samsung Galaxy Tab for Seniors

Samsung Galaxy Tab for SeniorsThis book is suitable for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 3, Note and Note 2014 Edition. Written specifically for senior citizens who want to use one of Samsung’s popular tablet computers, this book follows an easy, step-by-step approach, has been tested by seniors, and is based on practical experience. It teaches novice users how to connect to Wi-Fi and mobile data networks; email; surf the internet; take notes; plan routes; manage a calendar; take and share pictures; work with videos and music; and browse for and use a wide variety of apps, including games, puzzles, newspapers, magazines, fitness, and photo-editing apps. Suitable for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 3, Note and Note 2014 Edition, this complete course book catered toward the senior market contains more than 800 screenshots, detailed instructions, large print, an extensive index, and a support website.

My Facebook for Seniors

My Facebook for SeniorsThis introduction to Facebook has been written with one fast-growing audience in mind: seniors. My Facebook for Seniors approaches every topic from a senior’s point of view, using meaningful examples and realistic tasks.

  • Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
  • Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
  • Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
  • Tips and notes to help you do even more

We’ve identified the Facebook skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!

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New Graphic Novels in the Adult Collection

We have been adding some great new titles to the Library’s Adult Graphic Novel collection. Here are just a few of the recent acquisitions which can be found in the collection on the 1st floor (titles are linked to the Library’s catalogue):

Attack on Titan (Volumes 1-4)
by Hajime Isayama

Attack on Titan Volume 1In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what’s left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immense Titan is about to change everything.

Photobooth: A Biography
by Meags Fitzgerald

Photobooth: A BiographyFor almost a century chemical photobooths have occupied public spaces; giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these machines have started to rapidly disappear, causing an eclectic group of individuals from around the world to come together and respond. Illustrator, writer and long-time photobooth lover, Meags Fitzgerald has chronicled this movement and the photobooth’s fortuitous history in a graphic novel. Having traveled in North America, Europe and Australia, she’s constructed a biography of the booth through the eyes of technicians, owners, collectors, artists and fanatics. Fitzgerald explores her own struggle with her relationship to these fleeting machines, while looking to the future.

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New Courtesy Notices and Changes to Hold Times

Getting popular books and movies off the hold shelf and into your hands

Currently, popular books and movies sit on the hold shelf for up to 10 days waiting to be picked up. Beginning September, 2014, we will be reducing that time to five days. When you receive a hold notification by telephone or email, you will then have five days to pick up the item before your hold expires and the item moves to the next person with a reservation. If you have changed your mind about borrowing a reserved item, please let us know so that we can immediately notify the next person with a reservation. This change will reduce long waits for popular material and get them off the hold shelf and into your hands faster.

Helping you avoid overdue fines at the Library

Also beginning September, 2014, the Library will start sending out courtesy notices to borrowers 2 days before their items are due. These notices will help you avoid overdue fines by reminding you of upcoming due dates and giving you an opportunity to log into your account and renew those items.

Keep your current email address on file with us

Be sure to keep the Library up-to-date with your current email address so that you will receive our electronic communications in a timely manner. In addition to the new courtesy notices, you will continue to receive email confirmations of placed reservations, holds available for pick up and first overdue notices. Email addresses will only be used to distribute the above listed notices and will never be shared with other organizations.
For more information, please contact:

Borrower Services
(905) 775-3328, ext. 6100
bwgcirc@bradford.library.on.ca

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Fall Bestsellers

Did you know that three times a year, the Library creates a list of the new fiction books on order which are expected to be popular? These books may not yet be available in the Library, but you can use the lists below to get reservations placed for them before they arrive. Increase your chances of getting these new books sooner.

Complete the desired list available below and pass them into Borrower Services for your reservations to be placed.

2014 Fall Bestsellers (pdf)

2014 Fall Large Print Fiction Bestsellers (pdf)

Visit our Bestsellers page regularly to find out what titles are topping the Globe & Mail bestsellers lists and where you can find them in the Library.

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Cultural Places Passes Available at the Library

Library patrons are invited to learn more about local history, culture and art through the Cultural Places Pass program. Passes are organized through Sumac, Simcoe County’s cultural network. Your library card entitles you to borrow passes to 10 area institutions/organizations including:

Passes for each institution vary. For a complete list of what each pass entitles borrowers to, please visit the Sumac Cultural Places Pass page. The program runs from the May 17, 2014 through the Labour Day weekend.

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