Fall Children's Program Registration Opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 9:30 am

New Arts, Culture and Design Documentaries

Do you love a good documentary on arts, culture and/or design? If you are, we are pleased to offer you some great viewing with these recently added titles to our collection:

Salt of the Earth [photography]
DVD 770 Sal

A moment of rest at the Serra Pelada Mine (1986) by Salgado

This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the remarkable story of world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado.  Over the past 40 years, Salgado has been traveling the world documenting our natural world as well as historically significant moments and events. Often in the most remote regions on the planet, or in the most tumultuous areas of conflict and hardship, his lens provides us with unmatched exposure to beauty, nature, hardship and the human condition. This often hard-hitting and unflinching documentary will undoubtedly leave its mark on viewers. Learn more about his remarkable life and his dedication to making the world a better place.

We also have a beautiful book of Salgado’s photography, featuring his project Genesis, in the Library collection.

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A clean, clear design to help keep New Yorkers and visitors moving across the city

Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli [graphic and industrial design]
DVD 745.4 Des

Chances are you have seen the work of these iconic and historically significant designers sometime in your life. This husband and wife team of graphic and industrial designers have created some of our most recognizable brands, designs and objects…from the American Airlines logo and brand, to the New York City Subway system map and signage, to beautiful home decor items.

The Vignelli’s recently opened the Vignelli Center for Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology featuring many of their designs.  The Center houses the Vignelli’s extensive professional archives which includes primary source material and finished works.

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Food for Fines: September 20 – 26, 2015

Once again we are pleased to offer Library patrons a unique way to lower their overdue fines and help support the local community. During the week of September 20th to 26th, we will be accepting non-perishable food donations to lower your outstanding fines. Each food item donated will lower your fine by $1.00. All items collected will be donated to the Bradford West Gwillimbury Food Bank. Note that food donations will not be accepted for replacement cost of lost or damaged items, room rentals or any other fee payments.

Please do not donate items with expired dates. These items cannot be accepted by the Food Bank and must be manually removed and discarded by Food Bank volunteers, which adds an additional burden to their limited resources.

Suggested items to donate:

  • Soups
  • Canned fruits, vegetables or meats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice, pasta or beans
  • Cereals, crackers
  • Baby food
  • Canned juice, Juice Box
  • Healthy Snacks

Items not accepted:

  • Packages with expired dates
  • Bulk food
  • Fresh food
  • “Junk” food
  • Damaged items
  • Open packages
  • Homemade food

We thank you for helping support the local community with your non-perishable food donations.

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Evergreen™ Award 2015

This year, the Library will be a voting site for the 2015 Evergreen Award, a Forest of Reading®
program aimed at adult readers.

The contest is simple:  read at least one of the nominated titles, and you’re eligible to vote for your favourite. Voting takes place in October. Stay tuned for more information on voting.

The 10 nominated titles have been chosen by a panel of Ontario librarians from Canadian fiction and non-fiction published in 2014. The jury is composed of the vast community of adult pleasure readers.

This year’s list has something for every reader, so join the jury, and get ready to select the next winner of the Evergreen Award.

2015 Nominees for the Evergreen Award (linked to our catalogue)

Between Gods: A Memoir by Alison Pick

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

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein

Who by Fire by Fred Stenson

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Sunday Openings Begin September 20th

Great news…we will begin our Sunday openings even earlier this year. Starting Sunday, September 20th the Library will be open from 1:00 to 5:30 pm. Enjoy more Sundays at the Library and for longer each Sunday!

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Art Space…Call to Young Artists

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and Cultural Center is excited about the launch of a new exhibition area to feature the art of local youth… art SPACE.

art SPACE will be located in the children’s area of the Library with exhibits rotating every few months throughout the school year. The first exhibit is scheduled to be launched in mid-September. Details will follow.

Submissions for hanging are being accepted at the Borrower Services Desk, and must include the following information on the back of the artwork: title / media / artist’s name / age / telephone #. Unleash your creativity and create a masterpiece for the Library…a great summer project for budding artists!

Contact Debbie Scott: 905-775-3328 X 6108, dscott@bradford.library.on.ca, or contact Darlene’s studio at 905-801-5060.

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