Do you use our Study Rooms?
Currently the study rooms are available to library users on a first come first served basis. We are exploring the possibility of allowing people to reserve these rooms in advance. We would appreciate hearing from you, the ones who use these rooms. The survey will take approximately 3 minutes to complete.
The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library is launching a light therapy program. Up to 35% of Canadians experience symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Light therapy is an effective treatment. Two lamps will be available for public use in the library beginning Friday, November 10, 2017. If you are interested in trying light therapy they will be available on a first come, first serve basis during regular library hours.
Come by the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library to book your spot for a step by step comprehensive instruction in downloading and using the FREE alternatives to Microsoft Office, Photo imaging software and more.
SCHEDULED FOR: Saturday, Nov 18th, 2017 @ 11:00AM till 1:00PM (don’t need to stay the whole time)
LOCATION: Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library, on the 2nd floor; ask front desk when you arrive
SKILL LEVEL: No previous knowledge required, absolute beginners welcome.
We will cover the basics of the phone such as how to properly charge your phone or tablet’s battery, or how to connect to Wi-Fi. To more complicated topics such as how to download and work with some popular apps, and exploring a lot of the various uses your phone/tablet has. We can cover both Apple, Android and Window products. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE, as items of interest are in different places on different models of phones and tablets.
Additional topics that may be covered:
- Finding an App for your needs
- The current mobile market, what phone or tablet is good for your needs.
There is limited space so book your spot either at the library, or call 905 775 3328 ext.6109.m
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 (Reservations only)
Introducing our newest database: The Computer School.net
The demand for computer and technology skills enhancement has never been greater, and The Computer School has been committed to providing high quality IT education and training since 1999.
As a member of our community, whether you’re at home, school, or work, you now have free access to thousands of lessons and tutorials covering virtually all of the most commonly used computer and technology-based programs, apps, devices and other related topics.
You can find links to the database in our Research section, or simply click on this link: TheComputerSchool.net
Use the password: bradford2017
Learn at your own pace from anywhere you have an internet connection!
Building a new vision for the old Community Centre
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is seeking the input of the community to determine how a valuable piece of property can best meet the needs of BWG.
The Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre at 125 Simcoe Road is more than 60 years old. The Town is now working with consultants and the public to create a plan that will maximize the potential of this asset.
Step one has just been completed, with stakeholders – including sports groups, local service groups, and others who have or might use community space – getting together to share ideas and debate options.
The next step is to get feedback from the general public. All are invited to take part in a survey, which can be accessed via the Town’s website. There will also be an open house in a few weeks where the public can view and provide feedback on proposed options.
“The Community Centre sits on eighteen acres of property in the middle of an area that’s experiencing a lot of growth, so it has enormous potential to provide more services to residents and visitors to our town,” says Terry Foran, Director of Community Services. “We are very excited to look at all of the possibilities and to once again bring the public together to brainstorm the best ways to move forward.”
More information on the process, as well as a link to the survey, are available online at: at www.townofbwg.com/BDMCC.