Cloud Workshop

Come by the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library to book your spot for a step by step comprehensive instruction in creating and using the Cloud.

SCHEDULED FOR: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 @ 7:00PM till 9:00PM (don’t need to stay the whole time)

We will cover both the free and paid services from Onedrive, iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and any that are requested.

These services allow you:

  •  to create, view and edit documents through the web
  •  a convenient location to backup crucial files
  • access the same files from your mobile, laptop and desktop
  • share and edit the same document with colleagues, friends and family

There is limited space so book your spot either at the library, or call 905 775 3328 ext.6109.


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Canada Day weekend hours

This weekend our hours will be:
Saturday, July 1: closed
Sunday, July 2: open 1:00 to 5:30 pm
Monday, July 3: closed

Happy Canada Day!

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Flag History on display


photo of 4 Canadian flags and 1 Canada 150 flag ohanging from the library balcony










This collection of flags is now on display in the Library, in honour of Canada 150. The four Canadian flags are on loan from a BWG resident.

The flags on display in the atrium are originals and official with the exception of 1957-1965 flag.

The flags are from left to right:

1868 to 1921
1921 to 1957
1957 to 1965
1965 to present
Canada’s 150 sesquicentennial

Flag trivia notes:

The Red Ensign flags were never adopted as the official National Flag.

The Red Ensign had no standard design until the 1920’s.

In 1921, the Canadian Government asked King George V for a new coat of arms for Canada. When the new Coat of Arms were proclaimed, so were our beloved national colours of red and white.

A new design for the Canadian flag started in 1925 and didn’t come to fruition till 1965 when the design for the new flag was decided upon. That’s 40 years of planning, talks, and finally agreements for our current flag!

The Canada 150 sesquicentennial flag was designed by a 19 year old University of Waterloo student who won the design contest.

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Elevator is back in service

We are happy to announce that our elevator service has been restored.

photo of fireworks

Image by Epic Fireworks from Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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#ITSTARTS with us

The Library is taking part in a County-wide photo/video campaign in support of our diverse community. #ITSTARTS is a public awareness campaign designed to encourage community stakeholders to engage in proactive steps towards addressing racism and discrimination in Simcoe County.

Pick up your pledge cards for the #ITSTARTS campaign at the Library. While you’re here, fill in a leaf about yourself for our Diversity Tree.

Here’s more information, from the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership:

How to get involved:

When:  The campaign runs from June 1 – 30, 2017

Who:  Everyone.  The Pledge is open to everyone living/working/visiting in Simcoe County.

1)    Pick up a pledge card from your local library branch, download a digital copy from, or request copies from the Local Immigration Partnership (

2)    Take a photo of yourself or group holding the pledge card and show your support by making the cards visible (office fronts, work spaces, etc.).

3)    Share the photo on social media (Twitter @simcoecounty and Facebook @CountyofSimcoe) using #ITSTARTS.

4)    Take a short video (no more than 30 seconds in length).  The video should be about how you are taking action against racism or discrimination, the value of diversity, or how diversity strengthens Simcoe County.  Share the video on social media using #ITSTARTS.

5)    Educate yourself.  Visit for definitions and resources on how to take safe and purposeful action against racism and discrimination.  Information is geared to a wide-range of community sectors.

As Simcoe County continues to grow and diversify, the pledge sends a positive message that Simcoe County is a healthy and welcoming community to live, work, and play.

Join us in the pledge campaign and encourage friends, family members, colleagues, and community leaders to participate.  There is strength in numbers!

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