2017 BWG Studio Art Tour Call for Artists

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour. This artist-run event, in partnership with  the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, is proud to offer an opportunity to showcase the work of local resident artists. The tour will feature  only original handmade work. Kit works,  ceramics from commercial molds, factory or mass produced articles are not acceptable.

The Studio Art Tour will run on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 from 10 am until 5 pm.

Some changes to this year’s tour include:

  • Youth category may submit two to three (2-3) works of art. One of these may be entered in the “Canada 150th” juried competition. Three awards to be given. First 40 registrations will be accepted for this category.
  • Preserve Bradford West Gwillimbury. Each artist may submit one work executed in any media to express the character of any recognizable landmark in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Locations not easily recognizable will not be accepted. Selection to be made at the Meet and Greet on August 21, 2017.
  • There will be no student art auction.

Complete and return the 2017 Call for Artists Entry Form (pdf) by April 30, 2017.

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library is a proud supporter of the Studio Art Tour and is pleased to serve as a venue on the tour.

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Get Your Game On!

We have just added a small collection of video games that have come as part of our rotating collection from the Simcoe County Library. Games are for the Wii, WiiU, XBox 360 and xBox One. They may be checked out for a period of 1 week. Simply grab the empty case off the shelf and take it to the Borrower Services Desk to check out the title.

Games include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, Farming Simulator, Epic Mickey, Angry Birds Trilogy and more. For a complete list of titles, browse our online catalogue.

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Renovating to Serve You Better

Get ready for enhanced service from one handy location…

We are very pleased to announce our upcoming plans to renovate the front area of the main floor to serve you better and make it even easier to find the help and materials you need. You asked and we listened. You have told us that you would prefer to have a “one-stop-shop” for all of your Library needs. So to do this, we will be consolidating our Borrower and Information Services Desks into a single service desk.

Another great benefit of redesigning our first floor space is the improved access to the latest books, movies and music. We will have a more open and inviting space to showcase more displays.

In order to facilitate the renovations and to have the least impact on Library users, we will be undertaking this work over the Easter long weekend. As such, the Library will be closed from Thursday, April 13th at 9:00 pm until Tuesday, April 18th at 1:00 pm.

Our customer service team is looking forward to serving you even better from this new central desk and can’t wait to show you the finished results! Thank you for your patience.

For more information please read our Press Release on the renovation.

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Official Railway Sign Unveiling

We invite you to join us and the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association on Saturday, February 25 at 1:30 pm for the official unveiling of the old Bradford Railway Station sign in the Library’s Café. The sign is on permanent display thanks to the Wayne Anthill and the Local History Association. We think it makes an awesome addition to that space in the Library.

The unveiling precedes the regular meeting of the Association which will feature Frank Jonkman Jr. who will be presenting “Stories of the Canal Project 2010-2016.” Their meeting starts at 2 pm and all are welcome.

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New Digital Magazines with Zinio

We are pleased to announce a number of great new titles to our digital magazine collection. Your Library card and the Zinio for Libraries app gives you access to over 50 top magazines. No reservations required and issues can be kept for as long as you like. We have recently added:

New to Zinio? Complete instructions can be found on our Zinio page.


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