National Flag of Canada Day

National Flag Day of CanadaDid you know that February 15th has been designated National Flag of Canada Day? On this date in 1965, the red and white maple leaf was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about our flag by visiting the Canadian Heritage website.

In honour of the day, we will have free Canadian flags, pins, stickers and bookmarks available at the Library. Why not come over, grab a flag and stay to cheer on Canada’s Olympic team as we broadcast the Sochi Games around the Library.

Go Canada Go!

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Alzheimer’s Workshop Presented by CHATS

CHATSNEW DATE – Wednesday, February 26, 2014; 1:00 to 2:30 pm (rescheduled from January 27th)
Zima Room

Are you caring for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend?

The Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) is pleased to present a free workshop as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This workshop will help you:

  • Learn the importance of early diagnosis;
  • Discuss proactive brain health strategies;
  • Learn what CHATS can do for you!

Space is limited, so call CHATS at (905) 713-3373 or 1-866-677-9048, ext. 6211 to reserve your seat today.

Presented by CHATS in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Greater Simcoe County and the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library.

Learn more about CHATS by visiting their website.

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Orr on Display…and to Win!

Heidi With Her Orr DisplayCome check out the Library’s display case featuring the impressive collection of Bobby Orr memorabilia of Library staff member Heidi Northover. Her collection, gathered over approximately 30 years, will be on display until the week of February 10th. The display includes a small collection of Team Canada-related items, fitting as we draw closer to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. You also have a chance to win an autographed copy of Bobby’s latest book, Orr My Story. Drop by the Borrower Service’s Desk to fill out a ballot for the draw which will be held on February 10th at 3 pm.

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New Technology Books @ the Library…

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to learn a new software application,? Did you receive a new device? Want to hone your web development skills? We’ve got you covered with some great new titles recently added to our collection. These include books on the latest versions of popular Adobe software applications, Google+, Vine, Drupal, WordPress and much more.

See what has just been added to our collection in this list of new arrivals in technology (pdf).

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NFB Film Club Winter 2014 Program

National Film BoardWe are proud to announce the lineup for the 2014 Winter Program for our National Film Board (NFB) Film Club! Over the course of four Tuesdays from January through May, free screenings of some of the best in Canadian documentaries and short animation will be presented in the Zima Room. The Club will hold screenings on January 28th, February 25th, March 25th and May 27th. The program starts at 7:00 pm.

The first screening will feature the animated short Assembly by Jenn Strom and the documentary Chi directed by Anne Wheeler.

The complete list of screenings may be found on our NFB Club page.

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