Doors Open Ontario @ The Library

Doors Open OntarioOctober 5, 2013, you are invited to the first annual, day long, Doors Open Bradford West Gwillimbury event. It will showcase and celebrate historical and culturally significant buildings and sites within Bradford West Gwillimbury. The Library is pleased to be included in this year’s event. Interested individuals may join guided tours of the LEED Gold-certified library from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. You may be familiar with our public spaces, but take this opportunity to see some very interesting behind-the-scenes aspects of our operations including the building’s mechanical systems.

Learn more about Doors Open Ontario and find out what other venues across Bradford West Gwillimbury are participating by visiting their website.

In 2000, the City of Toronto launched the first Doors Open event in North America. In 2002, the Ontario Heritage Trust launched Doors Open Ontario, the first province-wide event of its kind in Canada. The Doors Open concept continues to spread across North America.

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Follow us on Twitter!

twitter-bird-white-on-blueDid you know you can follow the Library on Twitter? Keep up-to-date with what is happening at the library and enjoy other timely and valuable information we share about our collections and services. We will also share general information from various sources on literature, film, art, culture and community information. Find us at

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OverDrive and iOS7

OverDrive Media Console logoApple released iOS 7 yesterday and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.

If you are an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user who upgraded to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue.

OverDrive suggests the following immediate remedies:

 1) Re-authenticate the app with your existing or a new Adobe ID. Refer to the iOS section of this Help article for assistance. (Recommended)

2) Uninstall and re-install OMC which will also require you to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear your bookshelf, history, and app settings.

Audiobook users will not notice that anything is different unless you attempt to download parts of audiobooks you already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. You will receive an error message informing you to download the title again.

The issue has been noted and work is being done to remedy it as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a librarian at the 1st Floor Information Desk.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Bruce Carmody: Weaving Words

Weaving Words: The Sharon Temple Storytelling Festival

Weaving Words: The Sharon Temple Storytelling Festival Featuring Bruce Carmody

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Bruce Carmody
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 – 8:30pm

Storyteller, Bruce Carmody, shares favourite stories and other lies – tales drawn from personal experience and folklore.

Bruce Carmody – teller of tales, old and new; many of them borrowed and some even true!

Bruce is a retired educator who has been telling stories to adults and children for more than 25 years. He has performed in museums, schools, churches and at many festivals around Ontario and beyond. Bruce will be sharing stories at the Weaving Words Festival on September 29 when he will tell stories from To Touch the Sky, stories of flight with a Canadian connection!

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The Aging Brain

a free series of workshops on seniors’ cognitive and mental health

6:00 to 8:00 pm, Zima Room, Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

The Aging Brain

Click for the full series poster (pdf)

September 16, 2013The Aging Brain 101: How the brain works / The difference between delirium, depression and dementia / How medication affects the brain

September 23, 2013Brain Check-Up: Assessing brain functions as we age / Exercising the brain / How changes in the brain affect daily life

September 30, 2013Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health: The facts about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias / Caring for someone with these diseases / Improving brain health

October 7, 2013The Facts on Aging and Depression: Helping seniors that have depression / How caregivers can cope

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP to 1-877-452-4287, ext. 7025

Presented by CHATS (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors)

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