Book Sale a success!

Man carrying Big pile of booksThanks to everyone who took part in the Book Sale last weekend! The sale raised over $2,700 to support Library programming. Hardworking volunteers from the Friends of the Library, those who donated books, and those who bought books, we are grateful to you all!

We’ll start accepting donations again in the early fall. Stay tuned!

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ART with Purpose Classes for Adults

Photo of Painter's palette, mannequin and brushesExplore your creativity in these six ART with Purpose sessions, covering drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and collage. Cost is $90, which includes all materials. Register at the Borrower Services Desk, or by calling 905-775-3328 x 6100. Fridays, 10 am – noon, starting March 22.

 

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A Big Thank You

Photo of all the food collected through the library's Food for Fines weekThank you to everyone who took part in our Food for Fine$ campaign. Here’s a photo of the collection of staples that was passed on to the Food Bank last week.

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Poor Richard

Photo of cover of Daughter of TimeThe discovery last week of the bones of Richard III, found buried under a parking lot, reminded us of The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. Her fictional detective Alan Grant turns his deductive powers to the mystery of Richard’s behavior and intentions on his route to the English throne.  This Globe and Mail article details the influence Tey’s book has had on historians and lovers of historical fiction.

 

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200 years of Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Pride and PrejudiceSo begins Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice, published 200 years ago. Raise your cup and saucer today, in celebration of this witty and influential book.

Here’s a link to our catalogue listing for Pride and Prejudice, which will include the original book, and some of the many spinoffs and film/tv versions of the story in our collection.

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