Please register for all events at 519-538-3500 or by email at libraryinfo@meaford.ca
What's happening:   

    

image of the back of a person from the knee down with running shoes onWalk Around the World in 80 Days!
Community Movement Challenge
Saturday, June 1 - Monday August, 19
All Ages.
Let’s get our bodies moving!
Go for a walk, run, or bike ride and track how many km you travel.
Submit your weekly total to atrusler@meaford.ca  and help us travel the 40,075 km around the world in 80 days!
Each weekly total submitted, earns 1 ballot into a grand prize draw.
Pedometers are available to borrow at the library too!  Place your hold today! 

   

image of hands holding different coloured books on a white backgroundBlind Date with a Book:  Summer Edition
July 1 - 31
All Ages
Tell us a bit about you and your reading style and we will pair you up for a fun, summer date!
Blind Dates will be available all month in July.
Requests will take 2-3 days to process and you will receive an email or phone notification when your date is ready to be picked up.
Forms can be picked up in the library or fill in the online form here.

Adult Summer Library Challenge

July & August
Ages 18+
Grab your Summer Library Challenge booklet at the circulation desk to discover the challenges that await you.
Each completed challenge earns you a spin of the prize wheel!
Can you complete them all?
    

 

image of green watering cans watering plants on white backgroundGardener-in-Residence
Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Friends of Meaford Library Room
Please register for the presentation.
Join the Grey County Master Gardener-in-Residence for an informative talk and advice session every second Tuesday of the month. Learn more about the topic of the month with a short presentation, followed by a 1-hour drop-in session where you can ask any gardening questions you may have!
July Topic:  Keeping it Green

 

  

image of dog track with trainer and dog inside the paw print in blue colourHappy Paws: Canine Info Sessions
Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 pm
Ages 12+
Friends of Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance.
 
Jodie Hawker is a professional force-free trainer specializing in positive-reinforcement dog training.
Each month she will provide information on a featured topic, answer your questions, and provide demonstrations with her canine companion.
July Topic:  Leash Reactivity 



image of blue letters on white background spelling Grey Burce Community Legal Clinicmmunit Legal ClinicElder Law Series
Friday, July 12 at 2 pm
Friends of Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance.
Join lawyer Angela Yenssen of the Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic who will present information and answer questions covering various legal issues related to seniors.
The Elder Law Series will run monthly, on the 2nd Friday of the month, with a different topic presented each session.
July Topic:  Legal framework for aging and driving.

   

 
image of white feather on its side on a white backgroundYour Final Journey and You
Monday, July 15, 22 & 29
1 - 3 pm
Please register in advance.
Join us for a 3-part workshop on creating your End-of-Life Plans.
In this workshop, held 3 consecutive weeks in a row, you will explore all that needs to be considered by you in creating your end-of-life plans.
The sessions are broken into 3 parts: Your last year of life, your last few months of life, and finally, your last days and afterwards.
We will help you predict and prepare a working document/file that pertains to you!
Your lead facilitator, Elizabeth Matos, BSc CEOLD CT, will guide you through the process.

 

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Trekking Through the Darien Gap
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm
Friends of Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance.
Join Karen Dueck as she talks about her extraordinary journey trekking through the Darien Gap during the summer of 1974.
Images of her journey will also be presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Painting with Juno
Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm
Ages 14+
Please register in advance.  Limited space available.
Join local artist Juno as she inspires you to create a summer-inspired painting. All supplies provided.
 

 

  

 

logo of Adult Learning Centre a tree on a white backgroundIn-Person Digital Skills
Tuesdays 12 to 3 pm
Please register in advance.
Stanley Knight Room

Meet weekly one-on-one with a tech professional from the Adult Learning Centre and learn how to use your device. Send an email to libraryinfo@meaford.ca or call 519-538-3500 to book your 45-minute session

On-Going Services:
 
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YMCA Employment Services
Tuesday, July 9 and 23
Time:  2-4 pm
Rotary Club of Meaford Room
Drop in

YMCA Employment Services can help you with career planning and development, retraining and skills upgrading, employer connections, resume writing, interview preparation, and hidden job market

 

image of sun and words in blue spelling Brightshores Health SystemMental Health Walk-in Support
Wednesdays  from 1 to 3 pm
Ontario Trillium Foundation Room
Walk-in for referrals, resources and/or mental health support.
Free and no appointment necessary.
 

 

image of compass on brown background with words Life Directions under compassLife Directions Employment Agency
Wednesdays from 10 am - 5 pm
Drop in or by appointment.
Life Directions specializes in providing individualized, one-on-one employment supports to jobseekers facing barriers to employment.  
Interested individuals can book an appointment by calling 519-378-5514 or emailing:  lifedirections@segss.com
 
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Ontario Parks Day-Use Passes for 2024
With more than 100 operating provincial parks to choose from, you can explore skiing, hiking trails and day use beaches across our beautiful Grey County and Province.  Borrow a Day Pass with your Library card and enjoy free day parking in many Ontario Provincial Parks.
Your Meaford Library card will help you get back to nature and discover your Ontario.

Rules of Use:
  • Daily Vehicle Permits can be borrowed for a maximum of 7 days; no renewals and back-to-back borrowing will be based on demand.
  • There is a limit of one pass per household.
  • Passes will only be loaned on an adult membership card in good standing.
  • Replacement fee if lost of $225.00 will apply.
  • The pass entitles day use for one personal vehicle (excluding buses) and all its occupants at many provincial parks subject to regulations.
  • Permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror or dashboard of the vehicle while it is in a park.
    We recommend you check the Ontario Parks website for up-to-date information to plan your trip (the pass does not guarantee park entry).  Park capacity limitations as well as COVID-19 restrictions may apply, as well as park operating dates.
    Visit their Operating Dates 2024 webpage and their Day Use webpage for more information.
    Place your hold today!
    The Meaford Public Library thanks Ontario Parks for their generous sponsorship of this lending program!

image of tree on a waveGrey Sauble Conservation Parking Pass 2024 
This pass permits visitors to park at 9 Grey Sauble Conservation properties that currently have paid parking.
Grey Sauble offers this pass to help reduce barriers and encourage more people to get outside and enjoy all the benefits that being in nature provides.
The pass can be checked out for up to 3 days on an adult card in good standing.
No renewals allowed.  You can place a reserve on our catalogue.
Please display on your vehicle's rear view mirror.  Ask at the circulation desk for the pass.
Check out Grey Sauble's Explore Guide to plan your next trip to hike, bike, swim, and more!
 

  Monthly Programs:

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Book Clubs

The Library hosts a number of Book Clubs
Go to the Books Clubs webpage for more information.

 

 

 

 On-going programming:

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Chess and Checkers for all ages! 
Friends of the Meaford Library Room

Tuesdays all day
Strategize and conquer in one of the world's oldest games.
Beginners and experienced players are welcome.


   
Image of laptop computers Tech Centre
Do you need help with your device, computer hardware or software? Do you have any other tech questions? 
Visit us at the Tech Centre 
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12 pm in the Rotary Project Room
Book your 30 minute session by calling the Library or email libraryinfo@meaford.ca  
When booking let us know your tech issue.
Many tech questions can be answered using LinkedIn Learning  An e-Resource loaded with videos and courses on many tech subjects.

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