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

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Celebrate Lunar New Year
Sunday, January 29 from 1 to 3 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance. Limited space available.

Make a Lunar New Year ornament, or two, while learning about some Lunar New Year traditions and customs, as well as early Chinese settlers in Grey Bruce.

 

 

 

 

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Winter Reading Challenge Throughout January and February
Cozy up with some good books this winter for a chance to win a fabulous prize!
Read or listen to books in one of these 10 categories:
- Bestseller from 10+ years ago
- Biography or memoir
- Book with a city in the title
- Book that has been challenged
- Book about books
- a Young Adult (Teen) novel
- Book by a Canadian author
- Book that has been made into a movie
- Book suggestion from the Library Team
- Book that won an Award - i.e., Giller, Man Booker, etc.
Every category you read earns a ballot for a chance to win a monthly prize. Read a little or a lot!

 

MPL's Most Circulated Books List is Now Available - It's a Poster Giveaway!
Get yours today at the library!
How many of Meaford Public Library's 100 most circulated books have you read?
Use the poster to check off the ones you have already enjoyed and get suggestions for what to read next.  

 

image of red hearts on a clotheslineBlind Date with a Book - Romance Edition
Throughout February

 Come by the library and pick up your own one-night stand from our juicy selection of romantic reads; just look for the nightstand by the circulation desk!

 

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Guess the Banned Books
Freedom to Read Week
Sunday, February 19 to Saturday, February 25

Ten books will be concealed in brown paper. Using the provided clues, can you guess the books? Fill out a form and enter your guess. One lucky winner will receive a prize.

 

 

 

  

image of YMCA logoYMCA Settlement and Language Services
Friday, February 3 from 10 am to 12 pm
and Tuesday, January 10 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Ontario Trillium Foundation Room

Drop in or by appointment YMCA Settlement and Language Services help newcomers integrate into life in Grey Bruce.
They offer free English Language Classes, Citizen Test preparation, and translation and interpretation.
Additionally, they support children in their schools and have a Workplace Language Program to help overcome any workplace barriers.
YMCA Employment Services
Tuesday, February 14 from 2 to 4 pm
Ontario Trillium Foundation 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.
 
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Kendra H. Slee - Author Talk

Sunday, February 12 at 1:30 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance. Limited space available.

The Meaford Public Library is pleased to host local author Kendra H. Slee. She will be speaking about her book, "A Love to Last", her debut romance novel set in Meaford.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event for $20.

 

 

 

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Meditation and Journaling

Monday, February 6, 13, and 27
Time:  10:30 am to 12:15 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance. Limited space available.

Instructor Barbara Rosen will explore many techniques to quiet the mind. The meditation will be 20-30 minutes followed by traditional qi gong standing postures for grounding. Journaling will be about 15 minutes with the option to share aloud. Join us for one or all three sessions.

  

 

image of book jacket featuring a steam locomotive on a yellow backgroundU.W. Baker - Author Talk
Saturday, February 18 at 2 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance. Limited space available.

 The Meaford Public Library is pleased to host local author U.W. Baker. She will be speaking about her book, "Shades of Betrayal". The novel follows the fortunes of characters in Poland, Germany, France, and England. Starting in peacetime, the saga unfolds over the six-year nightmare that ensues after Hitler invades Poland. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event for $25.
 
image of book spines in colours of rainbowNew! Rainbow Reads Book Club
Thursday, February 16 at  6:30 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Register in advance by calling or emailing the Library


 A book club for members of Meaford's and the surrounding area’s Queer community and allies.
We will be reading titles that focus on diverse identities and express Queer joy.
Unable to attend a meeting?
Join the club virtually to comment, ask questions, and share your thoughts online anytime.

 

 

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Virtual Consultations
with a Service Canada Representative
Wednesday, February 8 and February 22  
1 pm to 3 pm
Drop in or by appointment.

A Service Canada representative will be available to provide advice or guidance on accessing Service Canada programs and services related to Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, and Old Age Security. The 30-minute virtual appointment will be held at the library. Interested individuals can book an appointment by calling 519-538-3500 or emailing libraryinfo@meaford.ca
     
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How to Use Libby
Wednesday, February 22 at 2 pm
Please register in advance.
Limited space available.

Libby (powered in the background by Overdrive) offers a selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines, for all ages. Join us to learn how to use Libby on your PC, tablet, or smart phone for free.

 

 

 

 

logo of grey county reads 2023Grey County Reads 2023
Begins Monday, January 23 and ends April 9

Seven Canadian books will compete through social media for the top spot. Follow along by reading each defender’s answer to weekly questions, share your opinion, and vote for your favourite book.
At the end of the contest, one community will win $200 worth of books for their library.
For more information visit www.southgrey.ca

  

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Photo Club  
Every Second Tuesday of Month at 6:30 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
A club to review your photos, learn more about your digital camera, discuss techniques, and enjoy the occasional field trip. 
 

 

 

image of computer monitorLearning Workshops with the Adult Learning Centre of Collingwood
Appointments are required.
Wednesdays from 12 pm to 4 pm
Meet weekly with a learning facilitator who will customize a learning program suited to your needs.
Send an email to libraryinfo@meaford.ca or call 519-538-3500 to book your 45-minute session.

   

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Ontario Parks Day-Use Passes for 2023 are Available!
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 2023 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 2023 will be available soon.
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 adults 
Friends of the Meaford Library Room

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.
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 eResource loaded with videos and courses on many tech subjects.

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