Please register for all events at 519-538-3500 or by email at libraryinfo@meaford.ca


The Meaford Public Library hosts many activities - most are free of charge.  

What's happening: 

Grey County Reads

2021 Grey County Reads
Advocates will begin their analyses on January 12.
Voting will begin February 22. 

Six great books have been selected for the 2021 Grey County Reads contest to begin in January. The impressive list of literary works was whittled down from a variety of fiction and non-fiction options submitted Grey County Public Libraries across seven communities. Each book is readily available at all branches, so you might want to get a head start on borrowing one of these titles over the next few months, if you want to play along.
Here is the roster of titles:

  • Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson - advocated by Shawn Ankenmann, owner of Highland Grounds Fair Trade Coffee Shop in Grey Highlands
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - advocated by Sydney Austin, General Manager of Staples in Owen Sound
  • From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle - advocated by Norma Graham, Assistant Librarian for the Hanover Public Library
  • The Company We Keep by Francis Itani - advocated by JD Moffat, Morning Show Announcer for Jewel 99.3 in Meaford
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers - advocated by Kaitland Murray, Administrator for the Town of Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews - advocated by Amanda Bible, leader of the Bible Team for Rock Capital Investments, The Mortgage Centre

What will be the next great book to read in Grey County? Stay tuned for more information to come. 
https://www.southgreynews.ca/grey-county-reads

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Brad Wilcox author of Too Far Back in the Bush
Thursday, March 25
2 pm
Zoom Book Talk

 

A history of the Meaford Knights 1957-58 Championship Season. Register in advance. We will email the link to join the Zoom presentation.

 

Bermuda flag flying in front of a yellow buildingArmchair Traveller
Tuesday, March 9
6:30 pm
Zoom event

Travel the world without leaving Meaford. Learn about new places, browse through photos, receive travel advice, and hear personal stories from each location.

This month’s location:
Get Lost in the Bermuda Triangle

Register in advance. We will email the link to join the Zoom presentation.

Great Horned Owl FlyingExploring the Birds of Ontario II
Friday, March 19
1 pm
Zoom presentation

Learn how you can enhance your birding experience. Everything from the small backyard visitors to some of the largest birds. See both still images and videos of these fascinating and colourful characters and more. Register in advance. We will email the link to join the Zoom presentation.

Tax Help written in front of a blue shaded world. Person icons are connected via a web.CVITP Tax Help
March and April
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
10:30 am – 4 pm
Thursdays
1 - 7 pm
Ontario Trillium Foundation Room

A qualified volunteer can help you prepare your income tax and benefit return if you have a modest income and simple tax situation.
An appointment is necessary.
Please bring all your tax forms with you.
Contact Amy at asolecki@meaford.ca or call 519-538-3500 to book your appointment.

 

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Creativebug Monday

We will feature craft ideas on found on the library's latest online resource, Creativebug. Find the link on Facebook and Twitter. 
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Twitter

Log into Creativebug using your Library card (no spaces) and PIN (last four digits of your phone number) and create an account using your email address.  

Four-Leaf Clover Boutonnieres
Monday, March 15
10 am

Pick up supplies from the library to make a lucky charm for St. Patrick's Day.
Limited quantities available.

 

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Meaford Public Library Top 100 Books Poster
Sale begins Monday, February 22
Suggested donation: $5

 

 

Weekly Programs

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Book Challenge
Mondays on Social Media

Each week the library will feature a different book challenge on Facebook and Twitter. Take part by sharing in the comments. 
Facebook
Twitter

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Let's Get Technical
Tuesdays on Facebook
5 pm

From green screens to photo editing, join us for a 20 minute session each week as we learn all about Adobe Creative Cloud and the new technology donated by The Rotary Club of Meaford.

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Zoom Tech Help
Thursdays on Zoom
4:30 - 5 pm

Starting January 21, Ashley and Shauntel will be providing tech help via Zoom.  Each session will be 10 minutes long and will be booked between 4:30-5:00 pm.  Please send us an email at libraryinfo@meaford.ca or phone us at 519-538-3500, to book your 10 minutes session.  Don't forget to give us your email address and a brief explanation of your tech inquiry.  We will then send you the link to your personal Zoom session.  We look forward to helping you!

 

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Let's Talk Tech
Thursdays on Facebook

5 pm

Every Thursday, a new video will be posted giving a short introduction to different pieces of tech used in daily life. Covering a variety of topics, from using eReaders to Minecraft, each video will provide enough details to get you started on your tech journey.

Additionally, we will be available to answer any tech questions from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. To ask a question, simply send a message through Facebook Messenger or leave a comment directly on the video.
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Topic Each Thursday:
January 14 - Discord
January 21 - Facebook Live
January 28 - WiFi Hotspots
February 4 - Using eReaders with Overdrive
February 11 - Zoom/Google Hangout
February 18 - Goodreads and Fantastic Fiction
February 25 - Canva
March 4 - Podcast Equipment
March 11 - Lynda and Creativebug
March 18 - Minecraft for Beginners
March 25 - Cypress Resume
 

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Kahoot! Trivia
Thursdays beginning at 6 pm and closing at 10 pm

Accessed through the Meaford Public Library’s Facebook and Twitter page.

Test your knowledge with online trivia! Trivia will include three rounds of ten questions. 
Questions will include local and general knowledge. 
Play it each week for a chance to make it onto the podium!

Brought to you by the Meaford Public Library and the 

Friends of the Meaford Library.

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The Brown Bag Book Club

Looking for some company at lunchtime? Bring your lunch and enjoy a casual book discussion. Meetings are held monthly every 3rd Thursday from 12 to 1 on Zoom. The library will provide a new book each month. Free of charge.

 

 

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Photography Club - Postponed until further notice 

A club to review your photos, learn more about your digital camera, discuss techniques, and enjoy the occasional field trip.

 

 

 

On-going programming:

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Colouring page drop-in - Postponed
Location:  Library reading room
Show your creativity and relieve stress
Drop in anytime during library hours.

 

 



image of chess piecesChess for adults - Postponed
Thursdays at 5 pm
Location:  Library reading room
Strategize and conquer in one of the world's oldest games.

 

 

 



Image of laptop computers Tech Centre - Currently Closed 
Do you need help with your device, computer hardware or software? Do you have any other tech questions? 
Visit us at the Tech Centre located in the Public Access Computer area.
Drop in from Monday to Friday between 10 am to noon.

 During the Library Closure you can find many of your tech questions answered from lynda.com  Our new eResource load with videos and courses on many tech subjects.

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