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

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4 - Week Meditation Series
Mondays in September starting September 12
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Free - Register for one, or more classes
Monday, September 12 - Theme:  Benefits of yoga and meditation, real life rewards.
Monday, September 19 - Theme:  How our thoughts impact our health.
Monday, September 26 - Theme:  Strengthening memory; reversing early onset dementia and cognitive decline.
Monday, October 3 - Theme:  Creating our own meditation practice.
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iPad Photography

Tuesday, October 11 from 2 to 4 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance. Limited space available.

Learn all about the iPad Photo app - how to take photos, edit, share, create photo albums and more.

 

 

It's Ontario Public Library Week from October 16-22
Check out these amazing events:

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Win with your Library Card!
Sunday, October 16 to Saturday, October 22
Show us your active library card and receive a ballot for a chance to win an amazing prize. Prizes include gift cards to stores in Meaford, a Nintendo Switch, toys, and more!
Generously Sponsored by the Friends of Meaford Library.

Library Photo Booth
Sunday, October 16 to Saturday, October 22
Grab a prop and smile!
Show your love for the library by taking a picture and bringing it home.  We will also be sharing it on our social media sites.

Coffee and Treats

Monday, October 17
Enjoy a hot beverage and treats as we celebrate Ontario Public Library Week!
Available while supplies last.

Make Your Own Bookmark
Monday, October 17
Drop in event. Open to all ages.
Make and take a fun bookmark to use with your library books. Available while supplies last.

 

image of man with beard in forestRobert Burcher - Author Talk "My Summer of Glorious Freedom"
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Free event.
Please register in advance. Limited space available.
Local author Robert Burcher will be speaking about his book "My Summer of Glorious Freedom". A project that consisted of 30 years of research about local legend John Muir.

 Shrinking Paper Keychains
Tuesday, October 18
Drop in event. Open to all ages.
Create a keychain using shrinking paper! Available while supplies last.
 
Book Tasting
Wednesday, October 19 at 12 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance. Limited space available.
Looking for reading suggestions?
Join the Meaford Public Library team for a fun afternoon as we share what we have enjoyed recently. There will be genres for everyone.

 

tea party with dessertsFriends of Meaford Library Thank You Party
Thursday, October 20 at 4 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Join us as we say thank you to the Friends of Meaford Library for all their support.
From the New Library, Net Shed Used Book Store, sponsoring events, summer concert series, and more!
It's good to have Friends.

Book Page Jewellery
Friday, October 21 from 2 to 4 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Drop in event. Ages 7+
Make your own paper bead bracelet from upcycled books and beads.

 

Georimage of Georgian Bay Reads logogian Bay Reads is Back Live!
Saturday, October 22 at 7 pm
Clearview Public Library | 269 Regina St., Stayner
Free Event. Limited Tickets. Get Yours Online Here
Wrap up Ontario Public Library Week at the annual battle of the books.
Defenders from five local libraries will argue for their favourite Canadian book.
For more information on all the defenders and books please visit www.georgianbayreads.ca.
May the best library win!
We are offering a bus to and from the event:  Bus Tickets: $5 in advance at the library.
Leaving Meaford at 5:45 pm and returning by 10 pm.

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Virtual Consultations
with a Service Canada Representative
Thursday, October 6 and Thursday, October 20  1 pm - 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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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 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 2022 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 2022

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.


 

  

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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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