Seeking new Library Board Members

We are looking for new individuals to join our library board. As a trustee with the Hanover Public Library Board, you will become an advocate for our library and actively support and promote our library as a vital community hub and resource in the digital era. Read more about being a Library Board trustee in our Trustee-recruitment-letter

What Does the Library Board Do?

  • Ensure delivery of programs and services that serve the needs of our diverse community
  • Evaluate the performance of the library within the community and adjust its goals and objectives where needs are not being me
  • Develop a Strategic Plan to establish long term goals and objectives for the library system
  • Present a budget to the Municipal Council that reflects the library’s Strategic Plan and identified community needs
  • Ensure excellent management of the library on behalf of the community within the budget approved by the municipality

Who Can be a Library Board Member?

As required by The Public Libraries Act,
You must:
Be a Canadian Citizen
Be over 18 years of age
Be a resident of the municipality (live in Hanover)
Not work for the library or the municipality

What qualities should a Library Board Member have?

  • Interested in making a difference in the future success of your community
  • Prepared to represent the interests, concerns, and attitudes of your community
  • Open to learning about library programs and services that inform and enrich your community
  • Available to attend board and committee meetings and to come prepared to contribute
  • Willing to become more aware of the bigger picture by learning about public library issues

How Do I apply?

Apply online using the fillable form on the Town of Hanover website,

 http://hanover.ca/boards-and-committees  , Or

Pick up an application form in person at the Civic Centre Administration Office,

Please submit your application to Marilyn Zettler, Administrative Assistant, Town of Hanover

Application Deadline: November 30th

Appointments will be approved by Council by December 17th

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

You can contact Hanover Public Library CEO/Chief Librarian Agnes Rivers-Moore

  • in person at the library
  • by phone 519.364.1420 ext. 1244
  • by email arm@hanover.ca

Or you can contact any current member of the Library Board

Author visit: Dr. Gregory Klages

November 3, 2018
2:00 pm

Author Dr. Gregory Klages visits our library to talk about his book, The Many Deaths of Tom Thompson.

Tickets: $5 per person

book cover the many deaths of tom thompson

From the publisher:

How did Tom Thomson die in the summer of 1917?

Was landscape painter Tom Thomson shot by poachers, or by a German-American draft dodger? Did a blow from a canoe paddle knock him unconscious and into the water? Was he fatally injured in a drunken fight? Did he end his life out of fear of being forced to marry his pregnant girlfriend?

Commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the death of the renowned Canadian landscape painter, The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson offers an authoritative review of the historical record, as well as some theories you might not have thought of in a hundred years. Cultural historian Gregory Klages surveys first-hand testimony and archival records about Thomson’s tragic demise, attempting to sort fact from legend in the death of this Canadian icon.

Author visit: John Gardiner

October 3, 2018
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon tea and a chat with author John Gardiner. He will speak about his book Memories for Sale. book cover memories for sale

From the publisher:

As a young man, John Gardiner scrawled his thoughts on his bedroom windowsill. Now in Memories for Sale, Gardiner shares short stories, poems, and a novella that he hopes will provide inspiration for others to look inward and reflect on the world around them.

Gardiner, a former newspaper editor, believes that we are all intelligent enough to solve our own problems. With that theory in mind, he offers writings that attempt to unravel the meaning of life and encourage deep thinking. In his varied collection shared with fluid realism, Gardiner explores relatable topics such as the aging process, loneliness, and suffering and pain as well as chronicles the life of a character named “Gawd” by his abusive alcoholic father. Through his emotional thoughtscapes, Gardiner offers a creative foundation for others to contemplate the future of humanity and their own destinies.

Memories for Sale: Tales from a Small Town shares a collection of short stories, poems, and a novella that explores the human condition.

Art Beneath the Autumn Sky

Hanover Public Library with The Saugeen Artists Guild present Art Beneath the Autumn Sky, a gala fundraiser for The Hanover Public Library.

October 13th, 2018 | 7 pm-11 pm at The Hanover Public Library

Art Beneath the Autumn Sky

Tickets $35 each or 2 for $60

Tickets on sale from Aug. 1st at Hanover Public Library

Tickets can be reserved by phone

Age of majority event

Art Beneath the Autumn Sky gala event features an art show with 25+ local artists showing and selling their work. Gala guests can take part in a silent auction, an Art Wall event, and bid for art works being created during the evening. This unique cultural experience will be complemented by live musical performers.  Your ticket includes elegant refreshments, and a choice of local craft beers, ciders and wines from Georgian Hills Vineyards

Saugee Artists Guild logo & link

 

Gold Sponsors

Electrical Contacts Ltd logo

Garcia and Donnelly logo

Hanover Holidays logo

Thank you for your support!

 

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Art Beneath the Autumn Sky

October 13, 2018
7:00 pmto11:00 pm

Art Beneath the Autumn Sky

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Art beneath the Autumn Sky gala event features an art show with 20 local artists showing and selling their work. Gala guests can take part in a silent auction, an Art Wall event, and bid for art works being created during the evening. This unique cultural experience will be complemented by live musical performers.  Tickets include elegant refreshments, and a choice of local craft beers, ciders and wines from Georgian Hills Vineyards

Paws 4 Stories

July 5, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 12, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 19, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
July 26, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 2, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 9, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 16, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
August 23, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Paws 4 Stories

Hey kids every Thursday in July and August join us for Paws 4 Stories! Kids who love dogs but not reading will read to a St. John Ambulance Therapy dog for 15 minutes. The dogs will sit and listen to you read. This will build confidence to read out loud with a encouragement from a furry friend!  Kids will need to register for their 15 minute spot. 

Paws 4 Stories is for ages 5 – 12.

Kids need to register for these programs. Space is limited to 6 kids per week. 

Every Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m.

July 5th-August 23rddog

 

 

 

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