8th Annual Writer’s Workshop

November 10, 2018
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Hanover Public Library’s 8th Annual Writer’s Workshop

Sat. Nov. 10 ~ 1-4 pm

Sponsored by Hanover Honda


This year’s workshop leader will be Alissa York, author of several novels including the Giller-nominated “Effigy”.

Cost $20 per person.

Pre-registration required as space is limited.

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

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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.

Making Grey Bruce Home

August 13, 2018
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

A regional capacity building project to support social and economic integration of refugees and vulnerable newcomers into rural communities.

Information session to be held Monday August 13th at Hanover Public Library from 3-5 pm.

More information can be found online United Way Bruce Grey or email newcomer@unitedwaybg.com

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.

Story Time Under the Stars

July 26, 2018
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Story Time Under the Stars returns as part of Hanover’s Sights and Sounds Festival!

Join us Thursday July 26th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Heritage Square Amphitheatre

Put on your pjs and bring your favourite stuffy for a story time to end your day!


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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Greg Tarlin Juggling Show

July 18, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Greg Tarlin is bringing his hilarious juggling show to Hanover Library!

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See awesome juggling, yo-yos and laughs!  

Date: Wednesday July 18th

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Location: Hanover Civic Theatre, 443 10th Avenue, Hanover

Cost: $3.50/ticket

Please note: All persons attending the show require a ticket. 

Wacky Wednesdays

July 4, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
July 11, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
July 25, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 1, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 8, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 15, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
August 22, 2018
1:30 pmto3:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. for programs that will challenge your creativity, make you laugh and have lots of fun!

For Ages 5-12. Registration for each Wednesday is required. Space is limited to 20 children per Wednesday program. 

July 4 – Lego Challenge

Are you ready for the challenge? OH and maybe a little thing called LEGO BINGO!

July 11 – Game ON! 

Nothing better than good old board games! Join us for a day that will entertain and challenge you.

July 25 – Slime Spree

Who doesn’t love slime?! Come on our for some slimey good fun…wear your old clothes!

August 1 – Art Attack

Calling all artists! Come and further your passion with lots of awesome art activities!

August 8 – Animals Among Us

Are you an animal lover? This is YOUR day! Join us for all things animal!

August 15 – Minecraft Me!

Zombies, ghosts and withers oh my! Come get your craft on.

August 22 – Escape the Saugeen Room

Do you live for the thrill of beating the timer? Come out and escape before time runs out!

Coding 4 Kids

July 3, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 10, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 17, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 24, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
July 31, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
August 7, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
August 14, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
August 21, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Are you between the ages of 8-13? Do you love a challenge and want to learn coding?

Every Tuesday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. starting July 3rd and running for 8 weeks, join Rachael in the Saugeen Room to learn about coding. Each week you will learn something new, and each week will get tougher and tougher!


$5/child for the full 8 weeks!

Program has space for 16 children.