National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation also celebrated as Orange Shirt Day, will be observed September 30th. This day calls on all Canadians to remember the history of residential schools, through the experience of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, and the intergenerational impacts of its legacy on First Nations and Indigenous peoples. 

Activities Honouring the Legacy of Residential School:

In our library, we intend to recognise the day in various ways, to raise local awareness of the Indigenous issues around Residential School and the long lasting damage it caused in their families and communities.  One action we can take is to educate our community, to further the cause of reconciliation and honour those lost children by sharing the stories of residential school survivors, their families, and communities. 

At the library, we will recognize this day by inviting our patrons to:

Every Child Matters
  • View the information display in the museum cabinet about Residential School
  • Read and promote the books we have on Residential School, Indigenous matters and books by Indigenous authors. We have created suggesting reading lists for adults Indigenous Matters reading list and for kids Talking About Residential Schools for Kids reading list
  • Watch visual story books on our large screen TV,  telling the stories of the residential school experience like The Orange Shirt Story
  • Encourage people to read and learn about the Residential School system and the pain and lasting damage that it caused to survivors, their families and all Indigenous people
  • Provide a Make and Take craft kit with a related theme and information

A national Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

Resources to read and learn about residential schools

Local Authors Meet & Greet

October 23, 2021
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Book Signing Event featuring Greg Dow, Ellen Rumsey, Larry Mercey and John Gardiner.

Saturday October 23

Authors will have books for sale and signing

Location: Hanover Raceway – Look for signs for Library Book Sale

Greg Dow 10 – 11am

Ellen Rumsey 11am – Noon

Larry Mercey Noon – 1 pm

John Gardiner 3 – 4 pm

Read Caleb Climbs by Greg Dow

Read Bad Kitten and Finders keepers by Ellen Rumsey

Read Have Mercey : my first 60 years making music by Larry Mercey

Read Memories for Sale : tales from a small town by John Gardiner

Part of Hanover’s Culture Days Events

Library Book Sale

October 21, 2021
5:30 pmto8:30 pm
October 22, 2021
9:00 amto8:00 pm
October 23, 2021
9:00 amto8:00 pm
book man

Library Book Sale 

Location: Hanover Raceway

Preview Evening:  Thursday October 21st  5:30 – 8:30 pm 
Tickets will be available at the library for $10 each
General Sale:  Friday October 22nd & Saturday October 23rd 9 am- 8 pm  open to the public, free admission

Payment Methods: Cash only

All proceeds fund library programmes and services. Thank you for supporting your library!

**COVID Safety Protocols will be in place**

Big and Little Sensory Storytime

August 25, 2021
10:30 amto11:30 am
Big and Little Outdoor Sensory Storytime 
Participants must be supervised at all times and wear clothes that can get messy! 
Free to Participants but must pre register at the library in person.
Wednesday August 25th 10:30-11:30 in Hanover Heritage Square

Hanover Public Library

August 25th will be our first “Big and Little” event! This is meant to be a parent and child type of sensory activity to go along with a story! This means that children must be accompanied by an adult or caretaker over the age of 12 who will be supervising and participating with the child for the duration of the event! Register in person at the library!

Online Presentation of Storm Chasing In Ontario with David T. Chapman

August 1, 2021toAugust 31, 2021
September 1, 2021toSeptember 30, 2021
October 1, 2021toOctober 31, 2021
November 1, 2021toNovember 30, 2021

Storm Chasing in Ontario with David T. Chapman

Join in online, anytime for a virtual presentation of Storm Chasing in Ontario. Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms with this exciting and educational presentation. See how they form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. A very powerful presentation explaining the effects storms have in Ontario. The presentation link will be available until December 31st, 2021. We are excited to bring you this lively, fact-filled presentation that you may enjoy again and again! Free on behalf of Hanover Public Library.

Click on the YouTube Video Link here: