Paws 4 Stories

December 27, 2018
10:00 amto11:30 am
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

The Therapy dogs are coming!

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs will be here December 27 from 10-11:30 and 1-2:30.  Paws 4 Stories lets your child practice reading out loud to the therapy dog. Therapy dogs provide a calm and relaxing experience for fearful readers.

Sessions are 15 minutes.

Only one session per child please.

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8th Annual Writer’s Workshop

June 15, 2019
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

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

Sat. June 15th | 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.

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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