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

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

Writer’s Workshop

November 4, 2017
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Our annual Writer’s Workshop this year will feature critically acclaimed author Robert Rotenberg. Robert is a lawyer and the author of several legal thriller books set in Toronto. He has been called ‘Canada’s John Grisham’. This event promises to be an excellent opportunity to learn about writing from a successful Canadian author! Sponsored by Hanover Honda. Registration is required; cost is $20/person.

Computer Buddies Drop In Day

September 21, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
September 28, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 5, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 12, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 19, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 26, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 2, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 9, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 16, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 23, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 30, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

Our Computer Buddy Volunteers are here to help you learn how to use your phones, tablets, and other devices.  Drop Ins are held every Friday, no need to make an appointment, just show up and ask your questions!  William is available every Friday from 12-2 pm.  Appointments can also be made for other times!