Orangeville Public Library | Check It Out Newsletter | December 2021
Words the Orangeville Way
Sunday, December 5, 2 p.m. - Live Stream Event
Words the Orangeville Way (WOW) will feature local authors Helen Walsh and Suzanne Hillier on December 5 via live stream. Local writer and broadcaster Bernadette Hardaker will moderate the presentation and explore the powerful themes in each author’s novel.

Register in advance to receive the event link. The first 24 individuals to register will receive a complimentary copy of one of the featured books.

Virtual Stories with Santa every Friday
Enjoy Stories with Santa every Friday morning at 10 a.m. on the Orangeville Public Library’s YouTube channel. A new recording of Santa reading beside the fireplace will be released each week on December 3, 10, 17 and 24. 

To extend the festive fun, holiday-themed storytime craft kits will be available for pick-up at the Mill Street Library starting on December 3. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis for families to enjoy at home. 

The Stories with Santa program would not be complete without Santa’s annual gift of literacy. Starting on December 17, children can pick up a wrapped picture book at the Mill Street Library. One book per child and quantities are limited.
Stories in the Park
Winter Fun
Dress for the weather! Enjoy outdoor storytimes on Mondays until December 13 (Cedarstone Park, 54 Quarry Dr.) and Wednesdays until December 15 (Village Green Park, 48 Hewitt St.) Toddlers on the Go starts at 9:30 a.m. and Infant Time (babies) at 10:30 a.m.

Please register with EarlyON on a weekly basis.
Join us Online
Blue green and yellow logo with words Teen Advisory Group
Teen Advisory Group

Get involved with your library. Join Tanis on Friday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. for a virtual Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting. Register to receive the event link.
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Teen Chronicles

Teen-led discussion of recent hot reads on Friday, December 17 at 4:30 p.m. This month's theme is contemporary. Register to receive the event link.
Orange thREADs

Enjoy a virtual conversation on Tuesday, December 21 at 1 p.m. Get reading recommendations and share your passion for fibre arts. Register to receive event link.
Hours
Mill Hours - Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note the Mill St. Library is closed on Sunday, December 5 for WOW.

Alder Hours - Monday to Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The branch will also be open on Sunday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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2021 Reading Challenge - Last chance to earn prizes for your reading in 2021! Register on Beanstack for the Reading Challenge and log the books you read in 2021 for a chance to win great prizes including a Kobo eReader and gift certificates to local businesses.

Library Board Meeting - Wednesday, December 8, 6 p.m. Public access is via telephone. Please contact dvatanen@orangeville.ca for additional information on how to participate.
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