Chapter 1 of 12
Welcome to 2020, the start of a fresh year. Time to write 12 new chapters. January offers a few programs to get us back into the swing of things after the business of the holidays.

January 29th - 31st library staff will be away. It's the annual Ontario Library Association Conference in Toronto. We look forward to this opportunity to learn from other libraries, and find ways to enhance, improve, and expand the services we offer you - our patrons.

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
Special Library News
NEW eBook Service cloudLibrary - January 1st, 2020

On January 1, 2020 , the library launched cloudLibrary, our new eBook and Audiobook service.

The OLS Download Centre, OverDrive and Libby apps are no longer available. 
 Get Started!

Note: Listening to audiobooks on MP3 players is not available. To listen to audiobooks offline please download audiobooks to a smartphone or tablet. 


Bridgenorth Library Art Display - Call for Submission
Submissions will be accepted from January 15th to March 30th, 2020 and will be reviewed at the end of April. We exhibit two-dimensional framed works including paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs and prints.
The Selwyn Public Library Art Display policy and Call for Entry form are available for review on our website and at the Bridgenorth Library.

Please contact 705-292-5065 for more information.
Borrow It From The Library - Not Just Books.
Pickleball Kit

Borrow a pickleball kit from the Lakefield Library. The kit includes 2 racquets, 1 ball, instruction sheets for game play and net setup.

Call 705 652-8623 for more information or to reserve your equipment.
Regular Adult Programs - January
Movie Night "Judy" - Wed. January 15th
About the movie: Legendary performer  Judy Garland, played by Renée Zellweger, arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Bridgenorth Library. Show begins at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation $2.00 for admission, Drinks $1.00, FREE popcorn, online registration required.

Technology Workshops
Technology Workshops will resume in February. Watch our website, and in-Library program bulletin boards for more information mid-January.

Selwyn Public Library Book Clubs
The Ennismore Book Club meets every 3rd Monday @ 10:00 am
  • January 20th The Tattooist of Aushwitz by Heather Morris

The Lakefield Book Club meets every 4th Monday @ 7:00 pm
  • January 13th Flower Net by Lisa See

Please call the library for more information or to register for Book Club.
Special Adult Programs - January
Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance - Begins the week of January 6th
A 60 minute dance class that is adaptable to varying levels of physical and cognitive abilities. Classes are creative and incorporate a variety of musical and dance styles. Classes are taught from Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, and delivered to our community via video streaming. This class is for you if you want to exercise, socialize and have fun!

Bridgenorth Library - Thursdays at 10:30 am
Begins Thursday, January 9th and runs for 8 weeks. Located at the Bridgenorth Community Hall beside the Bridgenorth Library.

Ennismore Arena – Upper Level - Tuesdays at 1:30 pm
Begins Tuesday, January 7th and runs for 8 weeks. Located at The Ennismore Arena – Upper Level. 

Lakefield Library - Thursdays at 10:30 am
Begins Thursday, January 9th and runs for 8 weeks. Located at the Lakefield Library in the Centennial Room. 

Heads Up For Healthier Brains - Mon. January 13th
The brain is one of your most vital organs, playing a role in every action and every thought. Just like the rest of your body it needs looking after. It’s never too soon, or too late to make changes that will maintain or improve your brain health, changes that may also help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Monday, January 13th 1:00 pm. Ennismore Library - Lower Level.
 Click here to register online  or call 705 292-8022.

Coffee House - Returns Thurs. January 16th
Lakefield Library will have a monthly Coffee House at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room. Come share your talent! Artists, poets, musicians and storytellers are all welcome. It will be on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. from January to May. No registration is required, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please email Kacie  or phone the Lakefield Library at 705-652-8623.
Children's Programs - January
Babytime - Begins Thurs. January 16th
Join us for 6 weeks of bounces, tickles, books, and songs for you and your baby. 0 to 18 months.
Thursdays at Ennismore Library. January 16th to Feb 27th. (Break, week of Jan 30th). 10:30 to 11:00 am.
Toddlertime - Begins Wed. January 15th
A special program children 19 - 36 months of age.
This 30 minute program is full of active sharing of books, fingerplays, games and songs for you and your toddler.
Wednesdays at Bridgenorth Library. January 15th to Feb 26th. (Break, week of Jan 29th) 9:00 to 9:30 am.
Silver Birch 2020!
The Silver Birch Reading Club for children in the grades 3 to 6 age range is offered at all three branches of the Selwyn Library. The Ontario Silver Birch Award reading program was established in 1994 to encourage Ontario children to read more, to learn more about Canadian writers and to develop powers of evaluation. Silver Birch is a Forest of Reading program (the Forest of Reading is Canada's largest recreational reading program) where young readers have the unique opportunity to vote on the best nominated book by Canadian authors for their age group. Children meet with library staff and volunteers to talk about the nominated books, listen to speakers from our community, participate in activities based on this year's books and sign out books to read at home. Children require a library card (free) to be a Silver Birch Club member and check out the books for the program. At the end of the program the children vote for their favourite author if they have read 5/10 titles in their chosen category and we have a pizza party.

Gr. 3-6 Silver Birch Club in Lakefield. Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm.
Feb 11th, Feb. 25th, Mar. 10th, Mar. 24th, Apr. 7th, Apr. 21st
Gr 3 Silver Birch Club in Bridgenorth: Mondays 3:15-4:30 pm.
Jan 20th, Feb 3rd, Feb 24th,Mar 2nd, Mar 23rd, Apr 6th

Gr. 4-6 Silver Birch in Bridgenorth: Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 pm.
Feb 12th, Feb. 26th,Mar. 11th, Mar. 25th, Apr. 8th, Apr. 22nd

Gr. 3-6 Silver Birch Club in Ennismore: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm.
Feb 13th, Feb 27th, Mar 13th, Mar 26th, Apr 9th, Apr 23rd

Online registration opens Monday, January 6th.
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 OR email Kathleen .

The glittering hour by Iona Grey

Whatever it takes by Andy McNab

The hideaway by Sheila O'Flanagan

  Twenty-one truths about love
by Matthew Dicks

Galway girl by Ken Bruen

The Irish princess by Elizabeth Chadwick

The starless sea by Erin Morgenstern

Smoke screen by Terri Blackstock

New DVDs:
Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture
The Grizzlies
IT: Chapter Two
The Kitchen
Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood
New TV Series:
Game of Thrones, Season 8
New Family DVDs:
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Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065
Lakefield Library: 705-652-8623
Ennismore Library: 705-292-8022

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