May is a wonderful month. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting nicer, and there's a freshness to the air. Make time to do something that makes you happy!

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
Mother's Day is May 9th.

Are you looking for a unique gift? Something meaningful for the Mom who has everything? A tribute in honour of the Mommy who loves to read?

Individuals are invited to make a donation in honour of their Mom for Mother's Day!

(All gifts will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes)
The Library is OPEN
The library is OPEN for curbside
pick up!

Step 1: Place items on hold.
Step 2: Wait for the library to call you that your items are ready.
Step 3: Come by the library during our curbside hours. Call us from the parking lot.
Step 4: Library staff will bring your items out.
Step 5: Enjoy your items!
Library News - Borrow a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots will provide Internet access to Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets, and PCs through Bell’s cellular network. 
Service will be dependent on the availability of the cellular network where the Hotspot is being used.

Hotspots are a one-week loan.

Place a hotspot on hold via our online catalogue for curbside pickup.

Funded by Community Foundations of Greater Peterborough 
Library News - Expanded Hours (Curbside)
Bridgenorth Library:
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ennismore Library:
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lakefield Library:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Your Online Library - TVO Kids Ages 2-5
TVO Kids 2-5 includs TV shows, online games, behind the scenes, homework help, schedules, contests, and events!
Online Adult Programs - May
Trivia Night
Mom’s the Word. Celebrate mothers by testing your knowledge of mothers in history, on TV, in literature, and more!
Thursday, May 20th at 8:30 p.m.

Genealogy Programs with the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
Join us on Zoom with the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Our presenter, Dr. Fraser Dunford has been involved in genealogy for over 35 years, has written six books and many articles on Genealogy.

Ontario Land Records
In this online workshop you will learn about the history of land settlement in Ontario, surveying a township, and land records (Crown to owner, owner to owner).
Wednesday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m.

Ongoing Programs for Adults

Online Film Club - First Thursday of the Month
Each month we will watch a movie on Hoopla (free for library patrons), then join the zoom meetings to discuss them! No need to be a movie buff.

Online Film Club Movie: Driveways
Watch the movie whenever is convenient for you.
Zoom Meeting: Thursday, May 6th, 7:30 p.m.

Take-and-Make DIY Kit
A NEW program designed for adults looking to keep their hands busy and get their creative juices flowing! A new kit will be available monthly.
May Take-and-Make DIY Kit: Paper Succulents (3 Fridge Magnets)

Take-and-Make Kits will be available May 1st at each library location while supplies last. *Call your local library to place a kit on hold for curbside pickup.
Online Children's Programs - May
Mystery Book Bag
Sign up for a bag full of books on your child’s favourite theme and your child will receive a surprise bag full of library books to borrow selected by our children’s programming coordinator. Choose from our list of themes or pick your own. We’ll include up to 8 well-loved titles for your child for their age group. Once the bag is ready, you will be contacted for curbside pick-up at your favourite branch.

STAR WARS Trivia Night
Families and adults are welcome to join this special trivia night. The theme will be STAR WARS. Questions will focus on the movies and shows related to the theme. 
Tuesday, May the 4th at 7:00 p.m. 
Virtual Scattergories
Get your creative thinking hat on and sit down with your family for a virtual game of Scattergories! You will play as a team against other families and the top-scoring family wins a prize.  You will need one device, an internet connection, and pencil and paper to play. All ages welcome.
Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Mother’s Day Colouring Contest
Register for our colouring contest to receive a fancy card to colour for the special woman in your life. Take a photo of it to send to us and give her the card! All ages welcome. There will be a draw for prizes in 3 age groups. 
Entries due the evening of Thursday, May 6th.
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 or email Kathleen.
*New DVDs*
All My Life
Barb and Star Go to Vista Mar
Our Friend
Wonder Woman 1984
*New TV DVD Series*
Shetland Series 5
Vera Series 10

*Family DVDs*
*New Fiction*
  • Second first impressions by Sally Thorne
  • Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidg
  • City of tears by Kate Mosse
  • Good sister by Sally Hepworth
  • Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone
  • Six weeks to live by Catherine Mckenzie

*New Non-Fiction*
  • Cook, eat, repeat: ingredients, recipes and stories by Nigella Lawson
  • Seed to dust: life, nature and a country garden by Marc Hamer
  • World travel: an irreverent guide by Anthony Bourdain
  • The glitter in the green: in search of hummingbirds by Jon Dunn
  • Bicycling with butterflies: My 10,201 mile journey following the monarch migration by Sara Dykman
  • Comeback quotient: A get-real guide to building mental fitness in sport and life by Matt Fitzgerald
  • Sure, I’ll be your black friend: Notes from the other side of the fist bump by Ben Philippe
Heather's Book Recommendation - The Windsor knot by SJ Bennett
It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. The Queen leaves the investigation to the professionals—until their suspicions point them in the wrong direction.
Unhappy at the mishandling of the case and concerned for her staff’s morale, the monarch decides to discreetly take matters into her own hands. With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian and recent officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen secretly begins making inquiries. As she carries out her royal duties with her usual aplomb, no one in the Royal Household, the government, or the public knows that the resolute Elizabeth will use her keen eye, quick mind, and steady nerve to bring a murderer to justice.
Contact Us
Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065
Lakefield Library: 705-652-8623
Ennismore Library: 705-292-8022

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