Orangeville Public Library | Check It Out Newsletter | October 2021
Alder Street Branch Reopens
New Evening Hours
We are excited to announce new evening hours, Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Alder Street location. The branch is located on the second floor of the Alder Street Recreation Centre.

Library customers will need to show proof of vaccination and government issued ID to access the Alder Street Recreation Centre.

Starting on Saturday, October 16, the branch will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hours at Mill Street: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Sunday. Thanksgiving Weekend: Mill St. will be open on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Curbside Pick-up at Mill Street only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Sunday
October is Canadian Library Month
Unlock the Power of your Library Card
October is a great time to visit the library to discover all the new services that the library offers.

It's also a time to celebrate how libraries across Canada change lives. We would love to hear about how Orangeville has made a difference in your life. Share a Story

Need a library card? Apply for a card online!

Ontario Public Library Week is October 17 to 23. Pick up an OPL library bag as our thanks to you!
Adult Programs
Coffee, Conversation & Books
Join Steve Anderson, Deputy Mayor of Shelburne, for an inspiring discussion on his memoir "Driven to Succeed". Steve will share how he went from "the mean streets of Jane and Finch to the privileged seats of Town Hall”, and the work he is doing to inspire youth to dream big.

Please register in advance to attend in-person on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m., Mill Street.
Orange thREADs
Wednesday, October 19

A great way to meet new friends who share your passion for fibre arts. It's also an opportunity to discuss books and get reading recommendations. Enjoy a virtual conversation with a friendly group who always welcome new members.

Register to receive the event link. The Microsoft Teams session is from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Storytelling Series
Wednesday, October 27

Years ago, Bella Carter was determined to create a book that would educate others on Islamic culture and help her own daughter see a reflection of herself in children's literature. "Maariyah's Day" tells the story of a little girl who is Muslim, what her day looks like, and the questions her friends ask. Meet Bella at 6:30 p.m. in the Mill St. fireplace area. Space is limited to attend this in-person event, please register early to secure a spot. 
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100% Certainty Book Club
Wednesday, December 2

Join Orangeville Public Library and Hospice Dufferin as we read, converse and work together to lessen our discomfort facing death. We will be discussing The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

Please register to receive the link to the meeting (1:30 to 3 p.m.). Once registered you will receive an email notice to pick up a copy of the book at the Mill St. library.
Stories, Songs and a Stroll
Virtual Storytime on Tuesdays

A new storytime is released every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on OPL's YouTube channel. Shannon will share stories, songs and provide early literacy tips to get your little one ready to read.

Stories in the Park

In partnership with EarlyON, there are storytimes at Village Green Park (48 Hewitt St.). Each Wednesday, Toddlers on the Go starts at 9:30 a.m. and Infant Time (babies) at 10:30 a.m.

NEW Starting October 25, both programs will also be offered on Mondays!

Please register on a weekly basis.
A StoryWalk, in collaboration with the BIA, is on display in storefronts along Broadway throughout October. Thank you to author Carolyn J. Morris for allowing the library to share “Paisley’s Pumpkin” with your family.
Tweens and Teens
October 18, November 1, 15 and 29
Self-Esteem Workshops
In partnership with the Youth Educators at Family Transition Place, the library is offering a new series of four in-person workshops for youth ages 13 to 17. Registrants can sign up for one, some, or all four of the sessions.

Registration is now open on the Family Transition Place website. Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place.
Blue green and yellow logo with words Teen Advisory Group
Teen Advisory Group

Get involved with your library. Join Tanis on Friday, October 8 at 4:30 p.m. for a virtual Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting.

Register to receive the event link.
wavy haired youth reading a book
Teen Chronicles

Teen-led discussion of recent hot reads on Friday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m. This month will feature Romance novels.

Register to receive the event link.
Tween Club

Calling all Harry Potter fans! Join Nicole for Tween Club on Monday, October 25 at 4 p.m. for lots of wizard school fun.

Register to receive the event link.

A Little More News!
Did you miss the Diversity and Inclusion presentation in commemoration of Truth and Reconciliation Week? Watch a recording of Sarah Ritchie’s presentation on our YouTube channel

Hold Pick-up - You can now select Alder as your pick-up location.

Radon Detectors - Our units are available for a six week loan (October to April) and are intended to help you understand the level of radon in your home as a precursor to a long-term test. Place a hold.

Fall Colours - Walk along a tree covered trail. Borrow an Ontario Parks day use permit or a CVC pass. More passes and things!

Start a Book Club - Fall into a good book with good friends by borrowing one of our Book Club in a Bag kits.
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