September is a wonderful month. Summer is wrapping up and we have the memories we made. We get back into a flow of routine, and we can appreciate the beauty that comes with change.

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.

Happy Labour Day
The library will be closed
Saturday, September 4th - Monday, September 6th.
Wishing everyone a
safe and enjoyable long weekend!
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Thursday, September 30th.

May this day present itself as a time of quiet reflection or participation in a community event.

The library will be open.
Expanded Library Hours
  • Members of the public are welcome to come into the library, browse, and borrow items!
  • Public computers & printers are available
  • Library hours will expand the week of September 6th. Expanded hours are below:
Bridgenorth Library

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2
Ennismore Library

Monday 10-2
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 1-5
Thursday 10-6
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-2
Lakefield Library

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2
Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in working with the library, but aren't sure you can commit to a weekly shift?

Consider being a casual volunteer and cover shifts as needed.

Casual volunteers are currently needed at the Ennismore Library & Lakefield Library.
Wi-Fi 24/7
Did you know the library offers Wi-Fi 24/7?

We do! All three library locations offer Wi-Fi around the clock.

At the Bridgenorth and Lakefield Library, the network name is Public Library. No password is required.
At the Ennismore Library, the network name is Ennismore Public Library.
Password: ennismore
New Fundraising Effort - Online Auction
Many of our enhanced programs and services are made possible by fundraising dollars.

We are asking for your support.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2021.
During the month of September, we're asking members of the public to donate items for our online auction. Items must be new and can be turned in at any of our three library locations during open hours.
Donations will be accepted until September 30th, 2021.

Looking for ideas:
  • Experiences
Cooking class
Vacation rental
Sporting tickets
  • Gift certificates
Local businesses
  • Services
Lawn cutting
Tree removal

We kindly ask that you do not approach local businesses for donations as they are feeling the strain of recent closures. If you wish to purchase a gift certificate supporting a local business and donate it, that would be appreciated. If you own a local business, or have a personal connection to a local business and wish to donate that would be welcome. 

The online auction will take place November 1st - 12th, 2021.
Library News - Makerspace Update
We hope the community is as excited as we are about the new Makerspace thanks to the $78,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Here is the progress so far as we move towards this new and exciting venture. 
The Vault is OPEN
The Vault was opened for the first time in decades, and within there were old ledgers and corporate records from the Village of Lakefield, pre amalgamation. Those records are now safely stored in the much larger vault at the Township office. If possible, we hope this unique space will become a podcasting studio in our Makerspace.
Special Wall Detail
With the changeroom removed, we have the perfect space between the windows to create something unique that will foster creativity. Any guesses what this wall space will become?!
Online Adult Programs - September
Genealogy Q&A - Peterborough County
This online workshop will answer questions from YOU about genealogical research focusing on the Peterborough County. Our genealogists can also field questions about the surrounding counties of Haliburton, Northumberland and The City of Kawartha Lakes. You are welcome to pose a question in advance in this registration form or just listen.
Wednesday, September 1st, 1:00 p.m.

Ennismore Library Book Club
Once a month on a Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. Meetings will be held on zoom for the time being.
To register for the Ennismore Book Club, email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Bridgenorth Library Book Club
Second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Meetings will be outside (weather permitting) in September & October or on zoom.
To register for the Bridgenorth Book Club, email Heather Jamieson or call 705 292-5065.

Online Film Club
Like a book club, but with movies! 
Participants watch a movie on Hoopla (free for library patrons) at home. Then, join a zoom meetings to discuss that movie! No need to be a movie buff.
Current Film Club Movie: Easy Land
Zoom Meeting: Thursday, September 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Bags - All ages!
Mystery Book Bags for Children & Teens
Tell us the themes your child likes and we’ll make up a bag of books! 

Mystery Book Bags for Adults
Looking for a little excitement? Let the library put together a mystery book bag for you.
Children's Programs - September
Outdoor Family Storytime (Birth-5)
Engaging stories, bounces, and active songs with take-home crafts or outdoor activity. Older siblings welcome.
Wednesdays in Bridgenorth beginning September 15th. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. The program runs for 6 weeks.
*Note: If the program is full, please add your name to the waiting list as with enough interest we may be able to open a second session.  
Homeschool Connect (Ages 6+)
Children work at home on monthly “projects” on a range of topics chosen by the group and then “present” to the group in various ways.
One Tuesday per month in Lakefield. October - May. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Dates are available online. For the time being, the program will be offered outdoors or online.
Monthly Colouring Contests (All Ages, Self-led)
Register to receive your colouring sheet and your child will have a chance to win a small prize in our end-of-the-month draw. Our “Welcome September” sheet is currently available.
Selwyn Storywalks (All ages, Self-led)
We will be posting Storywalks around the township each month in different locations. Each Storywalk will include a Scavenger Hunt and a prize draw and will be open 9:00 a.m. - dusk.

Date: September 2nd - 6th
Location: Isabel Morris Park, Lakefield.
Book: “Duck on a Bike"

Date: September 30th
Location: Cenotaph Park, Lakefield.
Book: “My Heart Fills With Happiness"

Date: October 8th - 11th.
Location: Heritage Trail at the Ennismore Waterfront Park.
Book: “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves"

Take and Make Event (All ages)
Visit us at the Lakefield Market to pick up a free craft kit for your child. While supplies last.
Thursday, September 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Halloween Hike for Young Children (Birth-5)
Join us for a special Storywalk with songs, games, and a Halloween Hunt. Do dress up! Older siblings welcome.
Friday, October 29th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ennismore Waterfront Park.
Online Trivia Nights for Families (All ages)
Wednesday, September 1st, 7:00 p.m. Back to Hogwarts

Thursday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m. Halloween Fact or Fiction
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 or email Kathleen.
*New DVDs*
A Quiet Place Part II
Here Today
Mortal Kombat
Those Who Wish Me Dead
*New Family DVDs*
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
*New TV DVDs*
Umbrella Academy, Season 1
*New Fiction*
  • Billy Summers by Stephen King
  • Dark roads by Chevy Stevens
  • Darkness by David Adams Richards
  • Final twist by Jeffery Deaver
  • Katharine Parr: the sixth wife by Alison Weir
  • Madness of crowds by Louise Penny
  • Spectacular by Zoe Whittall
  • Starry starry night by Marcia Willett

*New Non-Fiction*
  • The bomber mafia: A dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The devil’s trick: How Canada fought the Vietnam War by John Boyko
  • Languages of truth: Essays 2003-2020 by Salman Rushdie
  • The Viking heart: How Scandanavians conquered the world by Arthur Herman
Heather's Book Recommendation - Suburban dicks by Fabian Nicieza
Andie Stern thought she'd solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station--and stumbles across a murder scene. An attendant has been killed, and the bumbling local cops are in way over their heads. Suddenly, Andie is obsessed with the case, and back on the trail of a killer, this time with kids in tow.
She soon crosses paths with disgraced local journalist Kenneth Lee, who also has everything to prove in solving the case. A string of unusual occurrences--and, eventually, body parts--surface around town, and Andie and Kenneth uncover simmering racial tensions and a decades-old conspiracy. Hilarious, insightful, and a killer whodunit, Suburban Dicks is the one-of-a-kind mystery that readers will not be able to stop talking about.
Contact Us
Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065
Lakefield Library: 705-652-8623
Ennismore Library: 705-292-8022

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