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October is Canadian Library Month

First Nations Public Library Week

October 4-10, 2020

First Nations Pubic Library Week promotes public library services and celebrates the cultural uniqueness of First Nations Publics Libraries through creative programming. 

You can join the celebration by tuning in to First Nations Public Libraries online programming, download FNPLW Ojibwe and Mohawk word searches or stop by the Library to pick up Haudenosaunee art colouring pages. 

Another way to participate and enhance and explore First Nations is to read books from the First Nations Community Reads list. Supporting FNCR and FNPLW promotes intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing; increases awareness of the relevance and importance of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit writing, illustration, and publishing; and promotes the publication, sharing, and understanding of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit voices and experiences. 

Ontario Public Library Week

October 18 – 24, 2020

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week and show your Library love! Stop by  to say hello and enjoy complimentary hot cider and Hall’s apples at our Book Sale fundraiser on October 16th & 17th, consider a monetary donation or adopt-a-book, take a reading challenge and play book bingo,  or share your library stories and shelfies with us! 

Check back for more details!

Fall 2020 Online Programs & Events

All our online programs are held using Zoom
Please email to register for all online programs and events listed here.

Métis Heritage and Culture Take-and-Make online Series

Thursday, October 8th, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Zoom meeting
Learn about the history of traditional Métis Sash making with Noohkum Candace Lloyd. This introductory activity will teach you to weave a bracelet or bookmark sized sash using yarn. The finger weaving techniques provided have been used by Métis individuals for centuries. The skills learned are a foundation for more intricate arts including dot art and beading. 

Thursday, November 5th, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Zoom meeting
Learn about the history of Métis style dot art with Noohkum Candace Lloyd. Learn to apply raised paint dots on canvas in Métis floral patterns and designs and incorporating a Spirit dot. 

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Zoom meeting
Learn about the history of traditional Métis bead work with Noohkum Candace Lloyd. Métis bead work is a unique blend of First Nations beading and European embroidery patterns, These brightly coloured designs are based on nature. You will use felt, seed beads, and needle and thread to complete this project. Basic needle and thread use and knot tying are recommended skills for this activity. 

For youth and adults age 12+. All supplies included. Once you are registered, you will pick up the kit at the Library, then attend an online teaching using Zoom. It is recommended that you register for all three sessions for skill development. 

Free, registration is required at the Library or on Eventbrite

Community Living Zoom Meet Ups

A bi-weekly zoom meet up for local area residents age 20+ with physical and developmental disabilities. Join us for conversation and connections.  Each week will include show & tell, word games, bingo and a reading challenge. 

Schedule: Fridays 10:30 am

September 18

October 2, 16, 30

Email for the Zoom link.

Book Sale

Friday October 16th, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Saturday October 17th, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week and shop out giant book sale for used books, DVDs and more!

Fall Book Bingo

Take a reading challenge this fall and play Book Bingo. How to play:

  1. Download a bingo card here. Copies are also available in the computer lab at the Library
  2. Complete a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line by reading the types of books in the bingo squares. For books read between September 22nd and October 30th, 2020.
  3. Fill in the book title for each square. Book titles can only be used once. 
  4. Drop your bingo card in the Library drop box by Friday October 30th at 4:00 pm. Don’t forget to fill in your contact information. Up to 5 entries per person. 

Your bingo card will be entered in a draw for a $50 Downtown Brockville gift card. Draw will take place on Monday November 2nd, 2020.

Resources & Activities

While the Library may be closed to the public, we are still here for you!
Take a look at our resources and activities list below. If you’re looking for eBooks and more, check out our Online Resources page.

AudioBook Cloud

All ages audiobook database. No library card required.

RomanceBook Cloud

A huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd! No library card required.