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What’s Happening at the Grimsby Public Library

Power Off and Play! Get outside and get active at the Library this summer.

Go to page 6 to find out what’s on offer. Power Off and Play! is all about helping children and families build a balanced day that minimizes their screen time. We’ll help you put your screens away and try other physical, social, and educational activities. Look for our giant board games, Everblocks® in the Children’s area, our new loanable Parachute and Puppet Backpacks, and you can win passes to swim or skate at Summer Reading Clubs, too.

Summer Literacy….………...2 Phelps Building Literacy Fair...3

Summer Reading Clubs…...4 Power Off and Play! …….........6

Library Clubs & Meetings Kids & Teens……..7

Grimsby Grows Seed Library

Adults……………..10

Pop-out Calendar………....8

Go to our website to learn more: Services > Grimsby Grows Seed Library

Programs, Workshops,

The Grimsby Grows Seed Library is a free community seed lending program that encourages the community to grow their own food. Pick up some packs of quality heirloom vegetable seeds in the spring, take them home to grow fresh produce all summer, then harvest and return seeds in the fall.

SUMMER 2018

Find in this issue:

Speakers………………….…11 STEM programs for kids.....13 Seniors Month……..……….14 Library Information…..…...16

www.grimsby.ca/library


Check this out too!

Tuesday Tales Fireplace Lounge / Free Drop-in / Ages 2 5

Registration starts Monday, June 11 For kids entering grades 2 6 / Free Your child can get one-on-one literacy support for free this summer. Using games, paired reading, and other activities, our Summer Literacy student will help kids maintain reading levels with interactive once-a-week sessions. Even better, children registered with READ can use the books they’ve read as part of the TD Summer Reading Club (see page 5). To learn more about the READ program, visit www.grimsby.ca/library.

Drop-in to these free story times throughout the summer. Most Tuesday Tales are in the morning, but we also have two evening sessions for little night owls.

JULY

AUGUST

July 10 @ 6:30 PM In My Garden

August 7 @ 10:30 AM Animals A Z

July 17 @10:30 AM I Books

August 14 @ 10:30 AM At the Circus

July 24 @ 10:30 AM August 21 @ 10:30 AM Silly Monsters: Boo! Farmyard Fun July 31 @ 6:30 PM At the Pond

StoryWalks Energetic kids can enjoy a story and move around at the same time. The Library will be installing 3 different StoryWalk titles from May September. See them pop-up at the Library, the Farmer’s Market, or the park throughout the dates below.

If You Plant a Seed May 22

June 9

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker June 12

July 5

Grumpy Bird July 31

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August 24

Brought to you in partnership with Niagara Falls Public Library. Visit my.nflibrary.ca/StoryWalks for more information about StoryWalks!

Register for FALL 2018 sessions starting Tuesday, September 4 Three sessions a year of weekly classes featuring seasonal songs, stories, rhymes, crafts, and learning activities for different age groups. See the schedule on our website: Programs & Events > Preschool..


It’s time for the 6th annual Phelps Homes Building Literacy Fair at the Library! Families can play together to help build literacy skills.

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Ages 2

6

WILD

ABOUT READING! Pick up your booklet for Junior Summer Reading Club on Tuesday,

July 3.

Check out desk hours on page 5 Kids can drop by the desk after hearing a story at home and making a picture about it in their booklet. Kids visit the Library with an adult to share their picture with staff and, for each page shown, receive a small prize. Tattoos, pencils, and stickers, oh my! Plus, with each page shown, they can enter a ballot in our weekly raffle. Kids can complete and show their booklet pages in any order, and show a maximum of 2 pages per visit. Complete all 10 pages and get a coupon for a cookie from 270 Bench Kitchen (while supplies last). Yum! Thanks to the JRSC official sponsor:

Thank you… for sponsoring both clubs and donating prizes!

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Evening Club

270 Bench Kitchen • Aisling Ridge Equestrian Centre • Bird Kingdom • Boston Pizza Crock A Doodle • Grimsby Dairy Queen • The Dog Spot • Durham Automotive • Found Home Interior Consignment • Fun School of Music • Gardiner Family Chiropractic • Giant Tiger • Grimsby Animal Hospital • Grimsby Dental Hygiene Centre • JJ’s on the Docks Kinsmen Club of Grimsby • Mrs. Greenway • Phelps Homes Ltd • Rotary Club of Grimsby Evening Club • Saunders Book Company • TD Bank • Whitehots • Young Canada Works


FEED

YOUR PASSIONS Early registration for TD Summer Reading Club starts on Friday,

June 8.

Monday Saturday 10 AM 4 PM + Tuesday & Thursday 6 7:30 PM Kids can read books at their own level at home. Then, visit the Library to share with staff to win prizes all summer. Kids may report on: 

Fiction books at their reading level.

Up to 5 non-fiction books.

Maximum of 2 graphic novels.

Up to 3 bonus books. (A juvenile or YP fiction book with more than 150 pages of text. Each bonus book counts as 2 regular titles.) Share the books with staff during the desk hours above, win fun prizes and get a weekly raffle ballot for each one.

Go to page 2 to learn about one-on-one reading help for kids

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Grimsby Library supports getting outside and active this summer You can get active this summer at the GPL with our brand new GIANT board games, where you get to be the pieces! Drop-in on Mondays & Fridays in July and August from 2 4 PM for Snakes & Ladders and Get Knotted. Try the Parkour Course at this year’s Building Literacy Fair on June 8 (see page 3).

Thanks to HKCC for making these programs possible.

www.healthykidsniagara.ca

Fill out our survey at the end of the summer and let us know which programs you tried.

Power Off and Play! Get your kids moving this summer with these great Power Off and Play! programs.

Yoga Sessions for Kids On the following Thursdays @ 2 PM:

Concert for Kids Thursday, July 5 @ 10:30 AM Centre Space / Drop-in / Free Great for ages 2–10 Best friends and musical partners Sonshine and Broccoli will share their enthusiasm and energetic pop-rock songs to get children and parents singing and dancing along.

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Coming soon: Parachute & Puppet Backpacks! Each one will contain a 6’ parachute, 4 puppets, and 2 themed books. Borrow them and play at home. Themes include: The Farm, Community Helpers, Fairy Tales and Zoo Animals.

July 12

July 19

August 2

August 9

Drop-in / Lounge / Ages 3 + / Free Kids 3+ can s-t-r-e-t-c-h it out with Yoga Truly at the Library on the dates above. All sessions are Thursday afternoons and each visit starts with a yoga inspired picture book.

Look out for Everblocks® in the Children’s Area. You can build, play and create all summer long.


Clubs & meetings for kids & teens Drop-in at the Library Wed, May 2 & 16 Wed, June 6 & 20 Wed, July 4 & 18 Wed, Aug 1 & 15 3:45 4:45 PM Free / Age 6+ Let your imagination go wild and build with friends at Lego Club. Inventing, designing and creating Lego structures is tons of fun, and can help develop important critical thinking skills.

July 9, July 11, July 30 & Aug 1 2 3 PM / Free Ages 6 8 / Register

Tuesdays, July 24 & Aug 21 / 2 3 PM Free / Ages 8+ Register (16 spots each)

(8 spots each)

Discover Scratch, the older-kid version of ScratchJr. Create interactive stories and animations. Kids will learn new skills & design coding projects together.

Discover ScratchJr, a coding program for kids. They will learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. ScratchJr is a collaboration between the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University, the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, and the Playful Invention Company. See http://scratchjr.org.

Thursdays / Drop-in 7 PM / Ages 8 16 Teen Area / Free Swing by the Library to play chess or learn more about the game every Thursday night with friends. Join us on July 10 for Chess 101 (page 13)

Tuesdays, July 10 & Aug 14 / 2 4 PM / Free Ages 8+ / Register (16 spots)

Kids use simple microcomputer programming in an easy to understand, guided session. Explore simple electronics, and make things react at your command!

Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu.

Tuesdays / Drop-in 6:30 7:30 PM / Free Children’s Area Kids and teens can read stories to the gentle and super cute Therapy Tails dogs. Woof!

JULY 3

Thursdays / Drop-in 6:30 7:30 PM / Ages 8+ Centre Space / Free Snap Circuits makes learning electronics fun. Build radios, burglar alarms, & more.

AUGUST 25

The Library is holding a summer-long reading challenge for teen readers. For every book you read, just submit a ballot in person at the Library, or online through the Programs and Events > Teens tab of the GPL website. We’ll be raffling off Station 1 Coffeehouse gift cards throughout the summer, and each ballot you enter increases your chances of taking home a prize. 7


Find here all of our major events for spring and summer 2018. Browse this newsletter to find out more about them, and about other regular, year-long programming.

Program Name

Time

Location

To Attend

07 Card Making Workshop (p12)

7 PM

Studio

Register/$5

08 Real Estate Info Series: Residential Investing (p15)

7 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

6:30 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

10 Movie Showing: Maze Runner: The Death Cure (p15)

HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION • Runs on May 14, June 11, July 9 & Aug 13 (page 11) 15 Real Estate Info Series: Be a Smart Renovator (p15)

7 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

16 Author Visit with Zavian Lashington-Francis (p15)

7 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

17 A Brief History of 19th Century Detective Fiction (p15)

7 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

23 McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (p14)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

6:30 PM+

Story Time Room

Register

6:30 PM

Patio

Register

7 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

24 Shiatsu Massage (p11) 30 Patio Reads Book Club: The Rosie Project (p10) 31 Medical Cannabis 101 (p11)

Program Name

Time

Location

To Attend

04 Card Making Workshop (p12)

7 PM

Studio

Register/$5

05 Protirement (p14)

7 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

08 Building Literacy Fair (p3)

2 PM

Whole Building

Drop-in

09 World Wide Knit in Public Day (p12)

2 PM

Lawn

Drop-in

12 Food & Mood (p11)

3 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

14 Movie Showing: Black Panther (p15)

6:30 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

16 Naturopathic Medicine (p11)

10:30 AM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

4-5 PM

Adelaide St side

Drop-in

3 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

20 Driving for Seniors (p14)

10:30 AM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

23 Stress Management (p11)

10 AM-4:30PM

Studio

Register/$20

6:30 PM

Patio

Register

18 FORT Garden Grand Opening (p16) 19 Feeding a Healthy Brain (p14)

27 Patio Reads Book Club: Sister of Mine (p10)

Library Clubs & Meetings for Kids & Teens are on the previous page. 8

Library Clubs & Meetings for Adults are on page 10.


Program Name

Time

Location

To Attend

03 Summer Reading Clubs begin (p4,5)

N/A

Library

Drop-in

05 Sonshine and Broccoli Concert (p6)

10:30 AM

Centre Space

Drop-in

2 PM

Studio

Register

6:30 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

11 Let’s Talk Science: Quicksand & Lava Lamps (p13)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

12 Yoga for Kids (p6)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

12 Zine Workshop (p12)

2 PM

Studio

Register/$5

13 Movie for Kids: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (p15)

2 PM

Studio

Drop-in

10 Chess 101 (p13) 10 Tuesday Tales: In My Garden (p2)

16 LEGO STOP MOTION MOVIE MAKERS • Runs from July 16 17 Tuesday Tales: I

Books (p2)

18 Let’s Talk Science: Science of Yoga & Taste Test (p13) 18 Patio Reads Book Club: The Lady in Gold (p10) 19 Yoga for Kids (p6)

20 (page 12)

10:30 AM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

6:30 PM

Patio

Register

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

ELECTRONIC MUSIC WORKSHOP • Runs from July 23 24 (page 12)

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24 Tuesday Tales: Silly Monsters: Boo! (p2)

10:30 AM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

25 Patio Reads Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow (p10)

6:30 PM

Patio

Register

31 Tuesday Tales: At the Pond (p2)

6:30 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

Time

Location

To Attend

01 Let’s Talk Science: Brain Architecture & Egg in a Bottle (p13)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

02 Yoga for Kids (p6)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

03 Movie for Kids: Paddington 2 (p15)

2 PM

Studio

Drop-in

07 Tuesday Tales: Animals A - Z (p2)

10:30 AM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

08 Let’s Talk Science: The Crayon Rock Cycle (p13)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

09 Yoga for Kids (p6)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

10:30 AM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

15 Let’s Talk Science: Pulleys & Dancing Raisins (p13)

2 PM

Fireplace Lounge

Register

15 Patio Reads Book Club: Empire of Deception (p10)

6:30 PM

Patio

Register

21 Tuesday Tales: Farmyard Fun (p2)

10:30 AM

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

29 Patio Reads: Bel Canto (p10)

6:30 PM

Patio

Register

2 PM

Studio

Drop-in

25 Let’s Talk Science: Toothbrush Robots & Magic Milk (p13)

Program Name

14 Tuesday Tales: At the Circus (p2)

31 Movie for Kids: Early Man (p15)

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Clubs & meetings for adults

Book Club 6:30 PM / Library Patio / Free / Register Summer evenings are the perfect time to relax and discuss books with other avid readers. Join us on the Library’s patio for these evening meetings. We have 10 copies of each book at the Library you can check out before the meeting. There are 15 spots per date.

Tuesdays @ 3 PM Free / Lounge / Drop-in Exchange ideas, share tips and tricks, and learn new techniques by with other enthusiasts in this informative weekly meeting with the Grimsby Photo Group.

FICTION PICKS

NON-FIC PICKS

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Wednesday, May 30

The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor Wednesday, July 18

Register starting April 18

Register starting June 13 *Now a movie

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou Wednesday, June 27

Empire of Deception by Dean Jobb Wednesday, August 15

Register starting May 23

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Wednesday, July 25

Register starting July 11

Register starting June 20 *Now a movie

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Wednesday, August 29 Register starting July 25 *Now a movie

Wednesdays May 16 & June 20 @ 10:30 AM Free / Lounge / Drop-in Get support in your search efforts, exchange resources with fellow ancestry buffs, share information and family story with friends.

Saturdays @ 2 PM Free / Lounge / Drop-in Whether you knit or crochet, or do other needlework, please join us at this weekly gathering to share your projects with others. Beginners to experts are all welcome.

WE DRAW ON: Tuesday, July 31 and Friday, August 31 There are 2 chances to win this summer! Just submit a ballot for every book you read in July and August to be entered to win our fabulous prize baskets. Just tell us the title, author, and a little bit about the book. Check out last 10

summer’s basket:


The Grimsby Public Library offers a diverse range of programming for people of all ages.

Health & Wellness Heartfulness Meditation Shiatsu Massage Thursday, May 24 / Story Time Room / Register now / Free (5 time slots, 6:30 - 7:50 PM) Get a 20 minute shiatsu massage from practitioner Angela Bromley at the Grimsby Library. Experience the benefits of this traditional Japanese healing art which can contribute to a sense of peace, reduce stress, and improve your immune system.

May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13 7 PM / Studio / Free / Register (20 spots) Heartfulness Meditation helps to reduce stress, and stay balanced in body, mind and soul. Join us once a month for sessions that will include a practical experience of meditation, plus readings of relevant literature on stillness, mindfulness, and heartfulness.

Medical Cannabis 101 Thursday, May 31 7 PM / Free / Lounge Register (30 spots) Join Michelle Davis from Tweed Inc. for a discussion about medical cannabis. She will discuss legislation, potential uses, safe and responsible use, and how to access medical cannabis. Learn more about the regulatory framework of this emerging industry.

Stress Management Saturday, June 23 10 AM - 4:30 PM / Studio Free / Register (16 spots) / $20

Food + Mood Tuesday, June 12 / 3 PM Lounge / Register now (30 spots) / Free Research continues to illuminate the complicated relationship around how food impacts the brain. In this talk about nutrition for the mind, explore the connection between how we eat and how we feel, with Monika Urbanski from Grimsby Medical Associates.

Naturopathic Digestive Health Saturday, June 16 10:30 AM / Lounge / Free Register (20 spots) Join licensed Naturopathic Doctor Shiyama Hassan for a discussion of various digestive health issues that can arise due to imbalances in our gut. She will also discuss treatments for common digestive complaints like acid reflux, bloating, and constipation.

Learn to identify the stressors in your life and to use humour to deal with them. Create coping strategies, try relaxation techniques, and learn how your body manages stress in this full-day program with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario member, Teresa D'Ammizio.

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Create, Make + Take

Get creative at the Grimsby Public Library

Card Making Workshops with Stacy Heidman Register now (12 spots each) Stacy Heidman of Paper Creations will show you how to create your very own handmade cards for any occasion. We’ll make different types of cards for each date. Learn straight forward, but crafty techniques. All materials and tools will be provided for 3 cards (per program).

There are 2 dates, sign up for one or both: Monday, May 7 Monday, June 4

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7 PM / Studio / Ages 16+

$5 /per date

World Wide Knit in Public Day Saturday, June 9 2 - 4 PM / Free / All Ages / Drop-in / Meet us out on the GPL lawn (Adelaide St. side - weather permitting) Bring your chair, hat, sunscreen, water and whatever knitting project you're working on, and get crafty with the Library & Art Gallery. Join the Needlecrafters Club at GPL, too. Every Saturday @ 2 PM this summer! (Page 10)

Zine Workshop Thursday, July 12 / 2 - 4 PM / Studio / $5 Ages 7 - 14 / Register now (15 spots) Making your own zines is a great

$5 /per person

way to express creativity, self-publish your own ideas, and take part in DIY culture. Make an eight page art zine using your own pen and ink drawings in this fun beginners workshop. We'll publish multiple copies of your work to take home, share, and distribute to friends and family. In partnership with

Lego Stop Motion Movie Makers Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20 / 2 - 4 PM / Studio / Ages 9 - 14 / $60 Register at the Art Gallery (14 spots) Join the film crew and learn how to make your own short stop motion film in this dynamic film-making camp. Learn how to plan a storyboard, make creative props, and film special effects before we wrap up with a fabulous mini film festival! Required Materials: Digital camera with empty SD card and tripod for Wednesday and Thursday. Don’t have these? Contact the gallery, they have a few to share.

Electronic Music Workshop

$60 /per person $5 /per person

Monday, July 23 & Tuesday, July 24 / 2 - 4 PM / Studio / $5 Ages 10 - 15 / Register now (6 spots only!) Learn how to use modular analogue synthesizers in combination with sequencing software to make electronic music. We'll be using Korg littleBits Synth kits to create some radical sounds. No experience necessary.

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STEM Programs for Kids Brought to you by:

Free, hands-on Let's Talk Science programs are provided by science students at McMaster University. Please note that grade levels indicated refer to the grade completed in June.

JULY PROGRAMS | AUGUST PROGRAMS Wed, July 11 / Grade 2+ Quicksand & Lava Lamps Make quicksand and explore non-Newtonian fluid. Make an oil & water lava lamp, too!

Wed, July 18 / Grade 5+ Science of Yoga & Taste Test Investigate muscle contractions, equilibrium and flexibility through yoga poses. Then explore the relationship between your senses when it comes to taste.

Wed, July 25 / Grade 3+ Toothbrush Robots & Magic Milk How does a robot move? Build a robot on a toothbrush to find out. Create a work of art using the water-loving and water-fearing properties of molecules.

Wed, August 1 / Grade 2+ Brain Architecture & Egg in a Bottle Explore how happy and sad feelings influence brain development. Can you fit a whole egg in a bottle? Then learn about thermodynamics, pressure and air properties.

AT A GLANCE: Register (20 spots each) Wednesdays @ 2 PM 45 - 60 minutes each Lounge / Ages vary

CALL FOR

Wed, August 8 / Grade 4+ The Crayon Rock Cycle

SUBMISSIONS

Follow the rock cycle and transform your crayons into metamorphic and igneous crayon rocks. Rock on!

YOUR SCIENCE

Wed, August 15 / Grade 2+ Pulleys & Dancing Raisins Who can invent the most efficient pulley system? The race is on to become a pulley entrepreneur! What makes a raisin dance? Is it funky music or carbonation?

Note: Magic milk uses dairy cream and food colouring. While materials are not ingested, please let us know if this is a concern and modifications can be made.

SHOW OFF PROJECTS

(Sept 17

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Call the Library to submit your projects and we’ll display them this fall during Science Literacy Week.

Chess 101 Tuesday, July 10 2 - 4 PM / Studio / Ages 8 - 16 Free / Register (16 spots) Chess is a two-player strategy game played on a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an 8Ă—8 grid. The game is played by millions of people worldwide! Learn more about this ancient game of strategy and play a few games with us.

Library Tip: Give your dog a chew toy. Library books, while delicious, are for reading only!

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Senior’s Month Protirement Tuesday, June 5 7 PM / Lounge Register now (30 spots) / Free In Life 3.0: Protirement NOT Retirement, author Ellis Katsof identifies that retirement is no longer the end of the road for Boomers. It is just the beginning of an exciting process to find new meaning in the third chapter of their lives. Ellis gives an inspirational presentation with practical information from global studies, personal interviews and his own life.

June is Ontario Senior’s Month. Celebrate with us!

Feeding a Healthy Brain

Driving for Seniors

Tuesday, June 19 3 PM / Lounge / Free Register now (30 spots)

Register now (20 spots)

To explore diet and mental health, we will delve into nutrition strategies aimed to protect the mind as we age. Learn from Monika Urbanski of Grimsby Medical Associates about the latest research on diet for prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Wednesday, June 20 10:30 AM / Lounge / Free This informational session from the experts at APPEX Driving Academy will focus on safe driving during your 70s and 80s. Learn about testing, safety tips, when to find an alternative to driving, and how ailments and medications can affect driving.

Your next great read Find these at the Library...

Optimal Aging Portal: Information Session Wednesday, May 23 2 PM / Lounge / Free Register now (20 spots) The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal offers direct and easy access to evidencebased information about how to stay healthy, active and engaged, and how to manage our health conditions as we grow older. Learn about the Portal’s features and how you can use it to answer your health and aging questions.

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DID YOU KNOW

You can research your family history at the Library using


A Brief History of 19th

Movie

Century Detective Fiction:

Showings

The Orangutan Isn't the Only Suspect...

Titles are subject to change. Stay tuned!

Teens/Adults

FREE

Thursday, May 10 / 6:30 PM / Lounge Maze Runner: The Death Cure / PG Thursday, June 14 / 6:30 PM / Lounge Black Panther / PG

Kids Friday, July 13 / 2 PM / Studio Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle / G Friday, August 3 / 2 PM / Studio Paddington 2 / G Friday, August 31 / 2 PM / Studio

Early Man / Rated G

Thursday, May 17 / 7 PM / Lounge Free / Register now (25 spots) Claire Meldrum will present a history of early detective fiction and its development throughout the nineteenth century. She will also discuss some of the key contributions made by crime fiction writers from the period, and trace their influence on the genre today. Claire Meldrum teaches at Sheridan College. She is an author and PhD candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in nineteenth-century detective fiction, and has contributed to various published works.

Real Estate Info Series Thanks to Station 1 Coffeehouse for sponsoring movies at the Library this summer.

An Author Visit Zavian Lashington-Francis Wednesday, May 16 7 PM / Lounge / Free Register now (20 spots) Zavian Lashington-Francis is a budding artist and storyteller. He'll share his experiences drawing and writing his graphic novel trilogy, “The Winds of Change,� a story of two runaways, one of the old world, the other from the new. Amidst the violence and the conflict between their two worlds, a friendship blooms, but it remains to be seen if it will survive the coming storm.

Join local experts Sarah Taylor of Meridian (Grimsby), and Craig Watson of RE/MAX, to help you navigate the ins and outs of real estate. Register now (30 spots each) / Free

Residential Investing Tuesday, May 8 / 7 PM / Lounge Learn more about the management and financial opportunities of income properties. Explore how to leverage your existing home equity, as well as the rules and regulations governing real estate investment.

Be a Smart Renovator Tuesday, May 15 / 7 PM / Lounge Not all renovations provide a return on money spent. Find out how to change your reno from an update to an investment! Learn about: planning a renovation, financing, what to watch out for when hiring a contractor.

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Grimsby Author Series We’re doing things a little differently this season...

Fall 2018

Buy tickets for our 3 Fall events this August. These will be held in September, October and November. Fall packages are $75 each. No more full-season packages! The series will be split into 2 parts instead: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. The lineup for the Spring 2019 season will be announced in the fall, tickets will go on sale before Christmas, and the events will be held in March, April and May. This allows us to invite authors who have new books being released in the spring, while avoiding the bad weather months of January and February.

Fall ticket packages go on sale Thursday, August 16

$75 /each

At the Library with Paula McLain & Katherine Ashenburg

FORT Garden Grand Opening

Monday, June 18 / 4 - 5 PM Drop-in / Adelaide St. side Celebrate Garden Days in Canada at the Library by joining us for our official opening of the Foundation Of Resources for Teens (FORT) Garden. Drop by for light refreshments & minimal speechifying. Thanks to Home Depot for sponsoring and constructing the new garden in collaboration with the Grimsby Grows Seed Library.

Friday, June 1 / $20 Tickets are on sale now at the Library or online.

Wine tasting provided by:

Learn more on our website under Grimsby Author Series > Authors & Events.

Visit our virtual branch @ www.grimsby.ca/library

MEET A STAFF MEMBER Pat Kirkland My love of libraries started back in Regina, Saskatoon as a child. I loved going to the Regina Public Library with my 6 siblings on Saturday mornings to the story time program and then spending time choosing books. I became an elementary school teacher in Regina and later a teacher-librarian in Peterborough in the early 80’s. I started with the Grimsby Public Library as a circulation clerk in 1995 and later took on the role of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Librarian. I love my job and have been blessed to work in a place that offers a world of discovery through books, movies, online resources and community programming.

LOCATION 18 Carnegie Lane Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1Y1 905.945.5142

Spring Hours Mon - Thurs / 9 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat / 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday / 1 PM - 5 PM* (*Last open Sunday is May 13)

Summer Hours Mon - Thurs / 9 AM - 8 PM Fri & Sat / 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday / CLOSED

(Reg. summer hours start June 25)

HOLIDAY CLOSURES Monday, May 21 - Victoria Day Monday, July 2 - Canada Day Monday, Aug 6 - Civic Holiday 16

Monday, Sept 3 - Labour Day

GPL Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2018  

Check out all of the Grimsby Library's events and programs for Spring/Summer 2018.

GPL Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2018  

Check out all of the Grimsby Library's events and programs for Spring/Summer 2018.

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