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What’s Happening at the Grimsby Public Library Kids can explore the natural world this summer at the Grimsby Public Library! Go to page 4 to learn more.

Find in this issue: Family Fun at GPL...………...2 Phelps Building Literacy Fair...3

TD Summer Reading Club....4 Summer for Kids...……..........6 Weekly kids programs……...7 Pop-out Calendar……….......8 Book Chats …………………10 Summer for Teens………….11 Create + Make + Take………12

Seniors Month

Seniors Month

June is Seniors Month in Ontario. Look for this icon throughout this newsletter for programs that are particularly great for seniors!

Spring / Summer 2019

Programs, Workshops, Speakers………………….…13 Library Information…..…....16

www.grimsby.ca/library


A Word From Your Librarian Welcome to the Spring/ Summer at the Grimsby Public Library! We think that literacy is always fun to celebrate but in the summer we try to make it extra special. Children 12 and under will love our annual TD Summer Reading Club (pg.4) that encourages kids to keep reading during the summer to prepare them for a great start to the new school year in the fall. Prizes, contests, book chats, programs and events will keep the family busy all summer long. Going away? No problem! You can still take library materials with you. Just ask at the Service Desk if your materials are eligible for a vacation loan. Or … download library apps to keep reading on your mobile device wherever you are.

Drop-in Story Times Tuesdays 10 - 10:30 a.m. Children’s Area Ages 5 & under Drop-in / Free July 9 / In My Garden

July 16 / It’s Magic!

Stories, songs and rhymes for families with children ages 5 and under. Kids can check in with the TD Summer Reading Club (page 4) while they’re here! Stay afterwards for a Parent & Tot Social, too.

July 23 / Animal Friends July 30 / Love My Library! August 6 / By the Water August 13 / Bug Fun!

I’d also like to introduce the new Grimsby Public Library Board for 2019 – 2022. Please join me in welcoming these dedicated community volunteers and Town of Grimsby Council representatives. (full list on pg. 16) - Kathryn Drury, C.E.O

Movies Drop-in / Free Titles are subject to change. Stay tuned!

Parent & Tot Social Tuesdays / 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Children’s Area / Drop-in / Free For parents with kids 24 months old & younger. Meet new friends, discover our collection and choose your favourite items to take home each week.

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Thursday, May 16 / 6:30 p.m. Aquaman / Fireplace Lounge / PG Friday, May 17 / 10:30 a.m. Mary Poppins Returns / Fireplace Lounge / G Wednesday, May 22 / 6:30 p.m. Lego Movie 2 / Fireplace Lounge / PG Friday, August 9 / 10:30 a.m. Asterix / Studio / G Friday, August 30 / 10:30 a.m. Wonder Park / Studio / G


Build literacy skills as a family and get active at this free annual fair. It’s fun in the sun for the whole family!

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For children 12 and under Monday Saturday 10 a.m. 4 p.m. & Tuesday & Thursday 6 7:30 p.m. Visit www.grimsby.ca/TDSummerReadingClub for more details Explore the natural world at this year’s TD Summer Reading Club by reading books, visiting the library, and participating in fun weekly activities and contests. Drop in during the hours above to register your name and join in.

A BIG thank you to all of our sponsors including:

Evening Club

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Thursdays July - August 10:30 a.m. / Free Something fun for kids is happening at the library every Thursday! Make-and-takes, games, and outdoor fun. Go to page 6 for our magical August 1 event!

Plant a Seed July 4 / Patio / Ages 3 - 12 / Drop-in Choose to plant a sunflower or a bean seed to take home and grow yourself! Drop in while supplies last.

Butterflies and You! July 11 / Children’s Area / Ages 7 - 12 / Register (25 spots) Learn interesting facts about butterflies and how to identify common ones. Children will try netting insects and use magnifiers to observe them. Presented by Paul Philp of the Hamilton Naturalist Club.

Paint a Suncatcher July 18 / Patio / Ages 7 - 12 / Register (10 spots) Paint your own sun catcher to hang in your window at home and see how light reacts!

Outdoor Game Fun! July 25 / Patio / Ages 12 and under / Drop-in Outdoor fun at the library! Skipping, hula hoops, chalk, giant board game, and more!

Natural Garden World Mural

August 8 / Patio / 12 and under / Drop-in

Help decorate our "Natural World" garden mural with painted flowers, trees, bugs and animals!

Creature Maker Cart August 15 / Children’s Area / Ages 5 - 12 / Drop-in

Kids Can Compost, Too!

Use your imagination to make colourful creatures to take home!

Thursday, August 1

It’s SLIME! August 22 / Patio /

2 - 3 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge Ages 7 - 12 / Register (25 spots)

Ages 3+ Register (20 spots) We'll make (non-toxic) slime and then play with it!

The Natural World

Learn about composting and recycling. Meet some worms as you build and learn to care for your own vermicompost! Brought to the library by

Be a nature photographer! Children ages 5 to 12 can enter photos they take on the topic “the natural world” to win prizes! Contest opens July 2 and ends July 31 Pick up a contest submission form at the TD Summer Reading Club desk in the library. Presented in partnership with the Grimsby Photo Group www.grimsbyphotogroup.com

Registration starts Monday, June 10 For kids entering grades 1 6 / Free A free one-to-one reading program to help children maintain or improve their reading levels over the summer. Games, paired reading and interactive activities make reading fun! Even better, children registered with READ can use the books they’ve read as part of the TD Summer Reading Club (see page 4). To learn more about the READ program, visit www.grimsby.ca/read

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Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles

Summer Magic & Fun Show

Wednesday, July 3 10:30 a.m. / Ages 2 - 10 Centre Space / Drop-in / Free A FUN, highly energetic and super interactive show with a blend of rock n’ roll, dance and puppetry! The Bubbles have been touring Let’s launch Canada with their unique brand of TD Summer Reading Club! family music for nearly 14 years! (page 4)

Explore the natural world!

Thursday, August 1 10:30 a.m. / Ages 3+ Centre Space / Drop-in / Free Magical mirth & mayhem with loads of laughs, audience participation and maybe even a surprise or two. This show will keep your kids engaged and laughing while gently promoting the value of the library, books and reading.

Our Local Natural World Thursday, July 18

2 - 3 p.m. / Ages 7 - 10 / Lounge Register now (20 spots) / Free

Insect Monsters & Build Your Own Bacteria Wednesday, July 10 Use a microscope to examine insects and be inspired to build your own insect monster! Then, build your own bacterium and decide - will the good or bad bacteria prevail?

Crayon Rock Cycle & Volcano in Action Wednesday, August 7

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Create colourful layered rocks using crayons to learn about rock cycles, then learn about volcanoes by activating a mini volcano and see what happens!

2 - 3:30 p.m. / Ages 7 - 12 Register now (20 spots) / Free Biodiversity discovery for kids! Wonder at the diversity of our local Carolinian forests and the animals, birds, plants and insects that call them home. Identify at-risk species and learn what you can do to protect them.

Yoga for Kids with Thursday, July 11 & Thursday, August 8 2 - 3 p.m. / Lounge Drop-in / Free / Ages 4+ Take time for a big S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Kids 4+ can enjoy a free session with Yoga Truly. Bring a yoga mat if you have one!


Weekly fun! Lego Club

Join us this spring & summer for these free and interactive programs.

For more creative kids programs, go to pg. 12

Wednesdays Ages 6+ / Drop-in May 1, 15 and June 5, 19 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. / Studio July 3, 17, 31 & August 14 2 - 3 p.m. / Children’s Area 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.

May - June

Tech Programs

Register now at the library for Scratch and Arduino / Ages 8+ / Free

Mondays May 13 June 10 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Therapy Tails & Giant Board Games Every Tuesday / All ages / Drop-in 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. An evening of family fun at the library! Children can read stories to the Therapy Tails dogs and play a giant game of Snakes & Ladders too.

Chess Club Every Thursday 7 - 8 p.m. / Ages 8+ Drop-in Swing by the Library to play chess or learn more about the game with friends.

Studio / Register (16 spots) Kids use simple micro-computer programming to make things react at their command!

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

Wednesdays

Studio / Register (8 spots)

May 8, May 22, Kids can code! Using Scratch June 12, June 26 coding software you will create interactive stories and animations. 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

July - August

Tech Tuesdays

Kids 8+ can join us for Scratch, Arduino or Snap Circuits in the Media Zone every Tuesday in July and August. Check our website for more details. Free

Arduino = July 9, August 6 / 2 - 4 p.m. Snap Circuits = July 16, 30 & Aug 13 / 2 - 3 p.m. Scratch = July 23, August 20 / 2 - 3 p.m.

Every Thursday: May & June: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. / Centre Space Drop-in / Free Kids can learn basic electronics using Snap Circuits. Build radios, burglar alarms and more!

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Find here all of our major events for spring and summer 2019. Browse this newsletter to find out more about them, and about other regular, year-long programming.

Program Name

Location

To Attend

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

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Finding a Summer Job for Teens (pg.11)

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Nutrition and Body Detox (pg. 13)

7 - 8 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

6

Card making classes begin (pg. 12)

7 - 8 p.m.

Studio

Register/$$

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Registered Disability Savings Program (pg. 15)

2 time slots

Studio

Register

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Living for Today, Planning for Tomorrow (pg. 15)

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Studio

Register

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Buying Your Next Home (pg. 15)

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

13 Awaken Your Inner Leader (pg. 13)

7 - 8 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

13 Heartfulness Meditation begins (pg. 13)

7 - 8 p.m.

Story Time Room

Register

14 Pop-UP Employment Help (pg. 16)

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Lobby

Drop-in

16 Movie Showing: Aquaman (pg. 2)

6:30 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

17 Movie Showing: Mary Poppins Returns (pg. 2)

10:30 a.m.

Studio

Drop-in

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

22 Movie Showing: Lego Movie 2 (pg. 2)

6:30 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

22 Protect your Privacy and Dispose of Old Technology (pg. 14)

7 - 8 p.m.

Studio

Register

23 Veggie Gardening for a Small Space (pg.13)

2 - 3 p.m.

Studio

Register/$$

23 The Golden Age of Detective Fiction (pg.14)

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

27 Energy Therapy and Meditation (pg. 13)

7 - 8 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

27 Recipe Chat: All About Grilling (pg. 10)

7 - 8 p.m.

Story Time Room

Register

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Patio

Register

7 - 8 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

22 Grimsby’s Local History Collections (pg. 14)

29 GPL Book Chat: The Sisters Brothers (pg. 10) 30 Stirring My Soul to Sing (pg. 14)

Find weekly and monthly programs for kids & teens on the previous page and for adults on page 10. 8

Time

Fall Story Times at GPL

Registration for Fall 2019 sessions starts Tuesday, September 3 Sign up for 8 weekly story times featuring songs, stories, rhymes, crafts, and learning activities for different age groups. See the schedule on our website under Programs & Events.


Program Name

Time

Location

To Attend

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Downsize Your Home, Not Your Life (pg. 15)

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

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Phelps Homes Building Literacy Fair (pg. 3)

2 - 4 p.m.

Whole Library

Drop-in

3 - 4 p.m.

Studio

Register

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Lobby

Drop-in

12 Driving for Seniors (pg. 16)

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Studio

Register

12 CAA Safe Travelling (pg. 16)

7 - 8 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

13 Overcoming the Challenges of Downsizing (pg. 15)

7 - 8 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

20 Recipe Chat: Fish and Seafood (pg. 10)

7 - 8 p.m.

Story Time Room

Register

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Patio

Register

10 Protect your Privacy/Dispose of Old Technology (pg. 14) 11 Pop-UP Employment Help Centre (pg. 16)

26 GPL Book Chat: The Language of Flowers (pg. 10)

Program Name

Time

Location

To Attend

2

TD Summer Reading Club begins (pg. 4)

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Mr. Chris and the Gassy Bubbles (pg. 6)

10:30 a.m.

Centre Space

Drop-in

Activities run July 4 - Aug 22 (page 5) 5

Electronic Music Workshop (pg. 12)

10 - 11:30 a.m.

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Studio

Register

Story Times run July 9 - Aug 13 (page 2)

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Activities run July 9 - Aug 20 (page 7)

10 Insect Monsters & Build Your Own Bacteria (pg. 6)

2 - 3 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

11 Yoga for Kids (pg. 6)

2 - 3 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Studio

Register/$$

18 Our Local Natural World (pg. 6)

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Story Time Room

Register

31 GPL Book Chat: Born a Crime (pg. 10)

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Patio

Register

Time

Location

To Attend

15 Stop Motion Commotion Week begins (pg. 12)

Program Name 1

Summer Magic and Fun Show (pg. 6)

10:30 a.m.

Centre Space

Drop-in

1

Kids Can Compost, Too! (pg. 5)

2 - 3 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

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Crayon Rock Cycle & Volcano in Action (pg. 6)

2 - 3 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Register

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Yoga for Kids (pg. 6)

2 - 3 p.m.

Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in

9

Movie Showings: Asterix (pg. 2)

10:30 a.m.

Studio

Drop-in

20 Electronic Music Workshop (pg. 12)

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Studio

Register

21 Tween and Teen Chess (pg. 11)

2 - 4 p.m.

Studio

Register

23 Zine Workshop (pg. 12)

2 - 4 p.m.

Studio

Register/$$

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Patio

Register

10:30 a.m.

Studio

Drop-in

28 GPL Book Chat: The Hate U Give (pg. 10) 30 Movie Showing: Wonder Park (pg. 2)

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Every month Let’s chat about books! GPL Book Chats are for people who love to read and talk about stories, plots and characters with friends. Sign up for the dates below at the library, pick up a copy of the book, then meet up with us on our patio this spring/summer to discuss with other readers. Refreshments will be provided!

6:30 p.m. / Patio / 15 spots each / Free Register for the ones you’d like to attend:

Raffles

July & August Submit a ballot for every book you read in July and August to be entered to win our fabulous prize baskets. We’ll (anonymously) share your mini-reviews at the end of the summer! Submit a ballot at the library or on our website at: www.grimsby.ca/summerraffles

Need inspiration? Join the…

GPL Reading Challenge

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Wednesday, May 29 Register as of April 17

Wednesday, July 31 Register as of June 19

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Wednesday, June 26 Register as of May 15

Wednesday, August 28 Register as of July 17

Needlecrafters Club Mondays at 9 a.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. Fireplace Lounge / Free Whether you knit, crochet, or do other needlework, please feel free to drop by this weekly gathering to work on and share your projects with others. Beginners to experts, are all welcome. Kids, teens, adults, new members can just drop in!

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Designed to help you read more, get through your TBR piles, and encourage a love of books in the community.

Go to grimsby.ca/ GPLReadingChallenge to learn more.

Join us to share cooking tips, tricks and recipes with other home cooks. 7 - 8 p.m. / Story Time Room / Free Register now (12 spots each) All About Grilling Monday, May 27

Fish and Seafood Thursday, June 20


Start by planning ahead... Finding a Summer Job for Teens Thursday, May 2

Raffles July - August Read as many books as humanly possible to try and win weekly prizes all summer long. Submit a ballot for each one at the library or online at www.grimsby.ca/ summerraffles

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Ages 12 - 19 / Fireplace Lounge Register now (20 spots) / Free Let an expert from the Employment Help Centre show you how to get a summer job. Learn how to search for a job, write a resume, and prepare for your interview. They’ll also talk about all the great services the Employment Help Centre has to help you with summer employment.

Can’t make this date? Drop-by our 2 Employment Help PopUp events this summer for more help. Check the back page of this newsletter for details.

July & August

Teen & Tween Chess Wednesday, August 21 2 - 4 p.m. / Studio / Ages 9 - 14 Free / Register (16 spots) Chess is a two-player strategy game played on a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. The game is played by millions of people worldwide! Learn chess strategy and try to solve some puzzles before playing a few games. Prerequisite: Knowledge of the basic chess moves.

Download the app. Get free comics & more with your Library card.

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Get creative at the Grimsby Public Library Card Making Workshops with Stacy Heidman Register now (16 spots each) / Studio 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 straightforward, but crafty techniques. All materials and tools will be provided. 2 dates, sign up for one or both:

Monday, May 6 Monday, June 3

7 - 8 p.m. / Studio / Ages 16+ $5 for 3 cards / $10 for 6 cards

World Wide Knit in Public Day Saturday, June 8 2 - 4 PM / Free / All Ages / Drop-in / Meet us out on the 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. Want to knit more at the library? Join the Needlecrafters Club ! (page 10)

Zine Workshop Friday, August 23 / 2 - 4 p.m. / Studio / $4 Ages 8 - 14 / Register now (15 spots) Make an 8 page art zine using your own drawings in this fun beginners workshop. We'll publish multiple copies to take home and In partnership with share with friends and family. Let your DIY creativity run wild!

Stop Motion Commotion Week Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 / 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. / Ages 8 - 14 / $60 Studio / Register at the Art Gallery (14 spots) Learn to be the design production, film crew and the lead actor as you explore the elements of stop action filmmaking! Film your action-packed story and record a soundtrack to make your cinematic debut! Required Materials: Bring your digital camera with empty SD card and tripod. Don’t have these? Contact the gallery, they have a few to share.

Electronic Music Workshop Friday, July 5 & Tuesday, August 20 / 10 - 11:30 a.m. / Studio Ages 9 - 14 / Register now (7 spots each) / Free Learn how to make electronic music using modular analogue synthesizers. Record your composition and re-arrange or add effects with a computer. We'll be using Korg littleBits Synth kits to create some radical sounds. No experience necessary.

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The Grimsby Public Library has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. More this way

Mind, body & health Heartfulness Meditation Summer Essentials and Skin Care Wednesday, June 19 / 7- 8 p.m. Fireplace Lounge / Register now (20 spots) / $5 per person While summer is a great time for fun and family adventures, it brings its own set of challenges. How do you protect your skin from the sun or rehydrate after long days in the water? How can you keep those pesky bugs away? If you want answers to these questions, we have easy and natural tips and tricks to share. Join us to make an after-sun spray to take home!

Awaken Your Inner Leader Monday, May 13 7 - 8 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge Register now (20 spots) / Free Author Edita Atteck will discuss Awaken Your Inner Leader, her new guide to helping overcome stress, develop emotional mastery and create deeper and more meaningful relationships. Get a roadmap to less stress with emotional and mental freedom!

May 13, June 10, July 15, Aug 12 7 p.m. / Story Time Room / 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.

Mental Health 2-part series 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. / Studio Register now (30 spots) / Free Join the mental health counsellors of Grimsby Medical Associates, for informative presentations on the following mental health topics:

Getting Better Sleep • Monday, May 13 Managing Stress & Balanced Living • Monday, June 17

Small Space Veggie Gardening Energy Therapy and Meditation Monday, May 27 / 7 - 8 p.m. Fireplace Lounge / Register now (20 spots) / Free Learn to understand how suppressed emotions and traumatic memories can adversely affect our belief patterns and behaviour and can create emotional, mental and physical ailments. Energy Therapy better known as "emotional detoxing" helps aid and heal various disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. During this information session, we will also teach participants a specific form of breathing to relieve stress, anxiety and PTSD.

Thursday, May 23 2 - 3 p.m. / Studio / $5 / person Register now (16 spots) Join Erin Riseing of Niagara West Community Garden Collective to learn how to create a beautiful edible container garden in this fun hands-on workshop. We’ll cover the basics of selecting and setting up an edible container including what types of plants and plant combinations work best. This is especially useful for those who live with limited outdoor space. Participants will take home a container they planted in the workshop.

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The Golden Age of Detective Fiction Professor Plum in the Library Thursday, May 23 7 - 8:30 p.m. / Fireplace lounge Register now (25 spots) / Free Dr. Claire Meldrum returns to the GPL to discuss detective fiction published during the genre's Golden Age. Focusing on the era's defining authors, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and G.K. Chesterton, this ninety minute presentation will explore the social and cultural impact of puzzle fiction between 1920 and 1939. She will also reveal how this still-popular form responded to modern day pressures, including world conflict, racial tensions and changing roles for women. Dr. Meldrum has a PhD in English Literature from Wilfrid Laurier University. She teaches at Sheridan College and is currently writing a biography on detective fiction author Anna Katharine Green.

Grimsby’s Local History Collections Wednesday, May 22 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge / Drop-in / Free Join us for cake and refreshments to celebrate the digitization and new online availability of the 1885-1949 editions of the Grimsby Independent newspaper. Stick around for short presentations about local history research by the Grimsby Museum, Grimsby Historical Society, and the Library. Brought to you in partnership with the Grimsby Museum and Grimsby Historical Society and made possible by the Niagara Community Foundation.

Protect Your Privacy and Dispose of Old Technology Wednesday, May 22 / 7 - 8 p.m. OR Monday, June 10 / 3 - 4 p.m. Studio / Register now (20 spots) / Free

Seniors Month

This presentation will look at ways to protect your privacy as well as how to safely dispose of your out-dated technology. First, we'll discuss identity theft, online privacy, and mobile privacy. Learn about easy to implement solutions to ensure you’re protected. Then, we’ll cover how to get discard digital technology in a way that is both safe, and better for the environment. (Demonstration and info session only, do not bring old devices.)

Stirring My Soul to Sing: Overcoming ADHD Through Song

Thursday, May 30 / 7 - 8 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge / Register now (25 spots) / Free In his new book "Stirring My Soul To Sing" W. Ian Walker discusses how music has helped overcome the challenges of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Ian recalls more than 40 years of his choral and performance career with some of North America’s greatest musicians and artists. He also shares how vocal and choral music helped him overcome low self-esteem, depression and many other challenges related to ADHD.

Grimsby Grows Seed Pick up seeds from the Grimsby Seed Library and grow your Library Grows own veggie garden this summer Learn how to get seeds on our website under Services.

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Homeowners, Finances and Investments

Downsizing Programs Seniors Month Downsize Your Home, Not Your Life Thursday, June 6 / 2 - 3:30 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge Register now (25 spots) Don't think "Tiny Houses"- Think Bigger Life with Fewer Challenges! We will give you practical nuggets of great information and resources to help expand your knowledge of what is involved: estate planning, equity and moving forward. Get advice from a lawyer, a financial planner, and a real estate agent.

Buying Your Next Home Thursday, May 9 7 - 8:30 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge Register now (25 spots) / Free Buying a home isn't what it used to be! A team of professionals including a lawyer, a financial planner, and a real estate agent, will share strategies required to buy a home in the current market. Whether it's your 1st or 4th, your move may depend on it.

Overcoming the Challenges of Downsizing Thursday, June 13 7 - 8 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge / Register now (30 spots) Free Are you thinking about downsizing but procrastinating about starting, wondering why it feels so overwhelming, and need help changing your mindset? Join Julie Stobbe, owner of Mind over Clutter and learn how to overcome 6 emotional and psychological challenges that make it difficult to begin downsizing your life.

Living for Today, Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Wednesday, May 8 2 - 3 p.m. or 7 - 8 p.m. / Studio Register now (20 spots) / Free Learn how the Registered Disability Savings Plan, a Canadian government savings program, can help people with a disability access thousands of government dollars without affecting other disability benefits. Nathan Locatelli is a representative from GEM Financial Group. He has combined many years of experience as a front line community support worker with a passion to helping people achieve their life goals as a Personal Wealth Advisor.

Planning for Tomorrow Thursday, May 9 / 2 - 3:30 p.m. Studio / Register now (20 spots) / Free McNally House presents, “Living Today, Planning for Tomorrow”, an interactive panel discussion with a financial planner, an estate lawyer, a funeral director and a psycho-spiritual clinician. They will answer every question you ever had about planning for and after your death, while getting the most out of today.

The panel will include: • Sharon Rizzuto, Financial Advisor, IPC Securities Corporation • Arthur Loik, Psycho-Spiritual Clinician at McNally House Hospice • Sarah Sunnucks, Preplanning Funeral Director at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home • Crystal Paolone, Estate, Business and Real Estate Lawyer with John Wolfe and Associate • Jennifer Jowlabar, Bereavement Clinician at McNally House Hospice

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Fall 2019 Tickets go on sale:

Driving for Seniors

Wednesday August 14 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12

This season you’ll see:

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. / Studio Register now (20 spots) / Free

Monday, September 30 Emma Donoghue and Charlotte Gray

Monday, October 28 Buy tickets at the library or online. Keep checking our website for more details.

Travel

Seniors Month

Terry Fallis and Shandi Mitchell

Monday, November 18 Linden MacIntyre and Marissa Stapley

Pop-Up Employment Help Centre Tuesdays May 14 and June 11 / Lobby 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. / Free / Drop-in / Ages 15+

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.

CAA Safe Travelling Wednesday, June 12 7 - 8 p.m. / Fireplace Lounge Register now (25 spots) / Free

Currently unemployed? Looking for local work? Chat with an on-site employment specialist who is here to help with your job search. The Employment Help Centre offers free and confidential services for resume tune-ups, interview help, skills training, and other employmentrelated assistance.

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

MEET THE NEW GPL BOARD

Left to right: John Hickson, Kathryn Drury, Cindy Napper, Gordana Mosher, Carrie deRoo, Renee Rebelo, Dorothy Bothwell, Alyssa Seul

Alyssa Seul, Board Chair Cindy Napper, Vice-Chair Gordana Mosher, Past Chair Carrie deRoo Joanne Gaulton John Hickson Ruth Moffatt Cindy Napper Renee Rebelo Councillor Dorothy Bothwell Councillor Randy Vaine

Going on vacation this summer? Travelling our world is an adventure, but unforeseen events can occur. Join CAA travel experts Louis and Ron as they share ideas and tips that can assist you in experiencing a trip of a lifetime while being prepared and staying safe!

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

(Reg. summer hours start June 24)

HOLIDAY CLOSURES Sunday, May 19 - Victoria Day Monday, May 20 Weekend Monday, July 1 - Canada Day Monday, Aug 5 - Civic Holiday 16

Monday, Sept 2 - Labour Day

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