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Grimsby Public Library

LIBRARY NEWS

www.grimsby.ca/library (905)-945-5142 @GrimsbyLibrary

October 2021

Events and announcements at your library

rio Public Library W a t n O e t a r eek Celeb

Meet the author of My Best Friend is Extinct Wednesday, October 20 / 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. / Ages 9 - 12 Canadian author Rebecca Wood Barrett talks about writing and the prehistoric creatures who roamed our land a mere 10,000 years ago. This is a story about friendship, bullying, and finding your true self. Join us for a reading, Q&A, and draw for a copy of the book! Registration required. Funding generously provided by The Writers' Union of Canada.

Let's Go to the Library Story Time & Art Wednesday, October 20 / 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. / Ages 5 and under Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with a special story time and art craft. We'll create character cut-outs to build your own story! A GPL and GPAG presentation. Registration required.

Blow Out Book Sale

IN-PERSON

October 18-23 / During library open hours Stop by while the library is open to browse through our book sale taking place in the Fireplace Lounge. Who knows what you'll discover?! Bags will not be provided, please bring your own. Please note: Physical distancing protocols will be in place. Masks are mandatory.

Library Closures

Monday, October 10 - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 5 - Staff Development Day


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Haunted House Contest October 1 - 30 / All Ages Decorate a haunted house and enter to win! Pick up a house template at the Library service desk. Prizes in child, teen and adult categories for the scariest houses. Houses will be displayed in library. Vote for your favourite on Instagram @GrimsbyLibrary!

Needle Crafters Club

IN-PERSON

Saturdays, October 2-30 / 2 - 4 p.m. Whether you knit, crochet, or do other needlework, drop-by during this weekly gathering to work on and share your projects with others! Beginners to experts, all are welcome. Please note: Chairs will be arranged in order to respect COVID protocols. Masks are mandatory.

Movie Night: In the Heights

IN-PERSON

Thursday, October 7 / 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. / Ages 11+ In-person movies return to the library! In the Heights is the film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life. Please note: Chairs will be arranged in order to respect COVID protocols. Masks are mandatory.

Tea 101

Thursday, October 14 / 2 - 3 p.m. / $10 Learn all about tea and tea pairing from a certified tea sommelier from The Monarch Tea Company of Hamilton. Register to receive your Zoom link. Then visit the library to submit payment and pick up the accompanying tea kit. Registration required.

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Online Classical Guitar Concert Thursday, October 14 / 7 - 8 p.m. Join us online for performances from guitarists around the world for a selection of classical pieces performed live from their homes. Registration required.

Write it Out! Online Creative Writing Club Monday, October 18 / 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. / Teens and Adults

Nurture your writing by attending this monthly writing program that includes interactive lessons on writing techniques, editing and so much more! To register please call the West Lincoln Public Library at (905)-957-3756 or email smithville@westlincolnlibrary.ca Registration required.

Author David Lee: The Medusa Deep

Wednesday, October 20 / 7 - 8 p.m. Nate Silva is back battling monsters in The Medusa Deep, the long-awaited follow-up to David Neil Lee's award-winning young adult novel, The Midnight Games. After finally finding The Sorcerer, the airship that disrupted the last midnight game, Nate is kidnapped by the crew and pressed into dangerous service in the fight against the Great Old Ones, ending up on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. David Lee is a writer and double bassist. Originally from British Columbia, he spent years in the Toronto art scene, and on BC's Sunshine Coast, and now lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Registration required.

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'Understanding Dyslexia and Reading Development' for Parents in honour of International Dyslexia Month Thursday, October 21 / 7 - 8 p.m. Did you know that dyslexia is the most common cause of reading difficulties? Or that risk factors for dyslexia can be identified in children as young as four years old? Did you know that when dyslexia is identified, and appropriate intervention starts before the end of kindergarten, reading difficulties can be prevented or greatly minimized? This presentation by Alicia Smith, the president of the International Dyslexia Association Ontario, will provide information that is useful and relevant for supporting any preschool aged child, or any older child, who is having trouble learning to read and write. We will discuss common myths and misconceptions about reading development and dyslexia, many of which have led to well intentioned but ineffective supports being provided to children. We will outline the components of effective literacy instruction and intervention and answer your questions about how to support your child's reading development both at home and at school. Registration required.

Heartfulness Meditation Monday, October 25 / 7 - 7:45 p.m.

Heartfulness Meditation helps to reduce stress, and stay balanced in body, mind, and soul. Join us once a month for these virtual sessions that will include a practical experience of meditation and a discussion about stillness, mindfulness, and heartfulness. Registration required.

Guitar for Beginners

Mondays, October 25 - November 16 / 10 - 10:30 a.m. / Ages 9+ Get started playing guitar with this 4-part series. Learn a few chords and easy songs to get you started. Great for kids ages 9+, teens and adults! Registration required.

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Tech ER

Wednesday, October 27 / 4:30 - 6 p.m. Looking for tech advice? Let our virtual tech expert answer your questions about your phone, tablet or computer! Program will run on a first come, first serve basis. Registration required.

Movie Night: The Green Knight

IN-PERSON

Thursday, October 28 / 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. / Ages 15+ In-person movies return to the library! The Green Knight is a critically-acclaimed fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Please note: Chairs will be arranged in order to respect COVID protocols. Masks are mandatory.

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Saturday Mornings @ GPL

IN-PERSON

Saturdays, October 2 - October 23 / 10 - 11 a.m. / Ages 12 and under Saturday mornings are for families at the Library! Children can play board games, create with LEGO, build with Snap Circuits, or craft a masterpiece! Each Saturday will feature a different activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: This is a drop-in program. Physical distancing protocols will be enforced. Masks are mandatory.

October 2 / LEGO October 9 / SNAP CIRCUITS

October 16 / LEGO October 23 / FAMILY BOARD GAMES

Saturday Story Time & Craft

Saturday, October 2 / 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. / Ages 5 and under Songs, rhymes and puppets plus a craft! Register to reserve your Zoom link and craft kit. Saturday's theme is "Fall is My Favourite Season!" Registration required.

celebrate

www.mediasmarts.ca Media Literacy Week (MLW) is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy across Canada. Schools, libraries, museums and community groups organize events and activities throughout the week. This years media literacy themes are use, understand, engage, access and verify.

How to Spot Fake News (and Find the Facts) Wednesday, October 27 / 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. / Ages 9 - 12 Joyce Grant is a freelance journalist and owner of the awardwinning TeachingKidsNews.com. She is the author of six children's books including the upcoming Can You Believe It?: How to Spot Fake News and Find the Facts (June 2022). Registration required.

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In-person Baby Time

IN-PERSON

Tuesdays, September 28 - October 19 / 9:30 - 10 a.m. / Ages 0 - 11 months Thursdays, September 30 - October 21 / 9:30 - 10 a.m. / Ages 0 - 11 months Fridays, October 1 - October 22 / 9:30 - 10 a.m. / Ages 0 - 11 months Enjoy reading and singing with your baby in arms while meeting other caregivers and babies during our in-person Baby Time. Three morning options are available for this session. Registration required. Please note: Due to COVID restrictions space is limited and we ask that only the caregiver and baby (0-11 months) attend at this time. Please bring a blanket for your little one to sit/lie on.

@ the Library! Haunted House Contest October 1 - 30 / All Ages

Decorate a haunted house and enter to win! Pick up house template at the Library service desk. Prizes in child, teen and adult categories for the scariest houses. Houses will be displayed in library. Vote for your favourite on Instagram @GrimsbyLibrary!

Halloween Night Lights

IN-PERSON

Saturday, October 30 / 2 - 4:30 p.m. / Ages 6 - 12 Make & take a Halloween night light for your room! All materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult that can assist them. Registration required to reserve a timeslot for your family.

In-person Baby Time - Halloween Special

IN-PERSON

Thursday, October 28 / 9:30 - 10 a.m. & 10:30 - 11 a.m. / Ages 0 - 11 months Friday, October 29 / 9:30 - 10 a.m. & 10:30 - 11 a.m. / Ages 0 - 11 months Enjoy reading and singing with your baby in arms while meeting other caregivers and babies during a special Halloween Baby Time. Registration required. Please note: Due to COVID restrictions space is limited and we ask that only the caregiver and baby (0-11 months) attend at this time. Please bring a blanket for your little one to sit/lie on.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month Bob Books are the perfect resource for reluctant or struggling readers, or children with dyslexia.

Bob Books is a true first reader series, designed to make helping your child learn to read simple and straightforward. The clean layout, short words, and simple phonics make learning to read a fun and natural step for your child. Bob Books are designed to give young children the tools to progress from learning letters to reading words. The beginning reader book sets start slowly and progress from books with three letter words, to books with more than one sentence per page. Soon your child will be joining millions of other kids that can say, "I read the whole book!"

Look for our new Learning to Read Kits that will be hitting our shelves soon! www.grimsby.ca/library

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month Browse through our newest collection of Dyslexia books for adults.

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Fall 2021 October 18

November 22

Lisa Rochon

Catherine McKenzie

Tuscan Daughter

Six Weeks to Live

Lauren B. Davis

Iona Whishaw

Even So

Lethal Lesson

WINES BY

$20

FOR BOTH *VIRTUAL* EVENTS

Tickets available at the Grimsby Public Library or by visiting www.eventbrite.com

Please note: If you purchased a ticket package for our first GAS event, you will receive the link for this event as well. You do not need to purchase another ticket.

LIBRARY HOURS Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9AM - 9PM 9AM - 9PM 9AM - 9PM 9AM - 9PM 9AM - 5PM 9AM - 5PM Closed

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Curbside Pick-Up You can now pick-up your holds anytime we are open. To ensure your materials are ready for you we ask that you give us a call before coming to the library so that staff has time to prepare your materials for pick up. Curbside pick-up will continue to be available via the Carnegie Lane parking lot only.

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