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Celebrate @ Your Library!

Ontario Public Library Week takes place from October 16 to October 22 and the theme is “One Card, One Million Possibilities.”

Do you know about all the possibilities your MPL card provides? Access to our collections, the MPL MakerPlace, and outdoor equipment, thanks to the support of the Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Borrowing walking poles or monoculars is the perfect way to experience Wye Marsh or Awenda Provincial Park – you can borrow family or day passes to both, with thanks to the Marsh and to Ontario Parks for their support. There’s lots more – we also loan ukuleles, light therapy lamps, and WiFi hotspots – all for free with your MPL membership! You can find all the details at

We’re celebrating Ontario Public Library Week with food for fines—from October 16-22 bring in a non-perishable food item to receive $1 in fine forgiveness (up to $10). We also have some amazing programs!

Children ages 6-10 can “Be An Author” on October 19 at 4pm for a special writing activity, or kids and teens can join in now on our STEMposium science fair, with participants showing off their amazing projects October 18 starting at 5pm. Families can explore all our regular programming that week, including Baby Time, Storytime, Junior Builders, and more.

Seniors can paint a harvest scene October 17 at 2pm – no previous experience necessary! We’re also having a free concert by Shawnwaters – Shawn Corbiere – where he’ll sing his original songs about Georgian Bay, among others, October 21 at 2pm.

Adults can join us for a special screening of the film Honor Thy Mother, focused on the experiences of Indigenous women from the west coast who migrated to Bainbridge Island, the traditional territory of the Suquamish people, in the early 1940s (October 18, 7pm). We’ll also have an online author visit by Bernie Saunders, retired NHL player (October 20, 7pm).

Thanks for loving your library!

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