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We’re celebrating Ontario Public Library Week, October 20-26, with lots of events, fine forgiveness, and some special new collections for you to try!

All week long, bring in a non-expired, non-perishable food item to receive $1 off (up to $10) your fines.

We’re launching a library app to keep you connected, and two new lending collections: ukuleles, with tuners and instruction books; and wifi hubs to let you borrow the internet! For our patrons in areas lacking good, consistent internet service, these hubs can be borrowed for 3 weeks and allow unlimited use for up to 15 devices (no roaming). Find out more during Ontario Public Library Week, and on our website.

On Sunday, October 20, we launch our new learning and lending ukulele collection with a special performance at 2pm. This collection was made possible by a grant from the Huronia Community Foundation.

We’re going digital on Monday, October 21! First with a digital storytime at 10:30am, for preschoolers and families, and then with a MakerPlace open house for all ages, from 3:30-5:30pm.

On Tuesday, October 22, seniors can join us in the MakerPlace at 2pm to make their own personalized bookbags ($5 / person). Then we’re having our first Community Concert, with the Sistema Youth Orchestra, the Children’s Community Choir, and Vox Femina, starting at 6:30pm. Join us for free for some beautiful music!

Did you know it’s the 50th birthday of Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar? On Wednesday, October 23, we’re celebrating with a very special Very Hungry Caterpillar Party! Join us at 10:30am with the whole family.

Finally, it’s the return of Brews & Bots! From 6-9pm on Thursday, October 24, come build and battle robots while sampling tasty craft beers. We’re thankful for the support of Ciboulette et Cie and Good Morning Apocalypse! 19+, $15 / person, and proceeds support the MPL MakerPlace. Tickets are available now!

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