Jane Austen’s work is experiencing something of a resurgence during the pandemic, as romance must again deal with social distancing. And just as in Regency England, it can be difficult to tell if a potential partner is a wise choice or a rogue. Learn how Austen’s heroines select a suitor while fighting their own romantic urges in this online talk by Dr Erin Weinberg. Saturday, January 30 at 2 p.m. Register now to receive the Zoom link.
Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations
Looking forward to getting out into nature once the stay-at-home order has passed? Ontario Parks now provides us with 48 annual passes that are available for loan year-round, and are valid at any park province-wide for day-use access.
Reserve either a customized backpack or a park permit on its own. Backpacks include the pass along with resource books to help you explore the plants, birds and animals you encounter on your adventures.
Curbside pickup will continue, but we are making some reductions in hours. Effective immediately, all branches will be closed on Sundays, and beginning January 18 Calvin Park will close at 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and a 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
We encourage our patrons to combine curbside pickup visits with trips out for groceries and other essentials. We currently hold reservations for 5 days, but we can keep them a few days longer on request. Since we no longer charge fines, there's no need to make a trip just to avoid overdue library materials - enjoy your items a little longer.
If you're not sure what to read next, we can prepare a grab bag of books in your favourite category.
Pick your category. Choose your branch. And tell us whether you want 3, 5 or 10 books. We'll do the rest.
If you'd rather have personalized selections, check out our May We Suggest service instead.
Looking for some great new reads to read this winter? Check out this list of forthcoming middle grade novels and place your reservations!