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Disruption Notice

There is currently an unexpected service disruption involving: no phone service at the Pefferlaw Branch.

From: Friday, October 31, 2014 To: unknown
Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

For more information, view the Disruption Notice.

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Volunteers Wanted:
Statutory Committees and Boards of Council

The Town of Georgina invites you to volunteer in your community as a member on one of several statutory Boards or Committees, including the Public Library Board.

The Public Library Board is responsible for planning and policy decisions related to the Town’s public library services.  The Board’s regular meetings are held once a month. For more information, please read our pamphlet or download the application form.

More detailed information on the all Boards and Committees, as well as the application process, can be found at Applications are due on or before 4:30pm on Friday December 5, 2014.


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Keswick Patrons:

As some of you have noticed, we are experiencing some difficulties with our connectivity, mainly in the evenings.
This affects many aspects of our service, including internet access, booking computers, printing, and circulation (checking items in and out, looking up materials).

We recognize how frustrating this is, and we are working diligently with our IT partners to figure out the root cause of the problem so we can then find a solution!

In the meantime, we do appreciate your patience and good humour as we continue to work on the issue. We have every hope that it will be resolved soon.


Ancestry Library Edition

eResource of the Month:
Ancestry Library Edition

Discover the history of you! Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Gain access to over 1 billion names, 47 000 000 public family trees, 3000 databases and primary resources.

Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed in our library Branches. Come in and use our public computers or bring your laptop and connect to our WiFi.   Start searching today!

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NFB Film Club: Ariel
Free, drop-in
Keswick Branch: Wednesday, November 5, 7pm
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch: Friday, November 7, 2pm

Laura Bari’s Ariel covers a decade in the life of an Argentinean man after he loses both legs in a terrible workplace accident. This is the touching story of how Ariel attempts to rebuild his life by embarking on an exhilarating, superhuman task: creating his own prosthetic legs.

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Big Library Read

Big Library Read
Anatomy of a Misfit by
Andrea Portes
Pop-Up Teen Book Club
For age 13+
Keswick Branch:
Thursday, November 6, 7:30-8:30pm

We are celebrating this season's
Big Library Read and we are hosting a pop-up teen book club. You can download the
eBook and audiobook versions and start enjoying now.

Join us to discuss Anatomy of a Misfit, enjoy some snacks and meet new friends. Please registerat any of our Branches or by calling 905.476.5762.
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Lots of colourful beads

Knot Just Beading
Keswick Branch
For ages 8+
Saturday November 8, 1-2pm
Registration is required for this FREE program.

Join us in making bracelets, key chains and other exciting things using pony beads. If you have a rainbow loom and want to get new pattern ideas please bring it and see what interesting things can be made with it.
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Victorian High Tea

Victorian High Tea

Tickets on sale until November 7. They are going fast!

Friends of the Library are hosting a high tea on
Sunday, November 9 from 1-4pm
De La Salle
1940 Metro Road North,
Jacksons Point

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Pefferlaw, Peter Gzowski (Sutton) and Keswick Branches.

Sit in your Victorian finery and enjoy sumptuous sandwiches, delicious treats and desserts, while sipping a selection of premium loose leaf tea.

Entertainment, door prizes, a loonie auction and local vendors will round out the afternoon.
Prestige Jewellery is donating a ring appraised at $1000.
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Red Cross Babysitting Course

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Keswick Branch
Friday, November 14 - 10am - 5pm

$45 per child is due at registration, and must be made in person by parent or designate with signed permission. Children must be 11 years old.
Proof of age required.  Course is taught by a qualified Red Cross instructor.

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CardStar app

CardStar app

Keswick Branch is running a pilot project involving the CardStar app. We want to know how useful you think this app will be. You can now use the CardStar app and store your library card number. You display it when checking out. Staff will then scan your stored library card number. Easy to download and install and can be used on most mobile devices.

Get the apps for iOs; Android; Windows Phone;
(some exceptions); Nokia

If you're a CardStar user, here are some additional scanning tips:

  1. Make sure the screen is free of dust and fingerprints. 
  2. Hold the barcode image steady (don't wave it around).
  3. Set your screen brightness to 80% or higher for best scanning results.
  4. If you wish to use a screen protector we recommend screen protectors with a ‘Clear’ finish. Screen protectors with a ‘matte’ or ‘privacy’ finish can interfere with the scanning process.

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Read full digital copies of your favourite magazines on a computer, tablet or mobile device using Zinio!

Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles, with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines that you can download.  Once you check out a magazine it is yours to keep forever. There is no expiry date. The latest issues are released simultaneously with the print edition.

What You Need

Staff are trained and ready to go to help you. Click the instruction sheet or
PowerPoint presentation to walk you through the signup process and enjoy!

Our Magazine Selection

Get the app for PC and Mac / Get the app for Windows 8
Get the app for iPhone and iPad / Get the app for Android
Get the app for Blackberry / Get the app for Kindle Fire HD/HDX



CELA, Centre for Equitable Library Access, incorporates CNIB services, and is a new, national, non-profit organization established to support the provision of accessible collections, in a variety of formats, for Canadians with print disabilities.

As a partner of CELA, we offer:
• Titles for all ages in audio, e-text and braille
• More than 85,000 books, magazines and newspapers
• Materials in English & French, with expanding access to other languages

If you are interested in signing up for this service, please contact:
Val Stevens, eServices/Keswick Branch Librarian:  905-476-5762 ext. 121;
Ruth Berry, eServices Library Technician, Keswick Branch:  905-476-5762 ext. 109

For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at

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Accessible Services

Georgina Public Libraries strives to be accessible to all patrons.
Our friendly staff can help with your accessibility requests.

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