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Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Library
Wednesday November 25
Sunday November 29
Join us and help decorate our tree, sing carols, listen to stories, and visit with Santa. Refreshments provided. If you can, please bring a new, unwrapped toy or book for Georgina's Holiday Toy Drive.
View Holiday Magic Poster.
NFB Film Club Presents:
Atanasoff: The Father of the ComputerPeter Gzowski (Sutton) Library:
Friday, November 27, 2pm
Significant inventions tend to make their creators famous. Most people know who invented the telephone, the light bulb, and the airplane.
But what about the digital computer? Who invented one of the most important devices in human history? Atanasoff: Father of the Computer tells the story of the lone inventor who fought all his life to be recognized as the originator of one of mankind’s most significant inventions.
Running time: 46 minutes
View Atanasoff poster for Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Library.
Friends of the Library present:
For ages 12+
Wednesday December 2
Learn to play a new game--The Settlers of Catan!
Play before you buy.
Enjoy a night out meeting new people.
Players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources. Players are rewarded points as their settlements grow; the first to reach a set number of points, typically 10, is the winner. With multiple ways to gain victory points and a board that changes in every play, Settlers of Catan is a game that can be played hundreds of different ways.
For more information about Games Night or to become a Friends of the Library volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
View Games Night poster.
Saturday, December 5
Enjoy a day of propeller cars, real robots, squishy circuits, LEGO-mania, and more awesome activities for kids of all ages! Free coffee and snacks will be provided by Bailey’s Homestead. For more information and to register for this free event, please visit www.mackenzietsi.com/techfest.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Mackenzie Technology Solutions Inc., Logics Academy, and Jericho Youth Services.
View Junior TechFest poster.
Georgina's Holiday Toy Drive
Until December 16
Make this holiday special for a child or teen in your community.
Drop off new, unwrapped gifts to the Toy Drive Holiday Display at Georgina Ice Palace,
Pefferlaw Library & Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Library.
View Georgina's Holiday Toy Drive poster.
Winter Holiday Card ExchangeUntil December 31
Don't want to send last year's holiday cards this year? No problem. Bring your unused cards to us and exchange them for new-to-you cards. You can also enter our draw to win a box of Thank You cards just for participating.
View Winter Holiday Card Exchange poster.
You can now use the CardStar app and store your library card number. You display it when checking out. When entering your library card into the app, enter the card number manually (do not scan the card). 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;
Blackberry (some exceptions); Nokia
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
You are now able to register yourself with CELA.
To be eligible for CELA services you must:
- Live in Canada
- Have a valid Georgina Public Library card
- Have a visual, physical or learning disability that prevents you from reading conventional print.
Go to the CELA website and type in the name of your town: Keswick, Sutton or Pefferlaw. Click on the name of your town (will be shown with Georgina Public Libraries) type in your full library card number (no spaces) and fill in the registration form. This whole process should take just a few minutes.
For more information on CELA, please visit their website at www.celalibrary.ca.
Georgina Public Libraries strives to be accessible to all patrons.
Our friendly staff can help with your accessibility requests.
For more information, view the Accessible Services poster.