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Canadian Library Month
How have libraries touched your life and opened new opportunities?
Learn how libraries are helping others and tell your story!
Share Your Story / Read Inspiring Stories
Telling Our Stories: Celebrating Ontario Public Library Week at Keswick Branch
Official Proclamation from Mayor Rob Grossi and Members of Council
The Town of Georgina hereby proclaims the week of October 19 to 25, 2014 as 'ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEK' with the theme 'Libraries Inspire' throughout the Town of Georgina, to officially recognize the contribution of public libraries to communities; inspiring life-long learning, curiosity and fun.
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.
eResource of the Month:
Virtual Reference Library
Explore the history of Toronto and Canada through digitized pictures and documents.
Library Videos on YouTube
Enjoy library programs wherever you are. Author readings
(David Mitchell, Margaret Trudeau, Ian McEwan, and many others), computer learning, and rhymes and stories for kids.
The best of the Internet - browse by category or search to find reliable resources that librarians recommend.
Get book recommendations and research advice from the experts. Specialized blogs cover topics like small business, job searching, and resources for newcomers to Canada
Food for Fines
Help Georgina Public Libraries help our local Food Pantry by bringing in non-perishable food items for your current overdue fines during the Ontario Public Library Week Celebration
October 19—25. Suggested donation 1 food item = $1.
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Libraries: Surviving or Thriving?
Newmarket Public Library
Tuesday, October 28, 7-9pm
To pre-register call the Newmarket Public Library,
905.953.5110 ext. 4770
Libraries are undergoing immense change due to
technology, economics, and demographics. What can we expect from libraries in the future? Join a panel of public and academic library leaders for this vital discussion. Open to ages 16+
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Computers for the Complete Beginner
Thursdays, November 6--27, 2:30-3:30pm
Want to learn how to use your computer?
You will learn keyboard & mouse skills, parts of a computer, how to create and save Word documents and how to search the internet.
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Big Library Read
Anatomy of a Misfit by
Pop-Up Teen Book Club
For age 13+
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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Victorian High Tea
Friends of the Library are hosting a high tea on
Sunday, November 9 from 1-4pm
De La Salle
1940 Metro Road North,
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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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;
Blackberry (some exceptions); Nokia
If you're a CardStar user, here are some additional scanning tips:
- Make sure the screen is free of dust and fingerprints.
- Hold the barcode image steady (don't wave it around).
- Set your screen brightness to 80% or higher for best scanning results.
- 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.
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
- Two accounts created using the same email address:
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 www.celalibrary.ca
Georgina Public Libraries strives to be accessible to all patrons.
Our friendly staff can help with your accessibility requests.
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