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Those of you who have been in the Library recently--and many of you have since we have been unusually busy all summer--will have noticed a strong smell of paint in the air. Sorry about that, but the Festival Room, in which all of our more popular events take place, was in need of freshening up. By the time this column appears on August 21st, the paint smell will be a faint memory (I hope) so come in to admire the result and, at the same time, take the opportunity to buy some books at our GIANT BOOK SALE which will be in full swing until 5PM on the 23rd.

October 28, 2014

Whether you are 18 or 88 this seminar is for you! Taxes can be reduced with some forward planning and you can still do something for 2014. Listen to 2 seasoned professionals explain in simple terms what we can do to reduce your dreaded tax bill! Please register ahead.

October 7, 2014

Seniors and caregivers welcome. Various businesses and agencies of interest to 55 and Better will be on hand. Free continental breakfast until 12. Free swag bags to first 50 guests. Free wine tasting from Vineland Estates. Free demonstrations. Free transportation can be arranged. A joint program of Royal Canadian Legion #613 and Pelham Public Library. 

Location is Royal Canadian Legion #613, 141 Hwy 20 E., Fonthill. 

October 4, 2014

Join Marcia as she leads you through a number of different types of meditation for stress relief and focus. Great for beginners and those who have meditated before. For fun, learn what the symbols from your creative visualization mean. Please bring a pen and notebook with you. Please register ahead.

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October 29, 2014
10:15 - 12:15

Come on Wednesdays for bridge at its friendliest. Partners and refreshments provided. Progressive bridge with supervised play. Have a problem with a hand? Call on our friendly director for guidance. Ed Hills is a certified instructor with the ACBL and ABTA. Join the club!

$30 per six-week session or give a week a try for $6. Please register ahead. Refreshments provided.

October 10, 2014

Join Saskia Holditch, Pelham’s Fire Prevention Officer for this popular program. Visit the sprinkler trailer to get an up-close-and-personal look at the effectiveness of residential sprinklers and the Fire Safety House to get some "hands-on practice” to eliminate fire hazards. This year’s safety theme is: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Activities inside and outside of the library. All ages welcome. 

Free but register ahead. 

October 8, 2014

Paul Winkler and Mary Lynn McCauley Winkler, a Fonthill couple, have collaborated to write a newly released memoir. Written through his wife’s eyes, the book recounts how Winkler, a former newspaper publisher, successfully sued one of the world’s largest newspaper companies. He then tried to expose what Hollinger’s top executives were trying to keep a secret. A Costly Stand: My husband’s brave and lonely fight for justice against his powerful bosses at Hollinger is a story of business intrigue and courtroom drama.  

Please register ahead. 

October 24, 2014

The popular “yarn exchange” has been expanded to include all kinds of crafts. Bring your yarn, needles, hooks; scrapbooking, stamping and beading supplies; fabric, etc. and trade for something you can use. All leftovers will be used for library programs or donated to a non-profit. Bring your portable craft and stay for TGIF Crafting Afternoon. Free. Drop in. 

October 23, 2014
open hours

Ontario Public Library Week is October 19th to 25th
Join us at our Patron Thank You Day on Thursday October 23 at the Fonthill Branch for refreshments!!!!!!!!!

October 7, 2014
1:00 pm

Szado is described as a writer to watch. Beginning of Was, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Her short fiction has also been nominated for several awards including the Journey Prize and the National Magazine Awards. Ania will be reading from Studio Saint-Ex, a fictionalized account of the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince. 

$10.00. Purchase tickets ahead.