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September 3, 2014
September 10, 2014
September 17, 2014
October 1, 2014
October 8, 2014
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. 

September 16, 2014
10 - 12:30

You will make 6 cards, suitable for a number of occasions, including birthdays,  Thank You , Thanksgiving and Halloween.  A variety of techniques will be used, and you will have a chance to put your own creative spin on your cards.

Materials will be provided for the cards, but please bring a kit which includes scissors, scotch tape, double sided photo mounts, glue, tweezers, and a folder or bag to take your creations home.  Extra kits may be available for purchase. 

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. 

September 15, 2014

It’s hard to find anyone today who has not heard of the diagnosis of autism. We see it in the headlines regularly. Many people have been touched by its effects. Now we are faced with the challenge of how to help while research is trying to find an answer for the increase in prevalence. Join Wendy Arscott, RSSW, BEd, MEd in looking at ways caregivers can alleviate situations with relative ease and simplicity.  Wendy is a counsellor, consultant and trainer with more than 20 years of experience. Please register ahead.

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!!!!!!!!!

September 22, 2014 - September 27, 2014
during open hours

All sizes and styles. Retro, accessories, bedding, curtains and more. 

Open when Pelham Library is open. Mon - Thurs 10 - 8Fri 10 - 5Sat 12 - 5

Saturday fill a garbage bag for $5.

All styles and sizes of clothing for men, women and children being accepted. 
Proceeds to Pelham Public Library

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.


When this column appears in the Pelham News it will be August 7th and almost the last day of the summer children's programs. There will be one segment of Mad Science, namely Lights, Colour, Action, on August 12th and the end of the Summer Reading Club that same week. The Reading Club BBQ--children who signed up for the Club will get a free hot dog or hamburger and a drink--will be at noon on Friday August 15th. The only other event, which is open to both children and adults/seniors, is the Ice Cream Social and involves making ice cream in a baggie and then consuming the result. Delicious!