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October 17, 2023

West Grey Library loves to play, while the Friends prepare for a giant book sale

West Grey Library Book Sale

This is Ontario Public Library Week, and West Grey Library has come to play — and slay — with games and eerie local stories!

On Wednesday, October 18 at 2:30 pm at Durham Branch, the Library series The History of Card Games continues. Our host Tim continues his charge through popular card games — this time focusing on Gin (rummy). Previous session participants have enjoyed learning the history of the game and then trying it out for a hand or two.

Coming up later in the month, the Library’s Historian-in-residence, Mat Johnson, will once again be available to answer questions or just chat on both local and military history on the fourth Wednesday of the month, October 25, from 10:30 am to noon. This is a drop-in program and there’s no charge. Publisher of Marathon of History and podcast creator of a program of the same name, Mat is a true history enthusiast, as well as a model and miniature fabricator for museums.

Mat is following up this month’s visit with a presentation with colleague Stephanie McMullen from Grey Roots Archive, who will be presenting Spooky Stories from West Grey, a product of her recent research. Stephanie has worked in historic site interpretation, education programs, program development, and exhibit writing and development, but this promises to be one of the ghostlier activities on her resume!

Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions are free of charge, but pre-registration is required at adultprogram@westgreylibrary.com or by calling 519-369-2107.

West Grey Library Book Sale

The Friends of the West Grey Library are gearing up for another large Book Sale. This popular event starts at 1 pm on Friday, October 20 until 7 pm and then re-opens on Saturday October 21 for a full day, 9 am to 4 pm. Volunteers will greet you at the Book Sale and will answer your questions. Payment is by cash donation and all proceeds support programs at all library branches in West Grey.

The Friends of the West Grey Library have provided children’s books for the Christmas hamper program, sponsored Craft Kits, and provided an award for Grade 8 graduates in West Grey.

Book Sale items include puzzles, DVDs, books on CD, and books for all ages, both fiction and non -fiction. Arrive early for best selection.

 


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