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July 02, 2015

Eden Mills Writers Festival - Sunday, September 13th

Canada’s top literary talent will gather in the lovely village of Eden Mills on Sunday, September 13, noon to 6 p.m.,  to read along the banks of the Eramosa River. Lawrence Hill, Ann-Marie MacDonald, John Vaillant, Elizabeth Hay, Andrew...

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June 30, 2015

Library Awarded Two Young Canada Works Grants

 With the ever growing popularity of technology and genealogy, the Guelph Public Library (GPL) is working hard to ensure that all citizens of Guelph have free digital access to both a variety of new technological platforms and archival materia...

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June 29, 2015

Visit the @GPLBookmobile at City Hall every Friday during the Summer!

Every Friday in July & August, visit the GPL's Bookmobile at City Hall Market Square Splash pad from 1:15 to 2:30 pm for all your reading needs and more!  Follow @GPLBookmobile and @GuelphLibrary on Twitter for up to date news! Diff...

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June 27, 2015

Need an umbrella? Purchase a GPL umbrella today!

GPL umbrellas are now on sale at all library locations for $25 each. Support your Guelph Public Library and purchase one today!   ...

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June 24, 2015

Discover your Guelph Public Library in this Time Lapse Video!

As one of the most widely used community and cultural resources in Guelph, the Guelph Public Library is proud to present this photographic journey illustrating a typical day at the library! There is definitely something for everyone in this community...

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June 24, 2015

West End Branch is OPEN while under RENOVATIONS

Starting Monday, June 29, the West End branch will be having their carpets replaced. This will mean that some sections of the library will be unavailable, as shelves will be moved to accommodate the carpet layers. The majority of this work ...

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June 23, 2015

Meet & Eat with Cookbook Author Emily Richards

Nothing says summer like dining alfresco with your family, co-workers, & friends at the Guelph Public Library! This July, celebrate your love of Italian Canadian food and cherished family recipes. Meet cookbook author Emily Richards at the Main ...

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June 22, 2015

The 9th Annual Friends of the GPL GIANT Used Book Sale is ON!

SAVE THE DATES! These are the days all book lovers in Guelph look forward to - The Annual Friends of the Guelph Public Library GIANT Book Sale! Thanks to the generosity of the Ireland family of Guelph, who have donated a site for this year's s...

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June 17, 2015

VOTE for the GPL's LIVING ARTIST Series in the 2015 Oak Tree Project

The Mactaggart Team is excited to launch The Oak Tree Project 2015 – a charitable program that helps to strengthen the roots of our community’s not-for–profit sector. When charities have strong roots beneath them, they are more resi...

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June 11, 2015

Meet the 2015-16 Guelph Library Board...

The Guelph Public Library was established in 1883 under a city bylaw permitted by the Free Public Libraries Act of 1882. It was a successor to the Guelph Mechanic's Institute (est. 1850). The Guelph Public Library operates under the terms of the...

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June 01, 2015

GET HIP with Teen Summer Reading Club

Visit your local library this summer to "GET HIP” by participating in the Teen Summer Reading Club for a chance to win great prizes! There is #Something4Everyone at your @GuelphLibrary! Don't forget to try out one of our FREE teen...

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May 31, 2015

Children's TD Summer Reading Club coming soon!

The fun begins Monday, June 29th until Friday, August 28th at all library locations for children ages 3 to 11 years.  Read, review, have fun, and win prizes!  PLAY around this summer as you explore new reads, travel in style to ne...

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May 30, 2015

Join a GPL Summer Adult Book Club today!

Being held in the community throughout July and August, have the opportunity to read a great book, meet new people and have a night (or morning!) out on the town!  We provide the books, you provide the discussion! Register online at www.Gu...

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May 30, 2015

Buy your copy of GPL's Teen ETCH Anthology today!

The Guelph Public Library has collected the best of the 2015 Teen Short Story contest entries and with the help of Vocamus Press, printed a fabulous new anthology.  ETCH is a collection of stories written by Guelph teens! The...

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May 26, 2015

Guelph Tourism Announces Tourism Week and ISpy Challenge!

Tourists and local residents are encouraged to discover why Guelph is A City to Remember Guelph, ON, May 25, 2015 – Guelph Tourism Services, along with employers and leaders in Guelph’s travel industry, are excited to celebrate Tourism...

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May 25, 2015

Library Summer Hours

GPL summer hours will commence on Monday, June 1st until September 6th.  The Main Library will close at 8 pm every Monday to Thursday evening during the summer. All library locations will be closed on Sundays beginn...

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