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July 15, 2016

Civic Holiday Hours

All Guelph Public Library locations will be CLOSED on Monday, August 1st. ...

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July 14, 2016

Cafe Curiosity - a NEW science book club for discovery

The Guelph Public Library is launching a new monthly science book club called Café Curiosity, exploring thrilling true tales of scientific adventure.  All sessions will run from 7-8:30 PM in the Main Library.   Sept. 22:  ...

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June 24, 2016

Library Receives Grant to Encourage Young Budding Scientists to Thrive in our Community

The Guelph Public Library, in partnership with Scientists in School (SiS), graciously received a $3,000 grant from the Guelph Community Foundation to implement a new science community workshop for children, youth and families. This new partnership fu...

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June 22, 2016

Friends of the Guelph Public Library's Booksale has a NEW Home!

Once again a Guelph family has come forward to support the Guelph Public Library.  For its 10th anniversary, the Friends of the Guelph Public Library Giant Booksale will happen in the huge warehouse space at 69 Huron St. in Guelph.   T...

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June 18, 2016

Donor Spotlight: Omni Basement Systems

Pete Karreman’s Omni Basement Systems generously donated $500 to the Guelph Public Library – a gift which will help to ensure access to lifelong learning opportunities for our community. As someone who spent countless hours in the librar...

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June 16, 2016

Eat, Enjoy, Explore: Guelph Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be working on a fun project in partnership with Venture Publications Ltd, Lawless Creative and the Guelph Bugle.  As a fundraising initiative, we’ll be creating a Guelph community cookbook, wi...

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June 14, 2016

Explore the WILDS of GUELPH...a summer reading adventure!

It’s a jungle out there! Answer the call of the wild and join a summer reading club at your Guelph Public Library. This year, children are encouraged to explore the "WILDS of GUELPH" summer reading club! Research proves tha...

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June 13, 2016

Visit the Library at Market Square Splash Pad on Fridays during the Summer!

On Fridays in July & August, visit the library at City Hall Market Square Splash pad from 1:30 to 2:30 pm for all your reading needs and more!  Follow @GuelphLibrary on Twitter for up to date news! Different themes and special...

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June 03, 2016

Teen Summer Reading Club: Every Summer Has a Story

What is your favourite summer memory? Is it having fun enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer in a pool or at the beach? Or sharing stories around the campfire and hiking to new heights? Whatever it may be, every summer has a story and evokes memorie...

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June 02, 2016

Buy your copy of the library's Teen ETCH Anthology today!

The Guelph Public Library has collected the best of the 2016 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 30, 2016

Like Mother, Like Son

At the Guelph Public Library, we are often overjoyed when we can provide the resources and services you want and need throughout your lifetime that will help you explore, connect, and thrive.  So, whether you are a child attending story time, a ...

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May 16, 2016

Library Summer Hours start Monday, May 30, 2016 until September 4th

Guelph Public Library summer hours will commence on Monday, May 30th until Sunday, September 4th. The Main Library will close at 8 pm every Monday to Thursday evening during the summer. All library locations will be...

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May 16, 2016

Join a 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! July 14 - What the Waves Know b...

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April 27, 2016

Free Tech Assistance at the Library's eExpert Evenings

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device (or use ours!) along with your questions to the Main Library's "eExpert Evenings"! Drop in for free one-on-one tech assistance with the library’s savvy eExperts. We’ll help you navig...

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