This October, Caledon Public Library will celebrate our 17th annual Love Your Library month. A time to remind the community of all the treasures that await you once you open the door to your community library. The official proclamation took place at the Town of Caledon Council meeting on September 29th. On October 1st library staff will be at Town of Caledon Municipal Offices at noon for the kick-off and cake cutting ceremony. Also to kick–off the month on October 1st, CPL will host two author visits! In the afternoon, at 1pm, our Alton branch will welcome award-winning children’s author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester. Kevin will be reading from his Blue Spruce nominated picture book, Splinters, and sharing tips on cartooning. In the evening, award-winning author Jennifer Klinec will be at the Albion Bolton Branch at 7 pm speaking about her most recent book, The Temporary Bride. This inspiring book is a soaring story of being loved, being fed and the struggle to belong in one of the most complex and fascinating nations on earth – Iran.
The celebrations will then continue throughout the month with special events planned at all 7 branches for all ages. Here are the highlights and additional information is available on our website:
OPEN HOUSES – The community is invited to drop by to see just why the library is such a great community meeting place, a centre to learn, discover, meet new friends and get to know your neighbourhood. Each open house will host a different theme and feature fun games, crafts, stories and more!
Albion Bolton Branch | October 3rd | 10:30 am – 12 pm | Theme: Frozen
Caledon East Branch | October 31st | 10:30 am – 12 pm | Theme: Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Inglewood Branch | October 17th | 10:30 am – 12 pm | Theme: Harvest
Margaret Dunn Valleywood Branch | October 3rd | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | Theme: Book Hacking
Caledon Village Branch | October 17th | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | Theme: Monster Mash
Belfountain Branch | October 24th | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | Theme: I Spy
Alton Branch | October 31st | 2:30 am – 4 pm | Theme: Halloween Scavenger Hunt
SENIORS FALL LUNCHEON – Caledon Public Library is proud to partner once again with Caledon Meals On Wheels and Town of Caledon Parks and Rec Classic Café to host our annual Seniors Fall Luncheon featuring great food, entertainment, prizes and fun! Caledon Community Complex | 6125 Old Church Road, Caledon East | Thursday, October 15 | 12 noon – 2:30 pm
CLICK CREATE CELEBRATE – On Friday, October 23rd, the public is invited to join Caledon Public Library at the Alton Mill, where we will celebrate the creativity of over 100 aspiring authors and photographers of all ages who entered our Click.Create.Celebrate contest this past summer. The evening will also include displays by Read Local Caledon authors, art exhibits by CPL’s Artful Library members, music and refreshments…a fun night you won’t want to miss!
WRITE OUT LOUD: An Evening of Spoken Word – A wonderful way to finish off the month, toasting with a glass of Guinness. As part of our Writers’ Ink program, this open mic session will be an opportunity for writers and poets to come and share their words. The event starts at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 27th at The Church Pub located at 17219 RR 50 in Palgrave. The Church Pub will also be open early for dinner from 5 – 7:30 pm. Call 905-583-2222 for reservations. For pricing and menu options visit their website at The Church | Restaurant and Catering | Home.