5th annual Star Wars Reads Day at Stayner library

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Once upon a time in a public library in a galaxy far, far away… or so the story will start at high noon Saturday at the Stayner Branch of the Clearview Public Library.

Please join all the fun as we host our 5th annual Star Wars Reads Day by celebrating all things “Star Wars”. Chat with interplanetary guests, play galactic games and enjoy some stellar cake as we launch our participation with a variety of events in honour of Ontario Public Library Week.

During Oct. 16-22, make a point of visiting your favorite branch to see what is new, what remains classic and what action is taking place. We have a new brand that we will be rolling out and there may be more news about the new site coming soon to the Stayner Community Hall. All of our fall programs for babies, children, teens and adults are now in full swing at all three branches and details of a very full schedule can be found on our website or in our newsletter.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, we will be serving coffee and talking about our Twiddlemuff project in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County. Drop in and meet up with fellow crafters who like to knit, crochet and sew and learn how you can take part in this worthy project. (At this time, we are accepting donations of yarn and needles and bits ‘n’ bobs like beads, buttons and zippers to attach to twiddle/fiddle.) We will be polling at this time to see if there is interest in holding a regular crafting program on a weekly basis so please let us know what you think of this idea.

The highlight of this week in celebrating and showcasing what can be found in your public library is the eighth Annual Georgian Bay Reads event that will be taking place at the Meaford Hall (12 Nelson Street East) on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is sure to be one of the swankiest literary events this fall. Come out and cheer on our very own Helena Hayward as she defends They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson against The Manticore by Robertson Davies (Collingwood), Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Wasaga Beach), The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Meaford) and Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (Springwater). These five titles are all wonderful books but only one will remain standing at the end of the night as the one book to read this winter. Which one will it be? Tickets are free (but required) and are available at the circulation desks at all five libraries that are involved in this battle of the books.

Copies of this year’s contestants as well as the contenders from the past seven years of GBR are available for your reading pleasure in your local library so why not pop by and try a Canadian literary treasure? Or an exciting intergalactic travel adventure from the other side of the storybook universe?

“A visit will get you thinking”, guaranteed! Please visit the library online at www.oplw.ca or in person during Ontario Public Library Week.

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