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Ontario Public Library Week. One Card, One Million Possibilities! (16/02/22)

HALTON HILLS, ON/ October 7, 2021 – Join Halton Hills Public Library (HHPL) during Ontario Public Library Week 2021 (October 17-23) by exploring something new and discovering the vital role your library plays in this community.


The One Card, One Million Possibilities theme celebrates all that your library has to offer. This week is dedicated to raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in the lives of Ontarians. Public libraries are committed to literacy and life-long learning, reducing barriers, providing safe and inclusive spaces, and offering a variety of opportunities for creative expression. In honour of this week, your local library is featuring these programs and services for the community:


Perfect Picture Products


Small local businesses are invited to book free studio space and equipment at Halton Hills Public Library – Georgetown Branch for their DIY product photography. Between October 19-22, take advantage of this exclusive space, equipped with a lightbox and tripod to create picture perfect shots of your business products. Book the space on your own or with the assistance of a professional photographer for one-on-one support. This program is in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills Economic Development, Innovation and Culture Division, and the Halton Hills Public Library. Visit the HHPL website page to learn more.


Equity & Diversity Book Club


On October 19 the Halton Equity & Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) will be discussing Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall. This partnership program is committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton Region. Visit HHPL’s calendar page to learn more.


Birth of a Family – Film Discussion (part of the Exploring Indigenous Roots Series at HHPL)


Register for the Birth of a Family film discussion on October 20. The film chronicles four Indigenous infants who were adopted into separate families across North America. As adults, they meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Betty Ann Adams, one of the four siblings, joins the film discussion. Visit HHPL’s calendar page to learn more


Ontario Public Library Week Teen Contest


Teens in Halton Hills are invited to take part in this contest! Use your library card to check-out any item from HHPL this month and you'll be entered into a draw to win 1 of 8 prize packs! Borrow board games, movies, video games, graphic novels, or puzzles. Anything counts as long as you use your library card.⁠ Teens ages 12-18 are eligible.⁠ Good luck and have fun!


Moccasin Identifier


Join us and create a visual reminder to recognize and honour Indigenous heritage and Culture. This workshop is available at the Georgetown Branch, October 17 and 24. Visit HHPL’s calendar page to learn more.


Ink Writing Project Winners


After months of deliberation, our panel of judges selected eight winners who will each receive a $50 prize generously donated by the Friends of the Halton Hills Public Library. On October 20, the winners will be announced, and the anthology of the top entries will be available to borrow from our Acton and Georgetown branches. Stop by your branch to learn more and read the winning entries.


Family Activity Grab & Go Kits


Stop by the Acton or Georgetown Branch of HHPL and pick up a fun and creative family activity. Each kit contains the items and instructions to complete the activity! We offer a new kit weekly!


“Libraries are doors to the world of knowledge, literacy and understanding,” says Melanie Southern, Chief Librarian. “We invite the community to join us for this important week that seeks to raise awareness of the valuable role that libraries play in the lives of Ontarians and in the world. Libraries are community pillars committed to offering spaces of acceptance, nourish creativity, remove barriers, and promote lifelong learning for all."


For more information and see what your local library offers, please visit the Halton Hills Public Library website.


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