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The Literacy Basic Skills Program at Bracebridge Alternate Education & Training Centre Presents:
Five FREE Workshops at the MacTier Public Library

Do you have a love/hate relationship with technology?
Do you need to improve your skills to get a job or become more independent?
Are you 19 years or older? These workshops can help?

Workshop Topics:

  • Computer Basics
  • Saving Files/Finding Files
  • Internet & Email
  • Using MS Word
  • Using Your Skills to Find Employment

The Free Workshops will be held:

Fridays, November 17, 24 & December 1, 8, 15
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
At MacTier Public Library

Register before November 17th at MacTier Public Library


New Library CEO

 The Township of Georgian Public Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Rankin as CEO of our libraries.  Matthew has a Masters of Library and Information Science from Western and a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfred Laurier. Matthew comes with invaluable experience through his prior positions, most recently at Base Borden Public and Military Library and Essa Public Library. We are all very enthusiastic about Matthew leading our libraries to become community hubs for all of our residents both permanent and seasonal.

 Matthew will assume his responsibilities upon our current CEO, Barbara Swyers’ retirement on October 27th.  The Board thanks Barbara for her dedication and hard work over the past 15 years and wishes her well in her retirement.

 Diane Waters, Library Board Chairperson

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Once again the CP Holiday Train will be making a stop in MacTier, this year on Wednesday, November 29. The train will arrive about 2:40 and leaving by 3:10 p.m. Colin James and Emma Lee will entertain!
Plan to bring a non perishable food item or cash in support of the Food Bank at the New Fellowship Church.
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Congratulations to Michael Redhill for winning the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel 'Bellevue Square'.

"I've been telling a close friend of mine this fall that, to judge by all the things that have been happening to me, I must be in a coma. But if I am, you are all too, so let's not wake up from it," said Redhill in his acceptance speech.

"Bellevue Square follows Jean Mason, a woman who finds out that she may have a doppelgänger in the Toronto neighbourhood of Kensington Market. When Jean decides to investigate, she sets off a chain of events that put her through a mental and emotional wringer."

Put a hold on this complex, funny and mysterious book today!
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Today we celebrate National Child Day. National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights.
By ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, Canada made a commitment to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect. This commitment includes the opportunity for children to have a voice, be protected from harm and be provided with their basic needs and every opportunity to reach their full potential.
Celebrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making.
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