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April eNewsletter


*NEW Fiction*

  • The #1 lawyer by James Patterson
  • Good half gone by Tarryn Fisher
  • Icebreaker by Hannah Grace
  • The morningside by Tea Obreht
  • The princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian
  • In sunshine or in shadow by Rhys Bowen
  • Still see you everywhere by Lisa Gardner
  • The underground library by Jennifer Ryan

*NEW Non-Fiction*

  • How to walk into a room : the art of knowing when to stay and when to walk away by Emily P. Freeman
  • The menopause brain by Lisa Mosconi
  • The return of great powers : Russia, China, and the next world war by Jim Sciutto
  • Snacking bakes : simple recipes for cookies, bars, brownies, cakes and more by Yossy Arefi


Aquaman and the lost kingdom

The beekeeper

The color purple


The hunger games: the ballad of songbirds & snakes

The Marvels

*NEW Family DVDs*


*NEW Series DVDs*

Beyond paradise, season 1

Billions, season 1-8

The bridge, series 4

Makerspace Programs

Needlework Drop-ins

A time for people to work on their own knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, and hand-embroidery projects. No formal teaching will be provided. No registration required.


April Dates:

Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

May Dates:

Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Makerspace Saturday Drop-in

Stop by the Makerspace for a tour, learn about the equipment available, and ask questions.

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Digitize Slides

Learn how to scan your slides then transfer and save onto USB/external memory. Slides will be digitized into an image file.

Date: Thursday, April 11

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Register for Digitize Slides

Digitize VHS

Learn how to use our digitizing equipment to turn your VHS & VHS-C into MP4 files.

Date: Tuesday, April 23

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Register for Digitize VHS

Garden Label Stakes

Learn how to design and create custom garden stakes. Each person will design and make three stakes in this class. Each stake will measure approximately 1"x6".

Date: Wednesday, April 24

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $5

Register for Garden Labels

Sublimation Mug

Learn how to customize a mug using sublimation ink and a heat press. If you'd like to use personal photos, please bring them on a USB stick. Each person will make one mug during class.

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $10

Register for Mug

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Learn how to design and create text to engrave on a cutting board. Each person will make one cutting board.

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $15

Register for Cutting Board

Embroidery Embellished Photo

Join this very fun class and learn the new trend of embroidery embellished photos. For this class the photo and embroidery thread will be provided. Learn three or four basic embroidery stitches and knots to get started on your own creation.

Date: Tuesday, April 30

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $2

Register for Embroidery Photo

Intro to the Makerspace

Do you wonder what we do in the Makerspace? What machines are available? What kinds of projects can be made? Join us for a one-hour tour of the space, equipment, and see examples of items made on each machine. No registration required.

Date: Wednesday, May 1

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Adult Programs

Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Older Adults

What is Sharing Dance?

 A 60-minute dance class that is adaptable to varying levels of physical and cognitive abilities

 Classes are creative and incorporate a variety of musical and dance styles

 How are these classes delivered?

 Classes are taught from Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, and delivered to your community via video streaming.

 This class is for you if:

 You want to exercise, socialize and have fun

 You enjoy moving to beautiful music!

Begins April 11 (Bridgenorth) and April 12 (Lakefield) for six weeks.

Bridgenorth Library: Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

Register for Bridgenorth

Lakefield Library (Centennial Room): Fridays @10:30 a.m.

Register for Lakefield

Walk and Talk Book Club

Join Heather for some fresh air and a casual chat about books. Meet at the Brumwell Street access to the B.E.L. Rotary Trail in Bridgenorth for 10:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Don't forget your water, sunscreen, bug spray, and anything else you might need. Our walk will be cancelled if the weather is inclement. Contact Heather at or 705-292-5065 if you have any questions.


April 22, May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 23

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Brumwell Street trailhead for B.E.L. Rotary Trail in Bridgenorth

Register for Walk and Talk Book Club

Ennismore Book Club

Once a month on a Monday morning at 11:00 a.m in the Optimist Hall (lower level of the Ennismore Library).

To register for the Ennismore Book Club, email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Take a Seed, Leave a Seed @ Ennismore Library

Stop by the Ennismore Library to pick up some seeds and resources to help you start growing your garden this spring! If you have extra seeds to share, leave them in a sealed and labelled envelope for others to enjoy. This program is offered in partnership with the Ennismore Garden Club to encourage community members to grow their own food and flowers, promote healthy eating, and increase awareness of self-sustaining gardens. For more information, email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Home Library Service

Did you know monthly delivery of Library materials is available to homebound readers residing in Bridgenorth and Ennismore? For more information on the service and eligibility please email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

April Children's Programs

Monthly Colouring Contests, Scavenger Hunts, Homeschool Haul Bags

& Mystery Book bags (All Ages)

These special passive programs are always available for your family.

Check out the website for all of the information.

Storytime Programs (Ages 3-7)

Join Kathleen and Corny the Squirrel for stories, songs, games, instrument play, and a craft. Siblings are welcome. 10:30-11:15


For Ages 3+: Spring Storytime. Wednesdays in Bridgenorth beginning March 20 for six weeks.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Register for ages 3+ storytime

For Ages 4-7: Saturday Storytime on April 27 in Lakefield.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Register for ages 4-7 storytime

April PA Day: Slime Time (Ages 4-12)

Create your own galaxy slime to mark the solar eclipse.

Date: Monday, April 8

Time: 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for Slime Time

Family Feud (Grades 6-8)

Come on out to play Family Feud, hosted by our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). You’ll join a team to play a number of rounds for great prizes. Free pizza and drinks included.

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for Family Feud

Teen Advisory Group and Newsletter

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Selwyn Public Library is looking for teens who are interested in contributing to their public library by sharing their ideas and helping to develop services and programs for teens. Meet other teens, gain new skills and earn community involvement hours too! Ages 13-18. The group will meet once a month.

Register for the Teen Advisory Group or email Sarah J. for more information.

Teen Newsletter

Are you interested in hearing more about what the library can offer teens including information about our upcoming Teen Advisory Group? Sign up for Selwyn Public Library’s teen email newsletter to hear about programming opportunities, new services, and more!

Bridgenorth Library Art Display - SPARK Photo Festival

Images from Peterborough County (and a recent trip to Arizona) by Peter Maskens

"Our world is replete with elements which once transformed by the creative process become art. I am inspired by the interplay of light, shape and texture in natural and urban environments. Most of the images displayed were captured with an iPhone."

Drop by the Bridgenorth Library during open hours to see photographs for the SPARK photo festival

Support Your Library

New-to-You Stores

Did you know that the library operates two thrift stores in partnership with Community Care Chemung? Both the Ennismore Community Thrift Shop and the Bridgenorth Treasure Trove are seeking donations, as well as volunteers to work in these lovely stores. Donations can be received during open hours.

For more information on volunteering or donations, call 705-292-8708 or email Chemung Community Care.

Heather's Pick - 

Luigi : the spider who wanted to be a kitten

by Michelle Knudsen

On a street of old houses, a big hairy spider is searching for a home with dark corners to hide in. But when he wakes up, he finds a hand reaching for him and a lady proclaiming that she has always wanted a kitten—and will name him Luigi! At first, a somewhat puzzled Luigi, used to being left alone to creep and dangle and spin webs, resists her kind advances. But soon, tasty breakfasts and getting tucked into bed (no one’s ever wished him good night before) have him thinking that kittens surely live magical lives. I will be a kitten! he decides. But how long can he keep up his facade, and what might be at stake in pretending to be someone you’re not? – From the publisher.

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Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065

Lakefield Library: 705-652-8623

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