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May eNewsletter


*NEW Fiction*

  • Bless your heart by Lindy Ryan
  • Book of thorns by Hester Fox
  • Calamity of souls by David Baldacci
  • Close to death by Anthony Horowitz
  • Death on the Lusitania by R. L. Graham
  • Feline fatale by Rita Mae Brown
  • House on Rye Lane by Susan Allott
  • Mania by Lionel Shriver
  • The mystery writer by Sulari Gentil
  • The royal librarian by Daisy Wood
  • A sweet sting of salt by Rose Sutherland

*NEW Non-Fiction*

  • 40 days & 40 hikes : loving the Bruce Trail one loop at a time by Nicola Ross
  • All you need is love : The Beatles in their own words by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines
  • Dogland : passion, glory, and lots of slobber at the Westminster dog show by Tommy Tomlinson
  • The everything war : Amazon’s ruthless quest to own the world and remake corporate power by Dana Mattioli
  • Milk street 365 : the all-purpose cookbook for every day of the year by Christopher Kimball
  • Rulebreaker : the life and times of Barbara Walters by Susan Page
  • The secret lives of booksellers and librarians by James Patterson
  • Stay up: racism, resistance, and reclaiming Black freedom by Khodi Dill

*NEW Children's Books*

  • The antiracist kitchen: 21 stories (and recipes) by Nadia L. Hohn
  • Noura's crescent moon by Zainab Khan
  • Princess Pru and the switcheroo by Maureen Fergus
  • Queer and fearless: poems celebrating the lives of LGBTQ+ heroes


The book of Clarence

The iron claw


Poor things


*NEW Family DVDs*

The wish

*NEW Series DVDs*

All creatures great and small, season four

Wednesday, season one

Spring Book Sales 2024

Welcome Jessica Clement - Assistant Librarian

Congratulations and welcome to our new Assistant Librarian, Jessica Clement!

Jessica will be working in all of our library branches and our Makerspace. We are very happy to have her on our team.

If you haven't already met her, please introduce yourself and wish her well in her new role with us.

An Afternoon of Wellness

May Long Weekend Closure

The Selwyn Public Library branches and Makerspace will be closed on Monday, May 20 for the Long weekend. Have a nice weekend!

Makerspace Programs

The Makerspace will be closed on Thursday, May 2. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

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

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

Digitize Slides

Learn how to scan your slides then transfer and save onto USB/external memory.

Slides will be digitized into an image file format.

Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Register for slides

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, May 7

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $2

Register for Embroidery Photo May 7

Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $2

Register for Embroidery Photo May 28

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, May 15

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $15

Register for Cutting Board May 15

Date: Thursday, May 30

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $15

Register for Cutting Board May 30

Sublimation Tote Bag

Learn how to customize a tote bag using sublimation. We will use laptops to create your personal design. Designs can include images and text and can be printed in black and white or full colour. You will then learn how to use the heat press to apply your design onto your tote bag. All totes are white and measure 14" x 16".

Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $10

Register for Bag

Mother's Day Flower Holder - Children's Program (Ages 4-12)

We will use the laser cutter to precut your design choice out of wood. There will be four designs to choose from. Children will paint and glue the flower holder during class. Once dry, children are encouraged to pick flowers, add them to the holder, and gift to Mom! (Mother's Day is the next day!). Children must be accompanied by an adult. This craft is also available as a take-and-make by request.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $2

Register for Flower Holder

Makerspace Saturday Drop-In

Stop by the Makerspace for a tour and to ask questions.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Makerspace @ The Lakefield Farmers' Market

The Makerspace will be at the Lakefield Farmers' Market with a number of items for sale. Everything has been made in the Makerspace by a volunteer or staff. All proceeds go directly to Makerspace programming.

Date: Thursday, May 16

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Lakefield Farmers’ Market at Isabel Morris Park

Print then Cut Labels

Learn how to use Cricut Design Space to design and make labels. Labels will be printed on glossy white sticker paper. Each person will get one sheet of sticker paper 8.5"x11".

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $5

Register for Labels

Digitize VHS & VHSC

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

Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Register for VHS

Adult Programs

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.


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.

May Children's Programs

Mystery Book Bags (Ages Birth—Adult)

Pick up a mystery bag of books put together by a staff member based on your child’s interests & reading level.


Scavenger Hunts (All Ages)

Visit any of our branches to hunt for images around the library.

New theme and draw for a prize bag each month.


Colouring Contests (All Ages)

Pick up your colouring sheet in branch or register to have a sheet emailed to you. Colour your sheet for a chance to win a small prize in our draw.  

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 meets 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 - Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts – Spice of Life

See paintings by Nancy Roberts on display at the Bridgenorth Library during the month of May. Nancy's exhibit is called "Spice of Life" and can be viewed during library open hours.

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.

Volunteers are needed at the Ennismore Library

The Ennismore Library is currently seeking casual, call-in volunteers. For more information, email Sarah J or call the Ennismore branch at 705-292-8022.

Selwyn Public Library is a community hub dedicated to learning, creativity, and connection. Our library system directly serves a community of over 18,000 and offers access to physical and electronic collections, programming, and resources. With the support of our 150+ volunteers, we operate three library branches, two new-to-you stores, and a state-of-the-art Makerspace.

By participating in our golf fundraiser, you're helping to provide:

  • Essential community resources
  • Innovative children, teen, and adult programs
  • Access to new and innovative technology 

Purchase tickets here

Heather's Pick - 

The last dance by Mark Billingham

Maverick sleuth Declan Miller is back at work following the murder of his wife (and amateur ballroom dancing partner) Alex. Working with new partner and heavy metal enthusiast DS Sara Xiu, he is tasked with investigating the double killing of gangland family scion Adrian Cutler and IT consultant Barry Shepherd at the Sands Hotel. Initial evidence suggests a hired gun and a botched job. The search for the hitman begins and Miller begins to reconnect with his old network--his ballroom dancing friends, homeless informant Finn, and even the ghost of his wife who keeps showing up in his kitchen. The fact Alex had been investigating the Cutler family prior to her death complicates things, and as Miller gets closer to the truth, he realizes the danger is walking right up to his doorstep...-From the publisher.

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