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NEW! MONDAYS: TECH AID
We are dedicated to helping those in need of help with technology, both on and offline, every Monday at 1pm. Registration appreciated.
ALTERNATING TUESDAYS: FRANCO-LIRE KIDS' STORYTIME
Parlez-vous francais? Every other Tuesday, we're hosting a special French-language storytime for children at 11am!
TUESDAYS: IT'S HOT, I'M BORED
The weather's hot, we're all melting and it's time to make new friends! Adults of all ages are welcome to come hang out from 12-1pm every Tuesday because, well, It's Hot, I'm Bored! There will be bevvies, board games, crafts, activities, and lots of socializing! Grown-ups only.
WEDNESDAYS: PURPLE DOOR
Every Wednesday morning, BUPL is the satellite office for The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County. If you or someone you know is in need of support services, please don't hesitate to contact BUPL or Jancy Brown direct at email Jancey Brown directly
ALTERNATING THURSDAYS: (CHRONICLES OF) YARNIA
A yarn club for crochet and knitting enthusiasts of all levels! Alternating Thursdays at 6pm! Next yarning night is Thursday June 6th.
JUNE 1-30: TD SRC REGISTRATION OPEN
Registration for TD Summer Reading Club is now open! This year's theme is CANADA! Program running every Wednesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm throughout July and August, with a featured film on Fridays. Registration closes June 30th, with a ĎGet Your Read Oní event that day! Please contact BUPL for more info.
JUNE 19TH-30TH: ***PUBLIC NOTICE*** INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION
An interior section of the Bonnechere Union Public Library will be under construction during the week of June 19th-30th. Library will remain open, but please be advised that there will be disruption near the children's area and staff room.
JUNE 29TH: INDIGENOUS MONTH CELEBRATION
Help us celebrate all things Indigenous with a gathering on Thu. June 29th at 6 PM! Miss Ro will open up with a smudging ceremony! Activities will take place outside, weather permitting.
ALL SUMMER LONG: 50 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN CHALLENGE
50 Books Before Kindergarten- BUPLís 50 book challenge for pre-schoolers. Complete the list, receive a prize, and get a certificate of completion to bring to your teacher on the very first day of school!
ALL SUMMER LONG: ADULT BOOK CLUB
Adult book club! Read 5 books, tell us about them and enter your name in a draw for prizes! Names drawn weekly.
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JULY: BONNECHERE AUTHORS FESTIVAL
Every Wednesday in July @ 7:30 pm at St. James Parish is the 15th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival. $15/night or $50 for all 4.
This yearís line-up (in order of appearance) is: Melissa Yi, Eva Stachniak, Doug Gibson and Marilyn Simonds. For volunteer opportunities and tickets contact BUPL direct.
JULY 1-AUGUST 1ST: YA SHORTY STORY COMPETITION
YA Short Story Contest is back! Original, single-author, unpublished work must be between 1000 and 4000 words. Contest is for teens between the ages of 15 and 18. For full details, please contact program coordinator Bee, via email, at kids@bonnechereUPL.com.
JULY 6TH: DOYNE & FRANK AHERN FAREWELL
Join us as we bid Doyne Ahern (and Frank!) farewell. Doyne has been an integral part of the Bonnechere Union Public Library for over 15 years, not only as Chair of the Board, but also as a gracious advocate, patron and friend. Adieus start at 5:00 pm! Open to all.
JULY 13TH- AUTHOR TALK: JOHANNA ZOMERS
Local author, Johanna Zomers, recently published her very first novel: When the Light Enters. She will be in-house to chat about it and take questions. Copies of her book will be available. Light refreshments will be served! Fun starts at 6pm and 100% FREE!
AUGUST 11TH- TEDDY BEAR PICNIC
Bring your favourite stuffed animal, a snack, and enjoy a fun-filled lunch hour! If youíre up for it, fill out a permission form and leave your stuffy overnight for a sleepover and track the fun via social media, all night long! Fun starts at noon.
AUGUST 24TH- END OF SUMMER PARTY AND GUEST AUTHOR: MICHELLE MARK
Thu August 24th at 2 pm BUPL is ending summer in style! Please join us for an extra special author visit from Renfrew author Michelle Freemark as she reads us her first published book: Emeraldís Big Discovery. Open to everyone! Letís celebrate literacy and support local authors! Coffee and cake will be provided. 100% free!
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