The traditional idea of a library as a place to borrow books has been transformed over the years, and the North Grenville Public Library is a centre of activity on so many fronts. The North Grenville Public Library (NGPL) is a hub and meeting place for the people of North Grenville, offering the resources and quality programming they need. More than that, it provides a safe and friendly space where people can come together, connect with others, and access such essential services as the Internet and printing. Our main Kemptville Branch is in the beautiful Norenberg Building, in the heart of Kemptville, and our Burritts Rapids Branch is in the historic Lockstation (Bridge House) by the Rideau River.
The NGPL is overseen by a volunteer board of qualified community members. It works with provincial agencies, other library systems, and community partners to share resources and enhance its services and programs.
The Best of 2023!
If you’ve been following along on our Facebook page or Instagram account, you would have seen that we highlighted some staff favourites for the past year. Join us again as we highlight the top 10 titles for 2023 in a variety of categories! These are the top titles that were the most popular in 2023 as determined by you, the patrons! Check to see what others were reading or see how many of the top titles you read last year, or maybe get some new recommendations to start off 2024! Visit www.facebook.com/NorthGrenvillePL.
North Grenville Writers’ Workshops return
Participants range from writers who are just thinking about becoming an author, aspiring novelists, and traditionally and/or self-published authors. The writing and reading interests are diverse, spanning the spectrum of fiction and non-fiction genres.
The circle is primarily a social learning writers’ group. They encourage and provide opportunities for networking, advice exchange, celebration, support, and collaboration.
All are welcome to join these free workshops on Monday nights at 5 pm. Each week there is a different topic. To learn more,visit: https://northgrenvillewriterscircle.weebly.com.
Other programs this January
- Young Adult Book Club: 3rd Monday of the month, 4 pm
- Knit ‘n Natter: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm (12:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month)
- NGPL Book Club: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2 pm
- Youngsters of Yore: Thursdays at 2 pm
- NG Poetry Guild: 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm
- Scrappy Bits Quilting Club: 1st Friday of the month, 1 pm
- NG Art Challenge: Saturdays, 10:30 am