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Perth & District Library and Neighbours for Truth and Reconciliation Raise Funds for Indigenous Books

In honour of the recently declared National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Perth and District Union Public Library and Lanark County...

Scavenger hunt and survey to celebrate Canadian Library Month

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role...

2020 Annual Report now available

The Perth and District Union Public Library is pleased to share its 2020 Annual Report. What a year it’s been! 2020, the year of the...
Upcoming Author Talk with Dr. Shelley Ball

Upcoming Author Talk with Dr. Shelley Ball

UPDATE: If you missed Dr. Shelley Ball's live talk, you can watch it through Rideau Lakes Public Library's YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2A6WUGQuHw Ball's book is also available to reserve through our catalogue, here:...

Seed Library Restocked!

Seed Library Restocked!

  This month, the Perth & District Library is celebrating Spring, the great outdoors, and creativity. To this end, we have some great activities planned for April Break!  But if you can't wait until April 12th, why not start planning your garden with the help...

Encaustic Paintings at the Library

Encaustic Paintings at the Library

Catherine Orfald's exhibition (displayed above our fiction section on the main floor) has been extended until the end of April! Here are some excerpts from Orfald on encaustic painting: "A few years ago, I was picking up supplies at one of my favourite shops, Victory...

PressReader and CreativeBug now available

PressReader and CreativeBug now available

The popular online services PressReader and CreativeBug are now available with your Perth & District Union Public Library card. PressReader provides unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on...

Minnesota – Catherine Orfald

A few members of my family took a short trip back in 2018 to Minnesota's North Shore to visit family. This is beautiful area very similar to near-Northern Ontario. On our way home, we stopped at several scenic sites, including Gooseberry Falls State Park. There are...

Catherine Orfald – Artist

Catherine Orfald – Artist

Catherine Orfald's artwork is on display at the library until the end of March 2021. I had the honour to be selected for the second annual CPAWS-OV DRAW retreat in 2018. I experienced first-hand a portion of the watershed around les Grandes Chutes on the Dumoine River...

Dreams – Heidi

Sometimes dreams really do come true. I am writing this post from my new desk as I settle into my recent transition becoming the children and teen services librarian. We as a staff were very sad to see Ketsia go but excited for her to chase her dreams abroad. I have...

Farewell

I'm not entirely sure how to begin this blog post. I wanted to reflect on change or transitions or growth - it feels like this year has been full of all of those things at the library (and everywhere else!) and it isn't stopping anytime soon. I am on my way out,...

Changing Seasons

I write this on the official last day of summer. What a summer it has been. Tons of uncertainty amid glorious weather and time with family. I was fortunate enough to be able to maintain an almost daily open water swimming practice. This weekend we took our community...

Challenges and Opportunities

Welcome September and welcome back, Erika! I’ve just come to an end of an 11-month term as Interim CEO at the library while Erika enjoyed her parental leave. It was an amazing challenge and an incredible opportunity. I had the chance to work with many new people in...

The Christmas Spirit

One of my favourite books is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; I re-read it every Christmas season in some form...sometimes it's a children's version, sometimes I listen to the audiobook while wrapping gifts or baking, however I end up reading it, I read it every...

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