Celebrate OPLW with Your Library!

Posted On Thursday October 14, 2021

Join us during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW) from October 17-23 by exploring something new, discovering endless possibilities, and celebrating the vital role your library plays in this community.

The One Card, One Million Possibilities theme celebrates all that your library has to offer. This week is dedicated to raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in the lives of Ontarians. Public libraries are committed to literacy and life-long learning, reducing barriers, providing safe and inclusive spaces, and offering a variety of opportunities for creative expression. In honour of this week, we are offering the following programs and services to our vibrant community:

Perfect Picture Products
Make your products Picture Perfect! In celebration of Small Business Week and Ontario Public Library week, small local businesses and start-ups in Halton Hills are invited to book free studio space and equipment at Halton Hills Public Library, Georgetown Branch for their DIY product photography. Take advantage of this exclusive space equipped with a lightbox and tripod to create picture perfect shots of your business offerings between October 19 – 22 (available during the Library’s regular operating hours). Book the space (on your own) or with the assistance of a professional photographer who can provide one-on-one support. This small business program is offered in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills Economic Development, Innovation and Culture Division, and the Halton Hills Public Library. Visit the HHPL website page to learn more and book your spot.

Equity & Diversity Book Club
On October 19 the Halton Equity & Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) will be discussing Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall. This partnership program is committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton Region. Visit HHPL’s calendar page to learn more and register.

Birth of a Family – Film Discussion (part of the Exploring Indigenous Roots Series at HHPL)
Register for the Birth of a Family film discussion on October 20. The film chronicles the lives of four Indigenous infants who were adopted into separate families across North America. As adults, they meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Betty Ann Adam, one of the four siblings, joins our film discussion. Visit HHPL’s calendar page to learn more and register.

OPLW Teen Contest
Teens in Halton Hills are invited to take part in this contest! Use your library card to check-out any item from HHPL this month and you'll be entered into a draw to win 1 of 8 prize packs! Borrow board games, movies, video games, graphic novels, or puzzles. Anything counts as long as you use your library card.? Teens ages 12-18 are eligible.? Good luck and have fun!

Moccasin Identifier
Join us and create a visual reminder to recognize and honour Indigenous heritage and culture. This creative and educational workshop is available at the Georgetown Branch, October 17 and 24. Visit HHPL’s calendar page to learn more.

Ink Writing Project Winners
After months of deliberation, our panel of judges selected eight winners who will each receive a $50 prize, generously donated by the Friends of the Halton Hills Public Library. On October 20, the winners will be announced, and the anthology of the top entries will be available to borrow from our Acton and Georgetown branches. Visit your branch to learn more and read the winning entries.

Family Activity Grab & Go Kits
Stop by our Acton or Georgetown Branch and pick up a fun and creative family activity. Each kit contains the items and instructions to complete the activity!

Learn more and discover all that your local library has to offer when you visit the Halton Hills Public Library website.