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Posted On Monday, January 20, 2020

Launch-Wonder pic_squIf you’re looking for something fun and innovative for your child that will keep them learning, creating and reading for hours, you’ve come to the right place! HHPL has a great new creative learning experience for your child that promotes literacy, bridges the digital divide (those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not), and is accessible to everyone.
Welcome to Launchpad and Wonderbooks by Playaway®. Two very innovative...

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Posted On Thursday, January 16, 2020

WRC logo_2019 - square_webCalling all readers and those who love a good challenge! If you love to read or are looking for motivation to pick up a good book, the Halton Hills Public Library Winter Reading Challenge is back!
This year’s challenge is an opportunity for adults and teens to celebrate the excitement and enjoyment of reading during the cold months and as a result you’ll earn ballots for challenges you complete. Use these ballots to enter into our grand prize draws (Teens and Adults);...

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Posted On Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Staff Picks 2019Although we wish we could, Librarians do not get to sit around all day reading books. Much of our time is spent developing and running programs, promoting services and collections, selecting new materials and so much more. But no matter what, we always find a way to incorporate our inherent love of reading into our day.
 As a patron, you may have even witnessed this! We have a tendency to share our love of reading. You may have overheard an HHPL Library Staffer chat about...

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Posted On Thursday, December 19, 2019

Alzheimers Image_squareDementia is a general term that refers to a variety of brain disorders, and affects 564,000 people in Canada today. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse as more brain cells become damaged. Dementia is not a specific disease. Many conditions can cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia (due to strokes), Lewy Body disease, head trauma, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, to name a few.
However,...

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Posted On Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Audiobooks Part 2Getting Started with Audiobooks, Part 2
I have a bad habit of looking ahead in books to see what happens. Normally this isn’t a problem since I still go back and read the whole book, but every so often I spoil a major plot point in a book. This is especially a problem when I’m reading mysteries or thrillers, so I’ve started listening to those genres on audiobook. It’s not as easy to skip back and forth while listening to a book so it has helped to cut...

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