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Join Cara, our Community Engagement Coordinator for engaging virtual book clubs, workshops, crafts and more!

All virtual activities use Zoom, visit their website to download it to your device.

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Read October Dyslexia Awareness

Understanding Dyslexia and Reading Development for Parents

Thursday October 14 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

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Did you know that dyslexia is the most common cause of reading difficulties? Or that risk factors for dyslexia can be identified in children as young as four years old? Did you know that when dyslexia is identified and appropriate intervention starts before the end of kindergarten reading difficulties can be prevented or greatly minimized?

This presentation will provide information that is useful and relevant for supporting any pre-school aged child, or any older child who is having trouble learning to read and write. We will discuss common myths and misconceptions about reading development and dyslexia, many of which have led to well intentioned but ineffective supports being provided to children. We will outline the components of effective literacy instruction and intervention and answer your questions about how to support your child's reading development both home and at school.

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Podcast Breakdown

Join Cara McQueen, in Podcast Breakdown, an online program that will have you tuning in and hopefully more tuned in to the twisted history of this place; whether you call this land Turtle Island or Canada, Telling Our Twisted Histories is worth a listen.

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Words connect us. Words hurt us. Indigenous histories have been twisted by centuries of colonization. Host Kaniehti:io Horn brings us together to decolonize our minds– one word, one concept, one story at a time.

12 Episodes - 20-25 minutes each

Join Our Discussion On Zoom

Dates: Thursdays, September 9 to October 21 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Participants will meet weekly on Zoom to discuss two episodes a week and break them down together. This program is not an instructional program but rather a guided and facilitated discussion. The program aims to explore the subject matter and promote understanding and awareness in a safe and respectful space for sharing thoughts, ideas and opinions.

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Truth and Reconciliation Week and ME

September 27- October 1

In memory and legacy of the residential school system, the library will make accessible Indigenous content the week of Sept 27-Oct 1. Patrons will have access to watch educational content created by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Programming will be released daily on the library's new Indigenous education and awareness page, “Reconciliation and ME”.

Tentative Schedule

  • September 27 | Day 1 - Land and Treaties
  • September 28 | Day 2 - Languages and Culture
  • September 29 | Day 3 - Truth and Reconciliation
  • September 30 | Day 4 - Reconciliation and Me, and Orange Shirt Day Event.
  • October 1 | Day 5 - Elder-Youth Knowledge Transfer

Author Lisa Unger

Virtual Author Event with Lisa Unger

Join other book lovers from around Muskoka for a discussion with author Lisa Unger. She will be discussing her book "Last Girl Ghosted". Signed books are available before the event for $15.

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM

About the Author

Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. With books published in thirty languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is widely regarded as a master of suspense.

About the Book

Secrets, obsession and vengeance converge in this utterly original thriller about an online dating match turned deadly cat-and-mouse game.

She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?

But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.

Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn't that always what women think—that they're the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she's looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she's not sure whether she's the predator—or the prey.

Author Terry O'Reilly

Virtual Author Event with Terry O'Reilly

Join other book lovers from around Muskoka for a discussion with author Terry O'Reilly. He will be discussing his book "My Best Mistake: Epic Fails and Silver Linings". Signed books are available before the event for $20.

Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 PM

About the Author

TERRY O’REILLY, the winner of hundreds of international advertising awards, is the bestselling author of The Age of Persuasion and This I Know. He is also an in-demand speaker. His highly awarded radio programs O’Reilly on Advertising, The Age of Persuasion and Under the Influence have been broadcast on CBC Radio since 2005, and his podcast has been downloaded over forty million times. Terry O’Reilly lives near Huntsville, Ontario.

About the Book

The host of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence, Terry O’Reilly, uncovers the surprising power of screwing up

The Incredible Hulk was originally supposed to be grey, but a printing glitch led to the superhero’s iconic green colour. NHL hall-of-famer Serge Savard’s hockey career nearly ended prematurely, not because of an injury, but because of an oversight. And the invention of a beloved treat, the Popsicle, began with a simple mistake.

In his fascinating and meticulously researched new book, Terry O’Reilly recounts how some of the biggest breakthroughs and best-loved products originated with a mistake. Some people’s “mistakes” led to dramatic life changes--losing their jobs, their companies and often their credibility--only for them to discover new opportunities on the other shore. Other people’s mistakes seemed minor, almost insignificant--until they led to a famous brand, a legendary band or a groundbreaking work of art. And in a few instances, a mistake actually saved lives.

The fear of failing often holds us back. My Best Mistake will change how you think about screwing up and will encourage you to accept mistakes and embrace the obstacles that may arise from these errors, leading you to unexpected breakthroughs and silver linings of your own.

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Fiction Addiction Virtual Book Club

Do you enjoy talking about books you've read with other fellow bookworms? We are excited to offer a virtual book club just for you, the Fiction Addiction book club!

We meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM.

Wednesday September 29 – The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Wednesday October 27 – Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

Wednesday November 24 - Find you First by Linwood Barclay

Wednesday December 29 – The Seven Sisters, Book 1 in the series, by Lucinda Riley

How to get books for the club
  1. Visit our online catalogue to find the book. Log in to your account and place the book on hold. You will be notified by our staff when it is ready to pick up at the Library-to-Go service.
  2. Order a copy through Interlibrary Loan. 
  3. Get an eBook or audiobook copy through the OverDrive or Libby apps. Visit our Read & Listen page for more information.
  4. Visit a neighbouring library in Muskoka to pick up a copy if it is available. You will need a library card from the respective library, and you will also need to return the book to the same library.

 Library Hours (Beginning August 24)

Day Hours
Sunday  CLOSED
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday 12 PM - 6 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 6 PM
Friday 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

 

Drop Box is available 24/7


 

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