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August 21, 2014

Labour Day Holiday Hours

All Guelph Public Library Branches will be CLOSED on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labour day....

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August 21, 2014

Visit the Bookmobile at Ribfest

Are you going to Ribfest this year? The GPL Bookmobile is! Be sure to check us out at Riverside Park on Friday August 22 to Sunday, August 24. There is something for the whole family - DVDs, Books on CD, Playaways, magazines and of course, books! ...

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August 18, 2014

Celebrate Culture Days @ your Guelph Public Library

Culture Days is committed to reaching the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring "I Love Culture" and making culture a daily habit. Why not "Express Yourself" by participating in some of the great event o...

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August 14, 2014

Guelph Tribune Editorial: Making Guelph a Better Place

CEO Kitty Pope writes guest editorial for Guelph Tribune: http://www.guelphtribune.ca/opinion/guest-editorial-making-guelph-a-better-place-21/...

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August 13, 2014

Discover the Library's Famous Guelphites Web Portal

 Check out the newly redesigned Guelph Public Library’s Famous Guelphites web portal with over 150 biographies! Easily navigate the new interface and quickly view major life events about each Famous Guelphite on a side bar. Referenc...

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August 13, 2014

Welcome to the 21st Century Library!

Have you ever wondered how public library service is transforming in this day and age? Or how is the library an economic generator for our royal city? Why does Guelph need a new main library?   These questions and more will be...

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August 12, 2014

What Type of Library User are You?

We're excited to share with you a new quiz from the Pew Research Center's Internet Project that will help us learn about the role that the Guelph Public Library plays in our community. Our unique version of this library user quiz wil...

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August 11, 2014

It's an 80s party! Celebrate Bullfrog's 30th Totally Rad Birthday!

Break out your spandex shorts, acid wash jeans and hairspray because the Guelph Public Library’s Bullfrog Branch (380 Eramosa Road) is celebrating 30 totally rad years! On Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 10:30 AM to NOON, everyone is ...

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August 05, 2014

Donations WANTED for Friends of the Guelph Public Library Giant Used Book Sale

GIANT BOOK SALE – OCTOBER 17, 18, 19, 2014   Friends of the Guelph Public Library are busy preparing for their 8th annual giant book sale to be held from Friday, October 17 to Sunday, October 19.  This year we have ...

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July 25, 2014

Visit the GPL's Bookmobile today!

Having troubles getting to a library these days? Check out the GPL Bookmobile Schedule - we may be in your neighbourhood today. Drop off any GPL items and pick up some new DVDs, books, magazines and more! Come visit us...and do...

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July 23, 2014

Check out the NEW TEEN Portal!

Discover the dramatically re-designed Guelph Public Library’s Teen Portal, where you can easily find resources and events just for teens! Check out “Life Links” to view work, career, and volunteer opportunities, helpful health in...

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July 22, 2014

Join the GPL's Teen Puppet Troupe - a New Volunteer Experience

 Have you heard? The Guelph Public Library is inviting all teens in grades 7 through 12 to become part of the GPL’s Teen Puppet Troupe! Earn community involvement hours while also gaining valuable drama and puppetry skills with professi...

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July 21, 2014

Visit the Bookmobile at City Hall Market Square!

Every Friday in July & August, visit the Bookmobile at City Hall Market Square Splash pad from 1:15 to 2:45 pm for all your reading needs and more!  Follow @GPLBookmobile on Twitter for up to date news!...

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June 30, 2014

Apply today for the 2014-2015 TEEN ADVISORY GROUP!

The Guelph Public Library is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Teen Advisory Group. Motivated, dedicated teens in grades seven to twelve are wanted by the GPL. Make a difference. Have an impact. Gain experience and community involvement...

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June 27, 2014

Library Summer Hours

GPL summer hours will commence on Monday, June 2nd until August 31st.  The Main Library will close at 8 pm every Monday to Thursday evening during the summer. All library locations will be closed on Sundays beginning ...

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June 11, 2014

Enter GPL's Munsch Dual-Language Poetry Contest Today!

   The Guelph Public Library’s Munschologists are launching a new contest for everyone to participate in! Starting on Wednesday, June 11th, the GPL is hosting a Munsch Dual-Language Poetry Contest! Contestants are encoura...

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