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GPL Teen Events

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    Men's Book Club @ Baker Street Station

    Discussing The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King.
    Books available for pick up at the Main Library Information Desk a month prior to the meeting.
     
    Questions about this group or if you'd like to register, please contact: bookclub@guelphpl.ca.
     

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • Men's Book Club @ Baker Street Station
    Main
    07:00 P
  • Breastfeeding Cafe

    Join WE (Women Everywhere) Breastfeed at the Breastfeeding Café! Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while connecting and socializing with other mothers/families who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We will be addressing common breastfeeding challenges and provide moms with reassurance, resources and encouragement. All are welcome.
     

    EastSide
    10:00 A
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  • Breastfeeding Cafe
    EastSide
    10:00 A
Tue
26

    Taking Care of your Mental Heath

    How do you know when something is wrong with your mental health? When should you seek professional help, and what are some steps to do this? What should you expect when you access mental health services? What are your rights as a client of mental health services? These are some important questions people may have about accessing mental health services. Come join Karey Wilson from Norfolk Psychological Services for this talk, and learn more about how to get the right help.
     

    Main
    08:00 P
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  • Taking Care of your Mental Heath
    Main
    08:00 P
  • Mental Health Month: When our Grown Kids Disappoint Us

    Here is our dirty little secret...a lot of us are disappointed in our adult children… and we are ashamed to feel this way. When we are asked ‘Hey!, how are the kids?!’ many of us get a tightness in our chests, a pounding in our heads, and we revert to our fight or flight instinct...but we stay, we listen to others’ gushing stories, and we...tell untruths, or super edit, or talk only about the one who is doing okay. We put a spin on our description, we deflect the conversation, or we just keep our mouths shut. We may be consumed with sadness, anxiety, guilt, regret, and shame that our grown kids have failed...to launch, to succeed, to be independent, and to be… happy. And while we are half listening to the tales of the successful we ask ourselves, again for the thousandth time, WHY?!, why they can’t, why they won’t, get on with their lives?! Why do they make the choices they do?!
    How do we cope with our disappointment? How do we let go and get on with our lives, while we ontinue to support our grown kids?
    Tim will offer insights and direction for awareness and action, based on the work of Jane Adams, Ph.D.
     
    Tim Boulton   B.A.(Hons), B.Ed., M.Div.   Grief Counsellor – Specialist, Individual Adult and Youth Counsellor
     

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • Mental Health Month: When our Grown Kids Disappoint Us
    Main
    07:00 P
  • Bullfrog Mall Adult Book Club

    Discussing Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.
    Books available for pick up at the branch a month prior to the meeting.
     
    Questions about this group or if you'd like to register, please contact: bookclub@guelphpl.ca.
     

    Bullfrog
    09:00 A
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  • Bullfrog Mall Adult Book Club
    Bullfrog
    09:00 A
  • Afternoon of Tea & Treats at Riverside Glen

    Join the GPL's Bookmobile at Riverside Glen (Long Term and Retirement), Parkside Village, Foxwood Apartments and the neighbouring community to learn more and experience the services offered by this mobile library. Enjoy a cup of tea and some afternoon treats on Tuesday May 26th from 3:00-5:00 pm.

     

    Bookmobile
    03:00 P
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  • Afternoon of Tea & Treats at Riverside Glen
    Bookmobile
    03:00 P
  • Young Professionals Network

    Are you a young professional looking to buy your first home? Come out to the Main Library on Tuesday May 26th at 6pm to learn all the ins and outs of home buying from RBC mortgage specialist Joel Willis and local real estate agent Chris Shody. Enjoy free pizza and beverages while meeting other young professionals in Guelph. This is a great networking opportunity! Drop in, no registration required.

    Main
    06:00 P
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  • Young Professionals Network
    Main
    06:00 P
  • Books & Hooks

    Join the Royal City Ruggers for a weekly, fun and social afternoon at the Library. Whether you are experienced with rug hooking or not, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn and practice a great skill, and enjoy the Library. If you want to learn more about rug hooking visit https://sites.google.com/site/ontariohookingcraftguild/about-us-1.

    EastSide
    12:00 P
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  • Books & Hooks
    EastSide
    12:00 P
Wed
27

    East Side Adult Book Club

    Discussing The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
    Books available for pick up at the branch a month prior to the meeting.
     
    Questions about this group or if you'd like to register, please contact: bookclub@guelphpl.ca.
     

    EastSide
    07:00 P
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  • East Side Adult Book Club
    EastSide
    07:00 P
  • Knit 'N Lit

    All new and experienced knitters are welcome to come knit and chat about their favorite books.
     

    Bullfrog
    09:00 A
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  • Knit 'N Lit
    Bullfrog
    09:00 A
  • Transition Guelph Movie Series: Sweet Misery

    Excellent documentary showing how dangerous artificial sweetener Aspartame is. From its history, to its effects this video is enough to shock anyone into really looking at the food labels next time they shop.   Doors open at 6:15, movie starts at 6:30 pm, followed by a discussion.
     

    Main
    06:15 P
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  • Transition Guelph Movie Series: Sweet Misery
    Main
    06:15 P
  • ESL Book Club

    The ESL Book Club is for English language learners who want to practice their English reading and conversation skills. Each week we will read and discuss short stories and chapter books, reading materials will be provided to participants with a valid library card. The Club is for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners who are able to read at a LINC Reading Benchmark level 6.
     
    Discussing during this 9-week session starting on Wednesday April 1, is February by Lisa Moore.

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • ESL Book Club
    Main
    07:00 P
Thu
28

    HAPPY CITY Book Club Event

    Join the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT) to discuss the important ideas in this book, and to look at what engaged citizens can do to improve the quality of life for Guelph. Light refreshments will be served along with a chance to win various door prizes!
     
    Rich with history and new insights from psychology, neuroscience and Montgomery’s own urban experiments, Happy City is an essential tool for understanding and improving our own communities. The message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.
     
    For more details email activeguelph@gmail.ca or visit GCAT at www.gcat.ca
     
    Copies of the book, “Happy City” are available for check out  at the Main Library. Borrow a copy and join us on May 28th!
     
     

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • HAPPY CITY Book Club Event
    Main
    07:00 P
  • A Parent's Guide to Learning Disabilities

    The presentation will focus on understanding what constitutes a learning disability and how it is formally diagnosed.  Also some description will be given regarding different types of learning disabilities and how they can impact students.  Finally, there will be an explanation as to what a learning disability diagnosis means at the school level, including what an IEP (Individual Education Plan) is, what accommodations and modifications are, and what an IPRC (Individual Placement and Review Committee) is.  The seminar will consist of a 30 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes for Q&A.  Please REGISTER below.
     
    Presented by Dianna Gamble, M.A., Registered Psychological Associate and Allison Singh, M.Ed., Registered Psychological Associate.  Norfolk Psychological Services
     

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • A Parent's Guide to Learning Disabilities
    Main
    07:00 P
  • Cook Book Club

    Discussing The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer & Becker.
    Books available for pick up at the Main Library Information Desk a month prior to the meeting.
     
    Questions about this group or if you'd like to register, please contact: bookclub@guelphpl.ca.

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • Cook Book Club
    Main
    07:00 P
Fri
29

    English Practice Group for Older Adults

    Every Friday from March 6th- May 29th at 11:00-12:30 am * there will be no program on March 20th due to march break conflicts
     
    Join a lively group of English language learners to practice your English and help others learn the basics with host, Laura Kovacs. Adults. Please register by calling 519-836-2222 or email info@is-gw.ca
     

    Westminster
    11:00 A
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  • English Practice Group for Older Adults
    Westminster
    11:00 A
  • Computer Club for Older Adults

    Every Friday from March 6th-May 29 @ 1:00-3:00 PM * there will be no program on March 20th due to march break conflicts
     
    Learn computer skills to help you connect with family and friends and find services and information online. Adults. Please register by calling 519-836-2222 or email info@is-gw.ca
     
     

    Westminster
    01:00 P
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  • Computer Club for Older Adults
    Westminster
    01:00 P
Sat
30

    Books & Hooks

    Join the Royal City Ruggers for a weekly, fun and social afternoon at the Library. Whether you are experienced with rug hooking or not, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn and practice a great skill, and enjoy the Library. If you want to learn more about rug hooking visit https://sites.google.com/site/ontariohookingcraftguild/about-us-1.
     

    EastSide
    09:30 A
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  • Books & Hooks
    EastSide
    09:30 A
  • 2nd Annual Teen Book Launch: Etch Anthology

    We’re having a party to celebrate our “It’s All Write Short Story Contest” and “Judge a Book by Its Cover Contest”.  We'll announce the winners and present them with their awards, while you rub elbows local authors, enjoy a drink, and enjoy ambient music provided by local musicians. Don't forget to buy your copy of the “Etch Anthology”, only $20 or 2 for $30!

    Main
    01:00 P
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  • 2nd Annual Teen Book Launch: Etch Anthology
    Main
    01:00 P
  • ESL Conversation Circle

    This program provides an opportunity to non-native English speakers to enhance their spoken English skills and to increase their confidence in using conversational English.
     

    Main
    10:00 A
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  • ESL Conversation Circle
    Main
    10:00 A
Sun
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Mon
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    Main Library Monday Morning Adult Book Club

    Discussing Dear Life by Alice Munro.
    Books available for pick up at the Main Library Information Desk a month prior to the meeting.
     
    Questions about this group or if you'd like to register, please contact: bookclub@guelphpl.ca.
     

    Main
    10:30 A
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  • Main Library Monday Morning Adult Book Club
    Main
    10:30 A
  • Understanding Grief

    Grief is a normal response to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. It is a deeply personal experience, and individual grief reactions may vary not only from one person to another, but within the same person over time.
     
    Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region offers peer-grief support to anyone in the community who needs it, so that no one walks this journey alone. This presentation is free of charge and everyone is welcome.
     
    Please RSVP by contacting the Bereaved Families of Ontario office at 519-603-0196.

    EastSide
    06:30 P
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  • Understanding Grief
    EastSide
    06:30 P
  • Breastfeeding Cafe

    Join WE (Women Everywhere) Breastfeed at the Breastfeeding Café! Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while connecting and socializing with other mothers/families who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We will be addressing common breastfeeding challenges and provide moms with reassurance, resources and encouragement. All are welcome.
     

    EastSide
    10:00 A
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  • Breastfeeding Cafe
    EastSide
    10:00 A
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    • Men's Book Club @ Baker Street Station
      Main
      12
    • Breastfeeding Cafe
      EastSide
      12
  • 25
    • Taking Care of your Mental Heath
      Main
      12
    • Mental Health Month: When our Grown Kids Disappoint Us
      Main
      12
    • Bullfrog Mall Adult Book Club
      Bullfrog
      12
    • Afternoon of Tea & Treats at Riverside Glen
      Bookmobile
      12
    • Young Professionals Network
      Main
      12
    • Books & Hooks
      EastSide
      12
  • 26
    • East Side Adult Book Club
      EastSide
      12
    • Knit 'N Lit
      Bullfrog
      12
    • Transition Guelph Movie Series: Sweet Misery
      Main
      12
    • ESL Book Club
      Main
      12
  • 27
    • HAPPY CITY Book Club Event
      Main
      12
    • A Parent's Guide to Learning Disabilities
      Main
      12
    • Cook Book Club
      Main
      12
  • 28
    • English Practice Group for Older Adults
      Westminster
      12
    • Computer Club for Older Adults
      Westminster
      12
  • 29
    • Books & Hooks
      EastSide
      12
    • 2nd Annual Teen Book Launch: Etch Anthology
      Main
      12
    • ESL Conversation Circle
      Main
      12
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    • Main Library Monday Morning Adult Book Club
      Main
      12
    • Understanding Grief
      EastSide
      12
    • Breastfeeding Cafe
      EastSide
      12

AT THE LIBRARY

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At the Library

GPL is more than just books!

The Main Library features a "Teen Lounge" located on the 2nd floor and is equipped with an X-Box 360 and Kinect. There are in-house games to choose from, plus lots more in the library collection. Come for a quick visit or stay all day. The teen section will have you coming back for more!

The Teen collection includes the newest fiction, books on CD, Playaways, non-fiction, magazines, graphic novels, comics, DVDs, music CDs, and video games for Playstation 3, Xbox, and Wii. The Teen eLibrary features downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, music, magazines, streaming movies and TV shows, as well as access to eResources to help you with projects, all free with your library card!

Hang out at a teen Library event!

We tackle everything from art, to movies, to writing, and everything in between at our Teen Programs. There really is something for everyone! Check out the Teen Events Calendar for more details.

Have a suggestion for a program? Send it to teens@guelphpl.ca.

Check out GPL's Xbox 360 Kinect Games!

The Main Library, Children's and Youth Services Department has Xbox 360 Kinect available for ages 11-19 years.

Visit us today to check out the selection and have fun!