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GPL Teen Events

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    ESL Conversation Circles

    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 Circles
    Main
    10:00 A
  • An Evening for Book Lovers: The Spy Who Loves Reading

    Join the Guelph Public Library (GPL) on Saturday February 28th, 2015 for the 3rd annual ‘Evening for Book Lovers: the Spy Who Loves Reading’ fundraising event!
     
    Held at the beautiful Hanlon Convention Centre (26-340 Woodlawn Road West), this exclusive secret agent event will be an exciting mission for attendees filled with casino entertainment by Viva Las Vegas gaming company, a fabulous dinner along with lots of prizes as we celebrate one of the most popular genres in fiction. Guests are encouraged to bring out their inner sleuth like James Bond, Jason Bourne, Nancy Drew or Stephanie Plum for this royale evening! Let the paparazzi capture your best poses in the photo booth where you’ll receive VIP treatment and of course, can dress to impress in the spirit of the event. Finally, this five star evening will be capped off with silent auction festivities...all for a great cause!
     
    Doors open at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6pm. If you choose to accept this mission, tickets to this fantastic evening fundraiser can be purchased at any library location or online at www.GuelphPL.ca/gala/ for $85 per person, or $600 per table of eight until Saturday, February 14th. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
     
    What are you waiting for? Don’t delay, ACT today for a special night out on the town with your fellow agents. All proceeds directly support the Guelph Public Library’s commitment to providing lifelong learning opportunities in our Royal City. Let the festivities begin!
     

    Main
    05:00 P
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  • An Evening for Book Lovers: The Spy Who Loves Reading
    Main
    05:00 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
    09:30 A
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  • Books & Hooks
    EastSide
    09:30 A
Sun
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    Vocamus Writing Series: Writing Subtext in Fiction

    Robert B. Young has published short stories in literary journals, including Other Voices and Great Lakes Review, and he has completed his first novel. He will introduce participants to subtext: what it is, how to create it, and where it is best placed to reinforce theme and to give your writing emotional depth. Please REGISTER below.
     
    This 5-week Writing Series is presented by Vocamus Press.

    Main
    01:00 P
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  • Vocamus Writing Series: Writing Subtext in Fiction
    Main
    01:00 P
Mon
30

    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
  • Main Library Monday Morning Adult Book Club

    Discussing The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.
    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
Tue
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    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
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    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, January 7, is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
     

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • ESL Book Club
    Main
    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
Thu
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    Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series

    University of Guelph professors of English & Theatre address the themes, characters, language and/or historical contexts of the works of Shakespeare. Please join Dr. Andrew Bretz as he presents The Taming of the Shrew.
     

    Main
    07:00 P
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  • Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series
    Main
    07:00 P
Fri
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    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
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    ESL Conversation Circles

    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 Circles
    Main
    10:00 A
  • Ukulele Jam Session for Adults

    Join ukulele instructor Cynthia to learn a few basic chords and jam in the library! Register below to reserve a ukulele.

    Main
    02:30 P
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  • Ukulele Jam Session for Adults
    Main
    02:30 P
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    • ESL Conversation Circles
      Main
      12
    • An Evening for Book Lovers: The Spy Who Loves Reading
      Main
      12
    • Books & Hooks
      EastSide
      12
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    • Vocamus Writing Series: Writing Subtext in Fiction
      Main
      12
  • 29
    • Breastfeeding Cafe
      EastSide
      12
    • Main Library Monday Morning Adult Book Club
      Main
      12
  • 30
    • Books & Hooks
      EastSide
      12
  • 31
    • ESL Book Club
      Main
      12
    • Knit 'N Lit
      Bullfrog
      12
  • 1
    • Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series
      Main
      12
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    • English Practice Group for Older Adults
      Westminster
      12
    • Computer Club for Older Adults
      Westminster
      12
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    • ESL Conversation Circles
      Main
      12
    • Ukulele Jam Session for Adults
      Main
      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!