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  • Wednesdays, Jul 03, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Silent Reading Café ​

    Join other readers in a cool and calm atmosphere perfect for reading peacefully.  Bring your lunch to our Silent Reading Café on the 2nd floor. 

    Drop-in​

    Wednesdays

    July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st ​

    August 7th & 14th ​

    12 pm - 2 pm

    ​Café des lecteurs

    Joignez-vous aux lecteurs de la communauté cet été.  Installez-vous dans une atmosphère calme et sereine afin de profiter d'une heure de dîner sur mesure pour les bibliophiles.

    Les mercredis

    Juillet: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    Août: 7 et 14

    Midi à 14 hrs

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, Jul 03, 2024 - Sep 04, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading, just reading in companionable silence!

    Each Silent Book Club will start with a short intro, where everyone gets to share what they are reading. Then there's silent reading hour!  No pressure, no homework questions, just quiet social time with other people who love to read.

    Drop-in program.

  • Thursdays, Jul 04, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    July 4  "A World Elsewhere" by Wayne Johnston

    August 1  "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

    September 5 "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery

    October 3 "Peacekeeper's Daughter" by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allat

    November 7 "Fire Weather: the Making of the Beast" by John Vaillant

    December 5 "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

  • Books

    Thursdays, Jul 04, 2024 - Jan 02, 2025
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Everyone is welcome to join Vernon’s book club!
    Visit with your friends and neighbours to discuss great books.

    First Thursday of the month
    6:30pm-7:30pm

    July 4 – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    August 1– Fight Night by Miriam Toews
    September 5 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    October 3 – Jennie’s Boy by Wayne Johnston
    November 7 – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    December 5 – Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
    January 2 (2025) – Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

    Books will be available at the Vernon branch service hub.

  • Saturdays, Jul 06, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Join us for Storytime with stories, songs and rhymes and a fun outdoor activity (weather permitting). Start time is 10:30 am. All ages. 

  • Books

    Monday Jul 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "The Forest of Vanishing Stars" by Kristin Hamel.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    This is a book club, conversation space and community for parents or caregivers of little people who are looking for shared connection on the struggles and joys of parenting. Sleepless nights, big emotions, stepping on a toy car that feels like a shard of glass and surprise jam on your best work shirt, parenting is not always the social media perfect picnic it is cracked up to be. At the same time you love them to bits and are trying to merge the life before them with your current reality while also keeping all the balls in the air and doing your best to raise kind and thoughtful humans amidst a crazy and changing world.

    Explore concepts of parenting, identity and the ever present “mom or dad guilt”.

    If you don’t have time to read the book, still come! Chill vibes and welcoming space.

  • Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Reach up high, touch the sky. Registration required. Ages 4-6.

    Twinkle Twinkle little star, we know exactly what you are! Let's have fun learning about stars and do daytime stargazing with yoga and movement, followed by a game of Pose Detective! 

  • Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Hungry for good books?  Then register for our YA book tasting party and come discover our best recommendations.  Sit at our tables and we’ll serve you trays of books that you can sample.  Look at their covers, read the back-cover blurbs, look through their first few pages and write down the name of the books that interest you.  Come sample a variety of books, watch book trailers, hear some quick booktalks, chat with other teens who read and checkout your favourite books to read this summer.  Ages 12-17.

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, Jul 11, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Come meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome!

    Every second Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Here's what we're reading in 2024/2025:

    • March 14: Dead Wake by Eric Larson
    • April 11: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
    • May 9: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • June 6: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou
    • July 11: Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai
    • August 8: Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
    • September 12: On the Ravine by Vincent Lam
    • October 10: The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez
    • November 14: Snow by John Banville
    • December 12: Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin
    • January 9: A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
    • February 13: The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding