Jingle Bells Baby Time & Jingle Bells Lively Tales
Join us for jolly, jingly rhymes, songs and stories to celebrate the holidays. Dress your littles in festive finery, if it’s not in the wash. You may wish to snap a picture!
The Alliston and Beeton Branches of NTPL are now proudly drop-off sites for the local Hygiene Hamper campaign! Drop off your donations to the bins in these two branches, and help us support our community partners My Sister’s Place, and both New Tecumseth Foodbanks! Requested items include: toilet paper, paper towel, body soap, body cream, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and feminine hygiene products. Items will be accepted until December 17th.
NTPL is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region & South Simcoe to provide our community with a variety of programs, including: Drop-In Social Hub, Career Café, Resource Clinic, Support for Depression, and more.
Special Play Reading Series matinee performance added! The Belle of Amherst is a stirring exploration of the life of famed American poet Emily Dickinson, penned by William Luce.
Hollywood Film Censorship: The Hays Production Code/The Breen Office (1934-1954)
This presentation examines the merits and drawbacks of the Hays Production Code, which ensured that Hollywood made morally decent movies “reasonably acceptable to reasonable people”.
By: Sally Thorne
From USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game Sally Thorne comes something a little unexpected… a historical rom-com that imagines Victor Frankenstein’s sheltered younger sister, and her attempts to create the perfect man.
By: Linwood Barclay
Inspired by his decades-long love of cars, internationally bestselling author Linwood Barclay envisions a world in which automotive technology outpaces our wildest dreams—and our darkest nightmares—in a gripping new novel of action and suspense
These headlights are watching you…
By: John Shannon
For decades, Hockey Night in Canada has been the gold standard not just for hockey broadcasts, but for all sports across North America. It shows the stories of the game: on-ice heroics, the love and support of family, small-town values, and big-city lights. Meet the person who shaped that standard.
By: Rati Mehrotra
In Rati Mehrotra’s YA fantasy novel Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove, a young guardswoman struggles with her unwitting role as a major pawn in the deadly games between two kingdoms in a monster-infested alternate medieval India.
By: Melissa Urban
End resentment, burnout, and anxiety—and reclaim your time, energy, health, and relationships. As the co-founder of the Whole30, Melissa Urban helped millions of people transform their relationship with food. Now, in this powerful and practical guide to setting boundaries, she shows you how to prioritize your needs and revolutionize your relationships.
By: Rachel Smythe
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Witness what the gods do after dark in the third volume of a stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology, featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story from creator Rachel Smythe.
By: Kyo Maclear
Just like people, there are so many ways a city can be. And this lively picture book explores all of them. From quiet and dreamy to bright and buzzing, the magnificent diversity of our world is celebrated by connecting the uniqueness of its places with the people who live in them. Wild, gritty, bookish, or sheltering—if you were a city, how would YOU be?
CELEBRATING CITIES AND PEOPLE: Vivid illustrations introduce readers to cities and their citizens across the globe.
By: Leonard Cohen
Before the celebrated late-career world tours, before the Grammy awards, before the chart-topping albums, before “Hallelujah” and “So Long, Marianne” and “Famous Blue Raincoat,” the young Leonard Cohen wrote poetry and fiction and yearned for literary stardom. InA Ballet of Lepers, readers will discover that the magic that animated Cohen’s unforgettable body of work was present from the very beginning.
By: Candy Palmater
A powerful, often funny, always inspiring memoir from a beloved comedian, professional orator, actor, entertainer, gone all too soon.
Candy Palmater loved to connect with people. She lived for the stage, her effervescent presence on television and radio ignited and inspired audiences, touching them with her warm, often spicy humour as well as her positive message about love and kindness. And she always believed that it is never too late to pursue our dreams and that we should never allow others to negatively influence our life’s desires.
By: A.M. Ellis
Aspiring PI Jolene Kelley is skipping class at her fancy new private school, North Shore Prep, when she witnesses her beloved guidance counselor fall in front of an oncoming L train. The police call Mr. Medina’s death a tragic accident, but Jo knows what she saw: This was murder.
By: Simon Gervais
The assassination of a Treadstone agent leads two Blackbriar operatives down a rabbit hole of deceit and betrayal in this explosive new series from the world of Robert Ludlum.
By: Jonathan Freedland
A complex hero.
A forgotten story.
The first witness to reveal the full truth of the Holocaust . . .
Award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Jonathan Freedland tells the incredible story of Rudolf Vrba—the first Jew to break out of Auschwitz, a man determined to warn the world and pass on a truth too few were willing to hear—elevating him to his rightful place in the annals of World War II alongside Anne Frank, Primo Levi, and Oskar Schindler and casting a new light on the Holocaust and its aftermath.
By: Oliver Jeffers
The captivating new companion to international bestsellers Here We Are and What We’ll Build
A father takes his two children on a thrilling out-of-this-world adventure into space and invites them to look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. This becomes a brief history of the world and a whistle-stop guide to the universe, all rolled into one – and told with Oliver Jeffers’s inimitable perspective, wit and exquisite artwork.
One day, in the family manor, four cousins discover a passage leading to a mysterious world. Trapped in this unearthed land, the Kingdom of Keoherus, they must confront the Guardian of Time, face dark forces and beasts to hopefully get back home.
Comedy / Drama
Crime / Drama / Mystery
Drama / Romance
The Dowager Countess reveals she has a villa in the south of France, and many of the family follow her there for a rest while some of the family stay behind to keep an eye on the cast and crew of a film which is shooting at the grand estate.