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October 2021

What is NaNoWriMo?

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Lessons Learned as a Writer Learn about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and how you can get inspired this November with support from other writers on the same journey. Join 8 Simcoe County libraries as they celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and support writers on their journey to write a novel in one month with space to write, access to wifi, computers, resources and virtual socials/write-ins and events. Participating Libraries include; Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New…

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NTPL’s Money Management: The Truth About Credit

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Presented by the Credit Counselling Society Participants will learn about the myths around credit, the facts around credit reports, credit ratings, and credit scores alongside strategies on how to protect or repair their credit. Amanda Martin, CEPF and Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society, will lead us. The Credit Counselling Society is a non-profit, charitable organization with a mandate to help Canadians manage their money and debt better.

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What is NaNoWriMo?

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Lessons Learned as a Writer Learn about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and how you can get inspired this November with support from other writers on the same journey. Join 8 Simcoe County libraries as they celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and support writers on their journey to write a novel in one month with space to write, access to wifi, computers, resources and virtual socials/write-ins and events. Participating Libraries include; Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New…

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November 2021

NaNoWriMo

November 1 - November 30
Free

Join 8 Simcoe County libraries as they celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and support writers on their journey to write a novel in one month with space to write, access to wifi, computers, resources and virtual socials/write-ins and events. Participating Libraries include; Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Ramara, and Wasaga Beach. #SimcoeNaNoWriMo

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Simcoe NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

This week's virtual write-in is hosted by Barrie Public Library. These write-in are a chance for writers to chat about their projects and their writing processes, and to engage in various writing exercises. Register at https://barrielibrary.libnet.info/event/5625702

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Wordsmiths

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Free

Wordsmiths writers’ group continues to meet on the first and third Tuesday afternoon of each month. The writing challenges we create help us to explore ideas and unfamiliar genres. For more information, please contact Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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Beeton Book Club (BBC)

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2021

D A Jones Branch (Beeton), 42 Main St. W.
Beeton, Ontario L0G 1A0 Canada
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Free

This book club is currently meeting on Zoom. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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1st Edition Book Club

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2021

Memorial Branch (Alliston), 17 Victoria St. E.
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1T3 Canada
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Free

This book club is currently meeting on Zoom. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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Tuesday Tea Book Club

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 7, 2021

D A Jones Branch (Beeton), 42 Main St. W.
Beeton, Ontario L0G 1A0 Canada
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Free

This book club is currently meeting on Zoom. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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Simcoe NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This week's virtual write-in is hosted by Innisfil IdeaLab and Library. These write-in are a chance for writers to chat about their projects and their writing processes, and to engage in various writing exercises. Registration link coming soon.

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Kanopy Club: A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The true feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, has his life transformed when he meets a stray ginger cat. Based on the international best selling book. Did you know you now have FREE access to thousands of online movies with your library card, via the Kanopy platform? Watch our pre-selected film at home each month in advance, and then sign in to the Zoom program on the scheduled date and time to discuss. Think book club,…

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New Tecumseth Script Readers

November 12 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2021

Free

Bringing scripts to life… without makeup, costumes or a stage! Join us to table read and experience some of the greatest plays ever written. No memorization required! Script Readers is currently meeting on Zoom. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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Wordsmiths

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Free

Wordsmiths writers’ group continues to meet on the first and third Tuesday afternoon of each month. The writing challenges we create help us to explore ideas and unfamiliar genres. For more information, please contact Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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Simcoe NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This week’s virtual write-in is hosted by Midland Public Library. These write-in are a chance for writers to chat about their projects and their writing processes, and to engage in various writing exercises. Email  jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register.

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Beeton Cookbook Club

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Gingerbread Houses The Beeton Cookbook Club invites you to join us to explore the fine art of making Gingerbread Houses. Test, taste and review recipes. All welcome!

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Self-Publishing

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Local author Tracy L Ward will help you learn to navigate the daunting world of self-publishing. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8c0J3lkYkj8fEs120mGLwr3jcw1PLx6T_SsK_tJxyqxCMXQ/viewform

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NTPL Poetry Circle

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Calling all poets! Join our Zoom program to share and discuss traditional written or spoken word poetry. Share your own or bring an old favourite. Listeners welcome too.  November’s theme: REMEMBRANCE DAY.

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Simcoe NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This week's virtual write-in is hosted by New Tecumseth Public Library. These write-in are a chance for writers to chat about their projects and their writing processes, and to engage in various writing exercises.

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Failing (and Succeeding!) with NaNoWriMo

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Local author Judy Penz Sheluk has participated in NaNoWriMo four times, failing each time to write a novel in a month, and yet ultimately succeeding in writing and publishing six books in six years! Join us to chat with Judy about her fifth NaNoWriMo attempt, and to share your own NaNoWriMo efforts and results.

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If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Making Change, Simcoe County This Making Change community presentation will spark conversations and discussions around diversity and inclusion. Through sharing their lived experiences as Black women, Making Change presenters bring a conversation about how Making Change is a lifelong journey. They discuss the current Black Lives Matter focus and local initiatives, and how it has impacted them personally and in the community. They will reflect on why Making Change was launched and detail their community work. Meant to move the…

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December 2021

Editing Your Novel

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Local poet, author and educator Bruce Meyers will show us the ins and outs of editing your manuscript. Register at https://barrielibrary.libnet.info/event/5567327

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Beeton Book Club (BBC)

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2021

D A Jones Branch (Beeton), 42 Main St. W.
Beeton, Ontario L0G 1A0 Canada
+ Google Map
Free

This book club is currently meeting on Zoom. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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Wordsmiths

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Free

Wordsmiths writers’ group continues to meet on the first and third Tuesday afternoon of each month. The writing challenges we create help us to explore ideas and unfamiliar genres. For more information, please contact Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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New Tecumseth Script Readers

December 10 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2021

Free

Bringing scripts to life… without makeup, costumes or a stage! Join us to table read and experience some of the greatest plays ever written. No memorization required! Script Readers is currently meeting on Zoom. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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1st Edition Book Club

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2021

Memorial Branch (Alliston), 17 Victoria St. E.
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1T3 Canada
+ Google Map
Free

This book club is currently meeting on Zoom. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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Wordsmiths

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Free

Wordsmiths writers’ group continues to meet on the first and third Tuesday afternoon of each month. The writing challenges we create help us to explore ideas and unfamiliar genres. For more information, please contact Kim at kimburgess@ntpl.ca.

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