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Wellington County Library Newsletter – Dec 2021

Hillsburgh Sparkles
Drop by Hillsburgh Branch now until the New Year and enjoy the glitter of festive lights! Pose for Instagram-worthy photos and take a wintery stroll around the park and down the Elora Cataract Trail.
Join us in Hillsburgh on Tuesday, December 21 for an outdoor holiday celebration! Hot chocolate, crafts, and other winter activities will be available starting at 6:30 pm with caroling by the Erin Young at Heart Singers and Band at 7:00 pm.
Contact Hillsburgh Branch at 519.855.4010 or [email protected] to register.

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All branches closing at 2:00 pm on December 24 and 31
All branches closed December 25 – 27 and January 1-2
All visitors ages 12 years and older entering a library branch must show proof of vaccination and government ID. Curbside service is available to all cardholders, regardless of vaccine status.

Giving Back
This giving season, bring along a donation for our local food banks when you visit. In exchange, we’ll gift you one of our monthly activity kits with extra festive cheer! 

Hands holding festive present
Food banks serving Wellington County include: Palmerston Community Food Bank, Drayton Food Bank, Centre Wellington Food Bank, East Wellington Community Services, and Guelph Food Bank. Visit Visit www.feedontario.ca for more information.
High-demand items include: 

  • Whole-grain cereal and oatmeal
  • Instant coffee
  • Basic spices and condiments
  • Protein-rich foods (canned or jarred)

  • Shelf-stable milk alternatives
  • Healthy kids’ snacks
  • Baking mixes that only require water
  • Toilet paper and unscented sanitary pads
  • Toiletries like toothpaste and shampoo
  • Diapers, wipes, and formula
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Take a walk on the darker side as we creep towards the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter. Request these and other titles at www.wellington.ca/Catalogue.

by Christian Guay-Poliquin

by John Banville
by Genevieve Graham

Author Reading: Werner Zimmerman
Join local author and illustrator Werner Zimmermann for a special festive event in partnership with Guelph/Eramosa Township’s Christmas in the Park. Hear about his latest collaboration with Helaine Becker called We Wish You a Merry Christmas and create your own holiday craft following the presentation.
Saturday, December 4 at 10:00 am
Rockmosa Park, Rockwood
Space is limited; please register at www.get.on.ca or call 519.856.9596 x139.

Food is amazing! Let Matt Siegal tell you weird stories about pie, ice cream, vanilla and hot peppers in this super fun romp about the evolution of foods and spices.
A treat for history buffs and foodies alike. This nonfiction book is available in hardcover, ebook, and downloadable audiobook.
For more recommended reads, check out monthly Staff Picks through our online catalogue or register for our weekly Book News email.

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