Talking Tea w/ Mr Kettle – An introduction to the wonderful world of tea at the Library

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Whether you’re new to tea and curious to learn and find out more about what makes this beverage so unique, or you’re an avid tea drinker and love to share your passion for your favourite drink! Join Fernando Acuna of Mr Kettle – Gourmet Teas & Treats for an insightful introduction into the wonderful world of tea.

Register for this program by visiting the Library or calling 905.945.5142

Keep your bones healthy! Grimsby Library hosting bone health seminar w/ Grimsby Medical Associates

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Register by visiting or calling the Library at 905.945.5142

We’re teaming up once again with Grimsby Medical Associates for a set of informative health & wellness seminars here at the Grimsby Library. The first one up this summer is all about keeping your bones strong and healthy. Whether you are concerned about osteopenia, osteoporosis, or simply preventative bone health, good nutrition can help!

Monika Urbanski, Grimsby Medical Associates’ registered dietitian, will take you beyond calcium and vitamin D to find out how to feed your bones right.

Check out our website or stay tuned to this blog for more info about more of our upcoming health & wellness programs.

Call for performers: Teen Coffeehouse at the Grimsby Library looking for teen musicians, dancers, poets

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The Grimsby Public Library is holding their first ever Teen Coffeehouse where local teens can showcase their talents to peers and get some practice performing in public, and we’re having an open call for submissions!

Join us as a performer in this casual setting, or just come to watch other performers, and enjoy some coffee and snacks. Please call the library ahead if you’d be interested in attending or performing. Musicians, poets, dancers, and stand-up comedians welcome!

Call 905.945.5142 or visit the Library for more info or

to register as a performer.

Meridian Comic Book Day – Blog post + photos


Last month the Grimsby Public Library held the annual Meridan Comic Book Day on Saturday, April 8. We’d like to send out a HUGE thanks to Grimsby’s Meridian Credit Union for making this fun and fabulous day possible!

We had Sandra Bell-Lundy, creator of the comic Between Friends, and Nate Van Lindt giving drawing tutorials, activities for comic enthusiasts young and old including face painting, green screen photo shoots, fake tattoos, fun mascots, a booth from Comic 1 Books and of course, FREE comic books to giveaway!

Creator of Captain Canuck, Richard Comely was even there to give free workshops on how to create your own comics – Amazing!

Check out photos from this WHAM! BANG! POW! awesome event below:


Check out photos from the Green Screen photo shoots too!



Tim Cook closes out the 2016-17 Grimsby Author Series w/ #Canada150 + #Vimy100 event – See photos + blog post!

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The last official event of the 2016-17 Grimsby Author Series was held last Friday, May 5 in recognition of Canada 150 and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We were very proud to welcome the nationally bestselling author & historian Tim Cook for a talk about Vimy and the history behind it’s significance to Canada’s national identity. Tim’s ability to combine historical fact with an illustrative writing style has made him one of the most popular and well-read authors on Canada’s military history, so it was really a treat to hear him speak about one of the most enduring tales in our country’s collective narrative.

The focus of Tim’s talk was his latest bestselling book Vimy: The Battle and the Legend. In this book he asks the question: Was this landmark Canadian victory really the “birth of the nation” as it has come to be known? His search for the answer and the revelations he made along the way about this historic event were fascinating to hear described in the author’s own voice. From a marginal, but satisfying victory at the time, to the most symbolic referenced example of national unity and teamwork it is today, Tim skillfully highlighted how and why the meaning of the Battle of Vimy Ridge has changed so dramatically over the past 100 years.

An engaging and compelling speaker, Tim definitely made a lasting impression on the audience and our Grimsby Author Series.

We would like to thank Tim Cook for joining us on Friday and closing out the 2016-17 season so successfully. He very graciously answered dozens of questions from the audience, garnering a lively discussion, and stayed to sign copies of his books for eager attendees at the end. We couldn’t appreciate his time and insights more!

Some audience members were lucky enough to have traveled to Vimy Ridge itself and experience the historic battlefield and monument there first hand. This couple, who are also teachers, brought back these amazing souvenir jackets and had their entire class sign Tim’s book for him to see. Amazing!

A big shout out to our sponsors and to the volunteers that made this evening possible. Whether it’s pouring the wine, preparing snacks, punching tickets or doing the set-up, you guys have been amazing all season! Wines were served from the brand new Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery, and were a huge hit – so thanks to them for being a part of the Grimsby Author Series this year.

Check out or place a hold Tim Cook’s book Vimy: The Battle and the Legend through the Library’s online catalogue today.

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Grimsby Library is hosting a Real Estate Info Series with industry experts – Get a handle on that market!

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It’s an intense market out there in Grimsby (& beyond) and buying or selling a home can often be a nerve-wracking experience. Learning more can help you make better-informed decisions that will benefit you now and into the future. For this series local experts will help you navigate the ins and outs of real estate.


Register for any one or all of these seminars by visiting the Library or calling 905.945.5142:


The Buying Process
Tuesday, May 16 | 7 PM

Join Chris Knighton, Dan Carrol + Justin Sawicki from the Knighton Group of Keller Williams® Realty Centres for this informative workshop. Get a crash course in the buying process with information for both first-time buyers and current homeowners.


Home Sales in the Current Market
Tuesday, May 23 | 7 PM

Join Joanne Gaulton of Royal LePage for this informative workshop about different types of markets, the current local market, and factors to consider when deciding whether to buy or sell first.


Residential Investing Basics
Tuesday, May 30 | 7 PM

Join Sarah Taylor from Meridian Credit Union™ and Craig Watson from RE/MAX® for this informative workshop about income properties, using home equity to build wealth, and the rules and regulations governing real estate investment.


Be a Smart Renovator
Tuesday, June 6 | 7 PM

Not all renovations will make you a good return on your investment. Join Sarah Taylor from Meridian Credit Union™ and Craig Watson from RE/MAX® for this informative workshop about planning, financing and hiring a contractor for a successful reno.

Grimsby Library to host a series of writing & publishing workshops w/ author Lacey Bakker – Registration open!

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Interested in a career as an writer? Please join author Lacey Bakker for this exciting series of workshops on aspects of contemporary writing & publishing. Lacey has written articles and books for various audiences and is the owner of Pandamonium Publishing House. Lacey will give attendees her insider’s perspective and tons of great insights into how to be successful in the industry. These presentations will take place at the Grimsby Public Library on Thursday nights at 7 PM.

Novel Writing
Thursday, May 18 | 7 PM

Tips and strategies on how to take your novel from the initial idea stage to publication.

Publishing: Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing
Thursday, May 25

What are the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing? The evolution of the publishing world has opened up exciting new possibilities; explore the choices available to authors.

Writing for Children & Tweens
Thursday, June 1

Lacey will dive into the basics of writing for children and tweens, including an exploration of genres, trends, and unique features of this market.


Register for any or all of these informative seminars at the Library by visiting us or calling 905.945.5142.