First Nations Public Library Week

FNPLW OCtober 3rd – October 7th, 2022

Bekaa, Bzindaachagan | Wait and Listen

Since 2000, First Nation public libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities. First Nations Public Library Week is celebrated the first week of October to coincide with Canadian Library Month.

First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services but also to celebrate cultural uniqueness through creative library programming.

Bekaa, Bzindaachagan | Wait and Listen
Anishinabemowin, the original language of the Ojibwe people, is an active language that integrates concepts of the natural world and spirituality. Bekaa is a command that is told to people who are being impatient or brash. The act of waiting and listening to what someone has to say is a form of respect and offers listeners the opportunity to learn new perspectives. Bekaa, Bzindaachagan | Wait and Listen is a reminder for us to enrich our lives by listening to others imparting knowledge, perspectives, and history.

October is Canadian Library Month!

All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives.

More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more.

This year’s theme is :  “One card, one million possibilities.”

Ontario Parks Passes

Want to enjoy the great outdoors? Borrow one of our provincial parks passes from the Beyond Books Collection! These passes provide complimentary day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants at more than 100 provincial parks.

Passes are not reservable for advanced dates, and as such must be picked up within 24 hours of reservation. The lending period is for 10 days, and the Library currently has 3 passes to lend.

The Ontario Parks library permit lending program is part of Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP), which aims to reduce barriers and make it easier for people to spend time in nature.

Learn with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is home to over 16,000 self-paced online courses and are taught by industry professionals who are excited to share their knowledge with you.

LinkedIn Learning video contains courses and tutorials designed to develop skills in software, technology, creativity and business, taught by recognized industry experts. There are thousands of topics to choose from. Just check out the Subject List!

It offers a simple, time-saving login flow for patrons that only requires a library card number and PIN, without the need for a LinkedIn profile.

Whether you want to learn a new skill or get in touch with your creative side, there’s a course for everyone on LinkedIn Learning!

Knights In The Classroom

Join us and Knights In The Classroom on Tuesday, August 9th at the Renfrew Presbyterian Church Kirk Hall for 2 interactive presentations, “Evolution of Arms & Armour” & “Historical Martial Arts” ⚔️ These programs are an hour-long, and are geared towards tweens aged 8-12 (parental accompaniment required)

Register on our website or contact the Children’s Department at 613-432-8151 x.611

This program is free due to the generous sponsorship of Klinck Excavation 🙂


Big Library Read

Big Library Read begins today! 🥳📚💻 Visit our digital collection through OverDrive/Libby to borrow the featured title “The Girl in His Shadow” by Audrey Blake – with no waitlists or holds!

An unforgettable historical fiction novel about one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her.

BONUS: Use #biglibraryread for a chance to win a BLR giveaway basket. Learn more at🤩

Who Cracked Humpty Dumpty?

This storybook-themed mystery requires detectives to find the culprit!🕵🏾‍♀️📚🕵🏻‍♂️ Bring the whole family to the Library Program Room to find clues and solve the mystery!

Maximum of 9 people per timeslot, murder mystery runs July 28th-30th, book online at 💻


BBQ Tasting and Tandoori Spice Time

Come taste the flavours of BBQing, grilling, smoking, sauces, and marinades as you learn about BBQ techniques with the Backyard Gourmet BBQ AND make your own tandoori masala mix with our Adult Programmer Meera! 🍖🌶

Tickets can be purchased at the Library’s Adult Circulation Desk.

*Minimum registration required for program to run. For Ages 18+