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Programs and Events this Fall

Welcome to Hastings Highlands Public Library! Be sure to ask the librarian for an entry form for one of our many prize draws being held for kids, young adults and adults. All you need to do for your name to be entered is get a library card (if you don’t have one) and check out some books to read, or leave a quick review of a really good book.

You don’t have long to wait! Prize winners will be drawn the week of October 17-23, which is Ontario Public Library Week.

Several library programs have re-started, and are happily welcoming new members. The library Sewing, Knitting, and Book Clubs are up and running, and on Saturdays, kids can look forward to STEAM, OSMO, and bundles of crafts and activity sheets. Be sure to look at the display case, where the library has gorgeous unique fabric creations for sale, hand made and donated by the Sew n Sews.

The library is also pleased to host the “Come Drum with Me” program, in partnership with North Hastings Children’s Services. Families with young children can look forward to drumming and singing on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, before the library opens to the general public. If you would like to attend, please email

On October 23rd, Author Brock Greenhalgh leads a Zoom presentation on his new book, Hard Road to Victory: The Chatham All-Stars Story. The Chatham All-Stars were the first all-Black organized baseball team in Ontario, and the first all-Black team to win a Provincial Ontario Baseball Amateur Association (OBAA) Championship. Brock’s graphic novel tells of the obstacles and discrimination that these athletes faced. Brock’s mission is to share their story and celebrate this unique and hard fought achievement with the goal of recognizing the Chatham All-Stars in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Please email to pre-register for this event.

We have also extended our Summer Book Sale table for a few more weeks, due to its continuing popularity, and to help disburse all of the nearly-new books that patrons have brought us this summer.

And remember, if you are planning a day trip to a provincial park, the library can loan you a day-use vehicle permit to get you into the park for free! Contact the library to reserve your park pass for the dates you need.

For even more news and things to do, be on the look out for our Fall Newsletter,

coming out in early October. We look forward to your next visit!

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