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poster for Mitchell and Area Arts GroupMitchell and Area Arts Group Winter Exhibition and Workshops

The Mitchell and Area Arts Group is welcoming new members to exhibit during their winter installation at the West Perth Library. Interested individuals should  bring their art for hanging to the library on Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30.

C
urrently, the group consists of several artists doing a wide variety of work. They are planning a number of workshops that will be offered to the public during the winter months. We are seeking individuals who would like to participate in or lead interesting workshops.


Our first workshop will be “Painting watercolour on Canvas” and will be led by local artist, David Doyle. Sessions will be held over a number of weeks during the evening. Stay tuned for more detailed information on this event.

See the full Art Displays page.


baby with bookPlay and Read at the Library with PCFK

Perth Care for Kids/Early Years Centre is offering a drop-in playgroup at the library on Friday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30 this fall. Last day for this program will be November 24.








chess piecesChess Club is back!

The Chess Club has become a regular Wednesday night program at the library. Players of all ages and abilities are invited to come and play from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.


Senior Driver License Renewal - POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING


When:Thursday, December 7 @ 2 pm
Where:Program room at the Library
Description:Once drivers reach 80 years of age, they must renew their driver's license every two years by participating in Ontario's Senior Driver Program.  The program aims to keep seniors driving for as long as they can safely do so. Come and find out what's involved in the program and learn about updates to traffic laws and rules.  Sean Wraight from the Ministry of Transportation will answer all of your questions and share tips on how you can confidently renew your license.


toddler looking at a bookTweenie Tots

Books are the focus and fun is the goal. Preschoolers are invited to join in the stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Each week will be a new theme and a new opportunity to learn and laugh during this 45 minute program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  The program is on Thursday mornings 10:30 -11:15 a.m. and the donation is $1/child/session. **This program is cancelled on Nov. 2 & 30 for CATYO at schools.**

Get Caught Reading!

The contest ended September 4th.

All the pictures are on our Get Caught Reading page.

Top Ten Hits (+1)

What are the popular books that are on hold? Take a look at our new list of the Top Ten Hits (+1)  at the West Perth Library.

Canada 150 "What defines us?" art exhibit - now showing

To celebrate our country's 150th birthday, the West Perth Public Library and the newly formed Mitchell and Area Arts Group announce an open [non-juried] exhibition at the library June 5 - August 31. The show's theme is intended to highlight aspects of Canadian life that help to define us as a people.

For full details please see Art Displays page.

Do you know about  .... our online information? Featuring:

Home and Consumer Information

Be a smart consumer when you access the information in our Home and Consumer section of the Online Information page. The Auto Repair Reference database, the Canadian Consumer Handbook and the online version of the Ontario Driver's Handbook are all available.

Visit the Online Information & Homework Help page to see all available databases.


The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture and of the Government of Canada through Industry Canada is acknowledged.

 Logo of The Ontario Trillim Foundation

The support and funding of The Ontario Trillium Foundation is appreciated. www.trilliumfoundation.org





Logo of Perth Community Futures Development Corporation

E-books are have been funded through Perth Community Futures Development Corporation.

The support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.