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The Library is closed Monday, February 19
for Family Day

Black rat snakeSciensational Ssnakes!! 

When:Monday, February 19 @ 6:30 pm
Where:Mitchell and District Community Center
What:This show will talk about snakes including their senses, feeding and habitats. This will be followed by a question and answer period and then it's time to get hands-on - but only if you want to
Cost:$3/person in advance at the library or $4/person at the door. Under 2 is free.
More information:See more information about what the show might include at

outer spaceStratford Astronomy Club @ the Library

Come spend an afternoon of your March Break at the Library with the Stratford Astronomy Club on Thursday, March 15 from 2:30 - 4 pm. Members will have a display on space travel, a telescope and binoculars to try and are available to answer questions. A table with crafts will be available also. This is a free, drop-in program.

pictureMitchell and Area Arts Group Winter Exhibition and Workshops

The Mitchell and Area Arts Group has new works on display.

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.

See the full Art Displays page.

moon and starsSleepyhead Storytime 

Sleepyhead Storytime has been extended for 2 more weeks, February 21 and 28. Come join us from 6:30 - 7:15 pm and enjoy stories, songs and crafts before bedtime. Pajamas are welcome! This is a drop-in program, no registration required.

hands on a steering wheel

Senior Licence Renewal Process for Drivers 80 & older Presentation 80 & older Presentation

This presentation by Sean Wraight of the Ministry of Transportation will be 60-75 minutes and will cover:
  • trends and statistics for older drivers
  • the testing requirements for those 80 years and older
  • signs of ageing or medications as it relates to driving ability
  • driving and pedestrian safety tips and some more recent rules of the road
  • roundabouts

Tuesday, April 3 @ 2 pm in the program room of the Library.

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. The new session started January 11/2018.

cartoon figures of larger and smaller personWhat Every Babysitter should know FULL

When:              Wednesday, March, 14 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where:             Program Room @ Library
Cost:                $30 - payable day of course to St. John
                         Ambulance (subsidized by Optimist Club)
What to bring:  Lunch and a doll

This award-winning course presented by St. John Ambulance teaches the skills necessary to care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  It emphasizes safety, dealing with emergencies and first aid basics.

Course materials include a student activity book, a certificate suitable for framing and a wallet-size certificate.  This course is recommended for young people turning 11 in 2018.

Please call the library to register. Thank you to the Optimist Club of Mitchell for contributing $20 towards the fee for each child taking the course.

boy standing with folded armsSt. Johns Ambulance Home Alone course FULL

When:              Tuesday, March 13, 9 am - 3:30 pm
Where:             Program Room @ Library
Cost:                 $30 - payable day of course to St. John
                         Ambulance (subsidized by Optimist Club)
What to bring:   Lunch

This course is designed for the 9 and 10 year old group, to help them to deal with unforeseen emergencies and staying safe in times where they may find themselves alone for short periods of time.

Participants will learn how to deal with phone calls and visitors, recognize hazards and follow home safety procedures, first aid basics, healthy eating, fire safety and how and when to use 911 to obtain emergency help.

Please call the library to register. Thank you to the Optimist Club of Mitchell for contributing $20 towards the fee for each child taking the course.

microphoneUpcoming Speaker's Nites

Date:Thursday, April 5 @ 7 pm
Presenter:Anne Melady
Topic:Anne will be presenting about and showing pictures of the area in Mexico where monarch butterflies overwinter

Date:Thursday, May 31 @ 7 pm
Presenter:Lisa Hutchison
Topic:Lisa is the author of 'Iron Annie and a long journey', a story of her family living in Germany before, during and after World War II. She will be speaking about her book.

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.

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.

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.