Summer Hours @ the Guelph Public Library


This year our  last Sunday of the season will be:   Sunday May 29, 2016 
The first day of Summer hours will be:  Monday May 30, 2016     
This seasonal change of hours affects the Main Library.    

GPL in the house

Guelph Public Library staff are working to update and improve our Blogs. In order to do this we are ceasing our posts for a few months.  In the late summer, early fall, we will be creating one GPL blog that reflects our new branding.

So stay tuned…  we’ll be back soon.

Have a great Summer!

from the GPL in the house blog team

How to Choose the Right Dog for your Family

Dogs in the Park: How to Choose the Right Dog for your Family program image

Dogs in the Park: How to Choose the Right Dog for your Family

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)                                Main Library

Get off on the right paw with this presentation about picking the right dog for your family! What breed is a good fit for you family? Where should you find your dog? What questions should you ask before your purchase the dog?

GPL_Logo_V_Tag_S_RGB_HR    Can’t attend this event…. check these out:



Getting Out There

Meeting new people can be a daunting experience- in fact, for me, the first word that came to mind was “task” and not “experience”.  Meeting new people can be intimidating and sometimes dreadful; of course, it depends on the situation. I meet new people every day in my role as a librarian but these interactions rarely leave me feeling uncomfortable because usually there is a purpose to the interaction. No- what I dread the most is the small talk and the awkward silences that come with trying to find something to say in a new or social environment.   Whether you’re the plus one at a wedding, talking to an old acquaintance, or meeting a room full of new people it is often hard to start a conversation and keep it going.

Check out one of these items and get some pointers on how to make your next conversation more comfortable.

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What will you do for Earth Day?



Earth Day bike ride and barbecue

The official launch of the Bicycle-Friendly Guelph Initiative, the public is invited to join the Mayor and members of City Council for bike ride and barbeque at Old City Hall. The barbeque is free for bike ride participants and $5 for people joining in at old City Hall.  You can also listen to local music and learn more about the Bicycle-Friendly Guelph Initiative.

Date/Time:  Friday, April 22, 2009

  • 4 p.m. cyclists meet at covered bridge
  • 4:10 p.m. cycling safety review with Guelph Police
  • 4:20 p.m. start bike ride north on Gordon to Old City Hall
  • 4:40 p.m. arrive at Old City Hall
  • 4:50 p.m. Mayor addresses participants
  • 5 p.m. barbecue and refreshments are served

Rotary Forest and Earth Day Event 2016

On Saturday, April 23rd 2016 come help the Guelph community plant 3000 more trees. Date/Time: Saturday, Apr 23rd 2016,  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Conservation and Watson Roads
Parking at Lakeside Church Parking Lot, 7654 Conservation Road


curioGet inspired by watching a documentary

New to  Your library card plus the GPL Curio access code enables you to screen CBC and Radio-Canada content.  Don’t know the code?  Contact the Library  and we can share it with you.


Are you participating in an Earth Day event?

Send us a comment about your Earth Day.


Friends of the Guelph Public Library

Friends of the Guelph Public Library Annual General Meeting program image

Friends of the Guelph Public Library Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (7:30 pm – 8:45 pm) @ the Main Library


Culture, Tourism, and Community Investments fall within Mr. Thomson’s portfolio of responsibility. He has been involved with Library Development in other municipalities and he is involved in unfolding Library issues in Guelph.
Come and hear the latest from the perspective of a very senior City staff member on this issue that is so central to our organization.