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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

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.

It’s Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!  In honor of this celebration I wrote my own poem about the Guelph Public Library:

Library is home

I lose myself in novels

Explore. Connect. Thrive.

The poem I wrote is an example of a haiku. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven, and the last line has five syllables again. I learned how to write a haiku and other styles of  poetry back in elementary school, however, I don’t really remember the technicalities of these poetry styles anymore. Luckily, I was looking through the many programs that the Guelph Public Library puts on and came across this program that runs on April 3rd:

Poetry as Play: Inspiration, Ideas, and Spontaneity program image

In this workshop, you can learn to play with words, participate in writing exercises, practice writing poems – plus try out different subjects and ideas. The event is hosted by author Marianne Micros who has written many books such as: Four women : Colleen Thibaudeau, Penn Kemp, Marianne Micros, Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy, Seventeen Trees, and The Creative Circus Book all available at the University of Guelph’s Library or through interlibrary loan.






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Its a pie nestled inside a cake and baked to gooey amazingness.  How exciting!  AND Easy to do at home.

See my picture for a home made example.  Easy to imagine this as an Easter Dessert!



We used a quality store purchased raspberry pie and made the chocolate cake from scratch.  I easily say “we” but my sister did all the cooking while I screeched “are you sure this is going to work?!”  Not only did it work but it turned out amazing!

The library has a beautiful selection of cookbooks from which you could choose a scrumptious cake recipe for your very own piecaken.  Just imagine the possibilities…

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check out this amazing blog for more info: