News Category: Business, Adults, Teens, Announcements
Do you want a library branch in your neighbourhood? Do you have ideas about programming we could offer at the library - Make and take workshops? Photography classes? Trivia nights? Are there services that we could offer that would help you, your family, your business or your community? Now's the time to share your opinion!
We are currently working on a Master Facilities Plan, which will help guide decisions on programming, services, collections and locations. There are a number of ways you can voice your opinion:
Our Spring 2017 newsletter is out! Check out what's happening at the Barrie Public Library during March, April and May.
We've got ton of programs, events and workshops taking place, including:
Try an online course at the library or at home with Universal Class. You can brush up on your Windows 10 knowledge or get started with Reiki or Dog Training.
These courses are organized into lessons that you can do at your own pace and each course has its own tutor that you can contact with questions or for advice.
Remember that you can use our other online resources or books to supplement and support your studies!
Congratulations to Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff on winning the National Business Book Award for 2016.
Their book, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry is an inside account of Research in Motion, the company behind the Blackberry.
Other nominees for this award were:
We have a brand new business database at the library - SimplyMap.
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application allowing you to interact with complex data. It enables non-technical and advanced users to quickly create professional thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data taken from the Canadian Census, Canadian Survey of Household Spending and the Dun & Bradstreet Canadian Company Database.
Are you looking to keep up with new books or themed content in your favourite genres?
Check out our new opt-in email alerts. We have lists for younger age groups and additional lists for genres in our adult collection. Genres include general fiction as well as a range of non-fiction topics, and fiction genres.
The Library is in the process of changing to a new Catalogue System.
* From now until our new system launches on December 9th, the library will not be placing any holds for material.
* From now through December 10th, due dates have been shifted. Any material that would normally be due from December 5th through December 10th will now be due on December 11th.
* Renewals cannot be done through our online system. If you need to renew material for any reason before our new system is up and running, please ask staff for assistance.
Seth Godin: Why I want you to steal my ideas
Please don’t steal my car.
If you drive away with it, I won’t have it any more, which is a real hassle.
Please don’t steal my identity or my reputation either. Neither travels well, and all the time you’re using it, you’re degrading something that belongs to me.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has some advice for business owners, including “do sweat the small stuff”.
Do you want to read the Globe and Mail about D-Day, June 6, 1945? Check the Toronto Star for Pierre Trudeau during the October Crisis in 1970? The full text of the Globe and Mail is available from 1844-2009 and the Toronto Star, 1892-2011. The look and feel of the search pages has changed, to make it easy to find things and read the pages of the newspapers.
Interested in hosting your next business meeting at the Barrie Public Library? Our room booking calendar will open December 1, 2013. Check back for more details.