Welcome to Tweed Public Library
Blind Date "how to" from the Tweed Library
1. Read the clues
2. Choose your book
3. Check it out
4. Unwrap it at home
5. Read it!
There won’t be any awkward feelings
if you don’t like the date, but you may find the match of your literary dreams!
Enjoy for the month of February!
Bridge or Euchre
Every Tuesday from 1:00-4:00, Refreshments are available and the cost is $2.00
10:15 am - 1:30 pm on the 4th Friday of the month starting Friday January 23. Fee is $2.00.
Every Friday from 2:00-4:00. Beginners are welcome.
Children's Workshops for March Break
March 18 from 12-2 children will learn how to make bird houses and feed hangers out of recycled materials. **Allergy alert: children will be working with peanuts**
March 19 from 430-630 is our movie night. children can come in their pjs if they wish. Movie to be announced.
March 20 from 12-2 children will learn about gardening and will be making their own herb planters out of recycled materials.
March 21 starting at 10:3- children will be painting a garden design on a canvas tote with local artist Bob Pennycook.
Children must pre register for these activities at the library.
Children's Workshops hosted by the Tweed Horticultural Society for 2015
April 18 starting at 10:30 Joan Morton will demonstrate how to make tissue flowers using coloured tissue paper.
August 29 starting at 10:30 Lori Anderson will do a hands on workshop with the children on how to transform corn husks into dolls. ** This is an even for children only so please no adults**
September 19 Rain or Shine Jim Pederson will be taking children on a nature walk. This event leaves from the Erin Palmateer pool parking lot at 10:00. Jim will be identifying trees and leaves on the nature walk.
October 24 starting at 10:30 Joan Morton will demonstrating how to create pictures with various shapes of macaroni.
November 28 starting at 10:30 Joan Morton will do a hands on workshop making Christmas decorations. **This is a children's event only please no adults.**
All of these activities require prior sign up at the Tweed Library circulation desk. Maximum children per class is 16.
Borrow a Pre-loaded Kobo e-Reader!
Tweed Public Library is proud to introduce a new lending program featuring pre-loaded Kobo e-Readers. We have purchased 5 Kobo Touch e-Readers and separated them by genre. This pilot project of Kobo e-Readers comes with a selection of 4 popular eBooks on each reader. See below for genres and books.
Sample Borrowing Agreement and Terms
|Kobo #1, Genre: Mystery & Suspense
||Kobo #2, Genre: Romance
|Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson
||Stella Bain - Anita Shreve
|Dust - Patricia Cornwell
||Dark Witch - Nora Roberts
|Cold Snap - Allison Brennon
||The Harem Midwife - Roberta Rich
|Tamarack County – William Kent Krueger
||Heart of Stone – Christine Warren
Kobo #3, Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Kobo #4, Genre: Best Sellers
|The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
||Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
|The Fault in our Stars - John Green
||The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
|Allegiant - Veronica Roth
||Sycamore Row - John Grisham
|Fire and Flood – Victoria Scott
||Private L.A. – James Patterson
Kobo #5, Genre: Non-Fiction
|Crazy Town – Robyn Doolittle
|An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield
|A Nation Worth Ranting About – Rick Mercer
|Black Code – Ron Deibert
Community Employment Services
Is at the Tweed Library every 3rd Tuesday afternoon of the month!
One-to-one appointments are available for FREE assistance!
We can help with:
Resumes • Job Search Skills • Mock Interviews • And Much More!!!
1) All residents and ratepayers in the Municipality of Tweed are eligible for a free membership at the Library.
2) Everyone can apply for their own card and number but parents must sign for children under the age of 12 years.
3) New members should provide identification with their Tweed address.
4) Non-residents can get a membership for $15/year.
5) Summer renters can apply for a membership for a $20 refundable deposit.
6) We have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Madoc (Centre Hastings) and Marmora Public Libraries. Materials borrowed at those libraries with your Tweed card must be returned to those libraries.
7) Members are responsible for the items they take out of the Library and for returning them on time.
8) Replacement charges apply if items are lost or damaged.
9) Overdue charges are 5 cents per day per item; $1 per day for videos.
10) Loan period is 3 weeks for all items except videos.
11) Patrons are generally allowed 4 books per person and two videos per family.
Tweed Public Library Meeting Room Policy
Meeting rooms in the library bring together the resources of the library and the activities of the community for educational, cultural, civic, recreational and charitable purposes. The meeting rooms are available to Non-Profit, Government, Private and Business (for-profit) groups by reservation request. You can download the following PDF files or visit here to fill in the on-line form.
Grants Stimulating Local Economy Through Innovation and Collaboration
Thank-you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support to the Municipality of Tweed -
$14,000 over one year to library facilities and collection more accessible. Trilium also provides payment for our internet services and computer assistance.
Our Ontario Digital Collection
Search digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and content organizations - in seconds. Information about people, places, events and objects about Ontario, and from Ontario organizations. It's easy to find photographs, maps, videos, audio recordings, government documents and other media - instantly @ your fingertips. Click Here
Ontario Youth Internships
The Youth Internship program, otherwise known as YI, is a Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada, that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively.
YI helps Canadians, wherever they live, take advantage of emerging opportunities in the new global knowledge-based economy. Under YI, public locations like schools, libraries and community centres act as "on-ramps" to the Information Highway, and provide computer support and training.
Participants (youth 15-30) work as interns at YI centres throughout Canada, helping individuals, community organizations and small businesses improve their knowledge and effective use of the Internet and related information technologies. Specific activities include: Delivering Internet training sessions,
Researching and developing Web sites, Drafting publicity materials. Organizing information fairs and special events and Providing technical support to the community access site.
Internet and Library Computer Assistance
Please drop by and speak to Staff if you are interested in some one-on-one instruction or have questions about the Internet or email.
Links to Government On-Line, the Government of Ontario, and the Job Bank may be accessed by clicking on "Helpful Links"
Madoc and Marmora cardholders are welcome to use the Tweed Library, as we have reciprocal borrowing privileges.