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FALL 2022 LIBRARY EVENTS AND MORE

Lots going on in Grey Highlands for Ontario Culture Days.


Ontario Culture Days (September 23-October 16)

Virtual Circle of HOPE with Grandmother’s Voice

Join the Grey Highlands and Collingwood Public Libraries as we host Mohawk Grandmother Gail Whitlow and Urban Indigenous woman Jody Harbour of Grandmothers Voice in Circle of HOPE. Together with both communities and the Grandmothers, we will unite for a better understanding of how we move forward from Truth to Reconciliation. This Circle of HOPE will provide a culturally safe environment for all people to come and sit with the truths of our Nation’s history. HOPE will be inspired by storytelling and sharing Indigenous ways of knowing how to connect to Mother Earth and each other.

Location ?

Date September 23

Time 1 - 2 PM

Cost Free

Registration Not required


Daring to Hope: Using Poetry and Song to Create a Vision for a Green Tomorrow

Join us for an interactive evening with local poet, theater artist, and lifelong activist, Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland as she shares excerpts from "Daring to Hope at the Cliff's Edge: Pangea's Dream Remembered", a book of narrative eco-poetry. This lyrical work sees an individual voice reckoning with the daunting complexities of our time, reminding us of the wisdom inherent in systems of Earth-based knowing. This event is free and registration is not required.

Location Kimberley Hall

Date September 23

Time 7 PM

Cost Free

Registration Not required

Art Exhibit with Annie Auckland and Doug Galloway

Local artist Annie Auckland and photographer Doug Galloway are teaming up for an art exhibit. The closing reception will take place on October 15 from 11-2 p.m. Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Grey Highlands Public Library.

Location Flesherton Library - Millennium Room

Date September 24 (Opening)

Time 11 AM - 2 PM

Cost Free

Registration Not required

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is an annual celebration that brings new and long-term residents together to build strong connections. We’re working with the Local Immigration Partnership to create book displays. May IP, a Local Immigration Specialist, will also be staffing an information booth.

Location Walter Harris Memorial

Date September 9 - 18

Time 11 - 3 PM

Cost Free

Registration Not required

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Library will be open on September 30 (except for Kimberley as it’s a Friday) to encourage residents to gather, reflect, and learn about Indigenous history and culture. Staff will be wearing orange shirts purchased from an Indigenous organization ($3 from the sale of each shirt goes to the Orange Shirt Society) and we will be airing the documentary “Grandmother’s Voice: Healing the Scars of Colonialism” on the Cultural Channel throughout the month. Book displays showcasing Indigenous authors, characters, and stories will be available in Flesherton and Markdale.

Location Flesherton and Markdale branches

Date September 30

Time 7 PM

Cost Free

Registration Not required


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Author Talk with Jayne Pritchard

Join us for an evening with author and long-time TV news anchor Jayne Pritchard as she shares her personal journey through a very tumultuous time in her life and the things she learned along the way. Jayne went public with her breast cancer diagnosis to encourage others to get the tests they need because early detection is key. After numerous setbacks, Jayne was able to find her soul’s purpose, and discover the blessings.

Location Flesherton Kinplex

Date September 23

Time 7 PM

Cost Pay by donation to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Tickets will be available at all 3 branches.

Registration Not required

The Harvest Café with Ted Barris

A Grey Highlands stable! More info coming soon.

Location Flesherton Kinplex

Date November 8

Time 7 PM

Cost Coming soon


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