Drop into the Hensall Branch for an hour of crafting.
Join Cheryl for songs, stories and so much more the first Friday of each month at the Hensall Branch! For children ages 0-6 and their parents/caregivers.
Calling all artists of ALL abilities! The Clinton Branch‘s Tiny Art Show returns this spring and we invite you to join in on the creative fun! Pick up a 5” X 5” board from the branch to create your tiny artwork. Use your own art supplies to decorate your board using any medium you choose (paint, draw, decoupage, collage, sew, etc.).
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 15, 2024. The Tiny Art Show opening will be held on March 23, 1 p.m. Artwork will be displayed in the library from March 23 to April 20, 2024. Tiny refreshments will be served.
Download an entry form and return to the Clinton Branch along with your piece by March 15. Entry forms are also available from the branch.
Art Show Rules:
- One board per person or group. Available while supplies last.
- No candles or electrical devices, including battery operated.
- Objects, paper, and materials of any kind, except food, may be glued to the canvas, but artwork must remain 5” X 5” and must be able to hang flat against the wall.
- Please write your name on the back of the canvas and include an arrow to show which way is the top.
- Fill out the entire Tiny Art Show entry form and bring with you when you submit your art.
- After the show opening on March 23, artwork will be displayed until April 20. Art must be picked up at the Circulation Desk by April 30. Please note, any artwork not picked up will become library property for use as we deem fit.
- The Huron County Library reserves the right to refuse any work considered unsuitable and/or does not meet these guidelines. Or if it cannot be accommodated safely or comfortably within the library space.
- By participating in the Clinton Branch Tiny Art Show, you agree to allow Huron County Library to publicly display and photograph your art for promotion and engagement.
There are SO many great books coming out in 2024! The following are just a few of Huron County Library staff’s most anticipated upcoming titles across a variety of genres and reading levels.
A staff-created list with even more recommendations can be found on our online catalogue.
Non-fiction: Closer Together by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau invites readers on a deeply personal journey toward self-knowledge, acceptance, and empowerment, drawing on the expertise of top psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, and thought leaders. Release: April 23
Fiction: Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle
Told with her signature warmth and insight into matters of the heart, Rebecca Serle’s newest book is a gripping, emotional, passionate, and (yes) heartbreaking novel about what it means to be single, what it means to find love, and ultimately how we define each of them for ourselves. Release: March 5
Historical Fiction: The Secret Keeper by Genevieve Graham
From bestselling Canadian author Genevieve Graham comes a gripping World War II novel about two sisters who join the war effort—one as a codebreaker and the other as a pilot—and the secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Perfect for fans of The Rose Code and The Nightingale. Release: April 2
Romance: This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune
A nostalgic, moving second chance love story set on Prince Edward Island that is sure to be in everyone’s beach bag this summer! This is Carley Fortune at her best and one not to miss for romance lovers and fans of Emily Henry. Release: May 7
Mystery: The Grey Wold by Louise Penny
The highly anticipated nineteenth book in the best-selling Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. Plot details themselves are still a mystery! Release: Oct. 29
Horror/Suspense: Murder Road by Simone St. James
A young couple find themselves haunted by a string of gruesome murders committed along an old deserted road in this terrifying new novel. Release: March 5
Fantasy: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by TJ Klune
The hugely anticipated sequel to the bestselling, The House in the Cerulean Sea, is a story of resistance, lovingly told, about the daunting experience of fighting for the life you want to live and doing the work to keep it. Release: Sept. 10
Young Adult: Ace and the Misfits by Eddie Kawooya
In his debut novel, Eddie Kawooya presents a fish-out-of-water story of immigration and the pains and joys of integration into a new and sometimes frightening environment. Arriving in Canada, Ace finds himself living in a basement apartment, having to integrate into a new community where he is the “African.” This book tackles self esteem and how it can be easily lost when one feels alone. At the core of this story is the isolation a child feels after his world is snatched from him, and the journey of self worth and self confidence he must undertake to rise above it. Release: Feb. 13
Middle Grade Fiction: Tree. Table. Book. by Lois Lowry
Eleven-year-old Sophia endeavors to prevent her increasingly forgetful 88-year-old neighbour and best friend Sophie from entering assisted living, and in the process, uncovers unexpected stories of war, loss, and hope. From two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry comes this warm and resonant story of an unlikely friendship, which unfolds as a revelation on how we hold on to – and pass on – what matters most. Release: April 23
Picture Book: There’s No Place Like Hope by Janet Lawler; Illustrated by Tamisha Anthony
This sweet, rhythmic picture book is a gentle yet powerful exploration of how hope makes us loving, courageous, and connected to one another. Release: Jan. 30
Did you receive a new tablet, phone or laptop over the holidays and need a little extra help getting it set up? The Goderich Branch will be holding special Tech Time appointments in January to help you with all your technology needs. Learn all about our popular online resources, like Hoopla, Cloud Library and more!
REGISTRATION: Please contact the Goderich Branch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 519-524-9261 to register.