Books are people who have a story to tell that could help to dispel assumptions or foster understanding. Human Libraries have offered “books” with titles such as “Trans-gendered”, “Wiccan”, “Bipolar”, “Living with an Addiction”, or “Refugee”, to name a few.
community memory vault
This project will engage with long-time residents to capture memories about the “early days” of Deep River and Area. It is a fun and easy way for our seniors and elders to “give back” to this community by sharing their knowledge / memories about this area and its unique history!
Here’s how it works: Each week, we will email participants a question about the “early days” in Deep River and area. Questions are designed to be fun and trigger memories! Participation is easy: all you have to do is hit “reply” to our emails and share your memories with us. This would be a great project for grandkids and grandparents or children and parents to work on together.
Your reply can be as short as a few sentences, or as long as you like If you don’t feel like answering a question, then you can simply choose not to reply that week. Also, you can unsubscribe from our emails at any time.
Memories will be compiled into a ‘living book’ of memories that grows with time. The library will make this ‘living book’ available to current and future generations to inform our collective understanding of our area’s early history. Please, help us add YOUR family’s chapter!
Historical Transitions Through ARt
OPENING RECEPTION EVENT: Wednesday, October 11th 6:30-8pm featuring a welcome from Britt Gillman of the Deep River Library & partner’s Not Born From A Virgin Forest local history project as well as coffee, tea and light refreshments.
10-day exhibition open for viewing through October 11th-20th during library open hours.
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: If you are interested in submitting your art pieces to this show, please complete the registration for here: https://forms.gle/cqVHLajoT7S5Pgfw5
printed forms available at the library.
Seminar Series for Inquiring Minds
The Deep River Library is pleased to present a Seminar Series for Inquiring Minds. Patterned after the traditional Deep River Science Association lecture series held throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, this series will focus on local residents who are doing interesting things, in order to provide a platform for them to disport their interests, and connect with like-minded individuals locally.
Interested future speakers are encouraged to contact the library.
Join us the following Fridays at 7pm for:
September 29th, Steve D’Eon presents “Smoke and Science”
October 20th, Charles Packer presents “Monsters, Mysteries and Meanings: The Old English Poem Beowulf”
November 17th, Bill Diamond presents “Accelerator Production of Medical Isotopes”
January 19th, Dave Winfield presents “History and Development of the Slowpoke and Miniature Neutron Source Research Reactors”
February 16th, Alistair Miller presents “Hydrogen: The Colours, The Roles and the Issues”
March 22nd, Stephen Douglas presents “Mathematics and the Game of Backgammon”
April 26th, Reuben Marini presents “Residential Power Back Up System Without Using Fossil Fuel”
Winter Lending Hub
In partnership with The Town of Deep River, we offer a variety of winter equipment to borrow for a seven day loan period. Items available to borrow include snowshoes, GT racers, sliding saucers and red sleds. Items are available on a first come, first served basis and can be placed on reserved using your library card.
Waivers must be signed at the Deep River Library when checking out HUB items.
Hub items are available to borrow by patrons of the Deep River Public Library who have a local address (Deep River, Laurentian Hills, and the Townships of Head, Clara and Maria). Don’t have a card? No problem. They are free and easy to sign up for: Bring ID and proof of local address to the library information desk.
Are you a local writer or poet, beginner, aspirational or published, or someone who simply enjoys playing with words?
If so, we invite you to WRITER’S UNITE, a creative writing group to gather for an informal chat with other like-minded folk.
We are hoping to establish a community-based group that offers regular opportunities to share writing experiences, test ideas, get feedback, discuss competitions and submissions, and support each other in developing writing confidence & INSPIRATION!
Arts open Mic Night & Coffeehouse
Open to poets, comedians, storytellers, writers, spoken word artists, visual artists, dancers, vocalists, musicians, and anyone who wants to perform their art for others to enjoy.
Non-fiction addiction book club
BEST INTENTIONS BOOK CLUB
Roads to book clubs are paved with best intentions! Read along (or don’t) and join us in person on the last Tuesday of each month to chat.
Books are circulated around the 1st of each month, and are available for a month-long loan period.
Book Club Support Services
Are you a member of a local book club? Would you like the library to supply your books for your book club? If you answered yes, this service is for you! WE have been proudly supporting book clubs in town for many years. How does it work? We have a form for you to fill out that includes member’s information and your reading list for the year. The books are available on the 1st of the month, and due back the 1st of the following month, giving you ample time to read and discuss. To have the library supply books for your book club, please complete the following forms.
Deep River Library cards and an email address are required for participation.
Reading lists must be submitted a month prior to your desired start date in order for us to have time to source as many copies as needed (e.x.: If you want to read “Anne of Green Gables” in October, we need to know how many copies you need by the 1st of September.)
Home delivery services
We deliver! Contact the library to place items on hold and to arrange for home delivery.
Join us by the fireplace as we work our way through a knitting project together! The pattern will be provided by the library, and help will be available if needed. Beginners are welcome and no registration is required. Starting October 11th @ 1pm.
Coffee and Crafts
Connect with creative and inspiring members of the community; Share and learn from one another.
A in person coffee and crafts evening with a new project each month! Coffee, tea and supplies are provided. This is a free drop in program.