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BookMarks Meet the Author Series

BookMarks Meet the Author Series is a monthly book talk presented by the Friends of the Library and features authors from Eastern Ontario. The featured authors' books are available for sale at the Library during the month of their book talk; a portion of the proceeds from the book sales helps to support the Friends of the Library.

Admission is FREE. Donations to the Friends are greatly appreciated. All book talks take place on the 2nd floor of the Library, unless otherwise noted.

You can learn more about the Friends below and contact us by email at friends@brockvillelibrary.ca or call the Library for more information.

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Patricia JosefchakSaturday, November 17 at 1pm

Patricia is the author of the Rideau Lakes mystery series, Provenance of the Stones. She will be talking about her latest book, Keystones, which is the third book in the series. If your are not familiar with this series, all three books can be found at your favourite Library, but hurry!


Mary Byers McNabb and William R. ByersSaturday, December 8 at 2pm

Mary will be talking about her book, The Captain's Mary — The Journey to Fenham Farm and William will be talking about his latest book, For Everything There Is a Season — Tales from Fenham Farm.


Stay tuned for information on new events in this monthly series!


Craft Fair and Bake Sale — November 23, 9am-5pm and November 24, 9am-4pm

Back again by popular demand: the Friends of the Library are hosting their annual craft fair and bake sale, coincident with the annual Black Friday event held by the Brockville Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA). The craft fair and bake sale runs over two days: Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24 and will be held in the main floor DVD area. The Friends are asking for donations of baked goods, so please consider baking up something yummy. We ask that all donated baked goods are labelled and priced in advance.

Crafters for the event include: Round House Farm alpaca knits, Sisters of the Drum Indigenous crafts, rughooking and up-cycled clothing, Peter Morrow wood carvings, as well as handmade soaps and skin care.


Fun With Books

Fun With Books is a local charity that distributes free books—locally written, illustrated and published, to registered children throughout Leeds & Grenville. As a fundraiser for Fun With Books, the books can also be purchased at the Library, $3 each or 2 for $5. All proceeds are donated to Fun With Books.


Meet the Friends of the Brockville Public Library

The Friends of the Brockville Public Library is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting our Library. The Friends group promotes and advocated literacy & culture at the Library and in the greater community, and supports the Library by donating time, fundraising and sponsoring special events.

As a member of the Friends group you can help with:

  • Monthly committee meetings - strategic planning and administration
  • Special event planning and event assistance
  • BookMarks Meet the Author series
  • Advertising and marketing
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Upcoming Special Events

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