Newmarket Public Library

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Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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Newmarket Public Library is open for limited services and hours, please see our website for more details.


Online Programs


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Russ’ August Concert Series

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 10 to 10:30 a.m.
          Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 10 to 10:30 a.m.
          Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at
https://bit.ly/3yc0xUB
Popular children’s entertainer Russ has three great concerts lined up in August. The whole family will enjoy themselves, especially kids 6 months to 5 years. Register now and make your morning a musical one with the good time sounds of Russ. $2 a child per concert.



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TD Summer Reading Club 2021: Build Your Own Basketball Pong Game


Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at
https://bit.ly/3eJsP15
Hey, basketball fans! Join us for a fun time building your very own Basketball Pong Game in our next TD Summer Reading program for kids ages 7 to 10. We’ll build the game and then everyone will have a chance to show off their skills. Craft kits available for pickup in Children’s Services prior to the program. Fee: $3 per child.


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Superstar Storytellers: Jess Keating, Aron Nels Steinke, and Katy Farina

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at
https://bit.ly/36B1rhf
Join children’s authors Jess Keating, Aron Nels Steinke and Katy Farina in the next Superstar Storytellers Series event. The creators of graphic novels Bunbun & Bonbon, Mr. Wolf’s Class and Babysitters Little Sister will explain how they tell their stories and draw their beloved characters.Reserve copies of the authors’ books available at NPL http://bit.ly/nplcatalogue or find their books and special summer reading bundles available for purchase at Blue Heron Books http://bit.ly/bhbks 


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TD Summer Reading Club 2021: Virtual Wheel Of Fortune
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 11:00 to 12 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at https://bit.ly/3B6rM4R
Join us and spin the Virtual Wheel of Fortune in our next TD Summer Reading Club program for kids ages 7 to 10. Guess the words by choosing letters to fill in the blanks with a spin of the wheel. Correct guesses win a round and earn points, but when it comes to having a fun time with words everyone’s a winner!


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Navigating The Health Care System For Caregivers with CHATS

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at
https://bit.ly/3xTsJLL
Are you caring for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend? CHATS (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors) will be holding a free online workshop on how to navigate the Health Care System to find the support services that are available for caregivers. If you’re unsure of where to start in looking for assistance, then don’t miss this informative discussion.

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Nighttime Wonders: Meet the York Regional Forest Night Life

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at  
https://bit.ly/3BpYE8w
When the sun goes down in our forests, another world awakens. Nighttime Wonders is hosted by York Region Forestry, and provides a virtual tour of this nocturnal world. Learn all about our local forests and see what happens at night. Discover the sights, sounds and creatures that live in this natural habitat. Ideal for ages 7 and up. 

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Design Your Own 3D Custom Light Switch Plate

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at https://bit.ly/3z49Dmb

Personalize your space with a 3D printed customized light switch plate. Learn how to navigate two of the most popular 3D printing resources online: Thingiverse.com and Tinkercad.com. We'll download a design from Thingiverse and customize it in Tinkercad. Afterwards, you can send us your designs to print on the library's 3D printers for $5.

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TD Summer Reading Club 2021: Crazy Mazes
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 11:00 to 12:00 noon
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at https://bit.ly/3wLogco
You’ll have a great time building your own maze in our next TD Summer Reading Club program  for kids ages 7 to 10. We’ll learn cool facts about mazes, discover famous mazes around the world, and then get creative an design a Paper Plate Marble Maze. Craft kits available for pickup in Children’s Services prior to the program. Fee: $3 per child.


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Happy Feet, Happy You with Memories+ Group

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at
https://bit.ly/3Baj31p
Healthy feet are essential for healthy aging. Join us for Happy Feet, Happy You with Memories+ Group. In this introduction to peripheral neuropathy, discover the do’s and don’ts of footcare and the role of a foot care nurse. You are invited to discuss any questions and concerns you have regarding foot care.


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Revise To Write with the Writer’s Community of York Region
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at
https://bit.ly/3rqLYtM
Join the Writer’s Community of York Region and learn how to take a hot-mess first draft and turn it into a polished manuscript ready for publishing. Create a story logbook, and work from a big picture (plot, structure, character) down to a scene-by-scene edit. Includes tips for effective proofreading.


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A great way to boost your physical and mental health is spending a day at one of Ontario’s provincial parks. NPL now has three 2021 day-use vehicle permits that can be borrowed for one week and will provide you with free entry into Algonquin, Killarney, Killbear, and more than 100 beautiful provincial parks. Get ready to spend some time relaxing, exploring, and communing with nature this year. https://bit.ly/3jjXLpE




Online Library Resources 

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We’ve added new titles to our popular Book Club Kits, including The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, an engrossing novel about three female code breakers at England’s Bletchley Park during World War II, and The Four Winds, Kristen Hannah’s tale of one indomitable woman fighting to keep her land in Texas during the Great Depression. Each book club kit has 10 copies of a title and discussion questions. To borrow a kit contact [email protected] or enquire at the Adult Services Information Desk. Discover all of NPL’s book club kits http://bit.ly/bkclubkits


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Borrow tools, appliances and more from the Lendery at Newmarket Public Library

Got plans for work around your home but not the right tools? Want to try something new in the kitchen but don’t have the appliance you need? Or do you want to try a new board game for family game night? NPL’s Lendery has tools, appliances, board games, sports equipment, and plenty of other items. Why spend money on something you may only use once when you can borrow it from the NPL’s Lendery. See all the items available http://bit.ly/lendery


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Over 3,000 eMagazines now available in OverDrive

There are now over 3,000 eMagazines in OverDrive, many from the RBDigital collection acquired by OverDrive. You’ll find a wide variety of magazines from around the world, among them The Economist (much requested by NPL members). eMagazines are available in many different languages, including Chinese, French, Spanish, and more. Look for OverDrive in our Online Library under eBooks https://bit.ly/2HXQE5M



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During the lockdown you can pass some time with a good book and NPL has plenty of those.  Choose from thousands of books in whatever format you prefer: print or digital. Our eBook collections can be found in our Online Library under eBooks https://bit.ly/onlinelibnpl. And you can peruse our catalogue for print books to put on hold for curbside pickup. http://bit.ly/catnpl

If you want help choosing a book don’t forget to fill out our online form What Should I Read Next?  https://bit.ly/nplnextread



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Remote access for Ancestry Library Edition extended again
Once again there’s good news for anyone interested in genealogy, Ancestry Library Edition has extended its remote access until the end of 2021. Until then you can use this great online resource directly from home. Sign into your account and look for the link on the bottom right side of your page to access the database. Please contact us at [email protected] or ASKNPL if you have forgotten your PIN number. http://bit.ly/nplpac


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Pressreader™ is a great new service that provides you with 100s of digital publications from around the world. Browse and read newspapers from different countries, and magazines in a wide variety of categories including parenting & family, sports, outdoors, business, music, health & fitness, gaming, and more. With automatic downloads that never expire, easy to use keyword search tools, and instant translation of up to 18 languages so you can read publications from different countries. Stay informed with Pressreader™ in our Online Library under eMagazines and eNewspapers https://bit.ly/2HXQE5M


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Choosing the right career path is important, and Career Cruising can help. Find out about careers in business, health care, finance, IT, and much more. Select a job title to learn the level of education you’ll need, how much you can earn, the core tasks involved, and where you can find work. Start cruising for your new career in our Online Library under eResearch, Business and Careers https://bit.ly/nplonlinelibrary


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Mango Languages

Now may be the time to learn a new language with Mango Languages. Choose from over 70 languages including English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango lets you learn at your own pace. Kids up to age six can learn too, with Little Pim, a fun way for them to discover words and phrases from 12 different languages. Discover both in our Online Library under eLearning.



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Last spring NPL created the online archive Together In Isolation COVID-19 to serve as a digital time capsule providing a first-hand look at events as they unfold in Newmarket during the pandemic. Since then, many of us are no longer in isolation but we are all still coping with life being affected by the COVID-19 virus. You can play a part in recording history now for future generations. Share your photos with comments or a story about your personal experiences at  https://bit.ly/togetherNPL. Look for Together in Isolation (COVID-19) in the column on the left. Thanks to all those who have already participated.



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