Fall events for all ages hosted by Gray Highlands library

Culture days, a book sale, PA Day activities, author talks, a harvest cafe and truth and reconciliation programming on the calendar of September and October


We have a fantastic array of activities planned for you this fall, from arts and craft projects for the kids, to literary-themed author talks. If celebrating culture is your thing, then participate in our upcoming Culture Day events.

Or if you just fancy meeting new people and having a cup of tea with friends while sharing a good book, then we’re happy to see you at our Harvest Café. Whether it’s grabbing a book from our shelves for some quiet time together, or attending one of our upcoming events, there is something for everyone at the Gray Highlands Public Library.

Welcome Week Sept. 9 – 18

  • Check out our book displays, learn more about the services available to newcomers in Gray Highlands, and discover a new culture.

Culture Days

  • Circle of Hope with Grandmother’s Voice: Sept. 23 at 1 pm via Zoom
    • Join the Gray Highlands and Collingwood Public Libraries as we host Mohawk Grandmother Gail Whitlow and Urban Indigenous woman Jody Harbor of Grandmother’s 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.
  • Daring to Hope: Using Poetry and Song to Create a Vision for a Green Tomorrow: Sept. 23 – 7 pm at Kimberley Hall
    • 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. COVID protocols will be in place.
  • ​Landscapes Two Perspectives with Annie Auckland and Doug Galloway art exhibit: Sept. 24 to Oct. 15 at the Flesherton Library
    • Local artist Annie Auckland and photographer Doug Galloway are teaming up for an art exhibit at the Flesherton Library. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 am to 2 pm The closing reception will take place on Oct. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Gray Highlands Public Library.

PA Day Fun

  • September 23 at 10:30 am in Flesherton and at 1:30 pm in Markdale. Free. Ages 6+. Registration Required. Join us for a STEAM program. Learn all about circuits by using littleBITs.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day

  • September 30: Check out the documentary “Grandmother’s Voice: Healing the Scars of Colonialism” airing on the Cultural Channel (Eastlink Channel 251) for the month of September or visit one of our branches to discover Indigenous history and stories in our collection

Author Talks

  • Jayne Pritchard in Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Oct. 1 to 7 pm at Kinplex.
    • Admission by donation to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Join us for Author Talks as we welcome Jayne Pritchard from CTV news to speak about her new book “Breast Cancer After the Diagnosis”

Friends of the Walter Harris Memorial Library book sale

  • October 12 to 22 at the Markdale library. Come find that special something at the Walter Harris Memorial (Markdale) Library’s big book sale!

Harvest Café

  • Canadian Author Ted Barris, Nov. 8 at 7 pm at the Kinplex. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.


For more information on these and other events, visit our website greyhighlandspubliclibrary.com/events.


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