Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 17. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 18 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Preserving the Harvest

jar of preserves, seeds, trimming plants

As the summer advances, it is time to talk about preserving some fruits, vegetables and herbs to enjoy and share during the oncoming cold months.  

Join Rebecca Last, Master Gardener, for a talk and demonstration of ways to preserve the harvest.  

We will cover

  • drying (drying herbs and dehydration of fruits and vegetables)
  • cooking
  • canning (preserves – jams, jellies, chutneys) 
  • vinegars
  • freezing
  • curing