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Dysart Branch (Haliburton Village)

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Branch Info

78 Maple Avenue
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Sunday closed

Monday closed October 10: Closed for Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday 10:00am–5:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am–5:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm–7:00pm

Friday 10:00am–5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm

Upcoming Events

Coffee and Colouring

Join the Haliburton Highlands Health Services for a free drop in seniors colouring session. All materials will be provided, just show up ready to socialize and colour!

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Afternoons with Ancestors

Adele Espina from the Haliburton Highlands Genealogy Group will be running these drop-in sessions. Adele is amazing at using the databases that are available at the library ( and Family Search) to help patrons find answers to their family tree and genealogy questions.

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Family Storytime

Join us at the library for a fun new family Storytime! Children will get to experience the magic of reading while meeting our brand-new puppets, signing songs and much more! Ages 0-6 with a caregiver. Drop ins welcome.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Why Green Burial? Your Ecological Legacy After Death

Join Terry Moore, the President of the Haliburton Highlands Green Burial Society (HHGBS), for information about why green burial passes on a more environmentally-friendly legacy than either cremation or conventional burial. HHGBS efforts to bring year-round green burial options to the Highlands will also be reviewed.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Mini Makers

Drop by after school on the first and third Thursday of the month to try out some of our fun tech toys! No registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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DIY Holiday Gift Tags

Get started on holidays early this year by creating your own unique gift tags with old Christmas cards and the Cricut Cutter!

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Writing the Perfect Press Release: a workshop for community organizers

Learn about common promotional materials (press releases, PSAs, letters to the editor), when and how to use them and then craft your own basic press release with guidance.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Dysart Book Club

Join the Dysart Book Club for reading and lively conversation. This book club meets the third Friday of each month at 2pm.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Meet the Author: Joanne George and Sunny

Joanne George, author of “Smiley: A Journey of Love” is continuing on Smiley’s legacy touring schools and libraries with her new rescue dog, Sunny – who was born with the same disability as Smiley.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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DIY Halloween Bags

Customize a pillowcase/t-shirt with Heat Transfer Vinyl designs and collect your candy in style!

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Writer's Circle: Teen

Spend some time getting your thoughts and ideas down on paper! This program is for teens who are interested in exploring creative writing, including (but not limited to) fiction, nonfiction, journaling, writing for games, zine-making, and fanfiction. A supportive and non-judgmental space for writing, community, and creativity.

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Halloween Monsters

Get ready for Halloween by visiting the library to create your very own moveable monsters! Inspired by paper dolls, you'll turn regular sheets of paper into wacky, wonderful monsters that swing their arms and legs! No registration required. All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: all day
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Stories with Kokum

Join Kim from the Nogojiwanong Friendship Center for a special Storytime and opportunity to learn about the Medicine Wheel. Earlier session is for ages 1-5, later session is for ages 5+. No registration required.

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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