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Minden Hills Branch

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176 Bobcaygeon Road
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Residential well water samples for testing by the HKPR District Health Unit will be accepted at the Minden Hills branch on Tuesdays 10am–5pm and Thursdays 12pm–7pm. Empty sample bottles will be available to pick up anytime during our operating hours.

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**Please note that water samples will not be collected on Thursday, September 29.


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

After-School Club

Drop by the library on the first Tuesday of each month for a fun afterschool program from 3:30-4:30. Activities include tech time, crafts and more! No registration required. Ages 6-12.

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Reading Writing Connection

Anyone in the area interested in writing is encouraged to join. This is an informal eclectic group, writing poetry, short stories, children’s books, memoir, genealogy, magazine, and newspaper articles and more.

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Friends of HCPL Book Nook

A used-book shopper's paradise! Drop-in and browse a huge selection of lightly read books.

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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 11, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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, October 12, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 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 13, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 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, singing songs and much more! Ages 0-6 with a caregiver. Drop ins welcome.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Minden Book Club

Join the Minden Book Club for reading and lively conversation. This book club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 2pm.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Writer's Circle: Adult

A program to support and inspire all writers. No matter your experience level or your genre, we are here for you! Join a group of supportive writers to develop a joyful writing practice, share craft tips, give and receive feedback, and commit to putting your pen to the page.

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 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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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, November 5, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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