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Minden Hills Branch

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Branch Info

176 Bobcaygeon Road
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Notice: Minden Hills branch parking lot

Please note that the back parking lot at our Minden Hills branch may be busier than usual due to the Minden Hills Boardwalk Restoration Project. We appreciate your patience while this project is underway.

Residential Well Water Sample Drop-off

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. 

Please note that this is a courtesy drop off only. For questions specific to your water sample, please contact the Health Unit.

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Sunday closed

Monday closed October 9: 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 September 30: Open for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Upcoming Events

LEGO Challenge

Show off your creativity by building a model and adding it to our display! Available all month long during regular branch hours.

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Time: all day
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Family Storytime

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

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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After-School Crafts

Join us every Thursday to create a fun new craft. All ages are welcomed to join, children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 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 6, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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PA Day Movies

Join us every PA Day this school year for a free family friendly movie screening at our Minden Hills branch. Snack will be provided.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Swing by your local branch to grab a new MakerPack. Ages 6-13. Provided in partnership with Pinnguaq.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: all day
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Chalk the Walk

Come out and help us Chalk the Walk every Saturday this fall!

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: all day
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EarlyON Kits

Pick up a free Early Learning Kit at your local library branch! Provided by EarlyON. Ages 2-6.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: all day
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Altered Book Crafts

Join us each month for a new altered-book craft at the Minden Hills Branch. No registration required.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Afternoons with Ancestors

Adele Espina from the Haliburton Highlands Genealogy Group will help you find answers to your family tree and genealogy questions.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Adult Ukulele Group

Bring your ukulele and learn with us!

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Community Legal Clinic: Human Rights Code

Lisa Loader, Senior Staff Lawyer, Community Legal Clinic-Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes will be leading a workshop about the Ontario Human Rights Code. Registration required.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Writer's Circle

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 19, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Kids Ukulele Group

Bring your ukulele and learn with us! For children ages 7-15. We have 5 ukuleles for children to use during this program. First come, first served.

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Friends Gala with Maureen Jennings

The Friends of HCPL are hosting their 15th Annual Gala and Silent Auction featuring author Maureen Jennings. Click here for ticket information.

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Minden Book Club

Read a book that meets this month's theme and join us to discuss on the last Wednesday of each month at 2pm.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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It’s All About the Soil

After the growing season is over, it is time to test your soil and start planning how to improve your soil for the next year. This workshop will look at simple soil science, nutrient requirements and sources, soil testing (home kits and laboratory testing) and how to read a soil report. Registration is preferred.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Film Screening: "Unwanted Soldiers"

Join HCPL and the Minden Hills Cultural Centre for a special screening of Unwanted Soldiers.

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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