Library learning for business

Everyone at the library is excited about the newly approved expansion that will see work start later this year.

In advance of that, there’s still plenty of fun planned for this month, with a number of clubs, seminars and special events slated for May.

Jane’s Walk, outlined in full in last month’s Stouffville Review (available at is a walk through Stouffville history. Evoking and “remembering the wisdom of Jane Jacobs,” these local guided walks in town, hosted by local historian Fred Robbins, allow for a deeper appreciation of our town and its historical context. A 10:30 am walk from BJ Variety at 6416 Main Street titled “There’s a Tavern in the Town” covers historical meeting rooms, while the 1:30 pm “Fire, Fire, Fire” walk from the Red Bulb Espresso Bar pays respect to the power and damage done by fire in town.

Newcomers welcome! Know some newcomers new to our community and country and may need a little assistance? There are meetings for that on May 10 and June 14 at 2 pm. Each day is meant to connect newcomers to their country and community offering advice on everything from where to access legal and educational services to navigating government bureaucracy to access community support, including basic needs. These are hosted in cooperation with Library Settlement Services and Immigration Canada. Services are confidential. Call 1-800 263-2075 x 223 for more information.

For those interested in personal security online, there is a session entitled Your Money Online that is designed to help you protect yourself when dealing with financial issues. The session takes place in the large multi-purpose room from 7-8:30 pm on May 12.

Business development is also happening at the library with one-on-one sessions for advice to those starting up a new business or tuning up one that is already in motion. The next session, offered jointly by the York Small Business Enterprise Centre is Thursday, May 19 but pre-registration is mandatory. Contact [email protected] to book your space.

Finances for Small Business is available on May 26 at 7 pm with financial experts while the next and is followed by another small business seminar on May 31 from 6-8 pm. Pre-registration is required.

For families with young ones, there are a selection of craft and book clubs. The teen book club meets on May 12.

Which brings us to our last reminder that yes, the library would like you to know it still does have books – paper and digital. You can borrow books straight from the website via digital download.

For pre-registration for any library sponsored events, call the library at 905-642-7323

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