January Library Events

Makerspace Day -Tues. Jan. 3- 11-4pm. Great tech toy activities for kids of all ages. Come try our 3D pencil, too! Please pre-register. $5 optional pizza lunch.
Dinosaur Day- Thurs. Jan. 5- 10:30am. Six year old Cole Anderson will give a dinosaur lecture at 10:30, followed by dinosaur activities. $5 optional pizza lunch.
Cell Phone Night- Thurs. Jan. 6-6:30pm. Sheldon Forgettte, from North Bay Computer Doctors will be here to help answer your cell phone questions. There’s even a $100 gift certificate door prize!
Lunch and Learn- Fri. Jan. 6 – 11:30-1pm. Guest speakers are Mary Houghton and Jean Lemieux, speaking about North Bay Crime Stoppers. All welcome.
Dress Up Tea Party- Fri. Jan. 6 at 2pm- Please pre-register.
Internet Safety- Mon. Jan. 9- 4pm- Come learn how to bank online and download safely, and some social media advice. All welcome. Free.
Get Your Rear in Gear- Tues. Jan. 10-6:30pm with Jared Dupuis from Maple Hill Fitness. There is a week of FREE fitness training as a door prize!
Bee Night- Thurs. Jan. 12-6pm- Everyone welcome!
Cheesemaking- Sat. Jan. 14th-10am. Learn how to make ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. $40. Pre-registration a must.
Paint and Sip- Sat. Jan. 14th-1:30pm- Get some painting lessons from North Bay’s Jack Lockhart and enjoy a class of wine at the same time. Cost is $40. Pre-registration a must.
Soup Off- Fri. Jan. 20-11am-Watch head chefs and owners of White Owl Bistro, Laura and Rene Dubois, judge soups from local businesses and patrons, too. Stay for lunch afterwards.
Lunch and Learn- Friday Jan. 20-11:30am- Guest speaker is Cathy Rowe speaking on “Wellness in 2017.”
Real Cool Chicken School- Mon. Jan. 23-6:30pm- Join William and Tara Dehaan as they talk about “Raising Backyard Chickens.
Photoshop Info Night- Mon. Jan. 23-6:30pm- with our IT Intern, Chris Hall. Free.
Stop Smoking Clinic- Thurs. Jan. 26-2pm- FREE but preregistration is a MUST.

Toddler Tales is every Tuesday at 10:30am.
Raising Readers is every Tuesday at 6:15pm
Cybergames is every Tues. and Thurs. from 3:30-4:30.
Cyber Camp is every Sat. at 12 noon.
Lego Club is every Sat. at 1pm.

We have one-on-one computer training available. Just give us a call and make an appointment. 705-724-3618.

Happy New Year!

Need some extra reading material? Our Used Book Room is overflowing with great reads available for a donation! All proceeds from the sale of these books purchases new books and newspapers for our Library.

Don’t forget that we are an Electronic Recycling Depot! Bring in your old electronics and the Library (and the Environment) will profit!

We’re on Twitter (@powassanlibrary) and Facebook (The Powassan Library). Check out our webpage www.powassanlibrary.com where you can access our catalogue, browse our new additions, download audio books & ebooks, and even put books on hold!

Access to AboutMyProperty™ Now Available at Public Library

Powassan and District Union Public Library is working with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), to offer access to AboutMyProperty™ at the library at no charge to property taxpayers, primarily those who do not have high speed Internet access at home.

AboutMyProperty™ is a free, secure, online self-serve application available online at www.mpac.ca. This service grants residential property taxpayers access to detailed assessment information for their property and comparable properties in their neighbourhood.

AboutMyProperty™ provides residential property owners access to:
• detailed information about their own property; and
• information on up to 24 additional residential properties of their choice.

This information can be used to compare an assessment to similar properties in the area and help determine if the assessment is accurate. Property taxpayers may also choose to file a Request for Reconsideration through AboutMyProperty™.

Property owners will need their AboutMyProperty™ User ID and Password to login. This information can be found on the bottom right hand corner of their Property Assessment Notice.

Contact MPAC at 1 866 296-MPAC (6722) for more information.

Contact the library:
324 Clark St. Box 160 Powassan ON P0H 1Z0
Phone: 705-724-3618
Fax: 705-724-5525

  • Website: Powassan Library (link opens in new window)
    • The book club meets second Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm
    • Friends of the library: First Monday of the month at 6:30
    • Raising Readers: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    • Library board: Fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
    • Teen book club: Last Monday of the month 6:00 – 7:00 pm

    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
    Friday 10:30 – 6:00
    Saturday 10:30 – 3:30
    Closed Sunday and Wednesday

    Summer Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Friday 11:00 – 6:00
    Saturday 11:00 – 4:00
    Closed Sunday and Wednesday

    The library is located in Powassan and offers so much more than just books for loan. Its services include:

    1. For loan: Books, large print books, books on CD and tape, magazines, videos, DVDs : Free

    2. Reference: local history, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs and directories, phone books, Almaguin News and North Bay Nugget : free

    3. Newsletter: free

    4. Photocopy Service: .20 per page b/w $2.00 per page colour

    5.Computer Services: Microsoft applications (Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, Power Point), Word Perfect, children’s software, basic computer training, Internet access, Internet training, Email training: free

    Printing: $0.30 per page Scanner (staff operated): $1.00 per page

    6. Interlibrary Loans: free

    7. Internet Access: Free public access to the Internet and computer classes. Wireless internet access for laptops $2.00 for 1 hour or $10.00 for 8 hours.

    8. Children’s Programs

    9. Fax Service:
    Local, 1-5 pages, $2.00
    Local, 6-10 pages, $4.00
    Long distance, 1-5 pages, $4.00
    Long distance, 6-10 pages, $6.00
    International: extra
    Receive 1-5 pages: $2.00
    Receive 6-10 pages: $4.00

    10. Art Displays