The 2015 Earth Hour theme is "Use Your Power to Change Climate Change". Earth Hour, a global effort to raise awareness of the many small efforts that can add up in the fight against Climate Change, encourages residents and businesses to shut off lights and any non-essential electrical devices for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. This ninth Earth Hour celebration takes place only months before a major international agreement on climate change is expected to be reached. Grey-Bruce invites everyone to a day of socializing and conversation around citizen action on climate change at St. George's Church in Owen Sound. An evening of music, dance and a community observation of Earth Hour will begin at 6 p.m. following a potluck meal.
The Mayor and City Council of Owen Sound are pleased to lend their support to Earth Hour, and the City will be turning off non-essential lighting at City Facilities (where the lights are not already routinely turned off) and encourages City residents and businesses to do the same. Street lights and lighting essential for safety will not be included.

life book featHave you ever wanted to write and just did not know where to start? Well the Library has the answer – a workshop just for you.
Hosted by author and journalist Jake Doherty whose latest mystery, Bearwalker Alibi, was published in July 2014. This 6 week workshop will teach beginners how to write a fiction short story. The sessions will take place on Monday evenings in the Auditorium from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, starting April 27.

Sign up quickly as space is limited! Cost is only $30 per person for all 6 sessions.

To register or for more information call 519-376-6623, email [email protected] or visit the Public Services Desk.

Awesome-foundation-regThe latest Awesome Foundation has been born in Grey County, bringing a new level of awesomeness to the City of Owen Sound. Twelve awesome individuals have pledged $100 each to help make their community a more awesome place, one great idea and one cash-filled brown paper bag at a time.

Individuals located in the greater Owen Sound area are invited to pitch their best idea to help make greater Owen Sound an even more awesome place to live, work and play. All who are located within 20 kilometers of Owen Sound city hall are invited to email a pitch of up to 300 words to [email protected] by April 15, 2015. The 12 Awesome Trustees will narrow down the submissions to three great community-minded ideas that “make awesome happen”.

Cathy-Hird-flowersA hint of spring is in the air, a breath of fresh air, and a touch of warmth in the sun. This is a time of renewal. I wonder, in your life, what brings you this refreshing gift?

Snow still covers much of the ground, and the dirt is frozen solid. Still, in pots of earth set in the window sill, we can start tomatoes, plant basil and thyme. The sun will warm the earth we bring inside, and green will grow, a reminder that crocuses and maple leaves are coming...



Blue Flowers featLet the Library help you chase away the winter blues and jump into spring gardening!

The Library is presenting three nights of lectures in April for gardeners of all levels. Tickets are FREE at the Library Public Services Desk. Each event is located in the Library Auditorium from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Have trouble growing in certain areas? Join the Grey County Master Gardeners discussion on Perennials for Difficult Locations on April 7.

New to gardening? Join us on the evening of April 28 when the Master Gardeners return to present Gardening for Beginners.

Gather landscaping ideas at Go Native! Trees & Shrubs for your Landscape presented by volunteers from the Inglis Falls Arboretum on April 29.


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