16174975 10158166068045613 1032376240444278826 n- by Marzio Apolloni

I'm first generation Canadian, proud son of immigrant parents. Which means my brothers were as well! ( Gordon! ) My challenges were not as great as those faced by my dear cousin Nat, who was a true immigrant! Her recent post inspired me to write something about being a son of immigrants, especially with the anti-refugee anti-immigrant diatribe being spewed by many.
A few years ago, a year before I retired, I was recognized by the Ontario Public Library Association with a lifetime achievement award (thanks Bill!). I gave a speech which I rewrote a dozen times, because it would be the first time I would say in public what it was like growing up. And because my parents were there, it would be the first time they would hear from me what it was like. I never spoke to them about it before. The little boy in the story is me. Here is that part:...

Our KidsBruce Grey Child and Family Services Foundation regrettably announce that Senior Fund Development Officer Cindy Wheeler has decided to pursue a position in Ottawa to be closer to her family. For the past six years Cindy has been an integral part of the Our Kids Bruce Grey Foundation in both the publicity and fundraising efforts. Her talent and personality will surely...

Take the Fight out of Food"Take the fight out of food" is the theme for Nutrition Month, March 2017. Many of us struggle with our relationship with food. It can be difficult to sort through food fads, work through picky eating, and deal with stress or self-care needs when living with a disease. Almost half of Canadians find their nutrition information from the internet, social media, and blogs. It's hard to know what...

Cuddling with multiple devicesThe Library is excited to launch a new tech training initiative for adults lead by high school volunteers.

Starting on Thursday, March 2, from 4:00-6:00 pm, and continuing on alternate Thursdays until June 8, adults will be able to come in to the Library and receive assistance from high school volunteers on a variety of computer applications from computer basics, to using social media.

This new program, initiated by a member of the Library’s Teen Advisory Group, hopes to provide cross generational support that will...


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