Library News

Library News

Winterfest meets Africa at the Library! February 1 & 2

January 27, 2020

Join us for Winterfest activities all weekend long on February 1 and 2! Zootek will be visiting with their live animal show, drop in to sign up for the Wild Africa Escape Room, and dance and sing to the African beat at Giraffes Can't Dance Storytime. 

Maya Burhanpurkar launching the Library’s Artificial Intelligence Series

January 8, 2020

The Library has partnered with Georgian College’s Big Data Analytics program for the Shaping Our Future Series, featuring student presentations on the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence. The series is launching January 16 with a presentation by Maya Burhanpurkar, third-year physics student and researcher at Harvard University.

Your ability to access eBooks is in jeopardy

October 11, 2019

The Barrie Public Library is committed to providing access to all kinds of books, ideas, information and resources. Our goal is to connect you with titles you want to read – whether it’s in print, eBook or audiobook format. Recently, Macmillan Publishing, one of the large multinational publishers, announced a change that will have a direct impact on your ability to access popular eBooks, and I want to share information about this change with you. 

Learn how to research your family history at our first Genealogy Fair

October 4, 2019

Learn about your family history at our first Genealogy Fair on Saturday, October 26 from 10am-4pm at our Downtown Branch! This event will include presentations from historical specialists across various disciplines, and an expo with regional authors and archivists ready to assist the novice and advanced family history researcher.