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Guelph Public Library reveals new brand

After months of public engagement and creative development, the Guelph Public Library today unveiled its new brand including a logo, tagline and colour palette.

5 Live Rock to give free concert on patio of Civic Museum

The all-girl rock band 5 Live Rock will play a free concert this Friday, June 26, on the patio at the Guelph Civic Museum, atop the recently landscaped hill, and nearby the new John McCrae statue. The concert is part of Guelph Museums’ Fourth Fridays series.

Unveiling and dedication of John McCrae statue in Guelph

On Thursday, June 25, the City of Guelph and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery will unveil and dedicate a bronze statue of John McCrae—commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Guelph native’s famous war poem, In Flanders Fields.

Remembering In Flanders Fields artists share their inspiration

The artists of Remembering In Flanders Fields: A Juried Art Show will be at the Guelph Civic Museum to talk to talk to visitors about how John McCrae’s famous poem inspired their works. The talks are set to take place every Saturday from 2 to 4 pm, starting on June 6 and ending July 25, 2015.

Build a birdhouse with dad

On June 20, 2015, Guelph Museums is hosting a special father’s day event at the Guelph Civic Museum. Andre Belisle from JL’s Home Hardware will be on hand to teach fathers and their children how to a build their own birdhouse.

In the footsteps of John McCrae tour of France and Belgium

Those interested in travelling to France and Belgium and learning about the life and times of Canadian soldier, doctor and poet John McCrae have until June 11, 2015 to sign up for the In the Footsteps of John McCrae Tour of France and Belgium

What role does the Guelph Public Library play in your life? Take a short survey to help with their rebranding process!

The Guelph Public Library needs your help to articulate a new brand that will capture and promote the essence and purpose of the Library: what the Library is and what it can be. This will be achieved through targeted key messaging, a brand “personality” and a new logo and tagline. Your input into this process is critical as this is your community library!

Guelph READS is back by popular demand!

Back by popular demand, Guelph READS 2015 will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library. The Friends of the Library present a star-studded panel who will attempt to convince you that their choice of literature should also be yours.

Children’s author to celebrate moms at Tiny Tot Thursday

Children’s book author Janét Aizenstros will be a special guest at All about Mommy, a special mother’s day themed Tiny Tot event for children one to four years old and their caregivers at Guelph Civic Museum, Thursday, May 7 from 9:30 to 11:00 am.

Tea for Mom at the Museum

Guelph Museums is celebrating Mother’s Day by hosting an afternoon tea and talk with Amy Taylor on Sunday, May 10 at the Guelph Civic Museum.

Remembering ‘In Flanders Fields’

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields, the Guelph Public Library is proud to release a new research tool at www.GuelphPL.ca starting Monday, April 27, 2015.

Exhibit explores Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War

A travelling exhibition created by the Columbus Centre in Toronto that documents Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War is coming to the Guelph Civic Museum. Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences During WWII will open on Friday, April 24, with a reception starting at 6.30 pm.

Guelph Museums launches In Flanders Fields at 100 programming

One hundred years ago, Guelph-born doctor, soldier, and poet John McCrae wrote a poem that touched the world, and inspired an enduring symbol of remembrance. In commemoration of the centenary of In Flanders Fields, Guelph Museums announces an ambitious slate of programs for 2015: