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   Culture Days @ the Library

“Public libraries and Culture Days are a natural match because both are about inclusion and making sure that culture is available to everyone in the community.”

                                                                         Stratford Public Library CEO (retired) Sam Coghlan 

Public libraries have long been important community hubs in small towns, mid-sized cities, and major urban centres across Ontario. As gateways for learning and culture, Ontario’s public libraries provide affordable access to cultural opportunities regardless of age, income or ability. Beyond literary events, children’s story-times and literacy classes, many libraries regularly host art exhibitions, music, theatre and dance performances, craft workshops, film screenings and so much more. Libraries continue to grow as cultural, technological and service hubs in Ontario with programs for newcomers and learning opportunities to make, create, and learn with 3D printing, green screens and computer animation technologies. For these reasons, public libraries are the ideal partners to present and host Culture Days activities across the province!

Visit your public library during Culture Days to learn, explore and experience what your community has to offer in the areas of arts, culture, heritage and technology. In 2015, 14% of all Culture Days activities in Ontario were organized by or presented in libraries! We’ve collected a sample of some of the great activities happening this year around the province below. Search for activities happening in your local library here.

Community-wide programs

 

Major Library Hubs

Highlight activities from across the province