Art Display

We exhibit two-dimensional framed works including paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs and prints at the Bridgenorth Library.


Submissions will be accepted from September 19th to October 31st.


The Selwyn Public Library Art Display policy and Call for Entry form are available for review bellow and at the Bridgenorth Library.

Please contact Heather Jamieson at 705-292-5065 or email Heather for more information or to submit the completed Call for Entry form.

Art Display Policy

Call for Entry

Art Craft Display Waiver 

Book Bag

Would you like the library to put together a mystery book bag for you?

Each book bag will include 4 books based on the genre or author you select. 

Available at all three library locations. 

Request a mystery book bag

Book Club

Bridgenorth Book Club:

Second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. 
Bridgenorth Book Club is currently full, but take a look at their Book List.


Ennismore Book Club:

Once a month, Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. 
Ennismore Book Club Book List.

To register for the Ennismore Book Club, email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Dyslexia & Decodable Books- A Parent’s Journey

Local resident Erin Copeland will share her personal experience assisting her son with dyslexia to learn to read while providing tips for parents and teachers on how to use decodable books with children to improve their literacy skills.  This presentation goes hands in hand with the grant we received to create a decodable book collection for parents and teachers in our library system.

Parents may drop off children ages 4+ for LEGO and colouring in an adjacent area for the duration of the talk.

Bridgenorth Library Community Hall

Thursday, October 20th 4:00-4:30pm

This program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Register for Dyslexia & Decodable Books 

Home Library Delivery

The Selwyn Public Library and Community Care Chemung are offering Home Library Service. This service provides delivery of library materials to homebound persons residing in Bridgenorth and Ennismore.

For more information please contact Sarah Jones, Ennismore librarian, at 705 292 8022.

Home Library Service Application

Simply complete the form and submit it. We will contact you once it has been received.

Indigenous Resources

The Selwyn Public Library has materials for all ages to learn more about Indigenous history, including the Indian Residential School experience, and the ongoing Truth & Reconciliation process. 

View our Indigenous Resources web page

SPL Makerspace

Learn to Sew Adult Class

Join us as we host The Sewing School for an introduction to sewing. During this three-hour class, you will learn the basics of sewing and leave with a finished tote bag. No experience is necessary. All materials provided.

SPL Makerspace. 1 Bridge St., Lakefield

Saturday, October 1st 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


To register for this class purchase a ticket from the SPL Makerspace. CASH ONLY. 


Cricut 102

Join us for Cricut 102 as we take a deeper dive into Cricut Design Space. Weld vs. Attach, contour, offset, print then cut, and more.
Tuesday, October 4th 1-3pm.

This program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Register for Cricut 102


SPL Makerspace Knitters Group

It's here! After many years of community requests, we have a space to offer a knitters group. 

Knitters Group with the makerspace is a place and time for knitters to gather, work on independent projects, socialize, and support each other. Note: no formal teaching is being provided.

Knitters Group will run:

First Tuesday of the month 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (drop-in)

First Wednesday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (drop-in)

SPL Makerspace. 1 Bridge St., Lakefield


Glowforge 101

In this introductory class we will cover the safety and basic settings to start using the Glowforge Laser Cutter.

The class is free to attend, but registration is required. 

Thursday, Oct 6th 6-7:30pm 

Thursday, Oct 13th 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, Oct 18th 1-2:30pm


VHS to Digital Format Workshop

In this one hour class you will learn the skills necessary to preserve your treasured home videos on VHS into a number of digital forms (DVD, USB, external hard drive, cloud).

Wednesday October 12th 1-2pm.

This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required.

Register for VHS workshop


Monthly Mending

Bring in an item that needs mending, and our sewing expert from The Sewing School in Peterborough will help you out!

Sewing machine, tread, and basic supplies provided. No cost, but donations welcome.

SPL Makerspace. 

Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please register for a 30 minute time block.
(If your first choice is full, please register for a different one)






Digitize Negatives & Slides

Learn the skills to turn your negatives and slides into a lasting digital form.

SPL Makerspace. 

Wednesday, Oct 19th, 10:00-11:00am.

Register for Digitize Negatives & Slides


Laser Cutting with the Glowforge

Learn the basic skills to start cutting with the Glowforge Laser Cutter.

SPL Makerspace. 

The program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Thursday, Oct 20th 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 25th 6-7pm

Wednesday, Oct 26th 10-11am


Cricut - Intro to HTV

Learn the basics to get started with HTV (heat transfer vinyl). These skills can be applied to make custom shirts, totes, pillow covers, and more!

SPL Makerspace. 

Thursday, October 27th, 1:00-2:30pm

This class is free to attend, but registration is required.

Register for Intro to HTV


Personalized Clutch Workshop

Join us for a fun evening as you design and create a personalized clutch!

(Clutch is pre-made. We are applying your personalized vinyl decal)

Ennismore Optimist Hall (lower level of the Ennismore Library)

Thursday, Oct 27th 6:30 p.m.


To register for this event, purchase a ticket from the SPL Makerspace or SPL Makerspace. CASH ONLY.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 11th.


Selwyn Tech Topics: Instructional Videos

In an effort to keep offering tech workshops and support, the library is now offering Selwyn Tech Topics. Instructional videos that can be viewed on YouTube, without an account, as many times as you like!

If there is a topic you'd like to see as a video, please email Heidi

Tech Topic video playlists

Snowbird Social

Weekly activity pages for adults during the months of November - March. Activity packages included: brain teasers, word search, sudoku, jokes, colouring activities, and more.
The Snowbird Social is over for another winter, but you can still Request to have the activity packages sent by email to your inbox, and you will automatically receive them next fall! 

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