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Feb
27
2017

Our Spring 2017 newsletter is out! Check out what's happening at the Barrie Public Library during March, April and May.

We've got ton of programs, events and workshops taking place, including:

Oct
05
2016

Try an online course at the library or at home with Universal Class. You can brush up on your Windows 10 knowledge or get started with Reiki or Dog Training.

These courses are organized into lessons that you can do at your own pace and each course has its own tutor that you can contact with questions or for advice.

Remember that you can use our other online resources or books to supplement and support your studies!

 

Apr
23
2016

Congratulations to Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff on winning the National Business Book Award for 2016. 
 

Their book, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry is an inside account of Research in Motion, the company behind the Blackberry.

Other nominees for this award were:

May
19
2015

We have a brand new business database at the library - SimplyMap

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application allowing you to interact with complex data. It enables non-technical and advanced users to quickly create professional thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data taken from the Canadian Census, Canadian Survey of Household Spending and the Dun & Bradstreet Canadian Company Database.

Mar
09
2015

Are you looking to keep up with new books or themed content in your favourite genres?

Check out our new opt-in email alerts. We have lists for younger age groups and additional lists for genres in our adult collection. Genres include general fiction as well as a range of non-fiction topics, and fiction genres.

Feb
12
2015

We asked library staff to tell us what their favourite reads were for 2014, and boy did they tell us. We've got great lists to share with you for any interest.

Adult Fiction / Fiction Audiobooks 

Dec
05
2014

The Library is in the process of changing to a new Catalogue System.
* From now until our new system launches on December 9th, the library will not be placing any holds for material.
* From now through December 10th, due dates have been shifted. Any material that would normally be due from December 5th through December 10th will now be due on December 11th. 
* Renewals cannot be done through our online system. If you need to renew material for any reason before our new system is up and running, please ask staff for assistance.
 

Mar
06
2014

Seth Godin: Why I want you to steal my ideas

Please don’t steal my car.

If you drive away with it, I won’t have it any more, which is a real hassle.

Please don’t steal my identity or my reputation either. Neither travels well, and all the time you’re using it, you’re degrading something that belongs to me.

Jan
13
2014

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has some advice for business owners, including “do sweat the small stuff”.

Nov
15
2013

Do you want to read the Globe and Mail about D-Day, June 6, 1945? Check the Toronto Star for Pierre Trudeau during the October Crisis in 1970? The full text of the Globe and Mail is available from 1844-2009 and the Toronto Star, 1892-2011. The look and feel of the search pages has changed, to make it easy to find things and read the pages of the newspapers.

Nov
01
2013

Check out our New York Times Business Best Sellers Books for October 2013

1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

2. Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson

3. Before Happiness by Shawn Achor

Nov
01
2013

Interested in hosting your next business meeting at the Barrie Public Library? Our room booking calendar will open December 1, 2013. Check back for more details.

http://library.barrie.ca/about/rooms

Thank you.

 

Jul
12
2013

The Winner of the National Business Book Award is Plutocrats by Chrystia Freeland.

Read more about the award.

We've got it to borrow if you want to check it out in hardcopy format or in audiobook format.

Apr
30
2013

On April 22nd, the finalists were announced for the National Business Book Award. The winner will be announced on May 28th. Why don't you decide for yourself. Here are the finalists.

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