After 18 Month Renovation Peterborough Library Hosting Grand Re-Opening January 30th

After an 18 month reno, Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer St. N.) is excited to be hosting its grand re-opening to the public on Tuesday, January 30th.

The grand opening will begin at 9 a.m. that day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a few short speeches, followed by light refreshments and tours of the new facility.

The library closed the doors to its temporary location at Peterborough Square on December 30th.

“We can’t wait to reopen our doors and show the community how much this space has transformed,” says Jennifer Jones, CEO of the Peterborough Public Library. “The building has served this community well for the past 30 years but the roles of libraries have changed over the years and this new space is designed to meet the changing needs of our community.”

The Library is excited to be moving back to a modernized building that offers additional community space for programs and meetings, a redesigned Children’s Area, a new Teen Area, enhanced technology and more space to sit and read, or work.

The Library also has a month full of events planned for all ages and interests in February. Information about these events will be available at the grand opening event and will be posted on the website soon.

For more info, visit the library website here and Facebook page here.

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The Silver Bean Cafe Is Expanding


The Silver Bean is making good use of both their "off season" and land resources by combining both buildings as they undergo some renovations.

The breezeway is no more, and the kitchen will be expanded. After work is complete, there will be an additional 128 square feet.

Here are some of the other plans they have in store for 2014:

  • Showing every game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (between June 12 and July 13)
  • A weekly board games night 
  • A dedicated Scrabble afternoon (likely Tuesday afternoons)
  • A chess night (likely Monday evenings)
  • More outdoor concerts
  • More #BeanUp (tweetup) social gatherings
  • Gatherings of people in specific professions (cycling, graphic designers, writers, ukulele players, etc)
  • Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Summer Social

The Silver Bean Cafe will reopen on May 1st, 2014. The countdown is on!

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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