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The Next Chapter - Issue #7, January - February 2020

The January - February issue of The Next Chapter is now available online and at your local library. 

We hope you enjoy this issue of The Next Chapter.

View The Next Chapter, Issue #7 online here.

Lambton's Creative County Committee Awards 2020 Funding

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Lambton's Creative County Committee Awards 2020 Funding Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Wyoming, ON - Lambton's Creative County Grant Program has approved 21 projects for the 2020 program year, representing an investment of $71,880 in funding.
The grant program will support new cultural initiatives across Lambton County that contribute to quality of life and promote a sense of cultural identity. At a recent meeting, the Creative County Committee approved the following:
• $3,000 to Lambton County's Plowmen's Association to support the Plowing Match 100th Anniversary.
• $700 to Lambton Concert Band for a retrospective look at the history of concert bands in Lambton County.
• $4,500 to Daytripping Magazine for the production of a mural commemorating the work of local artist Barbara Perrin.
• $2,350 for 'Me, You, & Us', an art workshop focused on youth, followed by a celebration of publicly exhibited portraits.
• $3,125 to Jazz and Blues in the Village for a free, Saturday afternoon matinee aimed at getting the community together for a family-focused afternoon of local music.
• $6,875 to Phil Egan for the production of the historical publication 'Keeping the Peace: 160 Years of Policing the Imperial City'.
• $3,750 to the Optimist Club of Forest for the Junior Lambton Film & Food Festival Camp, an annual summer food camp at the Optimist Hall in Forest open to local youth ages 13 to 19 and taught by local chefs, using local farms, and preparing local dishes.
• $4,000 to The Friends of Pinery Park for 'Art in The Park', a program providing visitors the opportunity to explore the relationship between art and nature.
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• $2,000 to the Plympton-Wyoming Historical Society for the implementation of historical murals throughout the municipality.
• $750 to the West Coast Lions Club of Grand Bend for Wednesdays' Familiar Favourites - Grand Bend beach concerts.
• $1,400 for the Lambton Memorial Fiddle Contest.
• $7,850 to the Petrolia Discovery Foundation for renewed displays, way-finding and interpretive signage and new lighting and audio equipment at the Petrolia Discovery.
• $7,500 to Fairbank Oil Fields for the TICCIH - International Industrial Heritage Conference in Lambton's Oil Heritage Conservation District.
• $2,350 to Focus on Ability for 'Learning to Grow & Growing to Learn', a horticultural therapy program.
• $10,000 to Moore Agricultural Society to support the 'Music - The Universal Language' program.
• $2,000 to Moore Museum for the 'Outdoor Art Creating Awareness of Community Heritage, Part 2' program, to include the creation of 3 outdoor murals on the street-side façade of one of Moore Museum’s buildings.
• $2,880 to the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston for the development of a professional cooking program.
• $1,000 to Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston for the promotion of the Fall Fair Ambassador Program & 10 year anniversary.
• $3,000 to The Village of Oil Springs for Family Fun Fest 2020
• $1,500 to the Township of St. Clair and Heritage St. Clair for the installation of signage marking the early hamlets and villages of St. Clair Township.
• $1,350 to the Alvinston Arts & Music Festival for additional programming
It is estimated that this funding will leverage a total of $295,237 in local cultural investment by applicant organizations and their respective partners in 2020, based on the total estimated project costs submitted by applicants.
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The Creative County Grant Program was launched in 2013 to support innovative projects that build cultural capacity, strengthen the creative community, define the County's unique identity and enrich the quality of life of all residents. The program provides up to 50% of total project costs for new arts, culture and heritage initiatives across the County.
The next application intake is scheduled for the fall of 2020, and will support initiatives taking place during the year 2021. For more information about Lambton's Creative County Grant Program, visit www.lambtononline.ca.
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Please contact:
Jackie Rombouts, Committee Chair Mayor, Township of Warwick 519-464-3634 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew Meyer General Manager, Cultural Services Division County of Lambton 519-845-0809 ext. 5236 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Florence Library Reopens

Wyoming, ON - The County of Lambton and the Township of Dawn-Euphemia are advising the public that the Florence Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 for regular scheduled Tuesday hours, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The library was temporarily closed beginning in August of this year following an equipment fire that resulted in significant smoke and water damage to the library space, materials, equipment and furnishings.

"The County of Lambton, as library service provider, and the Township of Dawn-Euphemia, as building owner, have been working together to undertake extensive repairs to restore the library space," said Andrew Meyer, General Manager, Cultural Services Division. "We thank the community of Florence and our library patrons for their patience during this time, and look forward to serving them in the newly restored location."

The library space has been outfitted with replacement shelving, furnishings, computer equipment, books and materials. In an effort to make the space available to the community once again, the library will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, November 19, 2019. However, not all library resources will be available. Staff will continue to work over the next few days to set up the public computer workstations and get the full collection of books and materials in place by the end of the week.

Florence Library regular hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Shetland Library will return to regular hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Follow @lclibraryca on social media or visit www.lclibrary.ca for information on upcoming programs and events at Florence Library.

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Please contact:

Andrew Meyer

General Manager
Cultural Services Division

The Corporation of the County of Lambton

Tel: 519-845-0809 ext. 5236

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Next Chapter - Issue #6, November-December 2019

The  November-December issue of The Next Chapter is now available online and at your local library. 

We hope you enjoy this issue of The Next Chapter.

View The Next Chapter, Issue #6 online here.

The Next Chapter - Issue #5, September-October 2019

The September-October issue of The Next Chapter is now available online and at your local library. 

We hope you enjoy this issue of The Next Chapter.

View The Next Chapter, Issue #5 online here.