Une Heure de Conte en Francais

Bonjour mes amis!

We’re starting French Storytime for the fall season today. Drop in for 10:30am to enjoy French songs, stories and more….all without registration. It’s a great session for all ages, aimed mainly at children who have very little French experience (but you never know…we’ve been surprised some days to have children who are very fluent in French join us, and it’s become extra fun!)

There is no registration, so we’ll see you at 10:30!

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Most Popular Posts?

Did you know that one of our most popular posts on this blog has been the “Book in a Jar” post? Back in 2014, we ran a fun passive program for teens during a March Break event, and our Book in a Jar was super fun…and very tricky! We cut up a few pages of three very popular YA books at the time, and tucked them into three little jars…line by line. Teens had to try to guess what book it was from what they could see.

And this post tends to be one of our most searched items, showing up in quite a few Pinterest boards, and getting photo permission requests. We thought it was fun, and hopefully, other libraries have tried it and had success.

Maybe we should do a version for our adult readers next?

Cookbook Book Club

It’s that time again….Cookbook Book Club is starting up for the fall! And we don’t know about you, but we’re excited!

Our Cookbook Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6pm. It’s all about food, friends, and great discussion. This month, our club will be enjoying foods made with wine/cheese. (Sorry, no alcohol will be served at this event, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun..and delicious!)

Feel free to bring a sampler along with you for everyone to try, if you like, or just bring your favourite recipe so that members can take it home to try on their own. Registration IS required for this event, so make sure to give us a call before Wednesday in order to get on the list. We want to make sure there is enough food for everyone to try!

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NFB Film Night at the Library

Join us tonight for not one, but FOUR  great National Film Board movies! It starts at 7pm, and we’ll serve popcorn. You can find out more about the films below….

National Film Board Movie Night
September 7th, 7PM
Free admission, free popcorn!
We will be showing 4 short films by indigenous artists from the NFB’s AABIZIINGWASHI (WIDE AWAKE) Film Festival.

FILMS:
Three Thousand – In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people in a radiant new light.

Breaths – In this evocative short documentary, Inuk singer-songwriter and humanitarian Susan Aglukark weaves together stories of artistry, family, and belonging as she explores the complex cultural shifts of the last 50 years of Inuit life.

Mountain of SGanna – Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who rescues him. The film brilliantly combines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art, and is based on a story inspired by a old Haida fable.

To Wake Up the Nakota Language – “When you don’t know your language or your culture, you don’t know who you are,” says 69-year-old Armand McArthur, one of the last fluent Nakota speakers in Pheasant Rump First Nation, Treaty 4 territory, in southern Saskatchewan. Through the wisdom of his words, Armand is committed to revitalizing his language and culture for his community and future generations.

No registration is necessary. Just be here a little before 7pm to get a great seat.

Book Bucks!

Next week is our last Book Buck Spending week of 2018! If you know a teen who has been reading and collecting all summer long, remind them to drop in next week anytime. We’ll have plenty of great items up for grabs.

Did you know that in the first Book Buck Spending week of the summer, teens handed in $117 in Book Bucks. That means they read 117 books….and we know there are plenty more out there to be spent. It’s going to be an exciting week!

Happy Labour Day!

We might be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find out what’s going on this fall at the library! Check out our latest Fall calendar for kids, and the one for teens and adults. We have plenty of great things coming up—most require registration, so please make note of the dates to start signing up, as things will fill up quickly!