Storytime

It’s the last storytime session of summer! Don’t worry…we’re not taking a break for long, but this is the last chance you’ll get to hear Miranda deliver some great stories, and do some songs. We’re wrapping up all of our summer programs this week (except for summer reading), and we’ll be back in the first few weeks of September. Our fall programming schedule will be out soon, so watch for that.

Until then, make sure you’re signed up for today! Give us a call….storytime starts at 10am.

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TAG, Teen Book Club, & Goodbyes

This is the last week for your teen to get their application into the library for our 2018-2019 Teen Advisory Group. They’ll meet new people, do great things for the library, and even earn most of their school volunteer hours. But, they can’t participate if they don’t submit an application, so make sure to drop by the library to pick one up. It’s a fun interview process (we promise), and they’ll make a real difference to our library.

We’re also getting books ready for our Teen Book Club, which begins again in September. This is always an amazing activity for teens aged 12 and up, who love to read. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month for snacks, book talk, and MUCH more. This will be our fourth year running, and we’re hoping to have a few new faces join us. Our book list for the 2018-2019 period is exciting, a little adventurous, and hopefully, exactly what everyone wants to read and discuss!

Sept. 26  THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken

Oct. 31   (Horror Month) —  THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijakamp   OR….. BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman

Nov. 28  SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli

Dec. 12    CHRISTMAS PARTY

Jan. 30  (Sci Fi Month) — ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis     OR…… THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

Feb. 27  WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME by Josh Sundquist

Mar. 27  THE OUTSIDERS  by S.E. Hinton

Apr. 24  END OF YEAR PARTY

 

And this week marks the last day for our Summer Literacy Tutors. We’ll have a full breakdown of stats for this amazing program really soon, but for now, we’re getting ready to say goodbye to our tutors Molly and Gracey. We can’t wait until you’re back next summer!

 

Programs

Today is the last day of July, and that means programs for this month are wrapping up. This morning, we have a VERY full session of 9 – 12 year olds who will join us to decorate mugs…..and in the afternoon, we have a LEGO drop in for ages 3-8 from 1:30-3:30pm.

But that doesn’t mean we’re finished with programs. No! We have lots of fun coming up later this week, and well into August. This Thursday is going to be especially weird and wacky…we’re celebrating Halloween…in August!  Don’t be surprised if you walk into the library today and see spoooky things everywhere!  And dress up, if you like.

A lot of the programs are just drop ins, but there are a few that require registration, so make sure to check the schedule carefully. Our programs have been pretty full, and we don’t want anyone to go away disappointed.

Happy (almost) August, everyone!

Film Fest at the Library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday afternoon, we’re having a Film Fest for kids at the library! We’ll be showing four fantastic National Film Board shorts that go perfectly with our “What’s Your Thing?” theme!
 
Join us at 1:30pm to watch “The Girl Who Hated Books”, “Gaston’s Recital”, “I Can Make Art…like Maud Lewis”, and “Roses Sing on New Snow”.
 
Showings will begin at 1:45pm sharp!
 
Kids will watch all four films, vote on their favourites, and choose the Film Festival winner! We’ll even have popcorn!
 
It’s going to be a SUPER fun hour, and we’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves, so plan on being here right on time!
 
No registration required…and all ages are welcome to the Film Fest!

Authors Unite!

In a recent post on the Quill & Quire website, it’s obvious that people are not happy about the motion to end the updates to the Indigenous issues that are currently being taught in the public schools’ curriculum. Authors are banding together to make sure that teachers will have access to books by Indigenous authors in the upcoming school year. It’s a wonderful gesture, and hopefully, the actions of these authors will spur other authors to do the same.

Many authors, such as Monique Gray Smith, are donating 20 copies or more of their books to teachers or schools who ask, until all of their purchased copies are gone. While it might not benefit every school, these authors are going out of their way to make sure that some of our children will have access to these books.

You can read the whole article here.

Snakes and K-Pop

Yesterday was our first “Bring Your Thing” event of summer. We’re celebrating all of the things people like to do. It’s like a grown up version of show and tell. And our new friend Danyon brought his snakes, while our very own Caroline showed off her impressive Korean Pop star collection. (Sorry, Caroline…the snakes outshone you.)

Sunni and Frank had great personalities, and didn’t mind all the attention. It was a super successful event, and we can’t wait to do it again!

Anyone have any puppies they’d like to bring? (Just kidding…sort of.)