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!
Next week, we have another great Financial Planning Seminar on offer. Join us on Thursday, February 22nd for “Financial Planning for all of Life’s Firsts”, at 6:30pm. Katya Ells of Dominion Lending Centers will be with us to discuss the importance of saving for the big things coming down the line—your first home, your childrens’ education, retirement, and more. While she won’t be able to answer specifics about your portfolio, or about her company, she will have a great presentation about how you can work toward making all of those goals a reality, no matter where you live or bank.
Give us a call at 257-2702 to register. And if 6:30 seems like a bit of a rush from work, don’t worry, we’ll be serving some refreshments.
Early in 2016, we offered up a brand new course as part of our “Lifelong Learning Series” at the library called “Finding Your Creative Self”. We’re happy to announce that we’re going to be offering another six-week session this fall, to a brand new group of patrons!
This fun and inspiring class is for adults who are looking for ways to get re-inspired, to find like-minded people who also want to live a creative life, and find joy in creating again. It is for writers, knitters, painters, yoga-enthusiasts, moustache-twirlers….anyone who does something creative in their lives, but has been feeling less than enthusiastic about it lately. Each session will focus on a new idea, and will include in-class exercises, as well as work to take home to build on the ideas from each week. But this isn’t some boring old class—we will do a creative activity each week, and spend a lot of time laughing and talking.
The course is based on a number of popular creativity books, such as Julia Cameron’s THE ARTIST’S WAY, Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC and THE YEAR OF YES by popular TV writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, and will have you digging deep and searching for the fun you once had.
“Finding Your Creative Self” begins on Tuesday, September 20th and runs through October 25th, from 1-3pm, but there will be a class-limit, so be sure to register early. This was such a popular course last time, we had a huge waiting list, and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed!
Registration begins today, so call us at 257-2702 for more information or to register, or drop by the library to sign up. We want you to feel inspired again about doing those creative things you used to love to do! What have you got to lose?
Does anyone write letters anymore? We sure hope so! And February is the perfect month to think about writing a special letter to someone—yourself in the future, a loved one, or maybe even to someone you don’t really know, but would like to share some kind words with.
SLOW MAIL is our newest library fun! Write a letter at our special table, address it, and we’ll mail it out….a year from now! (No, we’re not trying to compete with the Post Office, as you can see.) This is a great way to see what you’re thinking right now….and mail yourself some goals. Or send your sweetheart a letter telling them how much they mean to you. Think of this as a time capsule. You’ll probably forget all about it, and then next year–bingo! Your mail will arrive. What a fun surprise, right?
January was a busy month at the library, with plenty of great “Lifelong Learning” seminars, including an ongoing creativity course, an introduction to Twitter, and a Family Finances seminar. February looks like it will be just as much fun…especially for adults!
While we start off the month with a Valentine’s Craft Night for kids, were continuing our Creativity Course, and looking forward to a special Facebook 101 seminar with Chantal Bechervaise of Take it Personel-ly. If you’ve been hesitant to get onto Facebook, or use it but don’t feel like you’re using it to its full potential, we have a few spaces left for this great introduction. If you took part in our Twitter 101 seminar, you know you’ll learn a lot about the site and how to use it, through Chantal’s easygoing manner and simple learning strategies. You can sign up for the course, which happens on Saturday, February 20th from 2-4pm, by calling us at 257-2702, or dropping by the library.
Later on this month, we’re also hosting another fabulous financial wellness seminar, called “Making Your Money Last–Planning for Retirement”. This will be a fascinating look into how you can successfully transition into retirement without feeling the financial stresses that can occur without enough planning. The course takes place on Saturday, February 13th at 10am, and registration is required, so sign up today. Spaces are limited!
We’re also getting excited about our regular February event called “Blind Date with a Book”, where you choose a book based only on a brief description! It’s always fun, and a little bit exciting to see what you’ll get when you take the book home and unwrap it. And this year, we’re letting kids and teens in on the action with a “Book Crush” just for them. Visit our fun displays when you drop in!And last but not least, we’re starting a fun new program called “Slow Mail”, where letters take the long way around. Write a letter, drop it off, and we’ll mail it back to you in ONE YEAR! What kind of mail is this? Maybe you’ll write yourself a letter of encouragement, or write a love letter to that special someone, or even a letter to your future self reminding you of your goals. Wouldn’t it be fun to see what you were thinking one year later? Pop in for more information.
As always, don’t forget our regular features, like our “Colour Yourself Calm” workshops on the 4th Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30pm, and our “Bridging the Generation Gap” book Club which is really taking off! (2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6-7:30pm).
We’ll also have our March Break calendar out early on this month, so make sure to pick one up to see all the fun we’re planning for March!
SOCIAL MEDIA INTRODUCTORY SEMINARS:
Twitter 101 —- Saturday, January 16th, 2-4pm —-An intro to Twitter as a communication tool, social networking platform, and information sharing structure.
Facebook 101— Saturday, February 20th, 2-4pm — An intro to the popular social media site. Learn how to be safe using this platform, and have fun at the same time.
LinkedIn 101— Saturday, March 19th, 2-4pm—-This great intro to the career-based communication tool will help you navigate the confusing waters and improve your career presence.
FINANCIAL WELLNESS SEMINARS:
How Money Works: A Family Finances Seminar-–Saturday, January 20th, 10am—This information session will provide families with great tools to use now and plan for the future.
Making Your Money Last: Planning for Retirement—-Saturday, February 13th, 10am—-Join us to learn how to transition into your retirement.
Women and Investing—Saturday, March 26th, 10am—An informative session to help women understand the often confusing world of finances.
All sessions require registration, so please call the library at 257-2702 to sign up well in advance. We know a lot of these programs will be popular, so don’t miss your chance to learn something new!