What’s Happening in February

What’s Happening in February?

Juice Jam (Sat, Feb. 11, 10:30 am):
Come to our “Juice Jam” with Polly Beach! Toddlers, preschoolers, and primary kids will have a great time playing along to Polly’s songs with shakers, bells, drums, and other rhythm instruments. And after we’re done “jamming”, stay for juice and a snack! This is a free program for ages 7 and under.

Local History Digital Archives & Genealogy Demo (Sat, Feb. 11, 2:00 pm):
Interested in local history and genealogy? The Merrickville and District Historical Society will be demonstrating the new software for their Digital Archives collection (housed at the Library). The “Past Perfect” software makes searching for the Society’s Archive collection fast and easy. We’ll also be looking at the Alice Hughes Genealogy Collection and its ongoing digitization project. Learning about Merrickville-Wolford’s past has never been easier.

More Ease, Less Stress (Thurs, Feb. 16, 7:00):
Do you feel stressed about “getting it all done”?  Join Shulamit Ber Levtov, MA, RSW, RYT and Ellie McMillan, E-RYT to learn some easy tips to transform your stress and find more ease and comfort in your life. In this workshop, you’ll experience in-the-moment stress relief and mood change through experiential activities that involve breath, movement and essential oils. Plus, you’ll learn takeaway skills & tips and the keys to applying them for lasting results. Walk away with a “stress-less” essential oil kit that you can use to soothe and nourish you when handling stress.

Registration is required (Contact the Library). This is a free workshop, however Shula and Ellie would be grateful to accept donations of goods for Leeds Grenville Interval House (their wish list is here)

Art Workshop for Kids (Sat, Feb. 25, 1:00):
Our Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops for Kids lead by Gloria Stowell and Kathy Brown will have a Canadiana theme this year to celebrate Canada 150. For ages 8+. Registration required.  Contact the Library

Off the Shelf (Mon, Feb. 27, 7:00  – special date):
February’s Off the Shelf promises an evening of Travel & Romance – or, at least, an evening of short readings and play selections about romantic travel.  Don’t miss this evening of sweet nothings and light refreshments for adult listeners.

Friday Movies at the Library (Fridays, 2:00):
Our afternoon movies for adults run every week in February. Check out this month’s films on our home page – or contact the Library.

Afterschool Homework Help: Speeches (Wednesdays, 4:00):
Come after school for help with assignments and some fun stuff when those are finally through.

StoryTime (Fridays, 10(ish)):
Stories, songs, rhythm instruments, and a simple craft for ages 5 and under and a parent.

LEGO Club (Saturdays, 10 – 12):
Bring a friend and come for brick-building fun on Saturday mornings.

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