What’s Happening in June
Summer Youth Theatre (Auditions, Mon, June 5 & Wed, June 7, 7:00 pm):
After the success of last summer’s play, the library will be partnering with TNIM to stage Baldoon and the Blockhouse by Eleanor Glenn during Canalfest in August. The cast is 6 youth (3M, 3F), and 3 adults (2M, 1F) in supporting roles.
Director Timothy Molloy will be holding auditions on Mon, June 5 and Wed, June 7 at 7:00 pm at the library. Contact the library for more information.
Art Outside the Box (Wed, June 14 & 21, 4:00 pm):
Check out our New art workshop for kids… Arlene McKibbon will be offering (free) art instruction to our Afterschool Youth Group in a variety of media on June 14 & 21. These will be very open sessions driven by what the kids would like to try. Come be a part of it! Contact the library for more information.
Off the Shelf! (Mon, June 19, 7:00 pm):
This month we’ll mark the end of this Off the Shelf season – which featured a wide variety of travel readings – by inviting our readers and listeners to share their own memorable travel stories. If you’d like to share yours, please contact the Library. This will be our last Off the Shelf until fall, so don’t miss this evening of entertaining anecdotes and light refreshments – and maybe something a little unexpected…
Pain Relief: Breath, Movement, Essential Oils (Thurs, June 22, 7:00 pm):
Stress hurts. Literally. Did you know that women who lead demanding lives are more than twice as likely to suffer from aches and pains than women with less busy schedules?
The good news is there are ways you can recruit your body’s own resources to help you feel better *and* continue to respond to the demands of life and business.
Join Shula & Ellie on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 pm to learn some easy tips to gently transform your stress and create ease in your mind and body. In this free class, you will learn some tips and tricks to help your achy body and change your relationship to pain. You also will experience in-the-moment stress relief and mood change through experiential activities that include breath, movement, essential oils and other tools. You’ll also learn takeaway skills and the keys to applying them for lasting results.
This is a free event, but registration is required. Donations of goods will be gratefully accepted for Interval House.
Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops: Mural Celebration (Sat, June 24, 1:00 pm):
Since the beginning of the year, local artist Gloria Stowell and Kathy Brown have been leading the kids and adults in our art workshops on an artistic journey across Canada. And now each of their artworks has been reproduced in miniature and mounted on a map of Canada – creating a lovely mosaic mural of Canada’s regions. We will be officially unveiling and celebrating our Canada 150 mural on Sat, June 24 at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and all of our artists are encouraged to bring their favourite piece to display.
BabyTime (Thursdays, 1:00 pm):
Parents and babies (birth to 12 months) are invited to a fun, interactive story, song and rhyme program.
Friday Movies at the Library (Fridays, 2:00):
Click here to find out this month’s featured films for adults. Bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of big screen entertainment.
StoryTime (Fridays, 10ish):
Is your child starting school this fall? Our weekly StoryTime is an excellent way to help your child get ready – by participating in group activities, practicing listening and pre-literacy skills, and developing enthusiasm for books. The library also has concept books (letters, numbers, colours, shapes, etc.) and books with rhyme, repetition, phonics activities, and more to encourage language skills and early learning. Research shows that early literacy programs improve school readiness. Join us Fridays at 10(ish) for stories, songs & rhymes and a simple craft. New StoryTimers are always welcome.
LEGO Club (Saturdays, 10 – 12):
Bring a friend and come for brick-building fun at our Saturday mornings.