Find out about this month’s activities at the Library. For more info about any of the library’s programs, contact us (or 613-269-3326).
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Library Closed Aug 31 – Sept. 3:
The library will be closed Aug 31 – Sept 3 for the Labour Day long weekend.
Fall Bulb Sale (Sept. 4 – 8):
Back by popular demand! The Friends of the Library will be selling Vesey bulbs from Sept. 4 – 8 at the Royal Bank to raise funds for the library. The colourful selection includes: purple passion blend tulips, sky blue lilies, pink daffodils, giant purple allium, plus spring flowers (crocuses, windflowers, etc.) and several assortments. Enhance your garden and your library at the same time!
Off the Shelf! (Mon, Sept. 17, 7:00 pm):
Our popular “Readings for Adults” program is back for another year of literary gems – humorous, dramatic, but always entertaining.
This season, we’re going to celebrate the theme of “Home”. What does home mean to us? Where do we make our home and why? Can we feel at home when we live far from where we were born? Join us for readings from books we feel at home with. We’ll also have special guest, Michael Phillips (Sons of Martha), performing a beautiful haunting song he wrote about home. You don’t want to miss it! Mark the 3rd Monday of the month on your calendars, or contact the library if you’d like to be added to our e-mail list.
Calling all babies (and their adults)! We are looking to run another 6-week BabyTime session, starting in Sept. If you and your little one (ages birth-12months) are interested in joining us for songs, rhymes, stories & socializing with other parents, please contact the library.
Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops for Kids (Coming Soon):
Gloria Stowell and artists from MAG (Merrickville Artists’ Guild) will be joining forces for series of 4 art workshops for 8 – 14 years old to inspire kids to explore their creativity. Over the course of these workshops (2 in the fall, 2 in the spring), kids will be introduced to a variety of art techniques by 4 different MAG artists and will create their own pieces to take home. These are free workshops, but registration is required. Contact the library for more information.
Tech Club & LEGO Club (Saturdays, 10:00 am):
LEGO Club and Tech Club will be combining this fall! We’ll be expanding our regular LEGO club to include other building toys to learn more about engineering concepts and how things work. Kids will also have a chance to learn some basic programming with our Code & Go Mouse, Ozobot, Makey-Makey, etc. on some Satureday mornings. Contact the library for specific dates. Fun for school-aged kids with an interest in technology.
StoryTime (Fridays, 10ish):
And last, but not least, StoryTime continues on Friday mornings at 10:00(ish). Our drop-in StoryTime is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to develop early literacy and group interaction skills in a fun and relaxed setting. StoryTime uses the Every Child Ready To Read pre-literacy programming to promote key skills that will help your child become a successful reader – through stories related to a theme, songs, rhymes & rhythm instruments, and a simple craft. New StoryTimers are always welcome!