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Virtual Programming Survey

June 10, 2020
Catherine

In the wake of COVID-19, this summer's program lineup will certainly look a bit different than in previous years. 

We invite you to complete a survey that will inform our virtual programming strategy going forward. What would you like to see the library provide in terms of virtual programs? Your ideas and feedback are welcome!

Access the survey here.

“Lilliputian” Weddings

June 10, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

The 2020 wedding season will now have a new look – if you choose to go ahead with your ceremony it will be a “Lilliputian” affair to be within the new smaller groups required under our emergency measures. Although you have the option of delaying, an intimate affair may be a workable solution.  Whether you are revamping your wedding or taking another year to reconsider your options, we have a variety of resources to help you decide!

Season Up The BBQ

June 8, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Grilling, barbeque, smoking or an old fashioned cookout – the season has finally arrived and with it, an excuse to be outside and support your local farmers at the same time.  Whichever ingredients or method you use, we have the resources to help you with basic instruction, seasoning, marinating or attempting a new technique:

Journaling for Mental Health

June 5, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

During this stressful time, a great habit to begin is journaling – it can either set the tone for your day ahead or settle a restless mind at night.  Caring for our mental health is as important as our physical health, during this time when we need to self-isolate, and limit our contact with others. Setting a future goal, stating your feelings or simply reflecting on your day, will give you a sense of accomplishment and help you identify stressors.

Staff Picks: Find your Path

June 4, 2020
Catherine

Coleen recently enjoyed Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the FIT52 Life by Carrie Underwood, a new lifestyle book that is available in a variety of formats at the library. Here is her review:

Canadian Armed Forces Day

June 4, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

“Today, on Canadian Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to our brave women and men in uniform for their service to Canada, and thank them for the dedication, skill, and humanity they demonstrate when keeping Canadians safe here at home, and around the world.

Thank you, Paramedics!

May 27, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Paramedic Services Week is May 24 - 30th this year and we would like to send out a big thank you to all of you on the front lines. You are often the first people we see during an emergency and your calm professionalism in times of stress is phenomenal.

To help our front line workers we need to do our part when we call for help:

When calling 911:

Entertaining a Short Story

May 26, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

If you are in a reading slump, overwhelmed with chaotic news stories, but wanting a quick escape from it all, try selecting a short story for your next read. It helps me get back into my reading grove by giving me a feeling of accomplishment -- when you finish the first story in the anthology, you want to move to the next. Author of both novels and short stories, Lorrie Moore has said “A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage.

Literary Departures

May 25, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Do you have a sense of wanderlust, anxiously awaiting a post-COVID-19 world? Try a literary departure – download our Mango Languages app, a travel memoir, and prepare for some comfortable armchair travel!

Pretend-a-Prom

May 21, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Although missing a few classes may be okay for teens, missing friends and activities has likely been difficult. A rite of passage that will become virtual or delayed this year will be the prom. Picking the theme, getting the dress or tux, and planning the day out will have a new reality. You do have the benefit of extra time, so try on your dress or tux and download these titles from Hoopla or Overdrive to start your prom fervor: