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Emergency Preparedness Week

May 5, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

“It is a collaborative event undertaken by provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level, in concert with Public Safety Canada and partners. Emergency Preparedness Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies: Know the risks - Make a plan - Get an emergency kit.

Time for a Mother's Day Spa

May 5, 2020
Karen Scott

Need some ideas for how to pamper Mom this Mother's Day?  How about the makings of a spa day, right there at home?  It's simple, quick, and easy to mix up some lip scrub, foot (or body) sugar scrub, or bath salts.  Look around for some jars you can use - and maybe decorate?- or some plastic containers with a good seal.

May the 4th Be With You

May 4, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

What started as a pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away. To help you celebrate Star Wars Day solo -- or as a family -- we have many offerings in our digital catalogue:

 

Family Reading

Everybody’s writing on the weekend...

May 1, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

With our rainy, cooler days, a family project of hand writing letters to a grandparent or friend can be a practical tool to improve spelling and cursive writing.  If you are isolating on your own, what a great opportunity to get started writing that novel you have been thinking about, or ‘roughed out’ at one of our Writers’ Forums. You could have a complete manuscript ready to go for the next Writers’ Forum at the library.

Celebrating Comics

May 1, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

With the COVID-19 restrictions, Free Comic Book Day (May 2, 2020) has been postponed this year, but if you still want to celebrate try one of our many titles available in our digital library!

Let's Move It Outdoors!

May 1, 2020
Karen Scott

The weather's finally getting warmer and it's time for some fun activities outdoors. 

If you want to get your little ones interested in gardening, maybe start with an oldie but goodie: 

"Talkie" Thursday

April 30, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

If you are crafting or cleaning around the house why not entertain yourself with storytelling? It’s the perfect time to try a audiobook (also known as a talking book). While you are dusting you can distract yourself with a good mystery, get caught up in a thriller, or get a laugh from a feel-good book.

Trying Out Book Suggestions

April 30, 2020
Catherine

Publisher catalogues, Goodreads.com, blog blogs…there are so many great options for finding reading inspiration. Like most people, however, I find the best source is other readers. The following are some books that were suggested to me by others. While I was initially reluctant to read them, I was glad I did. Click any of the titles below to place a hold in our catalogue. 

Bridge Building Challenge

April 30, 2020
Karen Scott

Here's an engineering challenge that will keep the kids engaged for quite a while: have them build a bridge that will hold a certain amount of weight.

Finding Reality in Fiction

April 29, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Often as I am reading a novel, I want to learn about the “real bits” I find embedded in the fiction. When I read Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, I immediately wanted to look at the art work of Johannes Vermeer.  It is like the connection you make to a particular city you wish to visit after reading a novel – like New Orleans and Anne Rice’s the Vampire Chronicles.