Fall is officially upon us; the nights are long, the days are wet, and soup is back on the menu – which means there are more reasons than ever to visit the library. Whether you are looking for a story to snuggle up with, a cookbook full of nourishing winter meals, or a DVD selection for family movie night, the friendly library staff will help you find what you need.
During the cold, dark nights ahead, the library will also be offering special after-hours programs for youth. Last week we launched Books & Brownies – a monthly Teen Book Club (gr. 10 & up), and on September 21 we will welcome young people (gr. 6-12) into the library after dark for the first in a series of monthly Dungeon & Dragons game nights. Next month, in anticipation of Halloween, Danika Dinsmore will be teaching young people (gr. 6-12) the tricks of writing terrifying fiction in the eerie quiet of the library, after it closes its doors for the night.
For younger patrons, the library will continue to offer its monthly LEGO Builders Club on Saturday mornings, and in October will resume its weekly Storytime Programs for babies and preschoolers. For middle-schoolers, the library is often a great place to visit on pro-d days. The library is currently running three LEGO Robotics 101 programs after school in preparation for our first-ever LEGO Robotics team, which will launch this winter.
In all seasons, the library remains an inviting space away from it all, with knowledgeable staff, free wi-fi, quiet work stations, and an assortment of magazines and newspapers to peruse at your leisure. It offers dozens of programs each month for both adults as well as children, and is your gateway to accessing the collections in nearly 40 other libraries across the province. So, consider making the library a regular part of your routine this winter. It is a unique place to meet and do business, learn and imagine, share a story, or just slow down and enjoy the view. We hope to see you there soon.