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Fall programs at the library

Fall programs are back, with a few new ones added, at the library
Autumn at the Library. Stock Photo

Now that you’re in the swing of September, it’s time to get back to library programming. Your beacon. Your rock. Your one-stop shop. If we felt like we were overselling things, we’d stop. But we’re pretty confident with the lineup we’ve got in store for you. So let’s get on with it.

Movie Matinees:
Sometimes our coworkers don’t trust us. That’s fine. The feeling may or may not be mutual. But we know what our Friday matinee movie crowd likes. Our latest picks of the film Poms filled the room. ‘Poms?  Do we really need to show Poms?’ Well, apparently we did. Apparently we did. Coffee, Cookies, and a Movie is a free event that now runs every other Friday throughout the year. Registration is not required – but get here early, because sometimes we fill up fast (further proof that we need a fully renovated meeting space – for whoever needs to hear this). All screenings begin at 2.

  • Sept. 20: The Tomorrow Man (rated PG13)
  • Oct. 4: Yesterday (rated PG13)
  • Oct. 18: Red Joan (rated R)

If you missed Clay Pot Scarecrows this past week (too bad, it was a rager), you’ll be happy to know we have three additional crafting events scheduled for adults in the next session of programming. On Sept. 21 we’ll be hosting our first ever Craftapalooza. Yep. Just as wild and reckless as it sounds. We’ll be setting out some of our best ‘overstock’ extra items from previous craft events and letting participants have at it – come armed with your imagination, or at least the ability to steal ideas discreetly. If you prefer a more controlled crafting experience, consider one of our October sessions.

  • Oct. 3: Spider Web Wreaths
  • Oct. 10: DIY Halloween Doormats

Registration is required for all events. Contact us for fees, further deets, or to secure your spot.

We have a couple of new children’s options this season (or this return to school that we’re all pretending is actually a new season). Snacks & Stories will run every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. for ages 4-8. Kids’ Crafternoons returns (this time, on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:00 pm) and features projects such as Spooky Spider Jars on Oct. 8 and Painted Pumpkin Monsters on Oct. 29. We’ll also be celebrating Science Literacy Week by kicking off some fun S.T.E.A.M. programming that will continue into October.

  • Sept. 17: Superb Science
  • Sept. 19: Edible Experiments
  • Oct. 22: Halloween S.T.E.A.M.

All events require advance registration. Please phone ahead.  

Our first literary Costume Contest will take place Oct. 19 and be combined with an all-day drop-in scavenger hunt while our 4th annual Literary Pumpkin Contest begins Oct. 21. To top it off, we'll officially become the envy of our eight-year-old self by hosting a Goosebumps-themed bash on Oct. 29. Registration is required for this event.

This season, we'll also be offering free seminars on Funeral Pre-Planning (Sept. 24) and Downsizing Your Home (Oct. 8) -yes, in darkly humourous retrospect, those should have been reversed. We'll also have a visit from author Darcy Patrick on Oct. 15 in addition to all of our regularly scheduled events such as Book Clubs, Writers' Forum, Baby Time, and more.

Visit our website for the complete newsletter and further updates, or call us to register for any of these events at 905-227-2581.