Library Happenings - Truro Branch, Summer 2017


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Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Truro Branch, Summer 2017 Newsletter. Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Truro Branch LibrarySummer Happenings2017 FREE See page 11 May to August See page 13


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Happy Birthday Canada! Our first summer in the new library is going to be busy and memorable as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Join us for special programs and returning favourites. Check the following pages for details ... and there’s more to come! Be on the lookout for posters and online postings about additional programs still in the planning stages. This summer spend time in Truro’s new park in the civic square and then come inside to enjoy a break from the heat in the cool library. Here’s to good weather and good times! Borrowing You may obtain a library card free of charge if you are a resident of Nova Scotia. To register as a borrower, go to the nearest library and present identification with your correct address. You can also initiate registration with our online registration form. It is important to notify the library when you change your address, so that correspondence can reach you. You must present your library card when borrowing because the barcode and number on the card are specific to you and will ensure the security and privacy of your records. Please note: It is not the responsibility of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library or its staff to exercise a supervisory or restrictive role in determining which library resources young persons may use or access. Kind Regards, Janet Janet Pelley Library Director  Library collections are available to all library users without restriction.  Replacement borrower cards cost $2.00.  Maximum loan of 50 items systemwide (books, magazines, videos, etc.) Our Collection  Loan period is three weeks, with the exception of high demand titles which may be borrowed for seven days. From a collection of more than 146,000 items, we lend books (regular and large print), paperbacks, DVD’s, CD’s, audiobooks, and magazines. For archival reasons we do not lend newspapers. For our full collection policy, please see our website.  Vacation loans for longer periods are also possible. Bookdrops are available in all branches for returning books when the library is closed. High demand titles may not be renewed. Included in the collection are over 6,000 eBooks and downloadable audiobooks! If you have questions about our downloadable collection, go to Other items on loan may be renewed if they are not on request nor have been declared lost. Items may be renewed by phone, in person or through your account on our website. and click on “OverDrive Help” Visit us online! 1 Life at the Library


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Contents Services Monthly Matinée (Ages 50+) Programs for Adults Programs for All Ages Teen Programs Youth Programs Children & Tweens Children, Tweens, & Teens Pg 3 Pg 4 Pg 5 Pg 11 Pg 14 Pg 15 Pg 17 Pg 18 Connect with us... Donations We welcome gifts as an expression of support for the library. Donations can be given directly to the library, a registered charity (#10695 1742 RR001) and/ or to the Colchester-East Hants Public Library Foundation, a registered public foundation (#85594 13332 RR001). The Foundation raises money for capital projects, collections, programs, and to build an endowment fund for long-term support of the library. Editorial team: Angela Headon, Shelley Mattix, Laura Miedema Governance Under the Nova Scotia Libraries Act, the Colchester-East Hants Public Library Board provides public library service through outreach services and headquarters operations and in branch facilities provided and maintained by host municipalities. Members of the Board From the Province Ms. Erin MacPherson Mrs. Ruby McDorman From the Municipality of Colchester Councillor Eric Boutilier Councillor Karen MacKenzie From the Municipality of East Hants Councillor Stephen King Councillor Cyril McDonald From the Town of Stewiacke Councillor Roseanne Chapman Councillor Russel Stoddart From the Town of Truro Councillor Brian Kinsman Miss Edith Patterson Operating funds come from: Grants - Provincial 65.89% Municipal 24.03% Cost Recoveries (e.g. fines, hall rentals, printing fees) 0.24% Bequests/Donations/ Grants/Reserve Fund 9.84% ____________________________ 100% (Percentage breakdown based on funds received by the Board in 2014/2015) Table of Contents 2


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Services BOOKS BY MAIL A service for rural residents of Colchester and East Hants who live more than 10km from a branch library. Registered users select items by mail, phone, or e-mail, and the items are mailed to them. SATELLITE LIBRARY SERVICE Once every three weeks library service is offered at satellite sites in Kennetcook and Upper Stewiacke. A small collection of materials is available for borrowing, as well as access to the online catalogue and the internet. HOME READER SERVICE In some locations, for those physically unable to come to the library, books, magazines, and sound recordings can be delivered to the individual’s home. MEETING ROOMS Meeting rooms, which may be rented for educational or cultural purposes, are available at the Elmsdale, Tatmagouche, and Truro Branches. For scale of fees, please contact the branch. PHOTOCOPYING AND PRINTING Photocopiers and computer printers are available at all branches. MICROFILM READER In Truro, the microfilm reader gives access to the library’s backfiles of The Chronicle Herald, local newspapers, and other resources. REQUESTS You may place a hold on circulating items in the system. Holds can be placed in person, by phone, and from the online catalogue section of our website when you log in with your library card number. INTERLIBRARY LOANS We will try to borrow from other libraries items which are not available in our collection and cannot be purchased. Interlibrary loans are often free, but some libraries will charge a fee ranging from $10.00 to $15.00. PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS You can book time on computers at all branches to access the internet and word processing software. Your library card is required. Guest cards are available for visitors from outside our region. COMPUTER LABS Computer learning centres in Elmsdale (10 stations), Mount Uniacke (4 stations), and Truro (8-station mobile lab) offer a range of software and access to the internet. Individual and group bookings are available. Introductory training sessions are offered from time to time. WIRELESS NETWORK Wireless access is available at all branches. 3D Printing @ the library How do I submit a project to print? You can submit it by email ( or drop it off on a thumb drive or SD card, which will be signed for by staff; a receipt will be given for the item. You will be notified when your object is ready to be picked up. How much does it cost? A charge of $1 per printing hour (or part of an hour) is applied to each project. This helps us purchase more supplies! For more information, please check 3 Library Services


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May 29 1 hr 33 min I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015) Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliot A sudden loss disrupts Carol's orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one but two unexpected relationships that challenge her assumptions about what it means to grow old. ( June 26 2 hrs 3 min Secretariat (2010) Monthly Matinee (ages 50 and older) 1:30 pm in the J. Harris Read Program Room Last Monday of the Month July 31 1 hr 35 min Hello, My Name is Doris (2015) August 28 1 hr 47 min Field of Dreams (1989) Kevin Connolly, Diane Lane, James Malkovich The life story of Penny Chenery, owner of the racehorse Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973. ( Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. ( Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. ( Seniors 4


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May 10 99 min Classic (1968) The Party A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired. ( June 7 125 min Foreign (2013) Saving Mr. Banks Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. ( May 24 87min Documentary (2011) Planet Yoga The fascinating story of the encounter between the ancient eastern discipline of yoga and a western population hungry for spiritual and physical renewal. ( June 21 126 min Classic (1961) The Misfits A divorcee falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle. ( Classic, Documenta&ry Foreign Film Series 5 All Adults


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July 5 84 min Documentary (2009) Oceans An ecological drama/ documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world. ( July 19 100 min Foreign (1970) Bed and Board Lightly comic, with a touch of the burlesque, Bed and Board is a bittersweet look at the travails of young married life and the fine line between adolescence and adulthood. ( English subtitles Every second Wednesday 1:30 pm J. Harris Read Program Room August 2 104 min Classic (1950) Harvey Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane — but he may be wiser than anyone knows. ( August 16 82 min Documentary (2008) Antoine A sensitive depiction of the real and imaginary worlds of a little six-year-old boy, who is lucid, confident and blind. ( English subtitles August 30 79 min Foreign (2015) Fatima A modest but engrossing movie, that explores what an act of rebellion might look like for a woman like Fatima: a North African immigrant in her mid-forties, divorced, living in Lyon, in a community that doesn't seem overly eager to assimilate her or women like her. ( English subtitles All Adults 6


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For Adults June 29th - August 19th Each time you check out items, fill out a ballot for a chance to win a prize! Family Caregiver Series Tuesday May 16 - June 27, 2017 (no session on May 30) 6 - 8:30pm Are you providing care and support to a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, or do you have an interest in caregiving? If so, the Family Caregiver Education Series can help you. This series will include presentations, and interactive activities to help prepare family members for their new role. J. Harris Read Program Room To Register: Call Earth Angels Homecare at 902-893-3553 Presented by: Mondays 2:00 - 4:30 pm @ the library Several non-competitive Scrabble games are played with 2 or 3 people, with a rotation each game. Ina M. Patterson Study Dictionaries and cheat sheets are permitted. Please contact the library if you are interested. Colouring for Adults Thursdays, May 11th , June 8th, July 13th, August 10th 10:30 - 11:30 am Hang out with some adults, relax and colour the stress away! Pencil crayons, markers and colouring pages will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Pre-registration is required. Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab 7 All Adults


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Take a virtual trip to New York City with two staff members who have enjoyed the City that Never Sleeps. Tuesday, July 11th 6:30 pm J. Harris Read Program Room Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Saturday, July 15th 10:30 - 11:30 am With flowers in bloom, why not join this program to give the fairies in your garden a place to stay? Pre-registration is required. Thursday, July 20th 6 - 7 pm YtrswPeooorauioletmvmh-merimneuuagasstsittihseenwetsrgrioateteitrosmlikeogoemwnef ltieipitsmnohurtuzieystzt.oqlooeuufsfritraahenedl od.rcoekosecmda pteo All Adults 8


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All Programs in the Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Drop In Wednesday, August 16th 10:30 - 11:30 am Lego® isn’t just for kids. Adults are welcome to drop in and play with some Lego® and relax. Can you outdo your kids’ creations? Mask Making Saturday, August 19th 2:30 - 3:30 pm Materials will be provided for you to create your very own mask! Feel free to bring materials from home as well. Pre-registration is required. Adult Collage Craft Thursday, August 24th 10:30 - 11:30 am Using old magazines cut into strips, create a uniquely shaped collage. Materials provided. Pre-registration is required. 9 All Adults


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Tech Classes Register in person or by calling 902-895-4183 or toll-free, 1-888-632-088 Techy Travel Wednesday, May 3rd 10:30 - 11:30 am This program will go over websites and apps that make planning and enjoying your vacation hassle-free! All classes in the Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab OverDrive for Tablets Tuesday, June 14th 10:30 - 11:30 am The library has a great selection of eBooks and audio books on OverDrive. Learn how to access these books for free on your tablet (Android and Apple). Space is Limited Pre-registration is required for ALL Classes OverDrive for eReaders Wednesday, June 15th 10:30 - 11:30 am The library has a great selection of eBooks and audio books on OverDrive. Learn how to access these books for free on your eReader (ex. Kobo). Crafty Resources Wednesday, June 21st 10:30 - 11:30 am Learn where to gather resources for all of your craft needs, from knitting to DIY crafts. Windows 10 Wednesday, July 12th 10:30 - 11:30 am Learn some helpful tips and tricks for using Windows’ new operating system, Windows 10. All Adults 10


p. 12 Coming Soon 150 Books of Influence A booklist of 150 books that somehow influence or define *urseagsisNtroavtiaonScroetqiaunirsed Knitting/Crocheting Drop In Spend some time with others who love to do a variety of needlework crafts. Bring your own needlecraft project to work on, or help us knit a community project. Basic knitting and crochet instruction is available. Ages 8 - 108 Every Thursday 3 - 4:30 pm Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab 11 Various Ages Ina M Patterson Study Adult program (seepage14forteenprogramDungeons &Dragons)


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Bicycle Café Saturday, May 6th Drop in 2 - 4pm Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab David Boehm with CALA’s* Family Learning Project, will be fixing a kid’s bike and will be available to answer your bicycle-related questions! * Colchester Adult Learning Association Fundy Family Researchers Sunday, May 14th 1:30 - 3:30 pm J. Harris Read Program Room Searching for your roots is a lifetime hobby which is interesting, gratifying, and enjoyable. Our core group of genealogy researchers have over twenty years of experience and are happy to share their knowledge with you. Research is concentrated around Colchester, Cumberland, and Pictou Counties, but we can help researchers travel further afield. Mom & Me Drop In Saturday, May 13th 10 am - 12 pm or 2 - 4 pm Work on a hand print project with your little one, to celebrate Mother’s Day Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Nova Scotia Public Libraries will be hosting ‘150 days of making, creating and learning in Nova Scotia’. Watch for workshops and activities in a library near you. All Ages 12


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Fundraiser! Zentangle Class With Eva MacIsaac Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Thursday, May 18th 5 - 8 pm Registration Required (max of 10) In this introductory class learn the basic techniques of tangling, how to read a tangle pattern, how to shade, and how to find tangling Facebook pages, YouTube channels and websites. Each participant will receive a supply kit which includes a pigma micron pen, a shading stump, a graphite shading pencil, tangling tiles, and a frame for your 5X5 creation that you will make during the class. (Ages 12 – adult) Cost is $50.00 per person Weaving Demonstration J. Harris Read Program Room Saturday, June 3rd 10 am – 4:30 pm Are you interested in weaving? A group of enthusiastic tablet and inkle weavers will be at the library to show off their latest projects and to answer questions about this ancient art. Dad & Me Drop In Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Saturday, June 17th 10 am – 12 pm or 2 – 4 pm Work on a hand print project with your little one, to celebrate Father’s Day. 13 All Ages ElderDog J. Harris Read Program Room Tuesday, June 13th 10:30 am Find out how ElderDog Canada supports the relationship between aging people and aging dogs. Join Beckey Langille, Geriatric Clinician and ElderDog volunteer and Karen Carroll, ElderDog Central Nova Pawd Co-Leader to hear about the impact the group is having on our community. Ask questions about how ElderDog can assist you (all services are free to seniors) or how you can become involved as a volunteer.


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IB Peer Study / Open Peer Tutoring Groups Ages 13 -18 Youth Get peer support and tutoring in our study think tank! Thursdays 3:30 - 5pm the May 4 - June 22 @ library in the Ina M. Patterson Study Entrepreneurial Club Ages 13 -18 Are you a teen with an entrepreneurial spirit? Come join others of like mind and learn to plan, implement, start up, and maintain your own business. Fridays 4 - 5pm May 5- August 25 In the TD Teen Program Room During May 1-7, this year’s Teen Read Week, May the Fourth Be With You recommend a teen book to our librarians by filling out a ballot at our Second Floor Information Desk! We will post the recommendations in a display so others can read your favourite book too! Ages 13-18 May the Fourth at 3:30 - 5pm Snacks and Sabers! In the TD Teen Program Room Dungeons & Dragons Group Ages 13 -18 Join other table-top gamers for Dungeons & Dragons (as well as other board games) Thursdays 5:30 – 8pm July 4 – August 4 Watch for details! May 4 - August 31 In the TD Teen Program Room 13 Youth Teens 14



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