Library Happenings Truro Branch Fall 2017


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Events planned at the Colchester-East Public Library (CEHPL) Truro Branch - Fall 2017

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FREETruro Branch LibraryFall Happenings2017 Updated November 3, 2017 discovery centre Visits tLhiebrary! Page (2p1age 19) Saturday, September 23rd See page 11 Registration required. Science Literacy Week September 18-24 (pages 10 & 19) Mi’kmaq History Month October (page 19) National Stitch in Public Day September 23 (page 13) Seniors Week October 1-7 (page 5) Women of History Month October (page 6) Picture Book Month November (page 18) Holocaust Education Week November 2-9 (page 6) September - December 2017


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Greetings Time flies when you’re having fun. You’ve often heard it and we believe it. September 29th is the first anniversary of the new library! It was a hectic, exhilarating first year and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. Thank you for your feedback and support. 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. Looking at the fall programs and events announced in the following pages, I confidently predict that there will be no let-up in the pace and variety of activity and positive energy at your library. 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. We look forward to seeing you. Kind Regards, Janet 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. 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 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.  Loan period is three weeks, with the exception of high demand titles which may be borrowed for seven days.  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 Seniors Programs for Adults Programs for Various Ages Youth Programs Teen Programs Children & Tweens Children, Tweens, & Teens Youth Programs in Maker Lab Staff Picks Pg 3 Pg 4 Pg 5 Pg 6 Pg 10 Pg 15 Pg 16 Pg 17 Pg 20 Pg 21 Pg 22 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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1 hr 33 min September 25 Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson Broadcast journalist Edward R Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. ( October 30 2 hrs 13 min The Light Between Oceans (2016) Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz Monthly Matinee (ages 50 and older) 1:30 pm in the J. Harris Read Program Room Last Monday of the Month November 27 2 hrs A Dog’s Purpose (2017) Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. ( A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. ( Seniors 4


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2017 inMthaceQMuaalrcroielmM&akCehr aLralbotte 10:30-11:30 am Tuesday, October 3rd Registration Required Starting with the basics, this class will go over all the components of a computer, how it works, and what you can do with a computer. October 1-7 10:30-11:30 am Wednesday, October 4th Registration Required Explore the Internet using web addresses and search engines, get to know the Library’s website and other useful tips. 10:30-11:30 am Friday, October 6th Registration Required. Learn what to look for when you are browsing the internet and using your email. Covers jargon and terms, info on the different types of internet scams and how your internet browser can help prevent hackers and viruses. 5 Seniors 2:30-3:30 pm Saturday, October 7th Drop-ins Welcome TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren't just a footnote. Jane Fonda asks how we can re-imagine this new phase of our lives in her talk “Life’s Third Act”


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Truro Book Discussion 3-4:30 pm All are welcome to join us Ina M Patterson Study the fourth Friday of each month (except December), to discuss the following books: September 22nd The Illegal by Lawrence Hill October 27th Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese November 24th Curse of the Narrows by Laura M MacDonald November 2-9 Join us for Six Stories for the Six Million, a video slideshow created by Carol McNutt, featuring vintage photos and text from the Veterans Memorial Park’s Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. Following the slideshow Carol, Dr. Karen Ewing and Marlee Leslie will speak briefly and show pictures about their pilgrimage to Auschwitz and Birkenau, Poland in the summer of 2016. Wednesday, November 8th 6:30-8:00pm J. Harris Read Program Room Colouring for Adults 10:30 - 11:30 am Thursday, December 7th Drop-In 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. Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab All Adults 6


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September 13 111 min United 93 (2006) The story of the passengers and crew, their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched in dawning horror as United Airlines Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on the day of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11, 2001. ( October 11 121 min Everest (2015) The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest. ( September 27 95 min Evelyn (2002) Based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his fight in the Irish courts to be reunited with his children. ( TBrauseedSotnories Wednesday Movies 7 All Adults


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100 min October 25 The Walk (2015) The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. ( 109 min November 22 Miracles from Heaven (2016) A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. ( J. Harris Read Program Room 93 min November 8 The German Doctor (2013) English Subtitles The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time. ( 117 min December 6 The Finest Hours (2015) The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. ( Every second Wednesday 1:30 pm All Adults 8


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Mondays (September-June) 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. Presented by Family Caregiver Education Series Thursdays, October 19 - November 23 5:45 - 7:45 pm Registration required: 902-893-3553/1-888-851-4777 J. Harris Read Program Room 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 offering respite care or supporting caregivers? If so, the Family Caregiver Education Series can help you. This series will include presentations, and interactive activities to help prepare for your new role. Get Ready to do Your Will Tuesday, November 7th 6:30-8:00 pm J. Harris Read Program Room Do you need to write a will or is your will out of date? A representative from the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia will help you get prepared to write a will using a free, easy to use 12 step process (LISNS Wills App). At the session you will be provided with information on the process for preparing your will and review the sample wills templates. You will also be provided with a referral to lawyers who are supporting this project through preparation of reasonably priced wills. RSVP by e-mailing: or phone: 902-454-2198 9 All Adults


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Tech Classes Register in person or by calling 902-895-4183 or toll-free, 1-888-632-9088 Space is Limited. Registration is required for ALL Classes Cloud Wednesday, September 13th 10:30-11:30 am A program to help understand what “the cloud” is and its various forms, like icloud®, Google Drive® and Dropbox®. Ages 18 and up 3D Design Saturday, November 18th 2:30-3:30 pm Beginner program on how to design and create your own 3D design that can be 3D printed. Ages 15 and up Word Basics Tuesday, December 5th 10:30-11:30 am Learn to open word, create a document and save a file, basic editing and more. Ages 18 and up in the Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Check It Out Book Club 2:00-3:30 pm Every 3rd Monday Burchell MacDougall Study November 20th Cider House Rules by John Irving December 18th The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Copies available at circulation desk, first come first served. International Rug Hooking Day Monday, December 4th Join a local rug hookers group as they practice their craft. Everyone is welcome to watch, ask questions or give it a try. 1:00-4:00 pm J. Harris Read Program Room Various Ages 10


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Ina M Patterson Study All Ages Welcome (Children’s Table) Needlework Drop-in Spend some time with others who love to do a variety of needlework crafts. Bring your own needlecraft * registrparotijeocnt troewqourkiroend, 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 Photography Club Jim Hardiman has over 40 years of photography experience and will be leading our library Sea photography club. With hands-on exercises, rchi insightful presentations, and group photo ng sharing, this group is designed for photographers for of all abilities and experience levels. you r root s is Second Thursday of the month Registration is required. Age: 13+ September 14th October 12th November 9th Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie 6-7:30pm Maker Lab & J. Harris Read Program Room John & Ann Gourley Media Lab 11 Various Ages


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Registration Required For All! Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Stamp Making 2:30-3:30 pm Tuesday, November 14th Using various materials, participants will design and create their own stamps to take home with them. Ages 12 and up Rope Weaving Registration Required. 902-895-4183 2:30-4:0 pm Friday, November 17th Learn to rope weave using the traditional methods and materials fisherman in Nova Scotia have relied upon for generations. Register today and leave the program with your own washable manila rope trivet. Instruction by Angela from Birch Bark Earrings 10:30-11:30 am Wednesday, November 22nd Get ready for the holidays with these unique earrings; make great gifts! Best of all, they are homemade and made with real bark. Ages 12 and up. Book Page Wreath 10:30-11:30 am Wednesday, December 13th Create a beautiful, recycled wreath for the holiday season using old books! Ages 12 and up. Various Ages 12


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Tween Green presents the ABC’s of Bees Please join us to hear Beekeeper, Tony Phillips speak on the importance of bees to our environment. Thursday, September 21 3:30-4:30 in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Children’s Program Room Ages 8 and up, adults welcome Spend some time with 10:30-11:30 am others who love to do a variety of needle- Friday, September 22ndwork crafts. Bring your own needlecraft mcsThoheeilimrsvldseap.,bSlpteiahlriolGetkybrsmalt*eaonambdrk"oeeistnuhsgt,tihtndihhaskioetatiwgrhpcBnncnaoereaaphoomulstspieiejiscrecmoerotutcudktmnhustyrnawnetpkiinrtotisniittecdtt,iiyw"hahtnqwlewpogaauborruwhaorkritianrkojcioeisedshrnmcn,ldsdths,.hmeaonalsrepirgaesihndhtgser people on the autismcrsopcehcetrtuimns:tvriusuctaiol tnhiins kers, pattern thinkers, verabvaal, and all kinds of smart geeky kids. J. Harris Read Drop-ins Welcome Ages 8Pr-og1ra0m8 Room TED is a nonprofit devotEevdetroysTphruerasddinagy ideas, usually in the form of shor3t, -p4o:w3e0rpfuml talks. National Stitch in Public Day Saturday, September 23rd 10 am-3 pm Members of the Marigold Needlework Guild welcome the public to ask questions and observe them at work ‘stitching in public’, as part of a nationwide event. Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab The Library Players go for Baroque 12 noon Saturday, September 30th J Harris Read Program Room Join Max Kasper, Yi Lee, and Anita Gao-Lee for an informative and fun look at some of your favourite Baroque composers. We will perform trio sonatas by: Corelli, Bach, Handel, Telemann, and others. To aid in your enjoyment of the music, Max will also tell you entertaining stories about the composers’ lives. (We might even talk a bit about what the heck a "trio sonata" is!) Beautiful music and funny, informative stories. What could be better?! The Library Players are: Yi Lee: Violin Anita Gao-Lee: Violin Max Kasper: Bass sponsored by 13 Various Ages


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Paranormal Evening at the Library 6:30-8:00 pm Tuesday, October 24th J Harris Read Program Room Are you curious about the paranormal? Join Caretakers Paranormal Investigations as they present their findings on an investigation, which took place at our new library. They will also answer questions and welcome paranormal stories others have to share. The Mask You Live In Film Screening 10 am-2 pm Saturday, November 18th J Harris Read Program Room Mental Health and Addictions (NSMHA) invites you to participate in a screening, followed by a facilitated discussion, of the powerful film The Mask You Live In. This film explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it. ( Light lunch provided. Seating is limited; please register with the library to reserve your seat. Holiday Craft Drop-In 10 am-12 pm December 20st & 21nd Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Holiday stress? Drop into the Lab for some colouring, small takeaway crafts and holiday music Holiday Open House 10 am-8 pm Tuesday, December 12th Enjoy some hot apple cider, contribute to the mitten tree, or just stop by to say hello! Are you a teen or adult who loves to write? Join other word nerds at our supportive writers group in the Truro Branch. Become part of our mentorship program where writers with at least five years’ experience can mentor beginning writers. We will share our work, help each other reach our writing goals and write together in one glorious word nerd herd. (And you can wear geeky glasses if you want to. :) Registration is required. Age: 13+ First Thursday of the month 6-7:30pm September 7th October 5th November 2nd December 7th Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Various Ages 14



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