Library Happenings Truro Branch Winter 2018


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FREETruro LibraryBranch Winter Happenings2018 Silver Fox to the Rescue Se Page 14 January - April 2018


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Greetings Did you know? Your library’s new home is a prize-winning facility! At Government House on November 22nd, the presentation of the Lieutenant Governor’s 2017 design awards for architecture included the Award of Merit – Large Building for the Colchester-East Hants Public Library to MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Front row ( r.): MelanieHayne,ManagingPrincipal,M-LS Architects;Ruby McDorman,Chair,Library Board;His Honour, the Hon.ArthurJ.LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor;HerHonourMrs. Patsy LeBlanc;Mayor BillMIlls,Town of Truro Back row( r.): JanetPelley,Library Director;Brian MacKayLyons, Partner, M-LSArchitects;Talbot Sweetapple,Partner, M-LS Architects;Diana Carl,M-LS Architects; MattJones,M-LS Architects Is the new library a success? Statistics suggest yes. Traffic is up 24% (compared to estimates for the last year in our previous location), averaging 9900 visitors a month or 50 an hour. From opening day on September 29, 2016 to our first anniversary a year later: 2700 people registered for new library cards 2411 returned and renewed their cards circulation of books, DVDs, etc. was up 30%, averaging 2734 transactions a week (compared to 2099 a week in our last year in the former building) Thank you for embracing your new library! We value your visits, your suggestions, and your feedback. Kind Regards, Janet Janet Pelley Library Director 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.  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.)  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. 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. Visit us online! 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. Included in the collection are over 6,000 eBooks and downloadable audiobooks! If you have questions about our downloadable collection, go to and click on “OverDrive Help” 1 Life at the Library


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Contents Services Programs for Adults Programs for Various Ages Teen Programs Children & Tweens Youth Programs in Maker Lab Children, Tweens & Teens Staff Picks Pg 3 Pg 4 Pg 9 Pg 15 Pg 17 Pg 19 Pg 20 Pg 21 Connect with us... 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 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 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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Truro Book Discussion All are welcome to join us the Fourth Friday of each month, to discuss the following books: January 26th The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer February 23rd 419: a novel by Will Ferguson March 23rd Shanghai Girls by Lisa See April 27th The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston 3:00-4:30 pm Ina M Patterson Study 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. Chair Yoga with Megan Morgan J Harris Read Program Room Registration Required Tuesday, January 16th Tuesday, February 13th 10:30 – 11:15 am With the support of a chair, yoga is accessible to EVERYONE! Poses are done seated on the chair, or with the support of the chair for standing poses. Each class includes poses to stretch and strengthen the body, breath awareness and relaxation. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions (arthritis, MS, spine conditions etc). Pre-registration is required for one or both classes. Adults 4


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Check It Out Book Club Burchell MacDougall Study All are welcome to join us the third Monday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm to discuss the books below. On weeks when Monday is a holiday, we will meet Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. January 15th No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod February 21st The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm) March 19th The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls April 16th Random Passage by Bernice Morgan Sudoku Basics January 24th 2:00-4:00 pm Sudoku is a number placement puzzle in a 9x9 grid. These puzzles are excellent brain games which improve patience and concentration. Learn the basics of Sudoku in this beginner’s class. Space is limited, so register now! Burchell MacDougall Study Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab February 27th 2:30-3:30 pm Want to keep track of books you have read? Have a list of books you’d like to read? Can’t remember if you read a book or not? This free website has a lot to offer to anyone who reads. You’ll never forget a book you want to read again! Registration Required. Registration starts January 31st Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started Saturday, March 3rd 10:00am-12:00noon J Harris Read Program Room Registration Required – register at the library This workshop will get you started in creating your advance care plan – making decisions now about future acute care or end-of-life care. There will be small group discussions on how values and beliefs impact our end-of-life, and we’ll look at a couple of case studies to help us understand the application of an advance care plan. 5 Adults


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Death Café Saturday, March 24th 2:00-4:00 pm Registration Required Join us for tea, coffee, cake, and a directed discussion about death. In a culture where talk of death can be taboo, we offer a safe, respectful space to share your questions, curiosity, and fears. J Harris Read Program Room National Canadian Film Day Wednesday, April 18th National Canadian Film Day is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema. It’s a tremendous opportunity for Canadians of all ages and backgrounds to gather and enjoy the wealth of work by our nation’s storytellers. Remember 1:30 pm (Rated R) Starring: Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts, Amanda Smith, Martin Landau With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a handwritten letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family. J Harris Read Program Room Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Tuesday, April 24th 10:30-11:30 am Drop-ins welcome TED Talks are short videos from engaging speakers on a variety of topics. Technology, music, art, science, with new and innovative discoveries and stories. Discussion encouraged after each video. Adults 6


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Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Register As Required 11:00am-12:00noon Saturday, January 13th Registration starts January 2nd Bullet Journals Start the New Year off right and create your own bullet journal to keep your life organized. Arm Knitting 10:30-11:30 am Wednesday, January 17th Registration starts January 3rd Arm Knitting Feeling the chill of the winter? Learn the quick and easy method of arm knitting! Participants need to supply their own chunky yarn. Two skeins are recommended. Valentine’s Day Drop In 10:00am-12:00noon Wednesday, February 14th No Registration required. Valentine’s Day Drop-in Have a relaxing morning, listen to music and try your hand at adult colouring or a craft. 7 Adults 5:00-7:00pm Tuesday, March 20th Registration starts March 6th 10:30-11:30am Thursday, April 19th Registration starts April 5th Ostra Craft Sarah from Calling Corners New Age Boutique will be hosting a crafting event to celebrate the Sabbath Ostara! Kindness Rocks Project to help spread kindness to unsuspecting recipients along the way! Together we can make this world a little bit happier!


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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 Android Basics Thursday, January 25th 10:30-11:30 am For those new Android devices, learn the basic function and features of your Google device . Registration starts January 11th. Android Intermediate Friday, January 26th 10:30-11:30 am How to use app store, download and remove apps, and recommended apps (Android Basics class or basic knowledge required). Registration starts January 11th. iOS Basics Thursday, February 8th 10:30-11:30 am For those new iPads and iPhones, learn the basic functions and features of your Apple device. Registration starts January 25th. in the Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab iOS Intermediate Friday February 9th 10:30-11:30 am How to use app store, download and remove apps, and recommended apps (iOS Basics class or basic knowledge required). Registration starts January 25th. Windows 10 Wednesday, March 28th 10:30-11:30 am Learn some helpful tips and tricks for using Windows new operating system, Windows 10. Registration starts March 14th. Facebook Tuesday, April 10th 10:30-11:30 am How to get started with Facebook and learn what it’s all about in this introductory class. Registration starts March 27th. Adults 8


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Needlework Drop-in Spend some time with others who love to do needlework crafts such as knitting and crochet. Bring your own needlecraft project to work on, meet new friends, and share ideas. Every Thursday 10am - 12 noon 6-7:30 pm 2nd Floor Community Living Room * registration required Ina M Patterson Study All Ages Welcome (Children’s Table) Photography Club Second Thursday of the month January 11th February 8th March 8th 6:00-7:30pm April 12th Cliff Sandeson will be leading our library photography club. With hands-on exercises, insightful presentations, and group photo sharing, this group is designed for photographers of all abilities and experience levels. Registration is required. Age: 13+ Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab & John & Ann Gourley Media Lab Are you a teen or adult who loves to write? Join other word nerds at our supportive writers group in the Truro Branch. 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 January 4th February 1st March 1st April 5th 6:00-7:30pm J. Harris Read Program Room Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab 9 Various Ages


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Monthly Matinée 1:30 pm Last Monday of each month J. Harris Read Program Room Ricki and the Flash January 29th Drama Comedy 2015 Rated PG-13 1 hr 41 min Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer A musician, who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, returns home, looking to make things right with her family. ( Beauty and the Beast February 26th Musical 2017 Rated PG 2 hrs 9 min Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. ( Under the Tuscan Sun March 26th Romantic Drama 2003 Rated PG-13 1 hr 53 min Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Raoul Bova A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. ( Victoria and Abdul April 30th Drama 2017 Rated PG 13 1 hour 51 min Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Aliz Fazal Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. ( Various Ages 10


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WeMdnoevsidesay Based on True Stories Big M*irraecglisetration required January 3rd The Pursuit of Happyness January 17th (2012) - 107 min Rated PG In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. ( (2006) - 117 min Rated PG-13 A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career. ( Million Dollar Arm January 31st (2014) - 124 min Rated PG A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. ( Chocolat February 14th (2015) - 119 min Rated PG The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the Belle Époque with his exuberance and originaliPtJry.o.Hg(ariramrmisdRRboe.oacdmom) 11 Various Ages


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Every Second Wednesday at 1:30 pm Night Crossing February 28th (1982) - 107 min Rated PG Two men want to escape from East Germany, but they will only go if they can take their families with them. ( Fly Away Home March 14th (1996) - 107 min Rated PG A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. ( Patch Adams March 28th (1999) - 115 min Rated PG-13 The true story of a heroic man, Hunter Patch Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos. ( October Sky April 11th (1998) - 108 min Rated PG The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. ( The Brooke Ellison Story April 25th (2004) – 91 min Rated PG Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother. ( Various Ages 12


p. 14 Calligraphy Class 3:00-4:00 pm All ages January 12th Registration Required. Registration starts January 5th. Daivd Boehm will lead a program to make your own thank you cards, using calligraphy. What a great way to thank everyone for your holiday gifts! Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Cross-stitch Canvas February 7th 10:30-11:30am Ages 15 and up Registration Required. Registration starts January 24th A great way to spruce up any room, create your own unique design using a blown-up version of cross-stitch. Spend some J. Harris Read Program Room February is African Heritage Month Stay Tuned for Program Information Sugar Coated: The Not-So-Sweet Truth about Sugar Tuesday, April 17th 6:00 pm Is there a difference between added and natural sugar? Where is it found? How can you find it on a food label? Join Sobeys Registered Dietitian, Jennifer Ferguson, as she reveals the truth about sugar. 13 Various Ages J Harris Read Program Room


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Income Tax Program Volunteers trained by the Canada Revenue Agency will prepare tax returns for individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. This free program takes place on scheduled dates at the Truro branch library in March and April. Stay tuned for date when appointment scheduling will begin. The maximum yearly income levels which serve as a guideline for eligibility are: Single person – up to $30,000 Couple - up to $40,000 One adult with one dependent – up to $35,000 Heritage Day February 12th Heritage Day is held every third Monday in February to celebrate the people, places and events that helped shape Nova Scotia. This year, we honour Mona Louise Parsons, who was born in Middleton, N.S., in 1901, studied acting in New York, married a Dutch millionaire and moved to Holland. After the Nazis invaded, the couple joined the resistance. Parsons survived the war, returned to Nova Scotia, and died in Wolfville in 1976. Freedom to Read Week February 25 – March 3 This annual event encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed to them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. On March 2, from 10 am until noon, drop by the Malcolm and Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab. We’ll take a ‘mug shot’ of you with a banned book! Winter Reading Program for all ages Hibernate with a Good Book! January 29th - March 23rd Each time you check out items, fill out a ballot for a chance to win a prize! Various Ages 14



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