Library Happenings, Truro Branch, July - August 2018.


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Library Programs and Events during July and August 2018

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FREETruro LibraryBranch July - August Happenings2018 See page 11 Page 14 See Page 11 for details July 3 - August 31


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Greetings School’s out for the summer! School-age children will have a blast at our TD Summer Reading Club programs this summer. Free to join, the Summer Reading Club has something to excite all passions and interests, including crafts, games, tech, and more! We are excited about the upcoming inaugural edition of The Normal Collage – a zine (minimagazine) that will feature original content from members ages 13+ of specified library programs. See Page 7 for more information and how you can participate. Finally, if you’re planning a getaway this summer, take us with you! Thanks to our BARA (Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere) partnership, you can return our library books to any library in the province. Not enough room in the suitcase? Save space by accessing our electronic library anytime, anywhere on your eReader, iPad, or tablet. Have a great summer! Tiffany Tiffany Bartlett Chief Executive Officer 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” 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! 1 Life at the Library


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Contents Services Programs for Adults Programs for Various Ages Teen Programs Children & Tweens Pg 3 Pg 4 Pg 6 Pg 8 Pg 11 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 (Chair) From the Municipality of Colchester Councillor Eric Boutilier Councillor Karen MacKenzie From the Municipality of East Hants Councillor Stephen King 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, Tatamagouche, 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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Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Adult Technology Programs 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 Internet Basics Wednesday, July 11 10:30 -11:30 am New to the World Wide Web? Learn some helpful tips and tricks for browsing the internet, terminology and how to get started. Registration starts July 4th. Skype Wednesday, August 29 10:30 -11:30 am Use this 'Freemium' voice-over-IP service to make voice or video calls. Learn to download and install Skype, set up a Skype account, add contacts, and more. Participants must have an email account and know how to use it. Registration starts August 22nd. Maker Lab Programs for Adults Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Jewelry 101 Wednesday, August 22 10:30 - 11:30 am Learn the basics of jewelry making and leave the class with your own creation! Space is limited. Registration starts August 15th. Rock the Library Drop In Saturday, August 25 2:00 - 4:00 pm With all the music talent happening over the weekend, try your hand at post-it note art or some rock swag. Registration starts August 18th. Adult Colouring Drop In Tuesday, August 28 2:00 - 4:00 pm Sit down, relax, listen to some calm music and colour your troubles away! All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Registration starts August 21st. Adults 4


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Welcome to the Truro Public Library Did You Know?  The building was constructed in 1877-78  A Second Empire style brick building, designed by Halifax architect Henry Frederick Busch, built by Andrew Johnson, for the then Provincial Normal College  Home of the Provincial Normal College, training Nova Scotia’s teachers for 83 years (1878-1961)  Received Provincial Heritage Recognition in 1982. Join us to celebrate 5 Adults


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Macramé Wednesday, August 8 Origami 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Drop-in Wednesday, July 18 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 8+ It’s back! Relearn old skills or try something Drop-in new as you make your own stylish beaded All Ages macramé keychain. Relax and try your hand at origami, an art form of folding paper to create something new. Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Pride Swag Party Friday, July 13 Need some swag for the Pride Parade happening on July 14? Drop by to make rainbow buttons, accessories, and more (while supplies last). See page 13 for details Mi’kmaq Birch Bark Quill Medallion Workshop Tuesday, July 17 Come in and learn how to make an authentic Mi’kmaq Birch Bark Quill Medallion with Crystal Gloade, a Millbrook First Nation Artist who has been perfecting her craft since her early teens. Registration required, opening July 10. (Limit of 20) Time: 1:00-4:00pm Location: MacQuarrie Maker Lab Ages: Open to everyone ages 8+ Various Ages 6


p. 8 Are you a teen or adult who loves to write? Join other word nerds at our supporti*verewgriitsetrsragrtoioupninrethqeuTirruerdo Branch. See page 10 Ina M Patterson Study All Ages Welcome (Children’s Table) 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 10:00 am - 12 noon & 6:00 - 7:30 pm 2nd Floor Peter Kohler Windows Adult Non-Fiction Collection area 7 Various Ages The Normal Collage Work with us on our new project called “The Normal Collage” a mini magazine distributed in our library that features original writing and photographs. Submissions open to members of the Word Nerds Writing Group, Truro Write Together Writing Group, and the library’s Photography Club. One entry of writing and/or one entry of photography allowed per group member. Limited space. Preference will be given to earlier submitted pieces. Submit entries to Copyright remains with the creator. No explicit language, violence, or sexual content. Writing must be under 500 words and be appropriate for a public audience. Submit high resolution photographs in .jpeg file format. Photography must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use. Submissions Open: Monday, JulPyJr.o9Hga@rrarm1is0RRaoemoadm Submissions Deadline: Thursday, August 9 @ 8pm


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Youth @the library PARKNADO A week-long teen recreational camp at Victoria Park! Ages: 13-18 July 23 - 27 Monday - Thursday 1-4pm Friday 1-5pm Tech Wreck Take apart electronics and find out how they tick. Ages: 13-18 Tuesday, July 17, 2-4pm TD Teen Program Room Hang out in the TD Teen Program Room during open hours! You’ll find a PlayStation 4, board games, colouring books, bean bag chairs, and more! 13 Youth Avengers Assemble Come in Avengers’ costumes and help clean up our neighbourhood by picking up garbage. Ages: 13-18 Tuesday, August 14, 2-4pm Meeting in front of library Teens 8


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June 23 to August 18 Pick up your bingo log book, read and do activities to earn ballots for our four passion prize packs:  Music Lovers  Art and Drawing  Book Nerd  Going to the Movies July 4: Medieval Feast Join us for a royal feast complete with jesters, jousting, and toasting! July 11: Terrific Teen Chocolate Factory Candy art, candy checkers, and, of course, chocolate! July 18: Life-Size Clue Step into a larger than life Clue game played in the 2nd floor of the library! August 1: Riverdale’s Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe Sundaes, icecream floats— and a murder mystery! August 8: Fear Factor Food Competition Can you stomach some funky foods? August 15: Will It Waffle? Can you make waffles from ramen noodles, fries, or hashbrowns? Come find out! wednesdays5:00-7:30pm TD Teen Program Room Ages 13-18 9 Teens


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#teen thursdays Did you know? Teen Services posts teen Facebook posts every Tuesday and Thursday on our Colchester-East Hants Public Library Facebook page. Look for #teentuesday and #teenthursday ! Word Nerds Writing Group Are you a teen or adult who loves to write? Join other word nerds at our supportive writers group in the Truro Branch. Registration required. Ages 13+ Thursday, July 5 and August 9 in the Ina M Patterson Study 6:00-7:30pm “The Normal Collage” Work with us on our new project called “The Normal Collage” a mini magazine distributed in our library that features original writing and photographs. Submissions open to members of the Word Nerds Writing Group, Truro Write Together Writing Group, and the library’s Photography Club. Submit entries to Submission open Monday, July 9 @10am and close Thursday, August 9 @ 8pm See page 7 for more details 13 Youth Hogwarts Dueling Club The dueling club is a facetious “debate” club where the outcome is determined by a challenge to a duel (board games, rock-paper-scissors, bean bag toss, etc.) Ages 13-18 Thursday, August 23, 2-4pm In the TD Teen Program Room and on the Civic Square Front Lawn Connect the Dots A social support group for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies! Ages 12-18 Third Thursday of the month 6:00-8:00pm July 19 & August 16 in the TD Teen Program Room Teens 10


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&Children Tweens Brilliant Labs July 3-August 31 Tuesday & Thursday 10am-12pm (drop in) Friday 2-4pm (registration program) The library has partnered up with Brilliant Labs, “an Atlantic Canadian movement to grow creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit in our youth.” More info to follow! Ages 7-14 Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Mi’kmaq Birch Bark Quill Medallion Workshop Tuesday, July 17 1-4pm See page 6 for details Symphony Nova Scotia’s “Classical Munchkins” Thursday , July 5 @ 2:30-3:15pm Learn from musicians who show off their instruments while playing some tunes! Interactive & fun! Ages 5+ United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Story Walk July 30-August 4 All day We invite you to participate in our Story Walk in the Truro Civic Square. It’s a fun way for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes placed around the Square. As you stroll around, you’re directed to the next page in the story. All ages Truro Civic Square Journey Stones (hosted by Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre) Thursday, August 9 @11-11:45am The Mi’kmaq would use stones and rocks throughout history to tell stories and leave behind messages for those who would follow. Participants will get an opportunity to create their own symbol and draw it on a rock so that they too can carry it to tell their own story. Registration required, opening August 2 (Limit of 25 ) Ages 7-12 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Programming Room Harry Potter’s Birthday Tuesday , July 31 @ 10am-12pm @ 2-4pm You are invited to a Potter Party! Celebrate Harry’s birthday with wands, potions, and more! Registration required, opening July 24. (Limit of 40 per session) Ages 7-12 J. Harris Read Program Room 11 Children & Tweens Lego Ninjago Party Tuesday, August 14 @ 2-3pm Join us at the library as we celebrate our inner ninjas. Registration required, opening August 7. (Limit of 20) Ages 5-12 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Programming Room


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Summer Slime! July 4 @10am-12pm Create and customize your own ooey gooey slime to take home (while supplies last.) Ages 5+ Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Master Chef July 11 @2-4pm Challenge your friends to see who can make the most delicious snacks! Registration required, opening July 4. (Limit 24) Ages 5-12 J. Harris Read Program Room Police Station Tour and Storytime July 18 @10:30am-12pm Join the Truro Police at the library for a story time, followed by a police station tour and a K9 demonstration. Ages 5+ United Way of Colchester Children’s Area DIY Sidewalk Chalk July 25 @10am-12pm Drop in and make your own chalk in preparation for our sidewalk chalk festival on Friday, July 27! Ages 5+ MacQuarrie Maker Lab Fire Station Tour and Storytime August 1 @10:30am-12pm Meet at the library to hear some firefighters read stories, and then walk to the Fire Station for a tour. Ages 5+ United Way of Colchester Children’s Area CSI Truro August 8 @10:30am-12pm Do you have an eye for details and a knack for solving mysteries? Join us to figure out “whodunit” at the library. Registration required, opening August 1. (Limit of 20) Ages 8-12 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Programming Room Teddy Bear’s Picnic August 15 @10:30am- 11:30am We invite you and your favourite stuffie to join us and Maggie’s Place for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic! All ages Truro Civic Square Rain Location: J. Harris Read Program Room Adventures in Moon Land: Live Theatre Show August 15 @ 5-6pm Using mime, masks, puppets and good old fashioned tom-foolery, the Happy Hobo creates a land of make-believe and play. Ages 5+ Teresa Mantin Maker Space Back to School Safety with Truro Police August 29 @10:30am-12pm Join the Truro Police at the library for a story time and a back to school safety talk followed by a police station tour and a K9 demonstration. Ages 5+ United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Children & Tweens 12


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Giant Board Games July 6 @10am-4pm Drop into the children’s area to play life size versions of your favourite games! All ages United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Sidewalk Chalk Festival July 27 @10:30am-12pm Create a drawing with your homemade chalk to be judged by our “celebrity” panel! Judging begins at 11:30 and winner is announced at noon. *Weather permitting All ages Truro Civic Square Pride Swag Party July 13 All Ages Need some swag for the Pride Parade happening on July 14? Drop by to make rainbow buttons, accessories and more (while supplies last.) @10am-12pm (MacQuarrie Maker Lab) @ 1-4pm (Teresa Mantin Maker Space) Scavenger Hunt July 20 @10am-4pm Stop in and find the hidden items throughout the children’s area. All ages United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Picture Book Putt-Putt August 3 @10am-4pm Try out our mini-golf course! Visit the Children's Desk to sign up for a tee time and receive your golf ball and putters. Tee times are on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 5+ United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Block Party August 10 @10am-4pm Come in and build, explore, and create with hundreds of big wooden blocks. All ages United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Summer Reading Club Wrap Party August 17 @10am-12pm Celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club with a morning full of fun activities, crafts and cake! June 23 to August 18 Ages 3-12 United Way of Colchester Children’s Area 13 Children & Tweens


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Friendship Bracelets July 7 @1-3pm Using only embroidery floss and a simple knot, you can create one of kind bracelets for yourself or a friend! Ages 8+ MacQuarrie Maker Lab Pride Storytime July 14 @11-11:30am Celebrate Truro Pride with stories and songs about all types of families! All ages United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Coding 101 July 21 @2-3pm Using the program Scratch, participants learn the basics of coding while creating a game or story. Registration required, opening July 14. Ages 7-12 MacQuarrie Maker Lab Maker Fair August 4 @10am-12pm Tinker with new technology, make buttons, build with blocks and more! Ages 5+ MacQuarrie Maker Lab Kite Making August 11 @2-4pm Let’s go fly a kite! Make a kite with the materials provided and get out and enjoy that summer weather. Registration required, opening August 4. Ages 7-12 MacQuarrie Maker Lab Makedo Morning August 18 @10am-12pm Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled cardboard. Ages 5+ MacQuarrie Maker Lab Puppet Shows July 7 & 28 11-11:30am August 11 & 25 NEW! Join us for silly stories and puppet fun! All ages United Way of Colchester Children’s Area Children & Tweens 14



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