Library Happenings - Truro Branch - September/October 2018


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A listing of planned activities at the Truro Public Library during October an November 2018. All ages, babies to seniors

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FREETruro LibraryBranch SeptemberOctober Happenings2018 See page 11 Latest trends in the craft world and home decor Page 14Mandela Rocks and DIY Geometric Orbs See page 7 for details


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Greetings Passion. Teamwork. Imagination. Resiliency. Emergency chocolate. These are the key ingredients that resulted in unprecedented growth and activity at the Truro Library this summer. We made many new friends - with over 60% more children registered in this year’s TD Summer Reading Club than last year, for a grand total of 315! Countless more came out to our fabulous programs for all ages throughout the summer. It takes a whole library to raise a reader, and I’d like to thank our entire team here for coming together and making this an amazing summer we won’t soon forget. Though we are eager for a rest, we have a lot planned for you this fall! Turn the page and see for yourself! Tiffany Tiffany Bartlett Chief Executive Officer 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. 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” 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 8 Pg 11 Pg 14 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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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 Email Basics Saturday, September 15 2:00 - 3:00 pm This beginner’s program goes over the ins and outs of creating and using email and the benefits of having a free account. Registration starts September 7th. Facebook Basics Saturday, October 20 10:30 - 11:30 am Learn what Facebook is all about and how to get started with this introductory class. Registration starts October 13th. Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Libby Wednesday, October 24 10:30 - 11:30 am Meet Libby – a fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. Made by Overdrive, this is a simpler way to access the library’s ebook and audiobook collection on your tablet or smartphone. Registration starts October 17th. Overdrive (eBooks) Thursday, October 25 10:30 - 11:30 am Learn how to access ebooks & downloadable audiobooks for free on your tablet or smartphone. (Android and Apple). Registration starts October 18th. Adults 4


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Check It Out Book Club All are welcome to join us the third Monday of each month. 2:00 - 3:30 pm. September 17th Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty Burchell MacDougall Study Ask at our front desk to obtain a copy of the book October 15th When Mocking Birds Sing by Billy Coffey Mondays 1:30 - 3:30 pm @ the library Several non-competitive Scrabble games are played with 2 or 3 people, with a rotation each game. Dictionaries and cheat sheets are permitted. Please contact the library if you are interested. Ina M. Patterson Study 5 Adults Adulting 101 (see page 12) Word Nerds (see page 13) Photography Club (see page 13) Culture Crash Course (see page 13)


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Burchell McDougall Study Tuesdays 2 - 3 pm October 2nd October 9th October 16th October 23rd October 30th Conversational English program for beginners and those who would like to practice their English. Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome. Ask for available copies David’s Book Discussion at thefront desk. All are welcome to join us the fourth Friday of each month, to discuss the following books: September 28th The Round House by Louise Erdrich October 26th A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 3:00-4:30 pm Ina M. Patterson Study Adults 6


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Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Registration Required Wednesday September 12 10:30 - 11:30 am DIY Geometric Orbs Using only straws, wire and a hot glue gun, create Himmeli orb and other shapes to add a modern flare to your home décor. Registration starts September 7th. Thursday October 11 2:00 - 3:00 pm Moon Wall Hangings Get into the Halloween spirit and create a wall hanging of the different stages of the moon. Registration starts October 4th. 7 Adults Tuesday, October 9 10:30 - 11:30 am Mandala Stones are the latest trend in the craft world to go viral. The colorfully dotted patterns are a real eye catcher and easy to recreate. Sign up today to give it a try! Registration starts October 2nd. Wednesday October 17 10:30 - 11:30 am Halloween String Art Create a cute Halloween string art board to display and get ready for Halloween night! Registration starts October 10th.


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J Harris Read Program Room Introduction to Rug Hooking Thursday, November 8th 1pm - 5pm Want to try rug hooking? Local rug hooker Beverly Levine will be leading a hands on introduction to the craft. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens October 25th. Ages: 14+ Ina M Patterson Study (Children’s Table) All Ages Welcome 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 Free for Everyone 16+ Do you enjoy playing games of strategy like Risk, Axis & Allies, and chess? Are you interested in role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons? Do you like painting or crafting? If you answered yes to any of these, you may want to join the Heroes and Adventurers Miniature Wargames Program. A welcoming community for people interested in learning about miniature wargames, as well as bring together those already taking part in this exciting hobby. Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Various Ages 8


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Rustic Stars Saturday, September 8th 10:00 - 12:00 noon Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Using twigs and sticks create a star design that is held together with twine for a seasonal rustic look. Drop in - while supplies last. Ages 10+ Pet Food: The Myths and the Facts Wednesday, September 26th 6:30 - 7:30 pm Joye Sears, RVT, BScH, will be here to discuss the common misconceptions and facts about the food we buy our pets. Presented in partnership with the Dalhousie Faculty Association. J Harris Read Program Room Author Reading Genevieve Graham Saturday, September 15th 11am - 12 noon Genevieve Graham's latest Globe & Mail bestselling novel, Come From Away, returns to the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia and tells a poignant story (based on a local legend) about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War, and about her military family’s life during that time. Genevieve lives in Musquodoboit Harbour, NS and has a passion for historical fiction. She has made it her mission to breathe life exclusively into Canadian history, to make sure our country’s past—the good and the bad—is never forgotten. Her other two novels, Tides of Honour (World War I and the Halifax Explosion) and Promises to Keep (the Acadian Expulsion) were also Globe & Mail bestsellers. J Harris Read Program Room National Stitch in Public Day Friday, September 28th 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 9 Various Ages Science Literacy Week is September 17-23. Watch for lots of fun activities!


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Learn how to Run a J Harris Read Program Room Saturday, October 6th 1pm - 4pm Ages: 14+ Running a role playing game like D&D can be intimidating. Jon Hutt from Heroes and Adventurers will be hosting an interactive, hands-on introduction to running your own game. Registration is required by September 28. Registration opens September 22. Acoustic Guitar Program Saturday, October 13th 2 - 4pm Ages 14+ Do you play an acoustic instrument? Looking for some people to jam with? An informal Jam Session will be taking place at the library on the first Saturday of each month between 2pm and 4pm. To kick things off, a Meet and Greet will be happening on October 13th. Grab your guitar (or banjo....) and come on down! J Harris Read Program Room Drop In Craft Wednesday, October 31st 10:00 am -12:00 pm Halloween theme crafts like colouring, origami and paper crafts. Drop in for all ages Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Wednesday, October 24th 6 - 7:30 pm J Harris Read Program Room Back by popular demand! Caretakers Paranormal presents their findings from their latest investigation at the library. Registration is required! Only 35 spaces available. Registration opens on October 10th. Various Ages 10


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teens ages 13-18 September 12: Return to Hogwarts It’s time to go back to the magical books! Get sorted into your house, play Quidditch, make your magical wand, and more! September 19: Sherlock Fest Awaken your inner Sherlock with mastermind observation skills, memory palaces, and deduction. The game is afoot! September 26: Bad Art Night Create bad art, on purpose. We’ll fling paint, massacre moulding clay, and make quizzical nonsense. Prize will be awarded for the worst artist of all. wednesdaysSeptember 5:30-7:30pm TD Teen Program Room 11 Teens


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wednesdaysOctober 5:30-7:30pm TD Teen Program Room Ages 13-18 October 3: Board Games Café Join us for a laid-back board games night, complete with caffeine! October 17: Breakout Room! Crack the code or else! October 10: Riverdale Murder Mystery Murder strikes again in Riverdale! Can you catch the Black Hood? October 24: How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Get in the Halloween spirit with undead activities and braaaiins*. (*Braaaiins is Zombie for “snacks”) Adulting 101 Want to know how to “adult”? Learn some of what Drop In Programs it takes to make it in the adult world. October 3rd Feed Your Face Ages 15-25 Wednesdays 6 - 7:30pm J. Harris Read Program Room October 10th Money, Money, Money October 17th Repair Café October 24th Jobs: Finding Ones that Don’t Suck Teens 12


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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. Share work, help reach writing goals, and write together in one glorious word nerd herd. (And you can wear geeky glasses if you want to. :)) Registration required. Ages 13+ First Thursday of the month September 6 & October 4 in the Ina M Patterson Study 6:00 - 7:30pm Connect the Dots A social support group for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies! Ages 12-18 Third Thursday of the month September 20 and October 18 6:00-8:00pm in the TD Teen Program Room 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 required. Ages 13+ Second Thursday of the month September 13 & October 11 in the Ina M Patterson Study 6:00 - 7:30pm 1133 YToeuetnhs Culture Crash Course Get a quick taste of culture, from music and food, to language and landscape! Registration required. Ages 12+ Fourth Thursday of the month September 27 (registration opens Sept 13): Nigeria October 25 (registration opens Oct 11): African Nova Scotian 6:00 - 7:30pm in the J. Harris Read Program Room


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&Children Tweens Baby, Me, & Mother Goose October 2 - December 4 Tuesdays 10-10:45am Program taking place at the Truro Branch of the Colchester - East Hants Public Library. Call Maggie’s Place at 895-0200 to register Birth-2yrs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Program Room Lego® at the Library September 7 October 5 1st Friday of the month 3:30-4:30pm Drop in to make some Lego creations! Ages 5-12 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Program Room Tales for Twos September 25 - October 30 Tuesdays 11-11:20am Stories, music, and finger rhymes! Registration starts September 4 (limit of 15) 18 mo. -3yr Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester and caregiver Program Room Picture Book Time September 13 - October 18 Thursdays 10:30-11:15am Stories, rhymes, and crafts! Registration starts August 23 (limit of 20) 3-5yrs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Program Room Homeschoolers Haven September 11 October 2 Tuesdays 1:30-3pm A meeting place for homeschoolers to get together and share ideas and resources. Ages 5+ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester Program Room Children & Tweens 14



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