Library Happenings January/February 2019 : Winter is Bearable


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List and description of programs at the Truro Public Library - Truro, Nova Scotia

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FREE LibraryTruro Branch H a p p e n i n g sJanuary-February 2019 Winter is Bearable With Books! Winter Reading Club 2019 see page 9 for details


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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. Downloadable Collection 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 system wide (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. 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 9 Pg 12 Pg 15 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 (Chair) From the Municipality of Colchester Councillor Eric Boutilier Councillor Karen MacKenzie From the Municipality of East Hants Councillor Stephen King Councillor Michael Perry 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) Life at the Library 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 Life at the Library


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Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30pm January 8 January 15 January 22 January, 29 February 5 February 12 February 19 February 26 Conversational English program for beginners and those who would like to practice their English. Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome. Burchell McDougall Study David’s Book Discussion All are welcome to join us the fourth Friday of each month to discuss books January 25th And Then She Was Gone by Rosalind Noonan February 22nd Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas 3:00 - 4:30 pm Ina M. Patterson Study @ 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. Mondays 1:30 - 3:30 pm Ina M. Patterson Study Check It Out Book Club Monday, January 21st 2 - 3:30 pm Kit’s Law by Donna Morrissey All are welcome to join us to discuss the selected books. Ask at our front desk to obtain a copy of the book. Wednesday, February 20th 3:30 - 5 pm The Spark by Kristine Barnett Burchell MacDougall Study 5 Adults Adults 4


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Mi’kmaq Learning Circles Join us for Mi’kmaq Talking Circles led by Catherine Anne Martin, Mi’kmaq filmmaker, teacher, and member of the Order of Canada. Participants will learn the Mi’kmaq calendar to experience how human and ecological health are interdependent. Wednesday, January 9th “Penamujuiku” (frost fish runs’ month) explores how climate change disrupts other species and our own pattern of survival. Tuesday, February 5th “Apuknajit” (snow blinding month) explores how the enormity of environmental and climate health issues can blind us. In partnership with the Nova Scotia Environmental Network. Partially funded by the Halifax Community Health Board of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 6:00 - 8:00 pm J Harris Read Program Room Dalhousie University Faculty Lecture Series Body Frankenstein, Frankenfood, Piercing and the Forgotten Farmer In Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein’s brother Ernest, appears early in the novel, but he disappears shortly thereafter. Once sickly, later hale and hearty, Ernest is encouraged to become a farmer and enjoy “a very healthy, happy life; and the least hurtful, or rather the most beneficial profession of any.”(89) In her talk, Dr. Deborah Stiles, Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture, will discuss the ethical dilemma involving farmers, food and GMOs, and show how Shelley's Frankenstein, written 200 years ago, contributes to today’s issues. Wednesday, January 30th Julie Taylor from Skin Decisions Inc, and a member of the Association of Professional Piercers, will be discussing how to stay safe while looking for new body art. She will also talk about the Safe Body Art Act which goes into effect February 1st in Nova Scotia and what it means for people being pierced or getting tattoos. Wednesday, January 30th 7:00 - 8:00 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm J Harris Read Program Room Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Getting Started Registration required. 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. Saturday, February 9th 1:00 – 3:00 pm J Harris Read Program Room 55 AAdduullttss


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Heritage Day 2019 Celebrating Maud Lewis February 18th In celebration of Maud Lewis the following programs are offered with the support from the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. Introduction to Cross Stitch Want to learn to Cross Stitch? Truro library's Sheryl Robinson will be offering an introduction to the basics of cross stitch during this 60 minute program. Each participant will leave with a completed project. Space is limited; registration is required. Registration opens on January 24th. Thursday, February 7th 10:30 - 11:30 am Pinched Clay Creatures February 12th 2 - 4 pm Drop in and learn basic clay techniques required to complete a pinched clay creature. The creation will be fired in a kiln and returned to library for pick up in 3 weeks. All materials provided. Registration Required: Limit of 16 people. Registration opens on January 29th. Ages: 12 and up 5 Adults Introduction to Rug Hooking Back by popular demand! Learn how to Rug Hook with instructor Beverly Levine. During this four hour class you will learn the basics of rug hooking hands on. Registration is required. Registration opens on February 7th. Thursday, February 21st 1 - 5 pm All Programs in the J Harris Read Program Room Adults 6


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Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Mandala Rocks Registration Required Macrame Earrings Valentine Cards for Seniors David Bohem will be teaching calligraphy and the cards Mandala Stones are the latest trend in the craft world to go viral. The colourfully dotted patterns are a real eye catcher and easy to recreate. Sign up today to give it a try! Registration begins January 4th. Friday, January 11th 2:30 - 3:30 pm Macrame is getting trendy again, but it’s not your grandma’s hanging planters. Try this stylish boho earring look and get all the compliments. Makes for a great gift! Registration begins January 10th. Friday, January 18th 2:30 - 3:30 pm Conversational Heart Charms Learn some basic stitches while you make this adorable hanging Valentine Conversation heart! Registrationbegins January28th. Friday, February 8th 2:30 – 3:30 pm created in the class will be given to seniors in the community for Valentines day. Registration begins January 18th. Friday, January 25th 3:00 - 5:00 pm Adult Coloring Night A great way to spend an evening! Chill out to some music, relax as you colour and de-stress after the holidays. Materials and light refreshments provided. Have your own materials? Feel free to bring your own! No registration required. Thursday, February 21st 5 - 7:30 pm 57 AAdduullttss Armchair Travel Berlin J Harris Read Program Room Take a virtual trip to Berlin, with two staff members who have enjoyed Germany’s capital and largest city. Wednesday, February 20th 6:30 - 7:30 pm


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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 Computer Basics If you think computers are scary and you might break one if you touch it - this course is for you. This course will introduce you to basic computer skills like how to use a mouse, keyboard and more. Registration begins January 9th. Wednesday, January 16th 10:30 - 11:30 am Internet Basics An introduction to using the Internet on computers and how they can best serve you. In this class, you will learn how to access and navigate the web and best practices when using a search engine. Registration begins January 16th. Wednesday, January 23rd 10:30 – 11:30 am Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab iPad Tablet and iPhone Basics 1 An intro course for those with Apple iPad tablets and iPhones. This course will go over the buttons, symbols and essential built in apps for your device. Registration begins January 28th. *Note* This program won’t be talking about Android tablets and phones, but a future course is planned* Tuesday, February 5th 10:30 – 11:30 am 5 Adults iPad Tablet and iPhone Basics 2 A follow up to iPad tablet/iPhone help 1, this class will go into further detail and focus on downloading, finding apps and using apps on your device. Registration begins January 28th. *Note* This program won’t be talking about Android tablets and phones, but a future course is planned* Wednesday, February 6th 10:30 – 11:30 am Adults 8


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Pinched Clay Creatures Ages 12 and up See page 6 Three Part Basic Photography Course with Cliff Sandeson With hands-on exercises, instructive presentations, and group photo sharing, this course is designed for photographers of all abilities and experience levels. Registration is required and attendance at each session is expected. Thursday, January 17th Thursday, February 14th Thursday, March 14th 6 - 7:30pm Ages 13+ Ina M. Patterson Study Winter is Bearable with Books! Winter Reading Program for All Ages January 28th - March 22nd Register your name once. Each time you check out items, fill out a ballot for a chance to win a prize! 9 various ages BMaeseetminegnt ChTialdbrleen’s All Ages Welcome


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Ina M. Patterson Study Word Nerds Writing Group Are you a teen or adult who wants to write a novel? Join our supportive writers group as we help each other with our writing goals. In January, we’ll be focusing on crafting characters, and in February, we’ll explore settings. Registration Required. Thursday, January 10th Thursday, February 7th 6 - 7:30 pm AGES 13+ 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. Fridays 10 am - 12 pm Ina M. Patterson Study 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 VVaariroiouussAAggeess 810


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Maritime Centre for African Dance Saturday, February 9th All ages 10:30 am The Maritime Center for African Dance will be showcasing and teaching both Traditional and Modern African dance at the Truro Library. This is an all ages event! Drop in to learn, listen and participate. United Way of Colchester Children’s area Drop-In Valentines Crafts Thursday, February 14th 10 am – 12 pm Drop in program with easy-to-do crafts, origami and colouring. Take a break from the day and relax in the lab. All ages Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab 11 various ages Culture Crash Course Get a quick taste of culture—from music and food, to language and landscape! Registration required. All ages Guatemalan Culture January 31st 6 - 7pm Registration opens January 17th Arabian Culture February 28th 6 - 7:30pm Registration opens February 14th J. Harris Read Program Room


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teens ages 13-18 January Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm January 9: Tiny Foods New Year Party Snack on tiny foods and socialize over mini-games in prep for a big new year! January 16: Percy Jackson and the Librarians Escape Hades with Percy Jackson and join your friends on a legendary treasure hunt to claim Zeus’s lightning bolt! Cram Café returns! January 22-24, 29-31 Cram for exams in the Teen Room! We’ve got you covered with free coffee, snacks, care packages, pep talks, and a relaxation station. Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 - 5pm Wednesdays 3:30 - 7:30pm 11 Teens Teens 12


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February 6: Know Your Roll: Beginner’s Guide to Roleplaying Games Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons with professional Dungeon Master Jon Hutt from Heroes and Adventurers! February 13: Anti-Valentines Party Love sucks sometimes especially when its Singles Awareness Day, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. Join the protest at our Anti-Valentine’s Party! February 20: Maud-ify Art In honour of Maud Lewis, we are maud-ifying everyday things into awesome art! February 27: Board Games Café Board Games with CAFFEINE. Need we say more? Wednesdays February 5:30-7:30pm 1113TTeeeennss


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Word Nerds Writing Group Three Part Basic Photography Course with Cliff Sandeson Ages 13+ Ages 13+ Photography course for all abilities Supportive writing group for teens and adults. and experience levels. Registration required. January 10 & February 7 Registration required. in the January 17, February 14, & March 14 Ina M Patterson Study in the Ina M Patterson Study 6:00 - 7:30pm 6:00 - 7:30pm For more info, including themes, For more info, see page 9 see page 10 Find the Perfect Part Time Job in partnership with Nova Scotia Works Ages 13-18 Are you looking for work after school or in the summer? Discover the job skills you already have and the ones you need to master, with tips on job searching and interviewing! February 14: Aptitudes & Soft Skills February 21: Job Search & Interview Skills in the TD Teen Program Room 5:30-7:30pm Culture Crash Course in partnership with YREACH Get a quick taste of culture! Registration required. All ages Guatemalan Culture: January 31 @ 6-7pm (registration opens Jan. 17) Arabian Culture: February 28 @ 6-7:30pm (registration opens Feb. 14) in the J. Harris Read Program Room See page 11, for more info 13 Youth TTeeeennss 1124



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