Truro Library Happenings Guide - March/April 2019


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Guide of library activities planned at the Truro Library during March and April 2019. All Ages

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FREE LibraryTruro Branch HappeningsMarch - April 2019 May 2019 Art Exhibit Paintings by Joy Laking See Page 18 for information Starry Night Over the Library


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“I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library.” – Ray Bradbury Libraries are alive with discovery. We are here to help you: Discover new (and old) ideas. Discover community. Discover technology. Discover self. Discover fun. Discover skills. Discover culture. What will you discover today at your Library? The possibilities are endless, just turn the page… 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. 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” 1 Life at the Library 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. Visit us online!


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Contents Services Programs for Adults Programs for Various Ages Teen Programs Children & Tweens Pg 3 Pg 4 Pg 8 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 60.14% Municipal 21.15% Cost Recoveries (e.g. fines, hall rentals, printing fees) 1.57% Bequests/Donations/ Grants/Reserve Fund 17.14% ____________________________ 100% (Percentage breakdown based on funds received by the Board in 2017/2018) 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! 3 Life at the Library For more information, please check


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Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30pm (except March 19th) 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 the selected books. Ask at our front desk to obtain a copy . March 22nd The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah April 26th The Gathering by Anne Enright 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 Burchell MacDougall Study All are welcome to join us the third Monday of each month to discuss the selected books. Ask at our front desk to obtain a copy of the book. 2:00 - 3:30 pm 5 Adults March 18th The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld April 15th Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Adults 4


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55 AAdduullttss The New Canada Food Guide After more than a decade, Canada's Food Guide has recently been updated. The revisions are dramatic, and are based on rigorous scientific review. Join Sobey's Dietitian Jennifer Ferguson, as she explains the changes and answers questions about the new guide. Wednesday, March 13th 6:00 - 7:00 pm Ina M Patterson Study Decoupage Learn how to decorate and give life to a household object by gluing colored paper cutouts on it. Materials will be supplied. Registration is required. Registration opens March 5th. Tuesday, March 26th 6:00 - 8:00 pm Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Government Services Clinic Representatives from Service Canada, Canada Revenue Agency and the Province of Nova Scotia will be on hand to help you navigate a variety of services. Saturday, April 6th Everything from getting a Social Insurance Number to signing up for bonds! 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Also, volunteers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be taking Drop-Ins to have their income tax done between 10 am and 2pm. J Harris Read Program Room No appointment necessary


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Medical Assistance in Dying In partnership with the Colchester East Hants Hospice, the library is pleased to offer a panel Q & A discussion on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Join us to engage in a polite, respectful conversation with local medical professionals regarding MAID. Medical Assistance in Dying came into legislation in June 2016. Since then many members of the public continue to ask important questions, and we hope to address those for you here. Stay tuned regarding more information regarding Panelists. Tuesday, April 9th 6:30 pm J Harris Read Program Room Intro to Embroidery This isn’t your grandma’s embroidery! By mastering just a few easy stitches you'll have the skills to create original works or follow along with a pattern using a variety of methods. Registration is required. Registration opens April 4th. Thursday, April 11th 2:30 - 3:30 pm Tissue Paper Flowers Time to get out of those winter blues and create some colour for your home! Learn how to make a flower with just tissue paper and a pair of scissors. Registration is required. registration opens April 10th. Wednesday, April 17th 10:30 - 11:30 am Re-useable Earth Day Bags Help eliminate plastic in the landfills and celebrate Earth Day with these lovely tote bags. Makes a great library bag too! Registration is required. Registration opens April 18th. Thursday, April 25th 2:30 – 3:30 pm Malcolm & Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab Adults 6


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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 Android Basics 1 An introductory course for those with Google/Android tablets and smart phones. This course will go over the buttons, symbols and essential built in apps for your device. Registration opens February 27th. *Note* This program will not be talking about Apple iPads and iPhones Wednesday, March 6th 10:30 - 11:30 am Checking the Mail – Email Safety For those new to email or who have been using it for years, this program offers; an understanding of what email is, the risks of email, an understanding of spam and junk mail and how to make informed decisions about email. Registration opens March 21st. Thursday, March 28th 10:30 - 11:30 am Android Basics 2 A follow up to Android Basics 1, this class will go into further detail and focus on downloading, finding apps and using apps on your device. Registration opens February 27th. *Note* This program will not be talking about Apple iPads and iPhones Thursday, March 7th 10:30 - 11:30 am Going Out Onto the Internet For those new to internet browsing or who have been using it for years, this program offers; an understanding of the risks of browsing, knowledge of what to look for in the browser, and the ability to configure browser settings. Registration opens April 23rd. Tuesday, April 30th 10:30 – 11:30 am Tech Training for 55+ Please Call Keefe at 902-896-4183 7 A5dAudltuslts  Tablets  Phones  Computers  Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Turn Your Heels - Join the Sock Madness! J Harris Read Program Room Wednesday, March 6th 6:00 - 7:00 pm Have you wanted to knit a pair of socks, but found that knitting the heel is daunting? Join experienced knitter Pauline Thomson as she demonstrates how several different styles of heels are made. Try your hand at it, or bring along a pair you’re working on. Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia Author Talk Consort Performance J Harris Read Program Room Tuesday, April 2nd 6:30pm Few people know the trails in Nova Scotia as well as avid hiker Michael Haynes. The author of numerous books, including Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia and Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, will be at the Truro Library to talk about the best places to hike in Nova Scotia. National Canadian Film Day Wednesday, April 17th 6 pm Stories We Tell National Canadian Film Day is a massive event to celebrate Canadian cinema. Join us to watch Stories We Tell, a documentary film written and directed by Sarah Polley. This film explores Sarah’s family’s secrets, including one directly related to her own identity. Winner of over 20 awards, this film is one of Toronto International Film Festival’s top 10 Canadian films of all time. This film is rated PG-13 Saturday, April 27th 10:30 am Consort, a recorder group, will be performing a program of Handel, Haydn and Renaissance dance music on the 2nd floor landing. VVaarriioouussAAggeess88


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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! Prom Dress Donation Drop Off In partnership with the Downtown Truro Partnership, the Library will be a drop off location for donated prom dresses and formal wear, to be used for the 2nd Annual Prom Dress Giveaway on March 9th at the Cobequid Education Centre. Canada Revenue Agency’s Community 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. Appointments can be made by phone (902- 896-4192) Monday - Friday from 9 am - 1 pm Appointments can be made in person at the library Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 1 pm The maximum yearly income levels which serve as a guideline for eligibility are: Single person - up to $35,000 Couple - up to $45,000 9 various ages


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Mi’kmaw Culture Thursday, March 28th MReagricshtra1t4iothn opens Culture Crash Course Lebanese/Syrian Culture Thursday, April 25th Registration opens April 11th J. Harris Read Program Room 6:00 - 7:30pm All ages Get a quick taste of culture. From music and food, to language and landscape! 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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Metal Detecting Wednesday, May 1st J Harris Read Program Room 6:30pm Have you ever lost something precious that you couldn’t find? Metal detecting is a growing hobby in Nova Scotia. The dream of finding treasure in the sand or in your back yard might have you asking some questions. • What equipment do I need? • How much will it cost? • Where can I metal detect and what about metal detecting laws? • How can I find other people or groups that detect in my area? During this presentation Wanda and Kevin Golemiec, two avid detectors, will talk about these questions and more. There will also be some equipment for viewing and finds (coins, rings) to display. Writing Group AGES 13+ Thursday, March 7th Thursday, April 4th 6 - 7:30 pm Ina M. Patterson Study Are you a teen or adult who loves to write? Join our supportive writer’s group as we help each other with our writing goals. In March, we’ll be focusing on writerly routines, and in April, we’ll explore poetry. 11 various ages Children’s Table BMaeseetminegnt


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teens ages 13-18 Café Libro Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm Hang out with caffeine and beats in the Teen Room Teen Tutors IB students from CEC are here to help you study! Come develop your skills in any subject. For Grades 6-11. Tuesdays 3:30-5pm in the TD Teen Program Room Word Nerds Writing Group Girls ages 13-18 Empowering girls to learn to code (and rule the world). Registration required. Limited seats available. March 8, 29 & April 12, 26 @ 3:30-4:30pm Ages 13+ Supportive writing group for teens and adults. Registration required. March 7 & April 4 in the Ina M Patterson Study 6:00 - 7:30pm in the MacQuarrie Maker Lab For more info, including themes, see page 11 Toastmasters presents Youth Leadership Program Deborah Mitton from Toastmasters International will be leading an eight week leadership course for teens ages 13-18. To register, call 902-403-9368. Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm from March 26 - May 14 (Limit of 15 teens) in the Ina M. Patterson Study 11 Teens Teens 12


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March 6 @ 5:30-7:30pm: Cosplay Night Learn the ins and outs of the cosplay world with Robin and John Laska. Come get creative—cosplay costumes welcome! March 13 @ 3:30-5pm: Soup Café Creations Members of SOUP Café will teach us how to prepare some tasty food! In partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association. March 27@ 5:30-7:30pm: Snack Foods Olympics Compete in the Snack Food Olympics for the glory and the goodies. MARCH BREAK March 19 @ 1-4pm: Skating Party & Hot Chocolate Warmup March 20 @ 5:30-7:30pm: Stranger Things Join us on the Civic Square Tonight is the Hawkins ice rink for a skating party and School Dance. There’ll be hot chocolate afterwards in the Teen Room. games, Eggos, and a mission: save Dart’s Son and return him to the March 21 @ 3-5pm: Pizza Party & upside-down before disaster strikes in Hawkins. Video Games Grab a pizza slice and a game controller! March We have a Wii and PS4 with your name on it. TD Teen Program Room 1113TTeeeennss


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April 3: Improv Games Night Inspired by “Whose Line Is It Anyway” tonight’s improv games will make you laugh so hard you’ll have to check your pants. April 10: Teen Trivial Pursuit Test your genius in six crucial areas: sports, music, games, movies, technology, and trends. Prizes for winners and food for all! April 17: Masterchef: Teen Edition Do you have what it takes to be a MasterChef? Duel against your friends to see who is King or Queen of the Kitchen! April 24: Be A Kid Again What do slime, crayon art, and ice cream sundaes have in common? Your childhood—come and relive it with us! AprilTD Teen Program Room Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm 11 Teens Teens 14



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