Cre­ativ­ity abounds

In­for­ma­tive ses­sions planned for the win­ter months

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FOOD/COMMUNITY - Trina O’Brien Leg­gott Trina O’Brien Leg­gott is chief li­brar­ian at Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre Pub­lic Li­brary. This li­brary col­umn runs in The Guardian on the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month. Any­one who would like more in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams should call the libr

A pre­sen­ta­tion on Neuro-Move­ment: Over­come pain and lim­i­ta­tion us­ing prin­ci­ples of brain plas­tic­ity will be held to­day at 7 p.m. Join Lor­rie Jol­limore, cer­ti­fied prac­ti­tioner of the Anat Baniel method, to learn more about this re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion tech­nique.

De­mys­ti­fy­ing Your Ta­ble. Your iPad or An­droid tablet is Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Storm date is Jan. 28, 7 p.m. To un­lock the power at your fin­ger­tips and in­crease your pro­duc­tiv­ity, bring your iPad or an­droid and learn how to edit and print pho­tos, write doc­u­ments and more to the ses­sion on Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Is­land Na­ture Trust presents Win­ter Wildlife: Tracks, Adap­ta­tions, Signs Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Storm date: Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Jackie Wad­dell will pro­vide the in­for­ma­tion needed to in­ter­pret tracks in the snow and other signs left be­hind by na­tive birds and mam­mals and will also view the land from the per­spec­tive of wildlife.

Hu­man Li­brary is Jan. 30, 2 - 4 p.m. Come to the li­brary to bor­row a liv­ing “book”. There will be books rep­re­sent­ing unique and un­usual oc­cu­pa­tions and per­spec­tives. “When you bor­row from the Hu­man Li­brary, you’ll be able to lis­ten to your liv­ing book tell his or her own story, as well as ask ques­tions.”

CLIA presents wills, power of at­tor­ney, health care di­rec­tives on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. Storm date is Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Join Kelly Robin­son to learn more about th­ese im­por­tant top­ics and bring your ques­tions.

P.E.I. Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil on the Sta­tus of Women and the li­brary in­vite the pub­lic to at­tend a bi­weekly lunch dis­cus­sion group. Fa­cil­i­tated ses­sions on read­ing the truth and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion com­mit­tee re­port, be­gins Feb. 4 at noon. Tea and coffee will be avail­able. Bring your own lunch.

Back to the Bog: Char­lot­te­town’s 19th-Cen­tury Dark­town with Jim Hornby is Feb 7, 2-3 p.m.; storm date Feb. 14. The il­lus­trated pre­sen­ta­tion will present a sharper def­i­ni­tion of the peo­ple of the Bog, who they were, where they lived, and the larger so­ci­ety’s treat­ment of the area.

The Old Stock: songs of P.E.I. black his­tory will be held Feb. 11, 2-3 p.m. Storm date is Feb. 18. It’s hosted by award-win­ning mu­si­cian Scott Par­sons with Nancy Cle­ment and Spencer Solo­duka, Come and lis­ten to the songs that bring to life the lit­tle known sto­ries of P.E.I. early black com­mu­nity.

Teen Pro­grams

All About Choco­late, a hot choco­late study break is in the Teen Space, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

Drop in draw­ing at the Teen Space is weekly, Satur­day, 1:30 p.m. Teens, ages 12-18, are in­vited to join with oth­ers who en­joy draw­ing. Sup­plies pro­vided.

Maker space for teens is Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Drop by the teen space to make a fea­tured felted pro­ject.

The Chil­dren’s Li­brary is part­ner­ing with the Black Cul­tural So­ci­ety of Prince Ed­ward Is­land to present fam­ily arts and crafts ses­sions through­out the month of Fe­bru­ary to cel­e­brate Black His­tory Month. Ap­pre­ci­a­tion is ex­pressed to spon­sors and Friends of the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre Pub­lic Li­brary.

Baraka fam­ily arts and crafts is Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. Come read “The Patch­work Path”, a story of two of the thou­sands who es­caped a life of slav­ery and made the dan­ger­ous jour­ney to free­dom, a story of courage, de­ter­mi­na­tion, and hope. Fol­low­ing the read­ing, par­tic­i­pants can cre­ate their own patches us­ing se­cret codes.

Then, at 2 p.m. it’s Baraka Createen.

It’s time to head to the teen space to dis­cuss what black his­tory month means to teens and to the Is­land.

Teens are then in­vited to cre­ate works of art to rep­re­sent their thoughts about the in­cred­i­ble his­tory and in­flu­ence black cul­ture has had on our Is­land com­mu­nity.

Space is lim­ited, so call 902368-4642 to reg­is­ter. All work will be dis­played at the Baraka Fes­ti­val at the end of the month.

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