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Oc­to­ber 30 - Novem­ber 6, 2009

The Adopt-A-Book Cam­paign be­gan on Oc­to­ber 20th with a fundrais­ing gala for li­brary donors at the Li­brary Ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fice in Heb­bville. The evening was a suc­cess with $3,100 raised. The Adopt-A-Book pro­gram is also avail­able at each SSPL Li­brary Branch from now un­til De­cem­ber 31st. Adopt-A-Book is a chance for mem­bers of the pub­lic to give a gift to booklovers in their com­mu­ni­ties and be­yond. Donors help SSPL buy books that will be avail­able to every­one. Drop into your li­brary to see the se­lec­tion or do­nate on­line - southshore­pub­li­cli­braries. ca and the li­brary will choose for you.

Reg­is­ter to­day for Tale Spin­ners, the li­brary’s early lit­er­acy pro­gram de­signed to give care­givers and chil­dren un­der four an early start to ac­quir­ing lit­er­acy skills. This three ses­sion pro­gram in­cludes fin­ger­plays, sto­ries, rhymes and songs to help in­tro­duce ba­bies to the world of read­ing. It will be­gin at 10 a.m. on Novem­ber 12th at the New Ross Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre; call 689-2414 or email nr­frc@ns.sym­pa­tico.ca, to reg­is­ter. Par­ents or care­givers and their young charges will re­ceive a board book, li­brary card and other in­for­ma­tional hand­outs. Tale Spin­ners is FREE and is gen­er­ously spon­sored by the United Way of Lunen­burg County.

The Lunen­burg Book Club meets the 2nd Tues­day of the month at 7:30pm at the Lunen­burg Li­brary. All are wel­come. Each month fea­tures a new se­lec­tion. On Tues­day, Novem­ber 10th the choice is You Must Set Forth at Dawn by Wole Soyinka, No­bel Lit­er­a­ture Lau­re­ate in 1986.

The se­lec­tion of the month for the Novem­ber 17th meet­ing of the Rad­dall Read­ing Club is Black Snow: a story of love and de­struc­tion. Jon Tat­trie’s best­selling de­but novel sets a blis­ter­ing pace fol­low­ing one man’s des­per­ate search through the ru­ins of Hal­i­fax in the hor­rific af­ter­math of the 1917 Ex­plo­sion. Based on eye-wit­ness ac­counts, rich in fact and full of shock­ing im­ages, Black Snow shines light on the city’s dark­est hour. Jon Tat­trie is a free­lance jour­nal­ist and writer based in Hal­i­fax. The Rad­dall Read­ing Club meets the third Tues­day of the month at the Thomas H. Rad­dall Li­brary in Liver­pool. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

A pop­u­lar new pro­gram at the li­brary this fall is Dig­i­tal Cam­era Ba­sics. The course is two ses­sions long and is de­signed for the true begin­ner. Les­son top­ics in­clude be­com­ing fa­mil­iar with the cam­era and the ‘ lingo’ that goes with it and learn­ing to share your dig­i­tal im­ages in a va­ri­ety of ways. The next course be­gins Novem­ber 16th in the Lunen­burg Li­brary ( 634-8008) and De­cem­ber 1st in Liver­pool (354-5270). Space is lim­ited to 4 par­tic­i­pants in Lunen­burg and 6 par­tic­i­pants in Liver- pool so reg­is­ter soon.

De­tails on li­brary pro­grams, Branches and hours are avail­able on the li­brary’s web­site: southshore­pub­li­cli­braries.ca. South Shore Pub­lic Li­braries. Read. Dis­cover. Learn. Share.

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