What’s new at the library
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.