What’s new at the library April 24 - May 1
Hidden Film Gems – International and Domestic Films
South Shore Public Libraries, in partnership with GG Geddes, presents a spring film series for all to enjoy. The film screenings start at 6 p.m. at the Bridgewater Library and are free. The feature presentation on April 26 is Evet, I Do! (Evet, Ich Will!), directed by Sinan Akkua, German and Turkish with English subtitles, 2008. It’s a delightful, feel-good film, which suggests all you need is love – even if it is forbidden. Just say “Evet!” This film is a smart and colourful romantic comedy about four unusual couples and their struggles for love against multicultural boundaries.
In Celebration of Volunteers – April 26
Volunteers are on the front lines of all our community services – community healthcare, heritage and arts, maintenance of green spaces, disaster relief, volunteer fire fighting, minor sports – the list is endless. National Volunteer Week pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who donate their time and energy. In celebration of volunteers, the library will host a display of material available to borrow from the Volunteer Sector Resource collection. Literature and pamphlets from local volunteer groups will also be on display. An evening drop-in session at each library hosted by Christina Pottie, volunteer coordinator, or Stephanie Beaton, Lunenburg Queens volunteer navigator. This display will be of interest to volunteers and boards from community groups. The next session will from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas H. Raddall Library, Liverpool on Thursday, April 26.
In-service Day – April 27
No school? No problem! It’s Art Day at the library on April 27 for kids eight to 12 years old. Each library will host a workshop featuring a well-known local artist. Sign up today, as space is limited.
Rebecca Roher is an emerging artist living in Lehave, Nova Scotia who works mostly with watercolours and textiles, as well as video and egg dying. She is inspired by the natural world, folklore and communities. Rebecca will teach students at Bridgewater Library how to dye eggs using beeswax resist to turn a regular egg into a three- dimensional painting. Visit rebbecaroherart. blog spot.com to find out more. Register at 543-9222. The program runs from 2 to 3 p.m.
Oil – pastel and paint
Fran Whitelaw is an artist/educator. She has taught for many years at the elementary and high school level. Retired now, she continues to work in her studio in a variety of media. The art workshop, at the Thomas H. Raddall Library in Liverpool, will focus on painting dragons using oil pastel and paint, exploring composition, painting with washes, and colour blending. All materials are provided. The workshop runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register at 354-5270.
Drawing in “Real” Life
Frans Aeyelts lives and paints in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. His medium is watercolour and his subject matter is the varied land and seascapes of Nova Scotia. Frans has been involved in drawing and watercolour painting for a long time, and now shares his craft by teaching children. This class will introduce students to “realistic” drawing, helping them shift from a “childish” approach to a more sophisticated expression. For more on Frans, please refer to fransaeyelts.com, and read the link to the essay “Everyone Can Draw”. Frans will host his workshop at the Lunenburg Library from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27. Register at 634-8008.
Book Sales – May 5
Find your treasures at the Library’s next Book Sale. Fill a bag for $5. The book sale will be held on Saturday, May 5 at Park View Education Centre, 1485 King St. Bridgewater from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mark the date in your calendar.
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