What’s new at the li­brary April 24 - May 1

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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.

Egg-cit­ing Art!

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.

De­tails on South Shore Public Li­braries’ pro­grams, Branches and hours are avail­able on the Li­brary’s web­site: southshore­pub­li­cli­braries.ca. South Shore Public Li­braries.

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