Ac­tiv­i­ties at branches of the West­ern Coun­ties Re­gional Li­brary

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around the ta­ble, sewing, quilt­ing and more.

• Tues­days, Jan. 8 through March 26, 6 to 8 p.m. This is a great time to gather with friends, colour­ing and catch­ing up.

• Satur­day, Jan. 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Chil­dren aged 5 to 10 can dec­o­rate a cookie with win­ter-themed dec­o­ra­tions. Regis­ter by Jan. 9 by con­tact­ing the li­brary.

• Satur­day, Jan. 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Chil­dren aged 5 to 10 will use cot­ton balls and other em­bel­lish­ments to make a fluffy snow­man.

Adult Colour­ing:

Cookie Dec­o­rat­ing:

Fluffy Snow­man: Lillian Ben­ham Li­brary


35 North St., Lock­e­port, 902656-2817, lock­e­[email protected]­brary.

• Tues­days, Jan. 8, 15, 21 and 28, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Join us for a game or two of Scrab­ble and en­joy a fun af­ter­noon. This pro­gram is for adults.

• Wed­nes­days, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fun sto­ries, games, and snacks for chil­dren from birth to preschool. This pro­gram is pre­sented in part­ner­ship with the King Street Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre.

Scrab­ble Club:

Tod­dle and Tum­ble:

Lock­e­port Li­brary Book Club:

Mon­day, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. All are wel­come to join us in dis­cussing the book A Gen­tle­man in Moscow by Amor Towles. The li­brary will only be open for this pro­gram.

Cel­e­brate Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Day with a Teddy Bear Tea Party!

Satur­day, Jan. 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cel­e­brate Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Day with your favourite teddy bear or “stuffy.” Sto­ries, games and fun for care­givers and chil­dren, and a lit­tle tea party that both ted­dies and chil­dren will en­joy.

McKay Me­mo­rial Li­brary


17 Glas­gow St., Shel­burne, 902875-3615, shel­[email protected]­brary.

• Tues­days, 2 to 4 p.m. Whether you are an ex­pe­ri­enced knit­ter or a be­gin­ner, bring your yarn and nee­dles and join the group.

• Wed­nes­days, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Do you en­joy chess, but need a place to play? Join us at the li­brary. All ages and lev­els of ex­pe­ri­ence are wel­come.

• Mem­o­ra­bilia: Tues­day, Jan. 8 to Satur­day, Jan. 19 dur­ing open hours. This ex­hibit by artist Joanna Gil­man Hyde fea­tures her new col­lec­tion of 10 paint­ings in­cor­po­rat­ing 3D ob­jects of per­sonal sig­nif­i­cance in­clud­ing two prom dresses, sewn by the late May­ola El­iz­a­beth Nick­er­son of Doc­tors Cove, N.S.

Knit­ting Group:

Chess Club:


Brown Bag­gers Books and Ban­ter Group:

Tues­day, Jan. 8, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Par­tic­i­pate in the Brown Bag­gers Books and Ban­ter Group and en­joy dis­cussing books through­out the year while so­cial­iz­ing at the li­brary. The book up for dis­cus­sion this month is Amer­i­can War by Omar El Akkad. The club meets the sec­ond Tues­day of each month, and new mem­bers are wel­come.

• Satur­day, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. All ages can join the fun and take part in cre­at­ing and build­ing with LEGO. Bring a friend!

• Harry Pot­ter: Thurs­day, Jan. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Take a po­tions class, make Fluffy snot, and visit Di­agon Al­ley! Boys Night Out is a pro­gram “just for the guys” aged 9 to 12. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is pre­ferred.

• In­er­tia Zoom Balls: Thurs­day, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. A STEAM (sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, arts, and math) based craft that needs team work. Join us for the fun. Girl Thing is for girls in Grade 4 to 6. Regis­ter by Fri­day, Jan. 18 by con­tact­ing the li­brary.

LEGO Club:

Boys Night Out:

Girl Thing:


Izaak Wal­ton Kil­lam Me­mo­rial Li­brary

405 Main St., Yar­mouth, 902742-5040, yar­[email protected]­brary.

Minecraft Tues­days and Thurs­days:

Tues­days and Thurs­days, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Youth aged nine to 16 can drop in the Yar­mouth com­puter lab to play Minecraft with up to nine other play­ers on the li­brary’s Minecraft server.

• Tues­days, 1 to 3 p.m. Call­ing all craft en­thu­si­asts who knit, cro­chet, etc. You are in­vited to bring your work and meet at the li­brary, share and so­cial­ize.

• Thurs­day, Jan. 3, 17 and 31, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. De­velop pub­lic speak­ing and lead­er­ship skills through the Yar­mouth Chap­ter of Toastmasters In­ter­na­tional. New mem­bers are wel­come.

Craft En­thu­si­asts:


Pub­nico Li­brary

35 High­way 335, Pub­nico, 902762-2204, pub­[email protected]­brary.

• Dur­ing open hours. Do you have used puz­zle that you’d love to ex­change for a new-to-you one? Then, bring your old puz­zle to the Pub­nico Li­brary dur­ing open hours and ex­change it for an­other one. All types of puz­zles are ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the branch by call­ing 902-762-2204.

Puz­zle Ex­change:

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