Activities at branches of the Western Counties Regional Library
IN SHELBURNE COUNTY
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.
Fluffy Snowman: Lillian Benham Library
35 North St., Lockeport, 902656-2817, locke[email protected]brary. ns.ca
• 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.
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. ns.ca
• 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.
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.
Boys Night Out:
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library
405 Main St., Yarmouth, 902742-5040, yar[email protected]brary. ns.ca
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.
35 Highway 335, Pubnico, 902762-2204, pub[email protected]brary. ns.ca
• 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.