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Calendar of Library Events in English (by date)

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WINTER/SPRING 2018  
PROGRAMS and EVENTS

Register online (form below), by phone (613.445.5331), by e-mail or at your local branch.

  KIDS and TEENS PROGRAMS


Storytime and Crafts with Kristina
Russell Branch

For children aged 3 to 4.
Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM
February 7 - May 23 (16 weeks)

Cost: $25.   Places are limited.


Babies and Books with LYNN
Russell Branch

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book-related activities
For children 0 to 18 months old and their parent or caregiver.

Thursdays 10 to 10:30 AM

January 11 - April 26

No cost.  Drop-in program.


Toddler Time
Russell Branch

Stories, songs and games.
Children 18 to 36 months and their parent or caregiver.

Fridays 10 to 10:30 AM (5 sessions)

April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, June 1st
No cost.
Places are limited. Registration required.


MEET CHILDREN'S AUTHOR
ANNE RAINA
Russell Branch

Saturday, June 9 - 10:30 AM
For children 3-7 years old.

A family brunch will be served starting at 10 AM.
Cost: $3.





"SCIENCE and TECH" - 2018 MARCH BREAK
Russell Branch

March 12-16        10:30 AM and 2 PM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (except for Storytime).
PLACES ARE LIMITED.  NO COST.

Monday, March 12
2 pm: Make a liquid rainbow! (ages 8 +)

Tuesday, March 13
10:30 am: LEGO Tinkerbots Challenge (ages 6 +)
2 pm: Make a marshmallow catapult! (ages 8 +)

Wednesday, March 14
10:30 am: Family Storytime. Drop in. All ages.
2 pm: Minecraft Adventure (ages 7 +)

Thursday, March 15
10:30 am: Let's Talk Science : Dynamic Dinos (ages 4 to 8)
2 pm: Let's Talk Science : Liquids, Solids and Gases (ages 4 to 8)
 
Friday, March 16
10:30 am: Magic Show!


TEEN POETRY CONTEST
Russell Branch

MARCH 20 to APRIL 15        Teens 12 to 18 years old.

Entries accepted from March 20 to April 15.
Contest details »                  Entry form »
A chance to win many cash prizes!
Prizes donated by the Friends of the Library.

POETRY NIGHT / SOIRÉE DE POÉSIE
Russell Branch

Thursday, April 26: 6:30 PM - Bilingual event.
No cost.

Poetry contest finalists will read their work and receive their prizes.

Pizza and beverages will be served.



Storytime in Pyjamas - "Spring into Spring"
Russell Branch

Spring stories, crafts & special treats.
Friday, April 13 - 6:30 PM
Children 5-7 years old.

Cost: $7.    Places are limited.



"TURN THE PAGE"
Junior Reading Club
Russell Branch


First Monday of the month
4 - 4:45 PM
January 8 - February 5 - March 5
April 9 (2nd Monday) - May 7

For children GRADES 3 to 5.

No cost.    Places are limited.


"BOOK WORMS"
Youth Reading Club
Russell Branch

First Tuesday of the month
4 - 4:45 PM

January 9:   Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
                  (Chris Grabenstein)
February 6: The Twenty-One Balloons
                  (William Pene du Bois)
March 6:     The Crazy Man (Pamela Porter)
April 3:        The Maze Runner (James Dashner)
May 1st:      Amulet (Book 1) The Stonekeeper
                  (Kazu Kibuishi)

For teens GRADES 6 to 8.
No cost.   Places are limited.



3D PRINTING : hands-on workshops FOR TEENS
Russell Branch

Tuesday, MARCH 6    : 4 to 5 PM
Tuesday, APRIL 10    : 4  to 5 PM
Tuesday, MAY 8        : 4 to 5 PM

Teens over 12 years old.

Learn how to print with the MakerBot Replicator Mini+.
Participants will receive a certificate to be able to use the Library's 3D printers.

Cost: $2. Places are limited. Registration required.



LEGO TINKERBOTS CLUB         NEW!
Russell Branch

2nd Thursday of the month   3:30 to 4:30 PM
(February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10)

For children 7 years old +.

Equipment provided. No cost.
Registration required. Places are limited.


MINECRAFT CLUBS 2017-2018 (in English)
Russell Branch

Club 1: Last Tuesday of the month
3 PM (Jan 30, Feb 27, March 27, April 24, May 29)
Club 2: Last Wednesday of the month
4 PM (Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, April 25, May 30)

For children 7 years old +.

Tablets provided. No cost.
BOTH CLUBS ARE CURRENTLY FULL -
BUT YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST.



  ADULT and YOUNG ADULTS PROGRAMS


For the Love of Books - Adult Book Club
Russell Branch  

First Tuesday of the month - 8 PM

January 16 (3rd Tuesday): Bring your own book
February 6: The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
March 6: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
              (Katarina Bivald)
April 3: Jennifer Robson's books
May 1st: Loving Frank (Nancy Horan)
June 5: Mister Pip (Lloyd Jones)

NO COST.  New members welcome.



Book launch
ALBERTE VILLENEUVE-SINCLAIR
Russell Branch


Saturday, March 24 - 2 PM

Launch of the book "Muses from the Blue Shack".

Everyone welcome. No cost.





Meet historical fiction writer
JENNIFER ROBSON
Russell Branch


Monday, April 16 - 7 PM

Cost: $5.


Event sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.




3D PRINTING : hands-on workshops (in English)
Russell Branch

Saturday, MARCH 17 - 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Thursday, APRIL 12 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, MAY 2 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM

In French : Wednesday, March 7 - 6:30 to 8 PM (Embrun Branch)

For children 12 years old+ and Adults.

Learn how to print with the MakerBot Replicator Mini+.
Participants will receive a certificate to be able to use the Library's 3D printers.

Cost: $5. Places are limited. Registration required.


WRITING GROUP
Russell Branch  


Thursdays - 10 AM

New members welcome.
No cost.



FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
Russell Branch  


First and third Thursday of the month - 7 PM
Exceptions: Feb. 8 - 2nd Thursday.
Starting: January 4.

Group activities to help you practice and improve your
conversational French.

No cost. Registration required.


PLANT-BASED DIET:
EATING WELL, FEELING GREAT!
a workshop presented by
ISABELLE GOSSELIN, President of the Vegetarian Association of Prescott-Russell
Russell Branch  


Thursday, March 22 - 7 PM

Vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian ...   Isabelle will debunk myths and give easy tips to help you make the transition.

Try a delicious recipe cooked on site !  

COST: $5


"LET's TALK ABOUT TREES"
with tree experts STEVE MIHOK, MARCEL BEAUCHAMP and OWEN CLARKIN
Russell Branch


Wednesday, April 4 - 7 PM

Learn about native trees, planting edible berry trees and
discover how trees communicate with each other.         

COST: $5



Exclusive VIP meeting with  
medium MARC JADE, a native of EMBRUN
Embrun Branch Library


Wednesday, May 16 - 7 PM
Bilingual session.

Places are limited (20).


Cost : $60.


ELECTRONIC CUTTING TOOL
Workshop
Russell Branch

By appointment (Contact us to fix an appointment).
For adults.

Learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo
electronic cutting tool.
Participants will receive a certificate to be able
to use the Library's equipment.
Cost: $8.


The Knitting Club
Russell Branch

TUESDAYS - 6:30 to 8 PM
Knitters meet, chat & knit!
JOIN US!

Members of the club are available if you would like
to learn to knit or need advice on a knitting project.


  SPECIAL EVENTS


Art @ the Library
Russell Branch


TINA LOUISE, Artist
Exhibit: January - March
Meet the artist    Thursday, March 29 - 6 to 8 PM


Discover your local artists @ the library.



WORLD BOOK and COPYRIGHT DAY
FIND THE SCATTERED READERS!

Monday, APRIL 23
All day long.

Find the scattered readers across town and ask them
what they are reading.
They might have a surprise for you!


Fundraising Event

MEGA USED-BOOK SALE

May 12-17   Town Hall (717 Notre-Dame EMBRUN)
May 12-13: 9 AM to 4 PM
May 14-17: 9 AM to 8 PM

MORE THAN 9,000 books on sale.








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