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Fall 2022 Programs and Events


FAMILY STORY BUNDLES

Pressed for time? Need some picture books and activities for your little one(s)? Request a Family Story Bundle: A ready-made bundle which will include picture books, a song, and instructions for a craft based on age and theme. Simply email or call us with your request for a Family Story Bundle with the age and desired theme. 613.445.5331 mylibrary@russellbiblio.com

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Kids Programs – Beanstack Challenges

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
On-Going Challenge

The Township of Russell Public Library is excited to announce a new on-going program at both of our branches. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program designed to help parents and caregivers give their young children the confidence necessary to become strong readers. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your little one finishes kindergarten.
We are using the reading platform Beanstack to track participants’ milestones and we will also have a Reading Wall and prizes. Interested to participate? Have a look at this page.

Kids Programs – Fall 2022

Heure du conte avec Emily (French Activity)
In-person activity at the Embrun Branch
Tuesdays 10 :15 AM – 10 :45 AM
October 4th to December 6th

Join us for stories, songs and crafts with Emily!
For children 3 to 4 years old. Registration required. Cost: $25


Storytime & Crafts with Kristina (English Activity)
In person activity at the Russell Branch
Wednesdays 10:30 -11:30 AM
October 5th to December 7th

Get ready for stories, crafts, and laughs with Kristina !
For children 3 to 4 years old. Registration required. Cost: $25


Babies & Books (Bilingual activity)
In-person activity at the Russell branch
Mondays 11:00-11:30 AM
October 3rd to December 5th

Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays & other book related activities. For babies 0 to 18 months old & their parent or caregiver. Drop-in program. No cost.
In partnership with la Maison de la famille


Toddler Time with Stephanie (Bilingual Activity)
In person activity at the Russell Branch
Fridays at 10:00-10:30 AM
October 7th to December 9th

Join us for stories, songs, and games. A bilingual program for children 18 to 36 months old & their parent or caregiver.
Drop-in. No cost.


Junior Book Club (English Activity)
(Grades 3-5)
In person activity at the Russell Branch
1st Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Join us for a monthly book discussion and craft. New members welcome at any time. No cost.
October 5, November 2, December 7


Youth Book Club (English Activity)
(Grades 6-8)
In person activity at the Russell Branch
1st Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Join us for a monthly book discussion and craft. New members welcome at any time. No cost.
October 6, November 3, December 1


Minecraft Club (Bilingual Activity) *FULL
In person activity at the Russell Branch
Last Monday of the month 4 PM – 5 PM
Ages 7 +

Play, share and learn! New theme each month. Tablets are provided. Registration required. No cost. September 26, October 24, November 28


Minecraft Club (Bilingual Activity) *FULL
In person activity at the Embrun Branch
Last Thursday of the month 4 PM – 5 PM
Ages 7 +

Play, share and learn! New theme each month. Tablets are provided. Registration required. No cost. September 29, October 27, November 24


Adult and Young Adult Programming – Fall 2022

French Language Lessons
In person activity at the Russell Branch
Tuesday from 1 PM to 2:30 PM
October 4 to December 6

This program will help develop your writing and speaking skills in French through role play activities, writing exercises, verb conjugations, and assigned homework. It is recommended that anyone interested in the program have a basic knowledge of the French language and is capable of forming simple sentences.

Not sure if this program is for you? Please contact library staff for more information. (613-445-5331 / mylibrary@russellbiblio.com
Registration required. Cost: $20


French Conversation Group
In person activity at the Russell Branch
Saturdays from 1 PM to 2 PM
October 8 to December 10
Free. Registration required.

Practice conversational French in a relaxed atmosphere.
This program is appropriate for those with some experience with the French language and is intended to help participants become comfortable hearing and speaking French.
*Please note, this is not a French course; attendees need to be able to have basic conversations in French. A native-speaking volunteer will be present to help with pronunciation, etc.


Workshop: Writing my life story / with author Marie-Claude Dubé
Writing workshop in French at the Embrun Branch.
Tuesday, October 18 from 1 to 4 pm
Registration required. $10 per person. Places are limited.

The Writing Your Life Story workshop will allow you to begin or continue your writing project so that you can rise in consciousness and free yourself one word at a time.
Author Marie-Claude Dubé will guide you to find the angle through which you would like to share your life story.


Managing Your Wealth / Planification de votre argent et vos actifs
English workshop Tuesday September 27 at 6:30 PM (Russell Branch)
Atelier en français mercredi 28 septembre à 18h30 (Succursale Embrun)
Free. Registration required.

Interactive workshop on what happens to your assets and money after you pass away. Learn to have more freedom now with your money while minimizing taxes and maximizing pensions. Make sure that what you leave behind will go in the right hands.
Workshop presented by Jim G. Clément.


Rethinking Aging – Virtual 6-part workshop
English workshop offered by New Horizons for Seniors Program from the Government of Canada
Free. Registration required.
To register, email: RethinkingAgingNow@gmail.com (include your name, town, email address, age and session number)

Bringing older adults together in a safe, encouraging online environment, the workshops provide a much-needed dialogue around what it ‘actually’ means to ‘age well.’ Engaging, enlightening, and sometimes a bit gritty, participants examine the validity of their own beliefs and fears of growing old.
Read more about the workshops and presenters and fall start dates.


Adopt-a-Book: Annual Fundraiser
October 15 – November 19

Adopt-A-Book is an annual fundraiser organized by Library. Patrons and the public are invited to visit the Russell and Embrun branches (or browse virtually) and choose from the large selection of new releases available for adoption. Share the magic of reading with your community!

More info here.


Adult Book Club (in English)
In person activity at the Russell Branch
First Tuesday of the month at 8:00 PM
Next meeting: September 6th.

New members welcome at any time. No cost.
Click here to view the Book Club page for more info.


20s & 30s Book Club (in English)
Last Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM
Next meeting: September 29th

New members welcome at any time. No cost.
Click here to view the Book Club page for more info.


Club de lecture pour adultes (in French)
In person activity at the Embrun Branch
Last Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM
Next meeting: September 24th.

French book club. New members welcome at any time. No cost.
Click here to view the Book Club page for more info.