Falling into Fall

News Date: 
01 August 2017

 “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul... but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” ~ Peggy Toney Horton

As we stand on the threshold of September, the time has come to open the door to our fall programs. You may have already seen the four- page spread and hopefully ripped it out and kept it from the previous issue of the High Country News; but if you didn’t there are several ways to access the info. All courses are listed at www.sheepriverlibrary.ca, in the brochure available at the circulation desk and can be downloaded from the HCN website. As programs are about to start we usually feature them on our Facebook page. Starting September 20 we have our computer courses, Tech Talk Intro and Tech Talk Basics. The iPad class is on September 19. If you are looking to improve health and fitness, Yoga gets under way September 4 and Brain and Body Fitness for seniors gears up on Sept 18. For info on what e-resources are available free with your library card join Jan and Gita on September 12 as they explain the wonderful world of online books, newspapers, magazines and reference materials. The Alberta Treasury Branch is holding an Open House on September 19 to answer questions about local banking. Our financial series also begins this month with Money Smart at Any Age on September 21. Children's programming begins September 20 and most of our clubs and groups will have their first gathering sometime during the month. A new group this fall is Fibre Fiends which will be held Tuesday Mornings at 10 am. If you like to knit, embroider, sew, crochet, quilt or any other creative endeavour you are welcome to hang out and pursue your passion with other like-minded individuals. Experts will be on hand to assist. Those who wish to stay longer are welcome to work at the large table. Check the website or brochure for details regarding book clubs, Poetry by the Fireside, Chess Club, Conversational French, Community Drumming Circle, Quilting & Sewing and Dogtooth Mountain Film Group.

October is not only beloved to author Peggy Horton but to us in the library world as well. October is Canadian Library Month and at Sheep River we will celebrate the occasion with our Out Loud Series: From Far and Wide, O Canada.  We are pleased to bring you a wonderful slate of authors and performers from all over our wonderful nation, at our sixth annual Out Loud. Starting on October 4 we have a return visit by author Gail Bowen. Gail is the author of a mystery book series featuring Joanne Kilbourn, a university professor, sometime political columnist, and a wife, mother and grandmother. The 17th book in this series, The Winners' Circle was released this year. On October 14, musician and songwriter Ari Neufeld makes an appearance.Ari's performances are a flourish of young and old songs, familiar and brand new, fleshed out in alternating rhythms and melodies, with percussion, electric and acoustic guitar, piano, banjo, ukelele and harmonica.  October 16 sees author Terry Fallis return for a third time!  Terry is the author of six successful novels and two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. The evening promises to be humourous and informative as Terry talks about his novels and his journey to becoming an award winning writer. On October 20 we have Ed Peekeekoot in concert. Ed is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and story-teller and a skilled and seasoned performer. He has a timeless kind of cool that appeals to audiences of all ages. Ed’s performances go from blazing guitar to foot -stomping fiddle and haunting native flute, all sprinkled with his Cree humour and philosophy. He takes people on a wide and wild musical journey from country folk to a touch of classical and jazz. All of our Out Loud events are FREE but due to seating limitations you must get your FREE ticket before the event. Tickets will be available beginning September 15.

As you can see we have a busy couple of months ahead of us but we are confident that we have something for everyone, so we look forward to seeing you sometime in the fall at our beautiful library.