We have a fantastic line-up of children’s programs for the fall. Janine returns with eight weeks of early literacy sessions on Wednesdays, starting September 14, including Toddler Rhyme Time, Songs and Rhymes for Babies and Children in Nature. The Monday morning Mom’s Coffee/Playgroup Time returns on September 12 at 10 am. Prairie Winds Music is offering Music Together, a program full of musical adventure, instrument play, dancing, singing and more on Tuesdays starting September 6. There is a monthly fee for this class. We are excited to be working with Greater Foothills Family Centre who are providing a whole host of new programs starting with Little Explorers in September, Little Carpenters in October, Music Makers in November and Art and Story in December. The Family Centre will also have staff on hand three times over the fall to talk about parenting issues.
For adults, we have many old favourites returning such as Edna’s Qi Gong class. Please note that this will now take place on Tuesday afternoons. Inductive Bible Study and How to Solve Cryptic crosswords are also on offer this fall. This September might be a good time to check out some of the groups that meet monthly at the library such as one of our book clubs, Poetry by the Fireside, Community Drumming Circle, the Genealogy Group or Diamond Valley Songwriters. It’s never too late to branch out and learn something new.
At present, we have not been able to locate an instructor to teach Computer Basics. In the short term, we will use the Linked-In Learning e-resource available through the Marigold Library System. If you wish to learn how to use the internet, set up e-mail, create a Word document or any other basic application, we will set you up with a library laptop and you can follow along at your own pace in a private space at the library. Please call the library to set up a time that is convenient for you. Don’t forget, we offer one on one sessions to learn how to use the Digital Photography Scanner and E -readers.
New this fall, are one on one sessions with genealogist Colleen Spence for those who wish to research their family tree.
Jocelyn Crawshaw will be facilitating a drop in knitting/crochet group. At time of publication, a date and time is still to be determined, but if you are knitter or crochet buff, we welcome you to join this group that will meet at the fireplace. By the end of August, we should have a date and time nailed down.
After the past two years of cancellations, we are certainly hoping that this year our Out Loud Series will finally happen. A list of our line-up for October is included in the program guide in this issue of HCN, but you can also pick up an Out Loud brochure at the library which provides a more extensive description of our wonderful performers who will be the subject of next month’s column.
Dates and times for all programs are in the program pages in this issue of HCN, on our website and in the program brochure available at the library. We hope to see you in September as you pursue your life-long learning goals.