Fall Programs Overview

Aug. 01, 2023 Jan Burney

We are thrilled to present our fall program line-up in this issue of the High Country News. Once again, we have several classes for pre-school children. This fall, we are expanding the monthly thematic sessions offered by Greater Foothills Family Centre. They will be available at two times: 9:30 and 11:00. This will allow more children to participate and also provide a bit more flexibility in people’s schedules. These programs are enormously popular, so please register as soon as possible at www.greaterfoothillsfamilycentre.ca. We will be offering PD Day movies at 10:30 on the three PD Fridays in September, October and December. On December 15, Susan Kristoferson will be offering Art Adventures. This is a great opportunity for children to learn from and create with a local artist. The focus of this session will be origami and 3D folded art forms focused on holiday themes. There are three sessions throughout the day for different age groups.

We haven’t forgotten about the creative adult. Els Ellis will be facilitating An Introduction to the Expressive Arts on Tuesday mornings beginning September 12. Participants will be delving into a grounded and mindful exploration of the expressive arts. This will be of interest to anyone interested in creative writing, drama, music and visual art.

Out Loud 2023: Old Tales and New Trails will take place in October in celebration of Canadian Library Month. We have a fabulous line up, including Skip Gorman, Sid Marty, Sandra Lamouche and Tom Cole. More detailed descriptions will be given in next month’s column. If you can’t wait that long, pick up an Out Loud brochure at the library in August. All events are free but will require a ticket for entry which can be picked up at the library, starting September 15.

We want to get back to having more regular art shows in our gallery space. To facilitate this, Chester and Andy Lees have taken on the role of being the art coordinators. If you would like to display your art: paintings, photography, fibre art, drawing etc, please call the library and we will connect you to Chester to Andy. In the meantime, you can come and look at the new quilt display by Cheryl Peterson, in the main library space.

For those of you who want to dip your toe into the wonderful world of technology, we have quite a few sessions that may appeal. Gita will be teaching a series of one-off sessions on Wednesday afternoons on how to use the various e-resources available free with your library card. This will cover everything from e-books to online learning to library apps. Knowing how to access and use these resources is a great way to get the most out of your library membership. For those who like to be hands on with technology, don’t forget our scanning lab is available to turn those photos and slides into a digital format; and our podcast room is ready for you to come and make your recordings.  Teagan is creating a series of podcasts about the library and our programs which you will be able to find on our webpage.

Check out the four-page pullout for a full listing of all our programs up to Christmas.

The library will be open Saturday August 5 but closed Monday August 7 for the Heritage Day holiday.