Lest We Forget...

Nov. 01, 2023 Jan Burney

We have been having a blast throughout October with our Out Loud Series speakers, performers and authors coming to the library. We are thrilled to put on these events and welcome the community in to see people who would not normally make a stop in Diamond Valley. Thanks for coming out and making the series a success again.

As students are halfway through the fall semester, now might be the time to think about study skills.

On Thursday, November 9, from 4:00-5:30 Cheryl Bain will be running Study Skills for High School Students. This workshop is for students in grades 9-12. It will cover study environment tips, time management, note-taking, what a teacher usually means when they tell you to “read this part of the textbook,” some review strategies for before and after a test, and test-taking skills.

At 6:00 pm the Setting and Meeting Class Goals workshop will take place. Also, for students in grades 9-12 with at least one parent, this workshop will cover setting short- and long-term goals, how to break down goals into smaller milestones to help reach targets, and how parents can help their students achieve success in their classes (and careers). Parents and students will work together to start using their new skills before the end of the class. Cheryl Bain is an award-winning teacher and tutor with a passion for helping students achieve their goals. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in library science, and an in-progress continuing education certificate in teaching. Cheryl has been a student, employee, or educator at five different Canadian universities.

For those who have moved on from high school to tertiary institutions, whether in person or online, don’t forget that the library offers exam invigilation. If you need to have an exam proctored, please call us and we can get the ball rolling to make this happen for you. There is no cost for this service.

For those children who are still attending Elementary school, don’t forget we show movies on PD Days at 10:30. Check our Facebook page close to the day to see what will be playing. There is no cost and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. On December 15, Susan Kristofferson will be teaching how to make paper and origami ornaments. Registration is required. There are three sessions based on age: 6-7 year olds (10-11 am); 8-10 (11:30-1 pm) and 10 years and older (1:30-3:30). There is a $10 charge for materials.

Our Podcast space is now 100% complete and functional. To listen to the podcasts Teagan has created, click on the Services tab on this website, then click on Podcast Room. If you wish to create your own podcasts, please call the library and book the space. We charge $10 per session and Teagan can provide assistance if necessary.

During November, our display cases by the circulation desk and in the Juvenile section will have materials related to Remembrance Day. These items, which cover a wide range of topics, are available to be checked out. In honour of Remembrance Day, the library will be closed, Saturday, November 11.