December Tidings

A bare tree stands with roots on both ends in December days. ~Kiran Bantawa, Bare Trees”

 

*New – Video Game Collection – Browse the new selection of Video Games available at your library. Video games can be checked out on a Teen or Adult card for 1-week.

*New – Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange – During November and December, we will be hosting a jigsaw puzzle exchange. Swap out one of your old jigsaw puzzles for something new. Free!

*NEW – Story-time with Shelly – Join us on Saturdays in December for Story Time with storyteller Shelly! 10:30-11:30 am. All ages welcome. Drop-in.

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Special Christmas Break Programmes

DEC. 30TH TO JAN. 3RD

Games, crafts, story times and pop-ups. Some programs require pre-registration.

MON. DEC. 30:
Bingo! 10 – 11 am. All ages. FREE. Drop-in.
Form a line, win a prize with Library Bingo! Non-readers are welcome with a reading caregiver.

TUES. DEC. 31:
Pop-Up @ Vale! 1 – 4:30 pm. All ages. FREE. Drop-in.
Popping up in your community, featuring activities and games!

THURS. JAN. 2:
Story Time with Shelly! 10:30 – 11:30 am. All ages. FREE. Drop-in.
Meet us in the Children’s Room for a fun, family story time.

D&D Festival! 
3 – 4:30 pm. Ages: 13 – 18. FREE. Pre-register.
It’s time for Candlekeep’s yearly festival, but something’s afoot. Beginner friendly D&D.

FRI. JAN. 3:
Roll the Dice! 1 – 2:30 pm. Ages: 8 – 14. Cost: $3. Pre-register.
Sew your own dice bag, roll a few practice games, and take home your new dice, bag, and game rules.

“Deck” the Halls! 3 – 4:30 pm. Ages: 13 – 17. Cost: $3. Pre-register.
Sew your own playing card case, play a few practice hands, and take home your new deck, case, and game rules.

SAT. JAN. 4:
Story Time with Shelly! 10:30 – 11:30 am. All ages. FREE. Drop-in.
Meet us in the Children’s Room for a fun, family story time.

 

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November News

“November comes, and November goes, with the last red berries, and the first white snows.

With night coming early, and dawn coming late, and ice in the bucket, and frost by the gate.”

–  Elizabeth Coatsworth

 

  • CANCELLED DUE TO WIND WARNING      – Wednesday, November 27, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. In partnership with Bridges CHC, the Port Colborne Public Library is hosting the next “Let’s Talk Series” presentation “Supporting Loved Ones With Mental Health and/or Addictions”. The presentation will provide information on how to get help when needed for a loved one with mental health and/or addictions issues, as well as resources and services available in Niagara Region and a Q & A session. Presenters will include the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Community Addiction Services of Niagara (CASON) and Niagara Region Mental Health (NRMH).
    All are welcome, no cost. To register, please call 905-834-6512.  

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*New – Video Game Collection – Browse the new selection of Video Games available at your library. Video games can be checked out on a Teen or Adult card for 1-week.

*New – Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange – During November and December, we will be hosting a jigsaw puzzle exchange. Swap out one of your old jigsaw puzzles for something new. Free!

  • Adult Craft: Birch Tree Painting – Learn how to build paint textures and details to create birch trees within a whimsical forest setting. Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. $10.00. Pre-registration is required.

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  • CANCELLED – PD Day Craft: Autumnal Shadowboxes – Learn how to make a paper shadowbox with Kristen. Friday, November 15, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Ages: 6 & older, $2.00. Pre-registration is required.

 

  • Tot Time is running! Thursdays, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Cost is $1.00, ages 2-5 with parent or caretaker. This session began September 19 and runs through to December 12, 2019, pre-registration is required.

 

*NEW – Story-time with Shelly – Join us on Saturdays in November for Story Time with storyteller Shelly! 10:30-11:30 am. All ages welcome. Drop-in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October is . . . Canadian Library Month

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More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more.

 

 

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Ontario Public Library Week – Oct. 20-26, 2019

When you visit the library during Ontario Public Library Week, enter our draw to win a fabulous prize. For children (12 and under), teens (13 to 17) and adults (18 and older). You always win when you visit your library! Friday, October 25, is Patron Appreciation Day!

 

  • Tot Time is running! Thursdays, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Cost is $1.00, ages 2-5 with parent or caretaker. This session began September 19 and runs through to December 12, 2019, pre-registration is required.

  • *NEW – Story-time with Shelly – Join us for a very special Saturday in October for Story Time with storyteller Shelly! October 26, from 10:30-11:30 am. All ages welcome. Drop-in.

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  • Tot Time is running! Thursdays, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Cost is $1.00, ages 2-5 with parent or caretaker. This session began September 19 and runs through to December 12, 2019, pre-registration is required.

  • PD Day Craft – Candy Jar Pumpkin with Kyla, Friday, October 11 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, ages 6 & older, $3.00, pre-register.

 

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Ontario Public Library Week – Oct. 20-26, 2019

When you visit the library during Ontario Public Library Week, enter our draw to win a fabulous prize. For children (12 and under), teens (13 to 17) and adults (18 and older). You always win when you visit your library!

 

 

 

 

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September Events

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco

 

*Note – The Library will be closed, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, due to construction.

 

  • The third installment of our Let’s Talk series, Youth Suicide Prevention, is scheduled and tickets are now available. Wednesday, September 25, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Library Atrium. Tickets are free, we ask that you call or drop by to reserve your tickets for seating.

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  • Don’t forget our Seed Library! Was your garden any better than the Library’s? Our bean plants got eaten, very shortly after the seeds were planted. Our peas were eaten by some critter, and now we are just waiting on our tomatoes to ripen, we have lots of those!
    From your garden at home, now is the time to set aside any vegetables, or plants that you are going to save seeds from, so that you can bring some seeds back to the Library to replenish our seed stock.

 

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  • *NEW – Story-time with Shelly – Join us every Saturday in September for Story Time with storyteller Shelly! 10:30-11:30 am. All ages welcome. Drop-in.

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  • Tot Time starts again, Thursdays, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Cost is $1.00, ages 2-5 with parent or caretaker. This session begins September 19 and runs through to December 12, 2019, pre-registration is required.

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  • Friday, September 13, is an Early Release Day for DSBN students. Falling Leaves with Margaret is scheduled for 2:00-3:00, ages 6 & up, $3.00.

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End of Summer fun!

“August is like the Sunday of summer.”

 

  • Reminder ~ the Summer Reading Club party for all participants who read 5 books, is coming up! Wednesday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. This Lego-themed event promises to be a lot of fun, so if you have read 5 books and want to join in, call the Library at 905-834-6512 to record your reading logs.

This event is possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Port Colborne Lions Club.

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  • The third installment of our Let’s Talk series, Youth Suicide Prevention, is scheduled and tickets are now available. Wednesday, September 25, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Library Atrium. Tickets are free, we ask that you call or drop by to reserve your tickets for seating.

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  • Don’t forget our Seed Library! Was your garden any better than the Library’s? Our bean plants got eaten, very shortly after the seeds were planted. Our peas were eaten by some critter, and now we are just waiting on our tomatoes to ripen, we have lots of those!
    From your garden at home, now is the time to set aside any vegetables, or plants that you are going to save seeds from, so that you can bring some seeds back to the Library to replenish our seed stock.

 

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What’s New In June

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. ~ L.M. Montgomery

 


 

Let’s Talk About… Human Trafficking – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Guild Hall, Port Colborne, 72 Charlotte Street.

 

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2019 TD Summer Reading Club — registration begins Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Complete 2019 Summer Reading Club Flyer — be sure to check out pages 5 & 6 for all the Teen Reading Club details!

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Marvellous Month of May

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.” » Robert Frost

Whatever the weather, we have a full slate of events for the Month of May. Stop by the Library now and sign up for these fun spring activities.

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Free Comic Book Day – Drop-in to pick up a free comic book and spin our prize wheel! All ages. FREE.

Thursday, May 9, & June 13,  4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Dungeons and Dragons –  Join this session to continue your development and enhance your skills. Fight monsters, solve puzzles, help commoners, and find treasure! Learn the basics of D&D and join the adventure as you head out on a magical journey in this classic fantasy role-playing game.  Beginners Welcome! For teens age 12 & older. Free. Pre-register at the library.

Friday May 17, 10:00—11:00 a.m.PD Day Craft – Rock-a-Bye Birdie – Paint & decorate a family of rock birds on canvas. For ages 5 & older. Cost is $3.00. Pre-register.

Saturday, May 25, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Dandelions in the Wind – Cancelled
Thursday, May 30, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. One Cool Summer – Cancelled

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