TD Summer Reading Club, Ride-to-Read and Fun Summer Activities

Registration for the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club and activities start Monday, June 26, 2017.  For program details please see our Port Colborne Library Summer Flyer 2017.

Please note that on page 5 of our flyer, you can find information about our annual Ride-to-Read program. We are proud to once again partner with Port Colborne Transit and the City of Port Colborne in this great program which helps get children to the public library on Port Colborne transit buses. Registration for this program also starts June 26th.  Information and stickers are available at your library.

We are also happy to announce our brand new Teen Reading Club for ages 13 and up. Grab an entry form starting June 26th and tic-tac-toe your way to prizes! Details at the library.

And while you’re here on June 26th, check out our awesome Harry Potter activities and help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. Activities are scheduled from 12:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. (Muggles need not apply).

Happy Summer Reading!

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Mark Your Calendars! Free Music Concerts at Your Library

Tuesday, July 18, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

FREE! Don’t miss these awesome music concerts featuring the talented Gary Smith! Due to the popularity of his shows, Gary is booked for the entire year but luckily your library was able to reserve 2 shows for your enjoyment!

Limited seating. Tickets at the library.Music concert

 

 


“Before They Were Fab: The Beatles Prior to Beatlemania”

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

With presenter Aaron Krerowicz.

Before the number one records and the deafening screams, before Ed Sullivan and “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah”, before the shaggy “mop top” haircuts and collarless suits, there were six future Beatles. This 90- minute multimedia presentation will trace the early history of The Beatles from John Lennon’s founding of The Quarrymen in 1957, through their five seminal Hamburg residencies, and right up to the precipice of worldwide fame and fortune.

FREE. Limited seating. Tickets at the Library

 

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June is Ontario Seniors’ Month

To celebrate Seniors’ Month, the Library has four special activities scheduled.

June 7 – Documentary Films – 1:30 to 3:00 pm – Waterwalker – Follow naturalist Bill Mason on his journey by canoe into the Ontario wilderness. Begin on Lake Superior, then explore winding and sometimes tortuous river waters to the meadowlands of the river’s source.

June 14 – Coffee and Colour – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Enjoy a peaceful time, in the air-conditioned comfort of our auditorium. Bring your supplies or use ours. Coffee pot is on, light refreshments.

June 21 – National Film Board Celebration – 10:00 am to 3:45 pm – Join us in the auditorium for an NFB presentation, including films about Norman McLaren, Leonard Cohen, Bill Mason and Billy Bishop. Stop by the Library for full details on the program.

June 28 – Coffee and Colour – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Enjoy a peaceful time, in the air-conditioned comfort of our auditorium. Bring your supplies or use ours. Coffee pot is on, light refreshments.

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Canadian Federation of University Women’s Donation to Your Library

Canadian Federation of University Women Logo The Port Colborne Public Library would like to thank the Canadian Federation of University Women, Welland and District, for donating $1000 to the Port Colborne, Welland and Pelham Public Libraries toward providing a Canadian children’s author reading at each library during March Break.

On Monday, March 14, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., the Port Colborne Public Library welcomed award-winning Canadian children’s illustrator and author Barbara Reid for a reading and presentation. Barbara Reid’s unique plasticine illustrations are recognized around the world, and her picture books have won dozens of awards. Barbara lives in Toronto, but is at home in classrooms and libraries across Canada.

Thank you CFUW for supporting literacy and children’s programming at your local libraries!

If you’d like to visit with Barbara Reid a little more; please check out her website, BarbaraReid.ca

Book cover of The Party by author Barbara Reid        Book Cover of The Subway Mouse by author Barbara ReidBook Cover of Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid

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